Byredo Blanche is one of the early fragrances in the line, launched in 2009, inspired by skin and fresh sheets. A unisex floral aldehyde with notes of aldehydes, rose, pepper, peony, violet, African orange flower, musk, woods and sandalwood. This is the EDP, eau de parfum.
From the brand - "A longstanding icon in the Byredo catalogue, Blanche explores the smell of texture and skin; bodies slipping beneath fresh sheets; laundry baskets filled to the brim; a punch of detergent. An aldehyde hit softens into delicate rose; through sandalwood and musk, the allure and intimacy of human touch."
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.
Fragrantica - "Blanche is fresh, clean and a bouquet of delicate, unobtrusively fragrant flowers on a base that slightly becomes powdery over time. It's refreshing in the heat wave, but in the coolness the floral accord smells even more beautifully and as if envelops you. There is no enormous sillage, the scent stays close to the skin like a veil. I don't even want to guess the notes. Blanche is a whole and charming perfume composition. It's rather complimentary when I wear it. A perfect white shirt (and not just that)."
Fragrantica - "Think fresh laundry and delicate powdery soft florals swirling about a bed of subtly sweet musk. The musk and sandalwood in this is the opposite of suffocating as I know sometimes those two can be quite heavy for me. The powdery florals in this remind me of Iris even though it’s not a listed note. If Narciso Rodriguez Rouge EDP hooked up with Clean Reserve Skin and had a baby, but that baby just took a bath, it would be Byredo Blanche. It’s so soft and comforting, very demure and classy, it has an angelic innocence. It is reminding me of the cleanest comfiest hug and makes me want to cuddle. WHY DOES THIS SMELL SO GOOD TO ME!? I can’t stop sniffing my arm! Full bottle purchase coming up"
Fragrantica - "It evokes all kinds of white and spotless things, it is like a cloud of snow-white, fragrant petals strewn on freshly washed bed linen of the same color. This round dance of aldehydes, flowers and musk is the epitome of the crystal clear Swedish minimalism. Blanche is a perfect fragrance for work (in case you do not work at a laundry ;-), for a walk on a rainy day or just for indulging yourself in the crispy feeling of cleanliness."