Blackberry & Bay is hands down my favourite fragrance I own to date. It was purchased on a whim during a recent trip to New York and I simply have not looked back since.
Though marketed as a fruity fragrance, it is so much more than that when worn. The smell of the fresh bay leaves really makes this fragrance smell almost manly but in a fantastic way. There is nothing sickeningly sweet about this scent, as the blackberry notes almost seem slightly citrus infused. Blackberry & Bay masters the art of being fruity and fresh without being overwhelming. Now I'm no master of fragrances so I really can't say I know what I'm talking about, but it's definitely one of those scents you just have to smell for yourself.
I know packaging doesn't make the product but it sure doesn't hurt, and Jo Malone has to have some of the classiest, most elegant packaging know to man. Although there are occasional variances, for the most part they all share the iconic glass bottles with the silver lid.
Blackberry & Bay was my first purchase from the brand but after such wild success, will definitely not be my last.