I LOVE BYREDO perfumes, and it was no surprise I just had to order this sample pack with all the perfumes that belong to the “Night Veils” collection.
These very expensive scents (€350 for one bottle … which is ridiculous in my opinion) got my attention. Wanna know if it’s worth the money? Read my review below.
BYREDO was founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham. Ben began to be intrigued by scent and memory after travelling to his mother’s hometown in India, where he was stirred by the aromas of spices and incense. Inspired by this trip, BYREDO’s scented candles and perfumes have been developed with an understated approach, using simple composition of the highest quality raw materials. (The Byredo website ; http://byredo.eu/about)
The Night Veils collection consist 3 scents that are all “extrait de parfum” which means that it’s very high in quality and contains less alcohol.
Above you can see the three beautiful new scents from this brand. I love the mysterious and edgy look these bottles have. The bottle contains 30 ml which isn’t a lot but the brand says that only one single drop is enough.
Jasmine, lily, and rose: many flowers in a powerful sillage unveil their mysteries once night falls. Inspired by those hours impregnated with floral particles, the Night Veils collection by Byredo offers a new perfume ritual.
The perfumes are made for the people of the night.
1 Casablanca Lily
Top Notes: Black Plum, Wild Gardenia
Heart Notes: Carnation, Indian Tuberose
Base Notes: Palisander, Honey
Starts very fresh and floral, reminds me a lot of Paradiso by Roberto Cavalli. Even though the notes are not similar? This is not my type of scent but I can smell the quality in this. It’s to light and fresh for me. I do love the tuberose and honey in this one. But all together it is just another “fresh fruity scent” If I wanted to smell similar I would go for Paradiso like I mentioned before. (But I sold that one so ….) Ain’t gonna happen.
2 Midnight Candy
Top Notes: Carrot, Iris
Heart Notes: Jasmine Absolue, Black Violet
Base Notes: Osmanthus, Vanilla Infusion
This one starts with a lot of carrot just like BYREDO’S seven veils. It’s sweet but fresh and a little strange. The Iris blends perfectly. I love that there is Jasmine absolue in this perfume (Jasmine is my favorite scented flower) and of course a lot of vanilla. This one is really nice … but the violet bothers me. I am just not a huge fan of it. Also this is very similar to Blanc Violet by Histoires de Parfums.
3 Reine de Nuit
Top Notes: Saffron, Black Currant
Heart Notes: Midnight Rose, Incense
Base Notes: Patchouli, Black Ambergris, Ambrette Seeds
This is my kind of perfume! Wow ! This is a mystery. The perfume starts with a lot of saffron and black current, followed up by a beautifull subtile rose and a bit of incense. You can already smell the base notes. Ambergris with patchouli. This would also be amazing for a men to wear. This is how mystery smells and it’s a really really seductive perfume. This is an oud mixed with some other beautiful notes. I’m a fan!
Reine de Nuit is really worth the money. This perfume is really a surprise for me. I really think I smell Oudh in this but I’m sure it’s the Ambergris. Midnight Candy is also lovely but I just dislike the violet in it. I don’t think I will ever get used to it. It reminds me of medicines. Casablanca Lily ; the best name for a scent but the perfume is just another one … I don’t really see the whole point of adding this to a collection called : Night Veils.
€350? I think it’s to overpriced but I have to admit. These scents really last quite a long time on the skin. They also develop very nice and don’t smell like your usual perfume. But … there are a lot more perfumes that smell better than these.
Thank you for reading my review! Which one is your fave?