It is no secret that I am slightly addicted to beautiful scents and will truly switch perfume depending on the mood that I happen to find myself in. Byredo does not make this addiction easier to withstand, especially not with the gorgeous Oud Immortel.
Therefore I would like to begin this post with ensuring you that there is absolutely no need whatsoever to run out and purchase every scent I write about, because there are many out there which are worth mentioning here. But lets agree to the following, I will always and in detail describe a lot of scents, share beautiful photos of them and tell you that I am hooked – but I will refrain from saying ”you need this in your life” unless I really mean it. And please take ”need” with a pinch of salt. Everyone needs water to survive, nobody needs a perfume.
Quick Perfume School.
I want to keep things simple here so lets just briefly make a few things clear when it comes to perfumes. Top notes are the first impressions of a fragrance, middle notes is the heart/character of the fragrance and the base notes is what gives body and longevity to the fragrance.
Byredo , Oud Immortel consists of the following composition :
- Top: Cardamom, Incense
- Heart: Brazilian Rosewood, Papyrus, Patchouli
- Base: Moss, Tobacco Leaves
I would describe the scent as a heavy, luxurious and deep scent suitable for someone who wants a fragrance which will not go unnoticed. Oud Immortel is a beautiful woody scent is smokey from the base notes but has a smooth touch thanks to the Brazilian Rosewood. It is absolutely perfect for this time of the year, but possibly a tad intense for spring and summer. I like to combine it with a few spritzes of Byredo Bal D’Afrique to soften it slightly if I wear it during the day – but this is not necessary of course.
Oh, I nearly forgot a very important detail about Byredo fragrances. They come in modern, minimalistic and sleek bottles and packaging with a big and heavy magnetic perfume cap. Lush !