Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay Review


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Jo Malone colognes are some of my favourite scents of all time. The first Jo Malone that I used was Earl Grey and Cucumber. My mum kept her bottle in the bathroom at home and every time I would visit I would spray it on me, eventually, she ended up giving me the bottle. If I had to pick four favourite Jo Malone colognes, they would be 1. Earl Grey and Cucumber 2. Wild Bluebell 3. Pomegranate Noir 4. Blackberry and Bay.

I received Blackberry and Bay in a gift set that my mum bought me for Christmas. It is a scent that I hadn't smelt before. The cologne was put together by Fabrice Pellegrin, the man who is also behind some Diptyque and Thierry Mugler scents.

When asked what is so special about the Blackberry and Bay scent, he says: "special because is a fruity fragrance but green too. A little unusual. All the fragrances in the market are fruity gourmand but this is not the case. This one is fresher, crunchy and not so sweet."

Jo Malone has different scent categories; citrus, floral, fruity, spicy, light floral, woody and cologne intense. Blackberry and Bay fall under the 'fruity' category.

They describe the scent as: "childhood memories of blackberry picking...a burst of deep, tart blackberry juice, blending with the freshness of just-gathered bay and brambly woods. Vibrant and verdant."


Cologne Notes
Top: Blackberry and grapefruit
Heart: Bay and floral accord
Base: Vetiver and cedar

When I sprayed Blackberry and Bay I think the first note that hit me was the Bay as it smelt a little woody and then hints of the cedar came through giving it the greenery scent. As the scent settled it developed into a beautiful fruity smell with the blackberry and grapefruit coming through. 

I really love this scent, it is fresh and different from anything I have smelt before. Even Dan noticed I was wearing a different perfume and asked what it was! I honestly think this could be a unisex scent, much like the pomegranate noir cologne. 

The bottle I have is travel size and fits in my bag perfectly, it is my go-to scent currently. In future when needing a new perfume I would definitely put this on my 'wish list.' 

Have you smelt Blackberry and Bay? What is your favourite Jo Malone cologne?
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