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Byredo Rose Noir

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Another new feature of VimS – Fragrance Friday. The first fragrance I would like to introduce is Byredo’s Rose Noir.

In Rose Noir, the classic symbol of love and devotion is updated. A traditional olfactory rose, the Damascene, is made potent and contemporary once again by darkening its character. Rose Noir becomes a decadent, dirty rose with intense and animalic quality.

Built on memories from Byredo founder Ben Gorham’s travels in the Middle East, where the rose is not considered to be a feminine fragrance note and is worn by both men and women. And you needn’t be scared of smelling like your grand’s garden with this because – in Ben’s own words – he’d ‘ dirtied ’ the rose note up a little ( with musky base notes and a little citrus ). It works brilliantly and is sexy without being sickly sweet or remotely girlie.

Top: Grapefruit, freesia
Heart: Rose damascena
Base: Cistus, moss, musk

” The vision ( Byredo ) was a black rose with intensity and an animalic character.” A really really dirty rose that smells earthy & musky on the skin. One of those sensual scent that is very very bedroom appropriate.

Monroe may wear drops of No. 5 to bed, but LPB prefers Rose Noir.

Byredo is an abbreviation of the English term “ By Redolence ”, which means “ a sweet and pleasant fragrance ”.

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