Byredo is a Stockholm-based niche line that has introduced five new personal fragrances this year (previously, they were known for their scented candles). The range was recently added to the mix at London's Les Senteurs:
Rose Noir (shown) ~ "...uses Damascus roses laced with animalic notes, musk sand bitter citrus notes. The fresh, crisp, bracing and almost metallic top notes are derived from grapefruit, pepper and green freesia. Intense, simmering and vibrant."
Pulp ~ "The top notes are dewy blackcurrants laced with green bergamot and cardamom seeds: The heart is of sun-ripened figs from Greece, the reddest of Eve’s apples, the creamy coconut sweetness of tiare blossoms; the opulent base mixes peach fruit and flower, praline and cedar wood, giving richness and tenacity."
Gypsy Water ~ "...mingles scents of the Italian campagna with echoes of the Near East: tart juniper berries, pepper, pine needles and bergamot freshen a sumptuous base of amber, vanilla, orris and sandalwood. The smell of a lost childhood, of a vanishing race."
Green ~ "...is fresh but deep; sophisticated but straightforward: sage and petitgrain in the top develop into a warm floral heart of jasmine, rose, violet and honeysuckle; the base is an intriguing light melange of sweet almond, vanilla and musk. Memories aside, GREEN casts iis own special spell on men and women alike."
Chembur ~ "a shimmering, golden Indian perpetual afternoon palpitating with richness, heat and colour. The top notes are bergamot, lemon and elimi – the warm heart blends different incense oils with nutmeg and ginger; the elaborate base is of musks, amber and labdanum."
The Byredo fragrances are £85 each for 100 ml Eau de Parfum; unfortunately, Les Senteurs cannot ship them to the United States. Reportedly they are coming to Barneys in the US and Colette in Paris. (all quotes via lessenteurs, additional information via stockholmfashiondays, basenotes)
Update: Chembur is now called Encens Chembur.