This powder worked really well for me. Personally, what I look for in a powder is decent coverage without looking dry or powdery, a nice texture and the right shade. In comparison to other powders I've tried, this one gives a good bit of coverage but the texture could be a bit finer. As an example, I really loved the texture of Cargo Blu Ray powder but none of their shades were quite right for me. However, to me the difference between the two powders is not too dramatic. Benefit's powder still has a nice velvety texture though. It's not too densely pressed so you pick up a good bit of product when applying, allowing for a medium coverage result. The downside to this would be that brushes kick up a lot of loose product. The thin brush included isn't very useful imo unless there's no other alternative. The insert included says to use the sponge for more coverage, the brush for light, natural coverage but I see no difference using the two. Also, I find that this powder works better as a coverage powder as opposed to one for shine or finishing. I wouldn't consider this very good for controlling oil/shine. For those needs, I prefer L'oreal True Match pressed powder. My application process is to apply all over on top of sunscreen with a big kubuki brush and then gently patting my skin with clean hands to minimize that powdered look or when I have it, lightly mist my face with a setting spray. For reference, I'm Asian with a light to medium skin tone, combo/dry, a little redness on the cheeks, some brown spots on cheekbones, purchased this powder in Petal.
When Daisy came out, I was intrigued to see where Marc Jacobs would go in the fragrance world. While Daisy wasn't my style, I could appreciate it. It seems as though with each new release, they just grow more and more forgettable. The impression I get is that Marc Jacobs just releases these fragrances quickly and heaps on the marketing. In reality, I've never found much interest or depth in any of his scents. It's as though they blast you with a strong opening, develop slightly as the middle notes come through and then it just...dies. I bought dot hoping it would be different and sadly, it isn't. The berry and dragonfruit opening is strong and sharp to my nose and has a chemical or metallic aspect to it for me that makes me feel like I'm wearing a cocktail. Hoping this would dissipate quickly, I waited 30 or so minutes, waiting for the scent to develop. I'm sitting here sniffing my wrist, trying to pick up some sort of nuance or quality, something, anything. It's a rather confusing mess. I pick up a little bit of jasmine but it's being smothered by something else. The orange blossom and honeysuckle and non-existant for me. This has turned into something soapy with a metallic sharpness on top. I wish I could be (I usually am) more specific but this scent has turned messy, undefined and simplistic. I've had this scent on for about an hour now and I'm already at the base. I'm now floundering in a veil of fading sour fruit and a strange powdery plastic quality that I can only assume are from the combination of driftwood, vanilla and musk. Overall, forgettable, poorly composed and although I'm not yet familiar with detecting note quality, I am inclined to say the vanilla and musk are of low quality. I can see how this scent might appeal to some but for me, my preferences, my chemistry and my expectations, dot was just not interesting to me in the slightest. As with any scent that I dislike right away, I'll wait a few days and try again and update if anything changes but I'm not expecting anything to change.