Yup, I've never ever had an actual perfume. I've dabbled with body sprays and body mists and all of that good stuff but never an actual perfume. So I decided to change that and for my birthday I asked for 'Dot' by Marc Jacobs. It couldn't have been more worse of a timing actually because a couple days after receiving Dot, Marc Jacobs released 'Honey'. Oh well, I guess bad timing is a personal trait of mine. Anyways, back to Dot, my initial reaction to it was that it was sweet, like really sweet. I usually tend to go for muskier woody scents so I didn't really like it at the first sniff because it wasn't something I was used to. However, after using it for a while, it grew on me. It's a deeper kind of sweet, floral, slightly musky scent and perfect for evenings out or a fancy dinner. It was described as the older sister to Daisy by Marc Jacobs and to me that description is spot on! Whereas Daisy is fresh and florally, Dot is slightly more mature. Not exactly the scent most teenage girls go for but in a way I quite like it, it isn't my absolute favourite, No. 1 scent but it isn't awful either. My mum on the other hand loves it and borrows it all the time so maybe a gift idea for your mum? I got it in the full size I think, the 100ml version. To me it has a pretty darn good lasting power, I would say 4 or 5 hours maybe before it starts to fade but I can still smell it on my wrist at the end of the day. So now moving on to my favourite part, the bottle! Is it me or does Marc Jacobs come out with the cutest designs for their perfume bottles. Dot has adorably taken after a lady bug with a red bottle and black polka dots all around it and gold detailing for that added flair. I love it and the fact that it looks so pretty on my dressing table doesn't hurt either. I think I might ask for Lady Gaga's Fame next year, or maybe Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck? Which is your favourite perfume?