New In: Byredo Mohave Ghost

Oh, perfume. I’m the first to admit that I’m a bit tricky with them, the scent needs to be just so and the bottle design must be perfection. It’s no surprise that I fell in love with Byredo’s offerings since they have both a wide scent selection as well as beautiful design. Recently I was lucky enough to have a bottle of Byredo Mohave Ghost picked up for me in Europe. So what’s the big deal with this one? Here’s what.Byredo Mohave Ghost is a bit of a change for me in terms of scent. It’s more of a powder-floral, sweet and feminine scent than I’m usually partial too. My usual pick used to be something fresh, like Prada’s Infusion D’Iris or Diptyque’s Philosykos. It seems however that as I age (oh my god) I lean towards more complex scents, with a woody hint and white flowers. My previous perfume purchase was the Aerin Evening Rose which is a sexy, boozy rose scent. Before that I was lucky enough to purchase Byredo’s Gypsy Water which is vanilla, incense  and spice perfection.

These are the notes:

Ambrette, sapodilla, violet, sandalwood, magnolia, ambergris, and cedar.

It’s a fairly simple perfume that, to me, is fairly complex and intriguing.

To me Byredo Mohave Ghost is a feminine, daytime scent. There’s something fruity about it which I like but it’s layered with flowers and musk to balance that sweet hint. The scent lingers but isn’t overwhelming, it’s there for most of the day – not in it’s opening scent but rather as a more soft, powdery-violet-cedar hug. I love how this sticks to clothes and in general how it makes me smile in the mornings as I spritz it on.

I got the 100ml bottle and this means I’ve become liberal with it – but there’s not complaints here.

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