I really couldn’t resist trying a perfume with blackberries and tar even if the copy makes me want to vomit.
A rebellious scent inspired by bikers and the babes who love them. A dark fruity floral with notes of black plum, sun-warmed blackberries, black dahlia, smoky incense, vanilla and tar. Seductive and liberating. Equally dangerous on men and women.
Because, you know, women just ride on the back of bikes, they don’t actually drive them. *eye roll*
Capsule Moto is a cough syrup-like plum with blackberry jam. This opening reminds me of what I can remember from Lady Gaga Fame. And there is a smoldering head shop style vanilla-scented incense in the background. The heart of this fragrance is a rather “big” acrid floral with candle wax. And tons of grape Kool-Aid. It dries down to a blackberry-musk that reminds me other blackberry musks on the market. I rather like the dry-down but the rest of this…not so much. And where is that tar?
Moto is like an amped up Lady Gaga Fame. This could be good or this could be bad depending on your preferences. David called this “club vomit” and I’m not going to argue with that. It smells like Jell-O shooters and whatever celeb perfume is popular with 21 year olds at the moment. As a wearer of moto boots and biker jackets, I somehow managed to ignore the copy for the most part. But, I could not ignore the fragrance. I guess I’m not biker babe enough for it.
And while I’m on that topic, does anyone want to be called a biker babe? I always thought that was sort of insult, like saying someone was haggard and “cheap” looking. I mean, I don’t think that. I know lots of people that love motorcycles and it doesn’t have that “biker gang” connotation that it once did – just like tattoos are now really mainstream, so are bikes. But, “biker babe”, is that a good thing? I mean, I think of Ann-Margret when I hear of “biker babe” but I have a feeling that most people don’t.
Notes listed include black plum, blackberries, black dahlia, incense, vanilla and tar.
Try Moto if you are looking for a sweet berry floral. Or if you like perfumes like Lady Gaga Fame, Illamasqua Freak, CK One Shock for Her, Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy, Beyonce Midnight Heat and/or Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy. This should be unisex but since it reminds me of other perfume’s marketed to women, I have to say it comes across as feminine. And it smells mainstream.
Projection and longevity is average.
The 1/2 oz EDP retails for $38 at Beautyhabit.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Grape Jell-O shooters and celeb fragrance du jour. OK, that sounds negative. It’s a sweet fruity-floral that reminds me of a few popular celeb scents that are marketed to teens and young women. I have a feeling that I’m not the target demographic for this one. And I’m just fine with that.