Let's start with the bottle - it's so cute, sunny and humorous with it's bright yellow & black stripes, and little pearl adorned butterflies. It simply exudes fun, liveliness, spirit and a zest for life. It makes me happy just by looking at it!
As the name gives away, it does contain honey and you would think - and maybe even worry, that this is an overpowering, intense or sickly sweet fragrance. But it's completely the opposite - it's a very fresh, crisp, sunny and bright scent with sparkling fruity influences. Initially there's an immediate hit of juicy, cool pear (reminds me of popsicles I used to eat as a child), followed by an element of delicious mandarin and orange blossom - but it's a gorgeous, warm and soft combination rather than a sharp and zesty, citrusy scent.
While the first impression is of an invigorating and restoring fruity and aqua like fragrance, it does evolve into a more blossomy, warm and glorious scent. There is an element of white flowers, that makes the scent crisp and feminine while the golden honey, old fashioned vanilla and subtle musk notes balance the fruit perfectly, adding substance and a slight depth.
I know that there's been some criticism of the later Marc Jacobs fragrances as being void of character and aimed at a younger audience, and I have no doubt that Honey also will get mixed reviews - but scent is such an individual thing and if a fragrance appeals to you, then go forth and smell nice! I am completely in love with this bright and cheery scent, and for me the only downside is that despite being an EdP, it's not very long lasting - which is a bit disappointing. It evaporates fairly quickly, but since I never leave the house without the fragrance of the day anyway (I was never in the Scouts but "Be Prepared" is still how I approach my day!), it's not really that big a deal.
In my mind Honey encapsulates summer - having ice cream in the sunshine by the seaside, and that's a memory and a scent I'll happily carry with me well into autumn and beyond.