Bon Parfumeur X Blackberry
Discover blackberry in perfumery with our 203 eau de parfum. Raspberry, vanilla and blackberry for an addictive berry fragrance! A mischievous, gourmand berry fragrance you will surely fall in love with! Warmed by a floral hint of neroli and jasmine, raspberry illuminates the entire creation. Vanilla, white wood and musk intertwine to become one with the fragrance.
In the beginning...
The blackberry is a small, fleshy, blackish berry from the thorny wild or domestic mulberry shrub, a member of the red fruit family. Native to Europe, Asia and North America, its history dates back to prehistoric times, when it was collected for its nutritional virtues. The name "blackberry" comes from the Latin word "morum", referring to the ripeness and blackness of the berry when it is ready to be harvested.
Blackberries have been mentioned in literature since antiquity. The use of blackberries for medicinal purposes is documented in the writings of Hippocrates, who recommended their use for the treatment of infections of the mouth and throat. Later, blackberries also found their way into medieval kitchens in the form of pies, jams and wines.
Blackberry entered the perfume industry in the early 20th century. Its sweet, fruity and slightly acidic fragrance makes it an attractive choice for a top note in perfumes. However, the difficulty of growing and extracting blackberry essence made its use limited.
In the 1920s, advances in chemical synthesis made it possible to reproduce the scent of blackberry, paving the way for wider use of this fragrance. For example, the famous perfume house L'Artisan Parfumeur was one of the first to use blackberry fragrance in its "Mure et Musc" perfume in the 1970s.
What do you know about blackberry in perfumery ?
There are several reasons for creating the scent of blackberry using synthetic molecules. Firstly, extracting blackberry essence is difficult and costly. In addition, blackberries are seasonal and subject to harvest variations, which can lead to variations in scent and cost. Synthesis enables the fragrance of this red fruit to be produced consistently and reliably. For example, molecules such as β-ionone can be used to recreate the characteristic blackberry aroma. What's more, synthesis allows greater flexibility in fragrance design, as it can be adjusted to accentuate certain aspects of the blackberry scent.
The blackberry note is recreated in the laboratory using synthetic compounds. These compounds are selected and assembled to mimic the natural scent of blackberry.
Blackberries belong to the fruit olfactory family. It is often described as having a mild, sweet and slightly acidic scent, with earthy and woody nuances. In a perfume, it can add a fruity, juicy note that can be used to soften heavier scents or add a touch of interest to a lighter fragrance.
Blackberry, with its distinctive, rich fragrance, has an olfactory profile that is both sweet and complex. Its sweetness is marked by nuances of natural sugar, evoking the sensation of juicy, ripe fruit. It also exudes a slight acidity, comparable to that of red berries, adding a sparkling, refreshing dimension. In the background, a subtle earthy note recalls the fruit's wild aspect, as well as its origins in forests and hedgerows. Together, these characteristics create a fruity, slightly sweet olfactory profile, with a hint of acidity and an earthy nuance, making blackberry a fascinating note in the world of perfumery.
In terms of pairings, blackberry blends well with a variety of other notes. It can be combined with other fruits such as apple or raspberry to create a vibrant, fruity fragrance. It can also be combined with floral notes such as rose or jasmine to add a touch of sweetness. For a more complex accord, blackberry can be combined with sandalwood or vanilla notes to add depth and warmth.
Some Popular Blackberry Perfumes …
• Mure et Musc by L'Artisan Parfumeur
This fragrance is one of the best fragrances that truly introduced blackberry to the world of perfumery. Mûre et Musc offers a perfect blend of the fruity sweetness of blackberry and the warm depth of musk. It exudes a rich, seductive aura, with a touch of freshness thanks to the addition of citrus notes.
• Trish McEvoy No. 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk
No. 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk is a multi-faceted fragrance. Blackberry lends a sweet, tangy note, while vanilla adds a gourmand sweetness. Musk adds a sensual, refined base you may surely like. The result is a seductive fragrance that is both sweet and luxurious.
• Jo Malone London Blackberry & Bay
This Jo Malone fragrance combines blackberry and bay laurel for a fresh, fruity result. Blackberry lends a sweet, juicy note, while bay adds a green, spicy nuance. The whole is enhanced by notes of cedar and vetiver, for a fresh yet lightly woody trail.
• CK One Shock For Her by Calvin Klein
This is a floral oriental eau de toilette launched in 2011, designed for bold, passionate women. The fragrance opens with a fresh, fruity combination of pear, peach blossom, strawberry and melon. At its heart, a delicate floral bouquet of lily of the valley, jasmine, magnolia and raspberry adds a charmingly feminine dimension. The sensual, enveloping base blends warm amber, earthy patchouli, soft vanilla and creamy musk, offering a captivating, long-lasting trail.