Byredo Eyes Closed was launched in 2022. Holding the tension between connection and expectation, the ancient and the contemporary. A floral woody musk with notes of cinnamon, cardamom, orris, ginger, carrot, patchouli and papyrus.
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 - "Incredible Fragrance! Cinnamon-Ginger with white clean patchouli. The dry down has some dry smokiness (similar to what you get in Matiere Premiere - Encens Suave).
If you read the note pyramid, you can tell without even trying it that this will not be for everyone. But that is what makes Byredo so special. They're not trying to release perfumes that smell like a Macy's counter.
They want to take risks and push the envelope, spread their creative wings."
Fragrantica - "Beautiful woody earthy and powdery iris (not floral!). Creamy-rooty from the cardamom-carrot combo, the patchouli is not balsamic but “white”, the cinnamon (toothpasty kind - think BARKLEYS “mints”) softens and warms the orris, which is the most prominent note. And the papyrus with its airy greenness make the whole composition unisex. Maybe the ginger adds some airiness too, but I’m not sure I can distinguish it as a note - maybe it’s what makes the cinnamon so light and sheer. I’d love to own a bottle."