Byredo is a luxury brand based in Stockholm and is known for its minimalistic but chic packaging. Founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham, the company produces several items ranging from candles, cosmetics, leather, body care products, and perfume. The name comes from the Old English term redolence, which means sweet-smelling perfume.
The company is popular for its unisex scents that are incredibly wearable and unique. Currently, the company has 73 fragrances for men and women. They pride themselves in using high-quality ingredients to create wonderful fragrances that appeal to men and women of different ages. They have several popular scents, and their signature cylindrical bottle grabs people’s attention.
Byredo’s approach to modern luxury makes it a popular brand spread across 40 countries, and it continues to grow because of its meaningful and inspirational products.
Jerome Epinette captured the essence of 1920s Paris, which was fascinated with the dynamic African culture, music, and art when he came up with the Bal d’Afrique EDP in 2009. The scent is described as a woody amber fragrance for women and men.
A refreshingly beautiful blend of neroli, bergamot, Amalfi lemon, blackcurrant, and African orange flower dominates the top notes. Next, the scent evolves into a robust floral bouquet of violet, jasmine, and cyclamen before ending with comforting undertones of earthy and clean vetiver, cedar, amber, and musk.
Bal d’Afrique is ideal for summer and spring as the scent scintillates and projects beautifully.
Bibliotheque was billed as a floral woody musk fragrance for men and women. It was launched in 2017 and received terrific reviews because of its beautiful composition. In addition, the chic packaging enhanced the fragrance’s appeal as it projected nicely.
The top notes are comprised of exotic plum and zesty peaches. The scent evolves into the wonderfully heady fragrance of peonies and violets before the luscious and familiar warmth of musk, vanilla, patchouli, and leather settle during the dry-down.
Bibliotheque is recommended for nighttime activities, especially during the fall and winter, as it creates a wonderful mystique around the wearer.
Flowerhead has a generic ring, but the scent launched by Byredo in 2014 exceeds expectations with its stunningly fruity floral fragrance. It captures the lightness of spring and the beautiful bouquet of different fruits and flowers.
The scent’s top notes are comprised of zesty lemons and cranberries with a hint of earthy angelica that gives a subtle richness. Next, the heart notes of indulgent rose petals, Sambac jasmine, green notes, and tuberose offer an intoxicating scent that captivates the senses. Finally, the musky warmth of suede and ambergris round out the fragrance.
It is an amazing fragrance for the day and leisurewear during spring and summer as the scent lingers and captivates.
Women who love fragrances with hints of spiciness interlaced with freshness loved Gypsy Water when it was launched in 2008.
Exhilaratingly fresh junipers and zesty peppers, bergamot, and lemon make head turn as the top notes. The heart is comprised of buttery-smooth orris root, pine needles, and incense that continue to captivate before the lusciously clean undertones of sandalwood, amber, and vanilla take over during the dry-down.
Gypsy Water is a great fragrance for spring, fall, and summer, as the long-lasting scent and sillage result in compliments.
Byredo’s Mixed Emotions EDP perfectly captured the essence and juxtaposition of familiarity and unfamiliarity when the company released it in 2021. Ben Gorham, the founder and creative genius behind the brand, wanted the scent to appeal to people and have them feel comfortable with it.
Sharp and sweet mate tea and blackcurrants open the fragrance before the heart of tea, and violet leaves carry a wonderful aroma that refreshes and invigorates. The sweet and fresh undertones of birch and papyrus evoke a familiar warmth.
The fragrance is recommended for leisurewear during the warm months as the scent refreshes the senses.
Mojave Ghost was launched in 2014 and was inspired by the ghost flower that only grows in the Mojave Desert, which doesn’t need much water and pollination. The scent is packaged in the iconic Byredo cylindrical bottle with a rounded top.
Rich and aromatic sapodilla and musk mallow open the fragrance and attract people because of the heady profile. The scent then moves to an indulgent blend of magnolia, violet, and sandalwood, which reels people even more. Musky ambergris and crisp cedar embrace the wearer during the dry-down.
It is best for the sunny summer and spring days as the scent’s long-lasting and beautiful.
Byredo launched Oud Immortel in 2010, and their target audience loved the scent, which was best described as a smoky and spicy blend.
Spicy and zesty incense, limoncello, and cardamom are the fragrance’s opening notes which instantly appeal to most people. Then, the scent evolves into satisfyingly warm and comforting notes of papyrus, patchouli, rosewood, and oud before the smoky and familiar undertones of tobacco and oak moss dominate during the dry-down.
It’s best used during the winter and autumn seasons, as the scent’s long-lasting aroma leaves a terrific trail.
Rose Noir was launched in 2008, and Byredo billed the fragrance as a floral woody musk that encapsulated the usual brightness of rose with hints of other alluring scents. The scent’s presentation with the brand’s signature cylindrical bottle underscored its elegance and complexity.
A complex blend of freesia, cardamom, red berries, and grapefruit greets anyone who catches a whiff of the scent. Next, it moves on to a heady mix of lily of the valley, violet, jasmine, damask rose, and raspberry. Finally, earthy but elegant patchouli, moss, cistus, and musk round out the blend.
It is better suited for daytime activities during the autumn and spring as the citrus notes revitalize.
Rose of No Man’s Land
Delicate & Feminine
Byredo launched Rose of No Man’s Land in 2015, and they drew inspiration from the bravery and femininity of the multitude of nurses who served during the First World War. The company honored their memory as the fragrance heralded strength and sweetness.
Spicy pink peppers and turkey red rose to provide compelling opening notes before the scent moves on to a zesty blend of raspberry bloom and roses. The clean and lightly sweet undertones of amber and papyrus embrace the wearer during the dry-down.
The scent’s ideal for daytime wear, especially during the spring and autumn, as the heady rose notes become long-lasting and captivating.
Jerome Epinette came up with Slow Dance for Byredo in 2019, and the scent was described as sweet-resinous. The transitional stage between youth and adulthood inspired the perfumer. The simple presentation surprises the wearer with its rich, complex blend.
Deep, woody, and beautiful opoponax dominates the fragrance before hints of lusciously seductive violets, geraniums, and labdanum come in to captivate the senses as the heart notes. Silky and crisp patchouli and vanilla undertones round out the sensually fragrant scent.
With long-lasting sillage, Slow Dance is best for autumn and winter because of the warm incense and vanilla components that keep people hooked.
Byredo released Velvet Haze in 2017 and described the scent as a creamy-sweet fragrance. Jerome Epinette developed the scent, and the unique and delicate combination piqued their audience.
Creamy and rich coconut dominate the top notes alongside tropical hibiscus and zesty bergamot notes. A beautiful combination of osmanthus, patchouli, and tuberose comprise the middle notes and evoke a warm fuzzy feeling. Finally, the scent dries down into an intoxicatingly warm mix of musk, patchouli, cacao pods, cashmeran, and musk mallow.
It is best for spring and summer as the luscious coconut, musk, and patchouli create an excellent sillage.