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A Floral Fragrance For Spring


In my teens and my early twenties I only ever wore one fragrance. Then when I moved to Sydney eight years ago I began working at Estee Lauder in their PR department. Specifically working on their portfolio of designer fragrances. I went from owning just one fragrance, to many. And soon had a collection big enough to switch up my scent every day of the week. Since then I have always had an extensive range to choose from. Until now. When all at once, every bottle seemed to come to an end at the same time.

I am such a creature of habit, so I thought I would purchase something a little different this time. This weekend I paid a visit to Mecca at The Intersection in Paddington. They have an amazing range, including unique personal and home fragrances which you can’t find in any of the major department stores. I always see Gypsy Water from Byredo on Instagram, so I was almost certain I would love it. But after finally having a chance to smell it, I decided it wasn’t quite the right scent for me.

The girls at Mecca helped me go through the entire Byredo range, without actually having to smell everything! And quite quickly narrowed my selection down to just a handful of options which would suit my fragrance style. I fell in love with Inflorescence, which is a fragrance especially created to celebrate the beginning of Spring. That too seemed fitting! I also picked up two new Byredo candles for my home, which are just as beautiful as the personal fragrance range.

It’s always nice to switch up your fragrance depending on your day, mood or the weather! So I also wanted to purchase a second. I’ve had Chloe’s original EDT on my wish list for so long. So it was a very simple decision. Centred around the classically beautiful rose, Chloe offers a vibrant, modern take on the traditional flower. Mecca don’t sell this fragrance in-store but you can buy it through their website here.

Find out a little more about each scent below….

Byredo Loose Lips Candle. A beautifully feminine and fruity scent, inspired Byredo founder Ben Gorham’s childhood memories of his mother’s lipsticks. A fusion of rose petals, Morello cherries, orris root and delicate notes of violets. Once used to fragrance lipsticks, this velvety candle adds a woman’s touch to any room.

Byrdeo Loveless Candle. A deep and mysterious scented candle, captured in a effortlessly cool, gloss-black vessel with a contemporary edge. Adoxal and mandarin notes are released upon lighting, offering an air of freshness to an otherwise moody and exotic scent. Notes of petitgrain, wild tuberose, papyrus and black cedarwood linger.

Byredo Inflorescenc Eau de Parfum. Celebrating the onset of spring, this captivating scent is a stroll through overgrown flourishing flowers and captures the essence of bright blooms as they reach their peak. A heady blend of pink freesia, lily of the valley and fresh jasmine make for an alluring, joyous aroma.

Chloe Signature Eau de Parfum. Composed of pink peony, freesia, lychee, magnolia, lily of the valley, rose, cedarwood, amber and honey. This seductive scent is both comforting and intriguing. Encased in a beautiful bottle with real silver plating, and finished with a hand-tied ribbon. This fragrance will look beautiful placed any dressing table.

Photos are not my own. Source Mecca.

Byredo Rose of No Man's Land

Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land

Byredo Rose of No Man's Land

Introducing the latest addition to Swedish Beauty Label Byredo. A beautiful fragrance titled Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land. Lighter and fresher than their previous rose scented fragrance, Rose Noir. Rose of No Man’s Land is sweet, sophisticated and perfect for everyday.

Developed using raw ingredients, this fragrance has notes of turkish rose petals, raspberry blossom and papyrus. A perfect scent for the true romantic and already promising to join the ranks of Byredo’s other wildly popular must-haves. Purchase Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land exclusively from Mecca by clicking here.

Photos are not my own. Source Byredo.

Marc Jacobs Mod Noir

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs has launched a new fragrance, Mod Noir. Of all the Marc Jacobs fragrances what draws me to Mod Noir is the beautiful scent of gardenias – which were the blooms that were the base of his first fragrance with LVMH almost a decade ago.

The fragrance has fresh green top notes, a heart of gardenia and a dry down of creamy musks and comes encased in a striking black and white striped bottle – the same signature colours of beauty giant Sephora, where it will be available to purchase exclusively, both in Australia and Internationally.

Photos are not my own. Source Marc Jacobs.

Byredo Hair Perfume

Byredo Hair Perfume

Byredo Hair Perfume

Finally, hair doesn’t have to smell like Passiona any longer, thanks to a new collection of Byredo Hair Perfume. Byredo have taken their cult favourite fragrances, Gypsy Water, Blanche and Bal d’Afrique and created chic hair scents that’ll disguise the smell of super-market-bought dry shampoo. Smelling like Byredo is almost good, if not better, than actually having clean hair anyway!

The range of Byredo Hair Perfume will be available to purchase at Mecca from the 29th of June. Visit their website here.

Photos are not my own. Source Byredo.