You know what? I’m not even going to make fun of the Dot bottle. That would be like making fun of Michele Bachmann, or Bronies. It’s just too easy.
I’ve never been much of a Marc Jacobs fan. I enjoy his Spongebob tattoo, but I hate his twee, shapeless clothes. Still, I think it’s fair to say that the Marc Jacobs perfume line is relatively decent. The original Marc Jacobs perfume was a perfectly nice aquatic gardenia. Quite a few of the Marc Jacobs Splashes have been very good. Daisy and Lola certainly weren’t masterpieces, but they weren’t straight-up bad, either. Dot is straight-up bad.
Dot smells like sweet red fruit punch (most likely the “berry” flavor). It is indistinguishable from the legions of other sweet red fruit punch perfumes that have flooded the market recently (Taylor Swift Wonderstruck, Sarah Jessica Parker SJP NYC, Justin Bieber Girlfriend et al). I hate this genre of perfumes, but tweenage girls obviously feel differently. Dot will undoubtedly be a best seller, and I just can’t wait to start smelling it everywhere.