This entrancing shape-shifter is one of the most popular fragrances in the Byredo line, and we can understand why. The opening is crisp and outdoorsy – strong, vibrant citrus, cool juniper and sharp pine needles. Floating incense and the sweet earthiness of orris help to set the scene: camping under an inky deep blue sky studded with brilliant stars, surrounded by pine trees, with a hint of smoke cutting through the chilly night air. As this wears on the skin, warm elements begin to flicker beneath the cool and sharp ones like the glowing embers of a campfire – golden amber, creamy vanilla and luscious sandalwood. A warm, soft, dreamy skin scent emerges, still with lovely cool traces of juniper, lemon and incense wafting over the top.
This has all the soft, amber coziness of a beloved cashmere sweater last worn to a bonfire on the winter solstice, with traces of smoke and pine and night air in its threads. It is the danger of a long wild night remembered from a warm and safe place. Richly evocative and absolutely gorgeous.