Today I have a pleasure to post another perfume review! In November I talked about the Atelier Cologne and Mimosa Indigo (review here), today the perfume house is Byredo and the scent one of its classics - Mojave Ghost. I am hoping to post more perfume reviews regularly. Enjoy!
Byredo was founded 2006 by Ben Gorham. He graduated from the Stockholm Art School with a degree in fine arts, but decided to rather create fragrances than perfumes. His multicultural background, especially travelling to his mother’s hometown in India, has inspired his fragrance. For the perfume compositions Gorham has sought the services of known perfumers Olivia Giacobetti and Jerome Epinette. Byredo has grown to be very popular during the past few years. The brand is most known for fragrance, body care and home fragrance, but also creates accessories and leather goods.
Byredo Mojave Ghost
Launched in 2014, Mojave Ghost is a oriental floral unisex fragrance. Available as Eau de Parfum, Hair Perfume, Body wash and other Body care. Personally I have the 7.5ml Roll-on oil which retails for €50 on Kicks.fi*. Btw, Mojave is pronounced as mo-hah-vee.
Mojave Ghost Notes
Top: Ambrette, Jamaican Nesberry
Heart: African Marigold, Magnolia, Sandalwood, Violet
Base: Cedarwood, Chantilly Musk, Crisp Amber
Wearing Byredo Mohave Ghost
This scent was love at first whiff. Since Byredo perfumes are quite pricey I opted for the oil roll-on and I’ve grown to love it very much for it’s convenience and long wear-time. The roll-on is easy to apply behind ears and on my wrists without feeling greasy or oily. The scent lingers for a long time, but it’s easy to pop in a clutch bag if I’m going out and want to make sure I smell good. My deodorant choices tend to be very ecological and lightly scented, so it won’t mix with my perfume.
Mojave Ghost is described as floral, but to my nose it has the floral lightness and sort of “sharpness” without smelling too sweet. Personally I don’t find it powdery, but Fragrantica has listed this as one of the top three main accords. To me this scent is warm, the floral notes are “mature” and sophisticated with woody composition, which slowly open. I can see why the name is Mojave Ghost as it adds certain lingering and je ne sais quoi. You don’t wear the scent nor does the scent wear you - you become gently one.
This perfume is such a hit for me. I used to wear a lot of colognes like Jo Malone and Atelier Cologne (which I still love), but roll-on oil lasts long on me without being too intense like some Tom Ford perfumes. You won’t walk into a room with a cloud of fragrance, but leave behind a beautiful whiff. I’d love to try Byredo’s other fragrances, but I’m sure Mojave Ghost will be something I’ll repurchase.
Have you tried Byredo?
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