Byredo Bibliotheque was launched in 2017, created by Jerome Epinettee and Ben Gorham. It is a floral woody musk inspired worlds of old books - leather bound pages, dark wood. Notes of peach, plum, peony, violet, leather, patchouli, vanilla and musk. Bibliotheque was one of Byredo's best-selling candles, and they turned it into a great, original perfume.
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
From Basenotes - "Biblioteque is atmospheric and brings a historical old world reference of smells emerging from a far away and distant past. From a few feet, the smell is warm spiced plums and dried fruit infused polished woods and old leather fragrance which does in fact smell like a trove of leather bound books resting in a highly polished wooden cabinet - a "biblioteque". When you put nose to skin the plums and dried fruit is a bittersweet covering over old leather bound ancient and well used pages. This balsamic fruit leather has a well worn patina of ancient civilizations as opposed to the raspberry freshness of a Tuscan Leather type of fragrance."
From Into the Gloss - "My dream of smelling like old books and worn in leather and cashmere throws by a fire in a cabin in the mountain (or more specifically peach, plum, peony, violet, leather, patchouli and vanilla) has come true."
From Beautiful Life As I know it - "The scent is just the right amount of 'dusty' to convey the concept of a traditional library- more Cluedo, than Town Centre. The violet gives it that 'dusty' edge and combined with the leather, which is also quite prominent, you can imagine a fine collection of well-preserved leather-bound books next to a leather armchair. The vanilla and fruity element make this feel slightly gourmand, but yet the patchouli earthiness keeps the fragrance from being overly sickly. It is essentially a powdery, sweet scent with a leather twist."
From Fragrance Daily - "Bibliothèque by Byredo is a lovely fragrance. It is a big, rich plummy leather with a baritone voice, kind of like the original Bottega Veneta with the volume turned up. But it doesn’t smell like any library I’ve ever been in. I suppose that it does paint a somewhat Patrician portrait of a gentleman’s private library, all the legal reference books lined up like soldiers and smelling squeakily new."
|Eau de parfum, edp
|peach, plum, peony, violet, leather, patchouli, vanilla and musk
|Country of Origin