Marc Jacobs loves the ''ritual'' of getting dressed.

The US designer - who recently unveiled his new scent Dot - likes to delve into new areas of fashion because he enjoys seeing women indulge themselves.

He said: ''Anything to me that is part of the joy, the ritual, of getting dressed - things that women enjoy like bags, shoes, fragrance, clothes, make-up - that's what fashion's about for me.

''I love the opportunity, wherever there is one, to adorn, to decorate, to scent, to dress. That's what fashion's all about. It's not necessary, it's something you want -- it's a fancy and a whim.''

Marc is now working on a cosmetics line, but he admits he does not yet know who the Marc Jacbos make-up customer is.

He told ''I see make-up, fragrance - everything, really - as an opportunity. The idea of choosing a colour for your lip, or an eyeliner - it's just such a delight. The ritual of waking up and making those choices is something people really enjoy.

''We currently are working on defining what Marc Jacobs cosmetics will be, what they'll say, what makes them distinctive. I think that will take some time, but the first meeting was good.''