Ben Gorham Breaks Down Byredo Fragrances

06.07.2012

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BAL D’AFRIQUE

“A warm and romantic vetiver inspired by the Parisian fascination with African culture, art, music and dance in the late 1920′s. A mix of the Parisian avantgardism and African culture shaped a unique and vibrant expression. The intense life, the excess and euphoria is illustrated by Bal d’Afrique’s neroli, African marigold and Moroccan cedar wood. I chose this theme based on my father’s diaries that outlined the 15 years he spent in Africa traveling up and down the east coast. Having not yet visited Africa myself, it’s a very glamorous idea based on fiction.”

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