There was a time in the late 2000s when I was able to look beyond the perfumes and colognes you would typically find on the shelves at department stores and beauty shops located in the mall. Luxury and niche fragrances became more available in Dallas when Barney’s opened one of their largest stores here in 2006 (RIP). The store was two stories with beauty and fragrance occupying the front half of the first floor. It was the first place located in my peripheral that offered fragrance lines like Frederic Malle, Comme des Garçon, Le Labo, and Byredo. It was the latter that eventually drew me in the most. In 2009 alone they released both Baudelaire and Bal D’Afrique which became and remain to this day two of my all time favorites perfumes.
"Byredo is a European luxury brand founded in Stockholm in 2006 by Ben Gorham, with an ambition to translate memories and emotions into products and experiences.
Byredo is reinventing the world of luxury through a new approach, where creation is led by emotions, expressing a full and limitless brand universe."
- info sourced from official site located at Byredo