Hypnotizing Sicilian bergamot, rose absolute and skin musks weave together a scent steeped in history. Phoenicians with clacking oars, gleaming mosaics under golden Roman yoke, Moorish and Berber emirs who harvested new fruitsthe Bergamot oranges they planted still grow. Norman kings, Garibaldi's thousand redshirts, Italy being born. All those centuries of interleaved layers, one bled into the other, remain palpable in the air, the water, the art, the architecture, the spirit.
Top: Bigarade, Sicilian bergamot
Heart: Fresh musks, rose absolute
Base: Skin musks, ambrette flower
100 mL/ 3.4 oz.
About Byredo Fragrances:
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Byredo was founded by painter-turned-creative-director Ben Gorham in 2006. Partnering with perfumers Olivia Giacobetti and Jerome Epinette, Gorham's scents are inspired by distinct places (such as Palermo, Italy), moments in time (think 1920s excess and avant-gardism), and works of art (for example, a photograph taken by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin), as well as memories and personal experiences. Gorhamborn in Sweden to a Canadian father and Indian mother, raised between Stockholm, Toronto, and New Yorkleverages his global background as a beauty industry 'outsider.' The Byredo difference? A preference for uncluttered notes and a dedication to quality craftsmanship. In addition to fragrancesperfumes, colognes, and roll-on oilsByredo offerings include personal care items such as bar soaps, body creams, lotions, and travel cases, plus scented candles for the home.