Jo Malone • blackberry and bay • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I love Jo Malone, but this is a bad combination. It's sweet yet sharp and I have no idea what I'm smelling to be honest. I'm not sure what blackberries smell like even though I eat them a lot, but I'm guessing it's the bay leaf that gives off the sweet, pungent scent. I love fresh, green fragrances, but perhaps culinary scents are just not my thing. I do prefer JM's Lime Basil Mandarin to this because it's not sweet.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Lovely fragrance! Summery, with a sweet hint. Can't say I smell blackberry but I didn't buy this fragrance for its name! Only complaint: does not last very long and that's a bummer because this perfume is not cheap.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this scent. It is a hard to describe scent but it is not overly feminine. To me it does have a fruity scent but not a cheap sweet smell like some other berry fragrances. I think this is HG status for me. I have not found a scent like this anywhere else. It is just wonderful. I will buy the $110.00 bottle when I run out. This cologne makes me happy. Also BF likes it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE It. My favorite scent... pretty much ever.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I love perfumes in general but the fruity category is one of the trickiest for me. Most of the times fruity perfumes smell synthetic and juvenile or plain syrupy - which is something I can't take. I want them to smell fresh, natural, juicy and realistic.
I really believe blackberry and bay fulfills my expectations. At first I get lots af grapefruit and less berries - stays that way for a while. I don't get floral elements. The drydown is definitely unisex with vetiver, cedar and the interesting twist of bay.
Low sillage and moderate longevity.
If you're looking for an uber feminine long lasting scent look further. But personally I love it because it smells natural and energizing, upbeat and uplifting. Would repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It smells like cologne for men not for women. I'm still trying to scrub the smell off me. I told my boyfriend it would smell good on him and he should were it, but I myself don't like to smell like a dude.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I wasn't a huge fan of this perfume. I couldn't really smell the blackberry - it smelled more like grapefruit and bay leaves to me. Also "grassy". It smells nice when you first put it on, but the scent dissipates rather quickly. I took my sweater off after spraying this cologne on and put it on hours later and it smelled light and manly, not at all what I want in a perfume. Luckily I only received a sample of this and won't be purchasing the whole bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Started well but I'm really hating the drydown: cheap 'n nasty, and not in a good way :(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I usually shy away from Jo Malone scents as they are merely colognes meant for the commoner....the peasents but Blackberry and Bay is awesome. Probably the reason i gave it a try is because (if you are familiar with my reviews) you know i love scents with blackberries. It is not an outstanding, truely authentic scent of blackberries but it is close...nice. The blackberry scent kind of gets nudged out of the way from the grapefruit note. What really makes this fragrance stand out is the bay note. It really does smell like a big pot of pasta cooking on the stove with two or three bay leaves added. The fragrance also has a nice note of twigs or bramble or hay gathered in a basket. I like to think i am 10 or 11 years old and gathering a big armful of nice smelling twigs, hay and bramble and bringing it home as a present to my parents. It is a very clean smelling fragrance that i have gotten TONS of compliments on and it is easily wearable by both men and women alike but it is probably leaning closer to masculine.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I expect complex and sophisticated scents from Jo Malone, the simple and timeless packaging for me is the true stand out point for this brand, though i love their home candles, only a few of their scents would make me want to purchase the bottles at full price.
Blackberry and Bay, pretty much smells EXACTLY like YSL babydoll, which I loved as a teen, I just never saw Jo Malone as a brand that caters to the younger, teenager crowd, maybe this will serve as a "mix" with their other scents, but as a stand alone, there are much better choices out there.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
This was absolutely awful on me. A very sharp opening of grapefruit and what smelled like old, dried bay leaf that never stopped. No blackberries, no cedar, no vetivier, no floral notes--just Raid and bathroom cleaner. Awful.