Post by Azar
“BLACKBIRD” AT BLACKBIRD
Hello Perfume Junkies and Indie Lovers,
Today I have news about a wonderful new fragrance debut here in the Pacific Northwest. On Saturday, July 13th, at the Blackbird Apothecary (in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle) Ellen Covey celebrated the third anniversary of Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes and introduced her latest fragrance “Blackbird”.
Outside of the Blackbird Apothecary the Ballard Seafood Fest was in full swing. Inside, happy perfumistas enjoyed a cool and fragrant haven. Ellen’s line of fragrances were tastefully displayed along the walls. Blooming orchids decorated the tables set with cheeses, wines and champagne.
As soon as I walked through the doors I headed straight for the new “Blackbird” fragrance. Ellen sprayed the perfume glass and I generously doused my upper arm with the cabernet colored 25% concentrated elixir.
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The following notes are listed on Olympic Orchids website,
Himalayan blackberry fruit, dry grass and leaves, elemi, cedar wood and resin, amber, fir balsam absolute, musk.
The first notes on my skin were a combination of very ripe blackberries and sweet, dry grass. Ellen used real Himalayan blackberries to create “Blackbird”. These same Himalayan blackberries (Rubus armeniacus) are everywhere in the PNW and, despite their delicious fruit, are considered noxious weeds, perhaps because they have overtaken the even tastier native Pacific blackberries (Rubus ursinus). The blackberry and grass top notes combined with amber to create an almost gourmand and seasonal scent of place, summertime in Seattle.
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The blackberry, grass and a little amber stayed relatively close to my skin and were later joined by a refreshing combination of cedar and balsam fir. “Blackbird” worked for me like a breeze through an orchard or vineyard. The sillage, as I mentioned before, was quite intimate. Regarding longevity: I was enjoying “Blackbird” well into the evening.
Congratulations to Ellen Covey on her third anniversary and on this beautiful addition to her line. Olympic Orchids’ new “Blackbird” is at once dry and sweet, sensual and refreshing, an incense-jam of a fragrance, gorgeous, relaxing and intimate.
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“Blackbird” is available for purchase on the Olympic Orchids website. A 30ml Parfum will only cost you $68. That is an amazing price.
Here are a couple of questions. Do you have a favorite Olympic Orchids scent? And/or were you in Ballard for the Blackbird event?