Juicy, sharp, tangy: depending on when they’re harvested, blackberries (not actually berries but fruits, BTW) can be luscious and sweet, or slightly sour.  Blackberries have oozed all over fruity-florals since this fragrance category became so ‘hot’ – but their tartness can also take the edge of gourmand-sweetness: clever perfumers capture different stages of that ripeness, in perfume creations. Many of us are familiar with blackberry-picking ourselves: the Rubus fruticosus bramble tangles itself over countless hedgerows, perfect for turning into desserts, jams, jellies and even home-made wine. Now there’s an entire harvest of blackberry-garlanded scents, too.

Smell blackberry in:

Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne

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