Byredo Black Saffron ~ new fragrance

Byredo Black Saffron

Niche line Byredo has launched Black Saffron:

Black Saffron, an oriental composition, opens with the bright citrus note of the Asian Pomelo and crisp Juniper Berries, mellowed into a golden silage by Kashmiri Saffron. At the Black Saffron heart, lies Black Violet fused with a Leather Accord, their dark, dry composition born aloft by the delicate transparency of Cristal Rose. At the base, Blond Woods add radiant warmth and harmony , punctuated by staccatoed flashes of luscious raspberry. The journey concludes with the gentle, earthy evocations of Haitian Vetiver.

“Saffron is holy to all Hindus, is the colour of Buddhist robes and has become a symbol for India. It has always been a part of BYREDO´s founders Indian upbringing both in smell, taste and colour. Black Saffron is a fragrance inspired by this very idea of sublime unity.”

Byredo Black Saffron is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $220.

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  1. Absolute Scentualist says:

    Want! The ad copy as usual induces some eye rolls but the fragrance sounds amazing.

    • Robin says:

      I’d like to try it, but admit this is not my favorite of the spendy niche lines.

  2. Ysbrand says:

    I have nevert tried anything from byredo for now… i am interested in Pulp and La Tulipe, and this black saffron also sounds interesting (specially the saffron, violet combination) I think i am going to order some samples…

    • Robin says:

      They are worth a shot — I do need to catch up, there are a few I haven’t tried.

  3. Anne from Makeupwoot says:

    Sounds interesting though way out of my price range. :(

  4. Rictor07 says:

    I need to try this line. They have about 8 fragrances that i am interested in, but samples are hard to come by. Next time i am in NYC i guess, if i ever go back to that wretched place.

  5. naomi77 says:

    I adore Rose Noir from this line, but the lasting power is just atrocious. I would never buy a FB for that reason. However, some of the other ones I’ve tried stick around much longer so I’m definitely excited to try this release!

  6. hollyc says:

    I’m really impressed with this line. So much so that I sprang for the 100 ml. of Bal d’Afrique. It’s really lovely. The kind SA included samples of Pulp (mmmm not so much), Tulipe (very, very nice uber feminine floral), Green (probably my next purchase right alongside Gypsy Water), Green being a gorgeous crushed green stems over florals and Gypsy Water a warm animalic spice that manages to come across as delicate. What I like best about the line in general is it smells really natural and the ingredients come across as top notch. Overall, me likey . . . .

  7. Sujaan says:

    This sounds interesting. I’ve been looking forward to trying Bal d’Afrique and Bullion.

  8. nonnanina says:

    I have to win the lottery so I can buy all the fragrances I want!!! This one sounds amazing but whew the price!! My sister loves Pulp and sprang for it when she visited Paris 2 years ago. I need to order samples of this line, I feel like I’m at the back of the class in discovering these scents.

  9. KRL says:

    I loved their Seven Veils last year and wore it a lot. I’ll be sure to check this one out on the weekend (I hope Barney’s has it in stock already). Sounds very interesting!

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