In the future there will be no bananas...This is not a novelty scent...This is not a gourmand perfume. So says Seattle-based Blackbird of its latest fragrance launch, Y06-S.
The moment I read Y06-S's list of ingredients (banana, "electronics," agarwood, jasmine and milk) my intuition pointed to instant "I will like this" and I was right. Y06-S is one of my favorite perfumes of the year and will be a part of my Summer 2018 perfume rotation.
Y06-S starts off with a strong and steady banana note: a "young" banana scent with a hint of greenness (my favored state for bananas; once a banana has a brown freckle, I shun it). As the banana hums, a beautiful indolic (skanky) jasmine note chimes in. Jasmine-lovers who grow a variety of jasmines will already know that "banana" is a facet of the jasmine scent profile.
Next up Y06-S presents a great "coconut milk" note, creamy but neither too sweet nor too foody. And the "electronics"? As the teensy bit of agarwood warms up, I detect a comfy smell that reminds me of over-heated metal appliances, but without going into full-scale nutso territory. Y06-S ends with sweet jasmine mixing with a hint of banana.
Y06-S could be worn — of course! — by men or women though it probably skews a bit feminine due to the floral dry-down. The perfume lasts all day on me and has close-to-the-body sillage. If you love jasmine and white florals, do give it a try.
Y06-S Eau de Parfum is available in 15 ml ($58) or 30 ml ($88). Check out Blackbird's website for a list of retailers in your area; you may also order directly from Blackbird.