Hallow v.2 EdP
Ancient rituals of oils and bath, blurring the realities of past and future, humility and godliness.
SCENT NOTES: amber, oud, frankincense, benzoin, marzipan, rose, mint
HISTORY: Perfumer Nicole Miller's first perfume (never intended for sale), relaunched in limited edition for the 15th anniversary of BLACKBIRD. This is an updated version of BLACKBIRD's original Hallow perfume launched in 2012. Modernized with brightness and improved projection and longevity, this fragrance is slightly more complex with added notes of rose and mint but stays true to the original formula.
Hallow 2.0 - Majestically Spicy, Simultaneously Odd and Familiar
I was unsure if a reformulation of Hallow would stand up against the original. But the reformulation pushes the strength of the original in ways that can’t be discussed - only experienced. The rose and mint are more potency to a new high, somehow etching the frankincense and almond into otherworldly areas. It’s a new favorite from Blackbird, and wonderfully contrasts Broken Glass and Y06-S.
I respect it
To me this perfume smells like if you mixed baby powder and Catholic Church incense with the smell of new tires. Is it for me? No, cause for some reason baby powder smell does not work for me. But I absolutely respect the perfume. Nothing out there smells like this and I'm intrigued by the perfume, whereas baby powder normally repulses me. It's still Pipe Bomb Pink for me, but maybe for someone else's skin and nose this is perfect.
I absolutely love this scent. I’ve NEVER found anything remotely similar to Hallow. So far my favorite. I wish I could try every incense. Every perfume. I’ve sampled many. And this company having blending down to a fine art
I think Hallow may be siblings with Anemone. I can't put my finger on it but something in the lower level notes vibrates similarly. A sweet almost medicinal resin. It was driving me crazy so I put both on different arms and smelled myself incessantly. There is a clear difference and when smelling side by side Hallow feels lighter, softer, feminine. The little sister to big brother Anemone. It's more sophisticated with the rose and mint poking through. The thing is Hallow doesn't feel like a feminine scent on its own. Its a wonderful blend of masculine AND feminine. By comparison, Anemone seems brutish and heavy handed now. Very happy as always with Blackbird's unapologetic fragrances.
I had similar thoughts recently. The two share no ingredients but they were both created by me and I love medicine/cough syrup and lozenges. Anemone is absolutely the big brother. -Nicole
For me this smells the exact same as Targa. Still a nice scent but not what I was expecting.
Fascinating. Targa smells like burnt wood, like a campfire and Hallow should smell like warm sweet resins and spices.