Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Flowerhead by Byredo

Flowerhead by Byredo


Falling crazily in love with the harlot of the perfume wold; tuberose; after I discovered the magnificent Carnal Flower and art nouveau'istic MAAI, seek here and there to encounter whatever possible in fine quality of this sheer flower to expertise this magical flower, yet I faced a sad reality that in this vast world of aroma there is only a small room for premium perfumes deserving the name of tuberose. Why is so clear; the plant is so hard to extract and hard to replicate in synthetic methods.

Recently by kindness of a friend in Stockholm I've received some samples one of which is the one I was so curious about: Byredo Flowerhead. Immediately gave it a go, one day, two days till now while I'm writing upon the last drops of perfume. Flowerhead's concept is interesting and it's nigh to Lorenzo Villoresi Kamasurabhi's concept, however, no way to compare the smells although both are structured upon tuberose. Villoresi's is amber-infused to imitate oriental atmosphere, and Byredo worked out on solid green indolic floral.

Tuberose gets my attention in particular cause it reminds me of classic works, no matter how modern it is composed. It evokes a timeless ultrachic delicacy, incomparable to bombastic floral compositions, that more than to be perfume are bee hookers! Though, tuberose resonate as well, but the first aspect on which I don't classify tuberose in ordinary floral compositions is the flower is more to blossom than flower. I mean it has not that lush granny mama sweetness or fresh nose-tickling greenness in florals. It's fleshy, outrageous and crispy and intricate.

Flowerhead blooms so giant and plasto-metallic. In the opening it is so modern as much as it resembles classics. Digging my olfactory memory, I pick Givenchy Amarige and Jo Malone Cologne Intense Tuberose Angelica, however, it's way much to go. 

Flowerhead has its own concept and style. Flowerhead is about capturing the concept of a traditional Indian wedding ceremony, where bride's hair are fully ornamented by flowers.
This fragrance has a special way of wild flowery themes. Acrid bitter angelica seeds join troublemaker tuberose, juiced by fruity notes but so faint, not so considerable. Once settled, it loses sparkling bitterness yet the delightful theme stays alive. The art of Jerome Epinette is when rose is merged within tuberose and sambac jasmine. The core of the fragrance is a story! It begins to expose floral released from fruits and angelica. Crazily dancing with tuberose and jasmine and rose. This could be a daring and bold indolic assault but rose and suede and ambergris soften the edgy indolic facets.


Although Flowerhead is represented as a modern take on tuberose and floral blend, it has hints of classic compositions. The key to keep it modern is in jasmine's hands and green notes. The opening is bitter and pungent, the base is rounded and creamy. This is an easy going tuberose fragrance that goes with every occasion but preferably spring season. Casual, chic, feminine, delicate, uncarnal but attractive. It has great longevity for over 8 hours on my skin, radiant projection but doesn't leave a trail.

Carpe Odor!

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