Shay & Blue ‘Black Tulip’
“Unique floral freshness with snowdrops and cyclamen, black tulip and plum. Underpinned with with the smooth warmth of white chocolate and woods”
Top Notes: Snowdrops, Cyclamen
Heart Notes: Black Tulip, Plum
Base Notes: White Chocolate, Soft Woods
Perfumers: Dom De Vetta and Julie Massé
A few weeks ago I went to a festive soiree with Shay & Blue, it was the most wonderful evening filled with cocktails, friends and fragrance… what more could a girl want, right?! The event was in honour of their forthcoming fragrance release, Black Tulip, which will be launched in 2018. As many of you might have already noticed, I’m a huge fan of Shay & Blue fragrances, I LOVE Blacks Club Leather (my boyfriend wears it often), Salt Caramel is one of my favourite gourmands in the world and I adore Amber Rose because it’s, well, perfect. What can I say, I’m a Shay & Blue girl!
So, on to the latest fragrance, Black Tulip. This glorious new perfume has a real woodsy, floral, gourmand vibe to it. Brimming with dark juicy plums, white florals and wood accords layered with sweet white chocolate. The plum has a real woodland vibe; almost spicy and sparkling and somehow reminicent of traditional fairy tales; exciting, magical and a touch unnerving. The white florals are crisp and fresh with aquatic notes of morning dew. As for the base, that’s where things really start to come alive and make this fragrance special! It’s a complete contradiction to the juicy, whimsical darkness earlier on the fragrance; Instead the base is warm, creamy, sweet, smooth and delicious. The soft woods are comforting and homely, the white chocolate is welcoming, intoxicating and indulgent. Without the darkness, there could be no deliciousness, without the spice, the sweetness would be insipid. It’s a beautifully considered combination! However, despite all the sweetness, spice, fruits and florals in the fragrance, Shay & Blue Black Tulip still manages to feel modern, fresh and uncluttered. I can’t wait for you all to experience it next year!
Shay & Blue Black Tulip is released in March 2018 and will retail at £55 for a 100ml bottle.