My love for Byredo fragrances is well documented. Mojave Ghost is the first fragrance I’ve truly fallen in love with for years and since owning it, no other scent has had a look in. I was also kindly given a sample of Byredo Unnamed and yet another love affair began.
Let’s first of all discuss the ‘Unnamed’ element. Launched on the 10th anniversary of the brand, this scent encapsulates a whole host of different notes that makes it difficult to firmly place in a category. Whereas some perfumes names give it away (Daisy for instance), Unnamed is truly unique. You’re given some small stick on letters including letters, numbers and symbols and the rest is up to you. It’s then when you realise naming a fragrance is really bloody hard and it’s no wonder all perfumes sound pretentious.
Name (or no name) aside, the scent is the main event here. With gin accord and pink pepper for a bit of spice, violet for a floral kick and fir balsam for woody notes, it’s easy to see why this fragrance is so hard to place. It’s one of those perfumes that I can spritz on in the morning and still smell on my skin and my clothes hours later.
This is the perfect fragrance for me – it’s predominantly floral but incredibly sexy and is basically sass in a bottle. I know I said Mojave Ghost was a compliment getter but that is NOTHING in comparison to Unnamed.
The price, well it speaks for itself. I was lucky enough to be given Unnamed for Christmas but Byredo scents are eye-watering but honestly, I am totally converted. I will happily spend the dollar on a fragrance that makes me feel as good as Unnamed does.
Have you ever tried any Byredo fragrances?