Luckily, I’ve not got to worry about the fragrance I’m tucking away for fashion-week usage (well, honestly, it’s a toss up between the following and Tom Ford Extreme – devilishly good). Granted this probably shouldn’t be one of the most pressing matters at hand but I’m thinking smelling good will help when I’m looking knackered, perplexed and schoolboy-excited. Anyway, the fragrant saviour comes by way of Byredo Parfums, the Swedish house of scents that collaborated with menswear style bible, Fantastic Man, a while back.
But, while I ordered a sample of Fantastic Man, it wasn’t the one which had the olfactory area fixated. Rather it was Green. Like nothing I’ve sniffed before, it’s kind of heady (must be the musk) and yet light (orange petigrain perhaps?) at the same time, with an undeniable air of Spring/Summer about it – appropriate for the showing season, probably not so appropriate considering the reports of current London weather… For those who understand such things, these are the notes: Orange Petigrain, Sage, Jasmine, Rose, Honeysuckle, Violet, Tonka Almond and Musk.
Equally interesting is the designer Ben Gorham’s story. A former star basketball player and now a fragrance/home amenities designer, he’s pictured above alongside a Diane Pernet parasol. Oh, and for those with a thing for tats-covered perfume designers, get ye to Diane’s post on Ben’s inked artworks, here.
Images from Byredo and ASVOF