It’s been a really busy summer for me so I haven’t been posting that many perfume reviews here on the blog. I recently had an oral surgery that forced me to slow down. I thought this would be a good time to catch up on some perfume samples I have that I have yet to sniff. Well, I haven’t. Deep into my malaise, I’ve only been craving a few fragrances. And oddly enough one of those is Byredo Black Saffron.
There’s a flower that blooms in a region that I should spend more time in. Paper-like petals open just inches above dry desert. Byredo Mojave Ghost is inspired by Mohavea confertiflora, or “ghost flower” that grow in the arid deserts of the Southwest (or Mexican Northwest).
The opening of Mojave Ghost is like a breeze. It’s a cool violet with a raspberry fruitiness that’s all being carried by a “mist” of sheer woods. This opening is bittersweet – like sweet, milky woods and tart… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Byredo’s newest perfume is a rose soliflore. The company describes it as “an elegant and soothing floral fragrance created as an homage to the honorable nurses and unknown heroines who served on the front lines of World War I with selflessness and compassion while saving thousands of lives“.¹ How’s that for some inspiration? There’s a patriotic song of the same name of this fragrance. I have a copy of the sheet music from World War I era. However, I can’t find it which… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Ben Gorham, the very, very handsome founder of Byredo, has said this about the brand’s most recent perfume launch:
“The idea of marrying someone you don’t know was very interesting. There’s anxiety and excitement, and I described this person as a ‘flowerhead’, because the bride is completely covered in floral hair arrangements.”
It’s really sweet of him to be thinking of me, an unknown stranger, like that. I’m flattered, Ben, I really am, but I can’t. I’m already a married lady 🙁 In all seriousness… Continue reading | 9 Comments
Hi, my name is Victoria and I’m guilty for buying things just for the name. Luckily in the case of Byredo candles, Peyote Poem was the one I wanted for the name. It also helps that it was the fragrance I wanted.
Peyote Poem is my alter ego. A pyschotropic using beatnik that somehow writes poetry that actually sells and gives my alter ego enough money to buy luxury candles that alter ego me will use to accidentally burn down my alter ego’s flat (including the… Continue reading | 6 Comments