Byredo Black Saffron has been on my wishlist to try for quite a long time, the main reason was the attachment of this fragrance to my roots in India. Saffron has always had an important place in India for holy rituals, food, and even everyday life for its medicinal properties. I have three products from the collection I am absolutely in love – Byredo Black Saffron Hair Perfume, Black Saffron Body Lotion, and Black Saffron Hand Cream.
“Saffron has always been a part of my Indian upbringing both in smell, taste, and color. It is holy to all Hindus, is the color of Buddhist robes and has become a symbol for India. BYREDO’s ‘Black Saffron’ is a fragrance inspired by this very idea of sublime unity. I have grown to understand more about my heritage and this fragrance is very much about that process.” – Ben Gorham, Founder and Creative Director of Byredo. With its beautiful, intense golden-orange color and hay-like scent, Saffron has been used as a seasoning, dye, medicine, and fragrance. It was brought to Kashmir by the Persians in the 11th/12th century AD and its use and cultivation spread quickly throughout the country.
The notes of the fragrance are:
Top: Juniper Berries, Pomelo, Saffron
Heart: Accord Cuir, Black Violet, Cristal Rose
Base: Blonde Woods, Raspberry, Vetiver
Byredo Black Saffron Hair Perfume is a light formula and gives an invisible veil designed to leave the hair nourished and luminous while divinely scented. The scent is very uplifting and long-lasting. It subtly diffuses throughout the day, amplified by the natural movement of the hair. When you are busy with your daily routine, the scent diffuses gently to remind of it being there which is very refreshing. It does not makes the hair dry or leaves a residue. Hair looks and feels fresh, even on the second day after hair wash.
Byredo’s Black Saffron Hand Cream is a moisturizing hand cream which does not feel sticky or greasy. It absorbs nicely into the skin and keeps the hands moisturized. My hands look soft and youthful. It is perfect for layering with the brand’s Black Saffron Eau de
Byredo’s Black Saffron Body Lotion is a nourishing body lotion which is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. It is perfect for layering with the brand’s Black Saffron Eau de