When I got home, I had a lovely package from Black Baccara waiting for me! As you know from the title, this is yet another Valentine themed perfume! I ordered a 5ml rollerball of Bloody Valentine, and I am happy to report and I am happy with the scent (as I bought this unsniffed!)
Bloody Valentine by Black Baccara. I love how the perfume oil itself is pink, even though it was probably unintentional!
Official Scent Description:
❀BLOODY VALENTINE- Here is a story of aged papers and Victorian flowers enhanced by a tinge of the metallic and earthy. It is a strong, floral blend best suited for those who love the smell of "vintage" flowers and Victorian inspired perfumes. The scent here is from another time and place and beautifully scented letters. Violets are followed by rose, sandalwood, a hint of red wine, a trace of soil, and clove pennyroyal, among others.
When I sniffed Bloody Valentine from the bottle, I smelled a strong floral and a hint of earthyness. When I rolled it on my wrists, however, the earth note completely disappears and it's BAM, IN YOUR FACE FLOWERS! For the first 60 seconds, there's a weird hint to the floral smell... I don't know, like an artificial smell that I don't like at all. But luckily, it only lasts for that first minute, and this perfume smells very beautiful for the rest of its life. The violets and rose are strong and quite a gorgeous team, and there's also a hint of earth in the background. I'm really pleased with that soil note in the background, as it gives this perfume a more sinister vibe. It speaks of a love story gone horribly wrong, of shattered glass with roses that once put a smile on someone's face- with blood spilled across the petals and all over the floor. There actually is a metallic smell (not in a weird way) to this perfume, quite like blood. Oh my gosh, I love this perfume more than I can tell you guys. It's so classy and elegant, but it has enough edge to it to really give it a soul. Though the Victorian era was undeniably beautiful, it was also plagued with terrible things. For one, Jack the Ripper committed those treacherous crimes in the Victorian era. On a larger scale, Ireland lost 50% of its population due to emigration and starvation. There was also a large amount of war and mutiny, not to mention 2,000 people dying each WEEK from the Cholera epidemic. So this perfume is the perfect paradigm for the Victorian era- beautiful, yet absolutely haunting. This will definitely be the perfume I wear on Valentine's Day (and let's be real, a whole lotta other days- this is my new favorite!)
As stated earlier, here's some pictures from our mini holiday!
I must admit, even though it's a Monday; I'm a happy camper! I had a great mini holiday, and I'm smelling pretty thanks to Bloody Valentine!
As always, thanks so much for reading! Have a very wonderful week!
DISCLAIMER- All products mentioned were purchased by me for my own personal usage. I am not affiliated with or compensated by any of the companies mentioned. All opinions are always my own and honest!