Broken Glass was developed by Blackbird's in-house perfumer, Aaron Way. Its composition includes notes of jasmine, geranium, rose, opopanax, amyris, angelica root, violet leaf, chamomile, davana, bitter almond, cardamom and pink pepper, and it's inspired by the effect of bright light shining through shards of glass. That description made me expect a cool, spiky fragrance, but Broken Glass feels warm and comfortably enveloping instead. I'm guessing that it might include a generous dose of natural ingredients: its resins, in particular, are smooth and aromatic. To me, Broken Glass is primarily a balsamic-woodsy fragrance with hints of spice. Its florals (yes, rose!) are very subtle and dusky, and the tonka adds a touch of nutty sweetness in the base. Overall, Broken Glass has moderate staying power and sillage, and it feels quite androgynous.
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