Blackberry & Bay 2012 Cologne

Blackberry & Bay (Cologne) by Jo Malone
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Blackberry & Bay (Cologne) is a popular perfume by Jo Malone for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is fruity-fresh. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
Goes well with Wood Sage & Sea Salt (Cologne)
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Top Notes Top Notes BlackberryBlackberry GrapefruitGrapefruit Bay leafBay leaf
Heart Notes Heart Notes BlossomsBlossoms
Base Notes Base Notes VetiverVetiver CedarwoodCedarwood

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7.8314 Ratings
Longevity
6.5249 Ratings
Sillage
6.2254 Ratings
Bottle
7.8240 Ratings
Value for money
6.571 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 29.01.2023.
Interesting Facts
In 2021 the fragrance was also marketed in the "Brits Marmelade" collection.
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Serenissima
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Top Review 24  
Daphne and Apollo
Plagued by fierce love, Apollo pursued the virgin nymph Daphne, the lovely daughter of the river god Peneios. Exhausted from the escape, Daphne asks her father to transform her in such a way that the pursuer no longer likes her.
In his "Metamorphoses" Ovid describes this transformation of the beautiful Daphne into a laurel tree as follows:
"... As she hardly implores it, rigid paralysis grasps the limbs,
And with supple bast the swelling bosom changes.
Greening grow to foliage the hair, to branches the arms;
Her foot hangs, recently still nimble, at the sluggish root.
Treetops cover the face; nothing remains but the shining beauty.
So does God love them. Rights held in the tribe
Does he feel how still trembling in the salvaging bark of his breasts,
And with the arms embracing the branches as if they were limbs, comprising
He kisses the wood. The wood also eludes the kisses.
"Because you," he then said, "cannot become mine as my wife,
Be mine as a tree. You should now constantly the lyre,
You should wear the hair, you constantly the quiver, o laurel!"

"Laurus Nobilis" (how noble it already sounds!) should be a very special award in the future.
If it isn't love!

Well, Jo Malone won't get a laurel wreath with "Blackberry & Bay".
And yet this fragrance is something very special again.
The sweetness of the plump, sun-ripened blackberries alone, filled with the images of the endless summer.
I can almost taste them, these berries.
A splash of bitterness of grapefruit, only so easily scattered in passing, cleverly rounds off.
But this scent composition gets its special charm from the laurel: tart and very spicy, a bit scratchy - as also known from the kitchen -, the fruity berry sweetness is pushed to the second place.
The laurel dominates; it makes this fragrance extraordinary, gives it spice and maybe also a little aggressiveness - yes, sometimes almost spines!
That makes "Blackberry & Bay" very valuable as a companion on days with the special thin skin.
In contrast to most other Jo Malone fragrances known to me, this makes it more durable, more meaningful.
A hint of flowers, as if grafted onto cedar wood, completes this summer symphony, which should be enjoyed to the last note.
Maybe treat yourself to a "da Capo" here and there: with two or three sprays this is no problem!

It is really not a fragrance for tender, cuddly women or correspondingly tender moments.
Sensitive maybe better not touch it!

"Blackberry & Bay" is loud, demands attention!
It gives strength to its wearer, lets her carry her head higher in its clarity and thus in the belief to be able to achieve a laurel wreath together with him!
And that's a good thing!
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FrauMieze
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Very helpful Review 27  
the garden on the cliff
Blackberry & Bay Cologne is a special Jo Malone for me. He is herbaceous green, fresh and somehow berry, but unsweet and rather dry.

For me, a particularly great fragrance that I like best with Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne layer. This combination gives again the extra Schliff.

Spray it on, I am immediately on a steep cliff, at the top of a green platform above the roaring sea.
There is a small, quaint frame cottage with a beautiful, wild garden growing all kinds of herbs, trees, shrubs and berries.
It smells of bayberries, unsweet citrus.
The berry bushes are green but not yet fully fruiting. Delicate, delicate little flowers can be found sporadically, they make the garden colorful and cheerful.
The stiff breeze on the cliff brings a freshness that forms a perfect symbiosis with the scents in the garden...
Thoughts are free, finding inner peace and tranquility come so easily here.
A place to recharge your batteries.
Yes that's exactly how Blackberry & Bay feels to me.

It makes me feel incredibly fresh, energized, not sexy at all but confident and strong, clean and free.
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Top Review 17  
The colour purple
What gives refreshment on a hot day like today?
Is it perhaps this fruity-woodsy prey?

"Blackberry & Bay" is one of Jo Malone's hits,
a dry-lilane spray and felt it's enough for the Ritz.

Rarely was the color purple transported by a perfume more into my head,
from May to Septmber one, if one possesses it, again and again gladly craves it.

Playful and noble, airy and ripe,
a reliable weapon against tension, among other things because of that I always like to reach for him'.

Relaxed but somehow also invigorating,
one is gladly with its carriers in the area.

Herbaceous, fresh, prickly and a forest spirit of sublime transparency,
there it can be made still much easier and without bad conscience a Lenz.

Black berries can easily convert you,
as if they had been taken off ideally, just seconds before they started to fertilise.

A good listener, a faithful companion,
without being pushy he makes me cheerful as soon as possible.

Green, dry, there's a fire in the woods,
he's one who lulls in and doesn't bang much.

Delicate and transparent, a piece of red wine,
he doesn't hang on your leg too long.

Like a warm breeze in Brittany, transparent and lifelike,
this tame gelding is still a little shy at the beginning.

But he has what it takes to be his best friend and also to layer,
one should approach it only carefully enough.

Like a centaur or a figure from legend,
then I directly only half as much about the 35 degrees complain.

"Blackberry & Bay moves the muddy-pitched fruit-thorn forest to the coast,
an oily, fluffy dream breath, which should be a lot better known.
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Top Review 11  
Rather shrub than berry, or: British understatement, perfectly balanced
We're dealing with a cologne here, and you can tell. "Blackberry & Bay" (BB) is a rather close and tender representative of his guild. But an immes good one! The flowers in the heart note as well as the predominant classification as women's fragrance helped me away from a test for a long time. But neither the one moves into the foreground nor does the other correspond to my personal assessment.

Let's get straight to the eponymous main ingredient, the blackberry! Here, too, I was afraid that in the end I would more or less smell a glass of Schwartau jam ... not at all! Whatever essences are used in BB - what spreads through me is more the feeling that I am standing in front of a ripe blackberry bush in late summer. The fruit is perceptible, but not domonant. The green, the woody and the earthy always resonate in a quite natural way. This is mainly due to the laurel, the cedar and the vetiver, because of course no blackberry hedge was cleared, put into the Hecksler and everything contained in it was somehow extracted! ;-)

The great strength of this cologne lies clearly in its calm and seductive aroma, which leaves plenty of room for the imagination. Here, nothing is too thickly applied, what some may miss at first, but I lead my hand again and again to my nose and also yesterday before falling asleep I smelled something sweet and balsamic, which of course is not intended for the bright world out there.

Although it is olfactory in a completely different way, I would compare BB to "Voyage D'Hermes" in my (!) collection because of the impression, the design, the fine nuances and the unagitated nature. In the current mainstream, the blackberry would certainly be a highly sugared fruit and not a plant that is perfectly harmonized with its summer environment. Hence the big compliment!
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Very helpful Review 10  
Since when do herbs grow in the sea?
This Jo Malone is different. Differently fresh, differently fruity and differently spicy. Above all, it is more than you would hope for and less than you would expect after the first spray. But still so good.

With the Blackberry & Bay, the perfumer hired by Jo Malone has really created something great. Because as soon as you feel the fragrance on your skin for the first time and instinctively sniff it, you are drawn into a world so full of light blue images. You can feel so many associations on your skin
Especially when you consider that it is quite aquatic. But in such a different and unexpected way that you can only congratulate the perfumer
Although the durability and sillage does not allow for extra shifts, it can be irritated by other things.
An unfamiliar aquatic world awaits the inclined perfume tester in which one would like to bathe. The aquatic world is only the basis of this wonderful fragrance. One imagines picking each blackberry separately from the bush to create a great mixture. No exaggerated fruitiness. Because the shrub I pick from is located near the Baltic Sea on the property of my grandparents. It makes me think of every summer spent there. One of the greatest memories of my childhood
It is rather a delicate mist of fruit that is luxuriant around the nose. I'm not gonna bite it. No, I only smell because I still need the blackberries.
This beautiful mist of fruit is accompanied by an aquatic mixture of laurel and delicate vetiver. I have the smell of laurel of Sunday dinner in my nose this summer. Also delicate flowers, which are housed in the flowerbed, I hear
This fragrance is like a memory that runs again before the eye. One that I like to think about and enjoy.
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Fraghead22Fraghead22 2 months ago
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One of the cleanest scents out there. Remarkably it smells both young and mature at the same time. However it only lasts 2 hours on the skin
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LillibetLillibet 5 years ago
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A burst of tart fruity blackberry followed by savoury & aromatic bay leaves & a woody dry down. One of my favourite fall-back office frags.
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