Byredo – the most pinterest-able of perfumes. Over the years, I have found my nose for fragrances has changed so much – from sweet and girly, to more woody and floral so I’m always keen to find a new scent that fits the bill. I’d seen Byredo fragrances all over social media and call it FOMO, but I trotted off to Liberty and made a pretty impulsive purchase. Luckily there’s no regrets here and I’ve been wearing this fragrance every single day
Mojave Ghost reminds me of the scents I used to love but also encompasses slightly more sophisticated notes that I’ve been favouring in later years. I’m pretty terrible at distinguishing notes but they have been noted below.
Top notes: ambrette and Jamaican nesberry
Middle notes: violet, sandalwood and magnolia
Base notes: chantilly musk, crisp amber and cedarwood
I’ve read a lot of comparisons putting Mojave Ghost up against (the much more affordable) Marc Jacob’s Daisy and I completely understand. They both have a very clean, very floral scent but where Mojave Ghost differs is that it has a slightly woody, slightly spicy edge that is lacking in Daisy and is something that I love about it.
I bought the 50ml size a few months ago now and I’m now around halfway through, but as I wear it everyday, I ain’t mad. No other scent I’ve owned has gotten me quite as many compliments as this one. I genuinely find being complimented on your perfume one of the most flattering statements and Mojave Ghost is a winner in that respect. Scent aside, we have to talk about THAT packaging. I mean, just look at it. It’s so, so beautiful and is just one of those products I want front and centre on my shelves at all times.
It’s safe to say my first foray into Byredo was a successful one, so much so that their newly launched Unnamed perfume is top of my Christmas list.
Have you tried any Byredo fragrances? What are your favourites?