Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Beautiful Lightness Of Blackberry (Perfume Review: Trish McEvoy #9 Blackberry and Vanilla Musk)

Sometimes you discover cents by accident, and just fall head over heels for it. That happened to me yesterday with Trish McEvoy's #9 Blackberry and Vanilla Musk. Even though I have seen this perfume and passed by it a million times, I never sampled it. I think it's because its packaging reminds me of warmed-up Jo Malone, or maybe I associate the brand with something that doesn't appeal to me. So my sister was at the makeup counter trying something when a sales associate started making a sample of this to a customer. I caught a whiff of it, and like a light bulb flashing, asked "What was that?" And yes, it appealed to me instantly. The blackberry is very appealing, and I always thought that note was inflexible. Here, the blackberry is "weighted" by adding vanilla and musk. You think you know what that would smell like, right? The overall effect does not make it heavier. On the contrary, there is an undercurrent of clean rose and something citrus-sy in the background that makes the perfume light, almost ethereal. I think that is some kind of feat - this scent could have gone the deep dark route - and while there's nothing wrong with that, the effect is a cliche. I went ahead and made myself a small sample, and I am now craving this so bad and kind of regret not getting it because they were giving out a 10 percent "friends and family" discount yesterday. Let's see how long I last.

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