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    Default New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    From cosmeticsbusiness.com:
    For the latest scent from Stockholm-based fragrance house Byredo, Creative Director Ben Gorham has drawn inspiration from his cultural heritage with a fragrance inspired by an Indian wedding ceremony.


    "A few years ago I developed an interest in my heritage, which is part Indian (my mother is from India) and this project was sparked five or six years ago when I gave away my cousin at her Indian wedding, which was my first traditional Indian wedding. This fragrance was about capturing that idea of an Indian bride, rather than just the wedding and I called it Flowerhead, because it was really the fictional memory that I can imagine from my own Indian wedding."

    At the heart of Flowerhead is wild jasmine sambac, a fresh white floral scent, combined with a 'snapped-stem' green accord, sensual dewy tuberose and rose petals for luck. These floral mid-notes are offset by three piquant top-notes: Sicilian lemon, angelica seeds and lingonberry.
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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    Interesting furrypine - thank you.
    Does the smell of lingonberry resemble anything else?

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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    Thank you for the news on this latest addition.

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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Interesting furrypine - thank you.
    Does the smell of lingonberry resemble anything else?
    This is what I found

    https://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=AwrS...gonberries.htm

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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Does the smell of lingonberry resemble anything else?
    Lingonberries smell and taste like cranberries to me - at least in the jams and liqueurs I have had the opportunity to taste in my travels to Scandinavia.

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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Interesting furrypine - thank you.
    Does the smell of lingonberry resemble anything else?
    I've never associated much of a smell to them, but they taste very tart; too tart to eat "au naturel", I add lots of sugar.
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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    Thank you Tony & furrypine & hednic - probably not a sickly, 'fruity' thing then
    Last edited by lpp; 1st February 2014 at 07:13 PM.

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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    The 'snapped stem' accord is intriguing.

    I love the smell of the liquid that comes out when you snap a stem.

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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    It does sound like a nice combination.

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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    I scored a sample from the Barneys in Chicago and it definitely exudes a nice transparent jasmine/tuberose combo. It's mildly fruity, but nowhere near the class of "fruit drenched in marshmallow fluff" of the last decade. I only wish the other listed notes were more apparent, as it comes off my skin as Tommy Girl and Juicy Couture EDP in equal measure, which - if bought together - would still be cheaper in price than the 50 ml from Byredo.

    Nice to see an actual floral, though, with only a whisper of fruit - it has a cheerful exuberance which matches the whole wedding imagery being proposed by Byredo's marketing.

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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    Thanks for the review warho.. I wanted to buy it blindly but I don't know if i should now, since you mention Tommy Girl and Juicy Couture lol....but regardless, I'll try to find a way to sample them since I like Byredo a lot.

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    Default Re: New from Byredo in Februray: Flowerhead

    Just as the upcoming Dior Cuir Cannage prompts, "cuir carnage," for some people, this new Byredo, especially with wedding connotations, prompts, to me at least, "deflower" and "maidenhead."

    Thank you for the update.
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