Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne

A while ago I got a sample spray of Jo Malone’s newest fragrance Blackberry & Bay at Neiman’s. On my way home from the store I sniffed myself (get your mind out of the gutter..) the whole way. I love fruity and flowery scents. That’s mostly what I have in my fragrance stash but this is a special one. It’s not syrupy sweet or a flower bomb that hits you in the face.

It’s just a pleasant and overall fresh smelling scent.

Check out the brief description from the Jo Malone website:

Childhood memories of blackberry picking…stained lips, sticky palms. A burst of deep, tart blackberry juice, blending with the freshness of just-gathered bay and brambly woods. A vibrant and verdant fragrance.

I’m no expert fragrance reviewer but I know what I like. I do smell the grapefruit and berries in this one but I’m not sure where that fresh-just showered scent (do experts call them “notes?”) is coming from. I wish I knew. It’s almost like the scent of the woods. Or what a crisp clear Fall morning smells like. I think a lot of people are going to be drawn to this aspect of Blackberry & Bay because this isn’t an overly girly frilly scent. Don’t get me wrong I do love those fragrances also but this is a great subtly feminine one that can appeal to the fruity flowery set and the fresh/clean woodsy perfume buyers out there. Quite a huge accomplishment in my opinion.

Blackberry & Bay (30ml-$60)

There are two sizes available. I opted for the smaller 30ml bottle. The large 100ml bottle retails for $110. After all I am still loving my most recent Jo Malone purchases White Lilac & Rhubarb, Plum Blossom, and Wild Bluebell. You can get up close and personal with this new Jo Malone scent at Neiman Marcus. I purchased mine from there and they are going FAST. Nordstrom has this also. If you can’t find this near you can also send this to you if you order it. I do recommend giving it a whiff first before you invest your hard earned $$$. Fragrance is a personal thing. I got a whiff of Drakkar Noir the other day and I wanted to punch the innocent guy that was wearing it.

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