Thread: The Best in Byredo
To the op, I've also read so many mixed things about the line that I've consciously avoided it. But I am curious, too. I have heard that M/Mink is quite well done and original, a lot of people like Pulp. The line is extensive, 16 in all. Exclusive to Barneys in the US.
weirdest line ever, not for me at all.. gypsy water reminds me of car odor.. the smell makes me nauseous rofl
and pulp yeaaa.. no thanks!
There's only one place for a Byredo frag, the dumpster.
They're a weird line with very modern/minimalistic/synthetic reinterpretations of more traditional structures. I say weird because they don't take it into the intentionally/OTT avant-garde territory like H&G - they straddle this odd line between classic and post modern, while eschewing traditional modernity altogether.
bizarre not in a good way and not very wearable.
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
BTW, if anyone's in Canada and wants samples, PM me. They'll be free.
Last edited by Master-Classter; 7th June 2012 at 07:30 PM.
Excuse me, but Byredo´s line is not my " right foot ".
I would expend my money with something more crème de la crème.
I like chembur, so my vote goes there. I also like bal d'afrique which to me smells lile coconut for some reason afndv would be fantastic on the right woman. Other than that I'm not very impressed by this line. Blanche is outright hideous.
I've only tried a few. Baudelaire and Bal d'Afrique failed to impress but I thought Fantastic Man very good indeed, although rather ambitiously-priced. I might sample a few more in time.
Lovely offer Master-Classter, I wish I was in Canada!
This is an unimpressive line to me, not bcoz theyr not well created, high quality or high concept, but because for what you get they are way overpriced. That being said
PULP is the only one that Ive tried that seems worth my dollars - I'll get a 50ml bCoz Lord knows u'll never need more. Very very unique starts off as rotting mass of fruit then in some Benjamin Button-esque, reverse ageing manner driesdown to over-ripe indiscernible mass of fruit. Beast-mode performance wise, like Incredible HULK type ish.
bal D'Afrique - sweet floral top that gives off a Mango accord, very interesting until it quickly dried down into mundaneness & mediocrity.
Oud Immortel - Im not a fan of Ouds at all, the Oud in this is the Aventus type interpretation. instead of apple/pineapple they used lime/lemons. However there is great imbalance, the smoky/ashy accords are just too overpowering. A great missed opportunity. Why should this exist in a world with Aventus?
Rose Noir - Not unisex in the least bit, very feminine light rose, don't be fooled by the word, 'Noir', there's nothing dark about this fragrance. It is a mediocre rose that u can get in too many department store feminine fragrances. Why should this exist in a world with Noir De Noir?
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I smelled Pulp yesterday, smells like a Veggie Juice cleanse. Specifically, I smell parsley and green peppers. I'm not a fan.
Sampled almost the whole range and ended up with Black Saffron.
I voted for Pulp in this antique poll but IMHO Bullion is their best and is one of my favorites from any house.
Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites.
1. Epic Man by Amouage (24 wears)
2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (22 wears)
3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (15 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (14 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (13 wears)
7. Interlude Man by Amouage (12 wears plus)
8. Journey Man by Amouage (12 wears)
9. Terré d'Hermés by Hermés (12 wears)
10. Sycomore by Channel (11 wears)
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Best byredo for me, is Black Saffron.
Raspberry, leather and saffron constitutes this one.
Pulp is also a good one, although not that versatile. Wouldn't want to smell like a ripe fruit basket always.
From these I know only Pulp and Gypsy Water. The latter is very good although I think Pulp is better.
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I don't think your poll has selected the best ones. My favorites from Byredo are: Mister Marvelous, M/Mink, Sunday Cologne, Bullion, Incense Chembur and Oud Immortel. The stand out is M/Mink in my opinion, but Sunday Cologne might be their best seller to men. Like many other fragrance houses Byredo sells twice as much to women as men and I don't know what fragrances appeal to women the most.
The only one that grabs my attention out of this line is Bal d'Afrique.
Interestingly, this one is sweeter in cold weather and more fresh/floral (less sweet) in hot weather.
Last edited by JON RODGERS; 28th September 2014 at 07:06 PM.
Black Saffron, but from these Pulp.
Only one I sampled was Black Saffron. Great fragrance. Like the leather an raspberry notes.
Since last posting more than two years ago, Black Saffron has been the most pleasant for me from their offerings.
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