Byredo perfumes tend to be in the background of most top fashion bloggers insta-backdrops but never really spoken about. I wanted to break the mold of this as I feel this brand needs to be spoken about. I was first introduced to the brand last February, when I was searching for a new signature smell in Liberty's my favourite store FYI.
I fell in love with the brand instantly; how they present all their perfumes in a waterfall effect, how the staff manning the stand knew all the notes of all the perfumes the brand stocks (which is quite a feat I applaud you all) and the minimalistic but beautiful packaging which make my monochromatic heart skip a beat.
If I listed off some of their best selling perfume names you would instantly recognise them but always forget the brand for example Gypsy Water, Blanche, Flowerhead ... you get the gist.
I came into the store expecting to love the cult favourites and walk away with one of the above. Wrong. I personally really hated one of the above I won't mention which one (but it rhymes with power-fled). Instead I was greeted by a man who asked me what sort of fragrances do I wear already, so I listed them all off and from that he instantly knew what smells I would like. For me this is mainly woody, ever so slightly floral and fresh scents. He pointed me in the right direction of the spectrum of perfumes layed out and the first one I picked up I walked away with and still love to this day- Mojave Ghost.
Here is how Byredo describe the scent:
'The soulful beauty of the Mojave Desert is as comforting to many a it is hostile to others.In this xeric wilderness a rare species dares to blossom above this baked,hard ground. Its pale almost trans-lucent petals suggests a delicate, fragile state. Mojave Ghost is a woody composition with a light and graceful character that slowly discloses its true intensity.Heady top notes of musky Ambrette combine with sweet, fresh Jamaican Nesberry. Delicate, powdery Violet then unfurls to reveal soft,lingering Sandalwood brightened with fresh Magnolia.Finally warm Chantilly Musk rounds out a base of crisp Amber and elegant Cedarwood, leaving the spirit of Mojave Ghost to linger on the skin.'
The notes the perfumes contains is the following:
Heart:Magnolia,Sandalwood and Violet
Base:Cedarwood,Chantilly Musk, Crisp Amber
If you like woody and light floral scents you will guaranteed love this scent. Its not a 'heavy' scent however it lasts on my skin a solid 12 hours. How do I know this? I've worked a full 10 hour shift and returned home to be complimented on my perfume which I sprayed once 12 hours earlier.
Unlike other perfumes I have bought I love everything about the perfume; the magnetic lid which clips onto the perfume stopping any potential leaks, the beautiful (but admittedly bulky) black and white packaging and the minimalistic labelling of the brand itself. Inside the box it contains a tiny 'B' envelope which explains the brands ethos which I personally thought was a beautiful extra touch.
Like all good things there is a catch, this perfume isn't for your everyday excursions as the price tag is slightly overwhelming at £88 for 50ml or £130 for 100ml. However I've re-purchased the full size once and will continue to because I've found nothing quite like this small but mighty fragrance. Even more so I'd love to try some more products the brand has to offer, my purse on the other hand is not convinced by this idea.
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