Byredo Baudelaire was released in 2009. A leather unisex fragrance with notes of juniper berries, pepper, caraway, leather, incense, hyacinth, patchouli, papyrus and amber. This is now discontinued.
Founded in 2006 in Sweden Byredo perfume's creator Ben Gorham (former basketball player) wanted to create perfumes of quality while keeping their production in Sweden. Gorham had been fascinated with fragrance much of his life. When he meet Pierre Wulff, a perfumer, Byredo came into being. Currently Gorham works with Olivia Giacobetti and Jerome Epinette to create his line of perfumes.
Fragrantica - "Baudelaire comes off: dark, cold, brooding, earthy, warm, mysterious and masculine. This is a fragrance that is full of character and swirls around you shifting from earthy to smokey incense to leathery papyrus and amber notes. I truly fell back in love with this fragrance and all of it's olfactory charms. The big appeal for me with this composition is the story it tells. It feels like an evening where friends spontaneously got together and shared some cigarettes, gin and some old books. Baudelaire feels like you are wearing the scent or souvenirs from an evening well spent."
Fragrantica - "The Baudelaire - is absolutely stunning gorgeous scent of orris root, leather, amber and spicy pepper. Its so beautiful and unusual. Love it totally!"
Fragrantica - "The opening is very spicy, with accents of sharp peaks of pepper and caraway, juniper berries round out the line, it feels very leathery, salty, dry, overwhelming, out of the bowels of the earth mixed with burnt trees, incense appears , soon gives way to the heart of the fragrance with a very smoky leather attached to the hyacinth is the soul of the fragrance here fragrance turns around and feels warm, warm like human skin, drying balsamic amber, woody, papyrus and patchouli, dark background as ash, cruel, mature, complex and complicated."