Marc Jacobs Essence Perfume by Marc Jacobs was released in 2008. Marc Jacobs Essence is perfume is a light and lovely fragrance. It brings about a certain ladylike charm to any outfit. The top of the composition contains bergamot, freesia and spices. The middle part contains Turkish rose, orange blossom, iris and gardenia. The base is comprised of benzoin, sandalwood, tolu balsam and musk.