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Black Saffron (2012)
by Byredo

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Black Saffron information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 59 votes)

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HouseByredo

About Black Saffron

Black Saffron is a shared / unisex perfume by Byredo. The scent was launched in 2012

Black Saffron fragrance notes

Reviews of Black Saffron

Nehima Show all reviews
United States
Black Saffron was the first leather themed fragrance I ever enjoyed.

It is so peculiar.

This smells like a goth guy, I was dying when I first tried it!

It's like a leather jacket and cold, night-time air. This literally smells like the sweet smoke from a clove when it gets absorbed into someone's hair. It's like smoke break at the goth club and you're all huddling together in front of the door with freezing fingers, and someone has boozy cherry schnapps still on their breath.

It feels like it's time to go reapply my black lipstick.

When you finally get home at four in the morning, your clothes smell like last night's shenanigans. Glorious.
04th August, 2017
Immediately reminiscent of Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, Byredo Black Saffron is sort of a more saffron- and herbal-leaning take on Tuscan Leather.

It has many of same characteristic notes, not the least of which is the pairing of raspberry and suede.

Performance is decent, consistent with other more cold-weather-leaning Byredos.

I'm not the biggest fan of Tuscan Leather (I haven't deemed it or PDM Godolphin to be full-bottle-worthy) but it's certainly superior to Black Saffron, so those looking for a slightly cheaper clone should look elsewhere, but those looking for a twist on TL might enjoy this more.

7 out of 10
09th June, 2017
A smooth velvety suede fragrance with hints of woods and violets. Not the most original nor the most interesting, displaying a linear development reminiscent of Tuscan Leather, albeit done with considerably more polish and restraint. I find it eminently wearable. The only question is: where's the saffron?
18th July, 2016
I'm sorry Byredo, I really tried to like this one. I own a full bottle of this, and was really excited to wear it because it reminded me of Tuscan Leather, my favourite TF fragrance. The problem with it was that after 5 minutes of spraying it on my forearm it started to feel cool, and then left a lingering sting on my arm, something which has never happened to me ever. On my skin, Black Saffron loses all its flavour, and I get this really artificial plastic factory smell. It almost smells (and feels) toxic to me...
15th April, 2015
I recognize the fruit note in Black Saffron. It's called Raspberry, but it's the same as, or chemically-close to, a dark fruit note present in more and more fragrances with berry-type notes, especially Badgley Mischka. Apparently it purrs on some skin and is well-received. On mine it is loud, overbearing, one-note and histrionic, quite insufferable really, the house guest you wish you hadn't invited. it represents everything I didn't like about BM. Black Saffron has many of the same flaws.
A saffron note might have been nice, but it was used more for texture, creating a dusty purple glob of grape jam in the mouth. There were other notes yes, but not even the legendary quiet will of violet flower could tone down this Wagnerian B singer.
I will be kind and say I'm sure the perfumer didn't mean to create the kind of fragrance this is on me, that it is a matter of chemistry vagaries. So yes, a chemistry clash.
02nd March, 2015
Really like this one. Received a sample from Luckyscent. The violet and raspberry blended in this make it a gem IMO. I get a suede or light leather in this one. The longevity gave me around 8 solid hours. 8/10.
13th October, 2014

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