Jo Malone London are about to launch a new fragrance collection, Blackberry & Bay. From the moment I saw the word blackberry, I knew I would love the scent. I'm already eagerly awaiting the transition into autumn and have spotted the blackberries and sloes ripening in the nearby hedgerows. I'm hoping this year I can take the children out to pick the berries with me as it's something I used to love doing with my parents when I was little.
When I first spray this, I get a fresh citrus burst from the grapefruit and it dries down to a surprisingly leafy scent on my skin. The blackberry note I get is like the outer skin and perfume of the blackberry rather than the juicy insides. I definitely wouldn't describe this as a fruity scent.
This fragrance does seem to fade quite quickly on my skin. There's something about my body chemistry that 'eats up' green fragrances, so I like to spritz it onto my hair as well as my skin for greater lasting power. You can wear Blackberry & Bay alone or Jo Malone also recommend layering with Lime, Basil & Mandarin or (my old favourite) Nectarine Blossom & Honey. Today, I'm wearing it over the Lime, Basil & Mandarin body creme to give it more zesty oomph.
The Blackberry & Bay fragrance collection will be available from September and the cologne spray will come in two sizes: 30ml (£38) and 100ml (£76). It will also be available as a body creme (£48), body & hand wash (£30) and a home candle (£38). I'm tempted by the home candle as Mr MB really likes this scent too and I think it would be perfect for our kitchen/dining area.