A rose for all seasons. This green, sun-soaked perfume reflects the way a rose bush grows intertwined with an olive tree, a uniquely South of France pairing that adds rooted facets to centifolia rose from Grasse. Wear it when you want something fresh yet earthy, a floral with an olive leaf twist.
Vetiver is the ultimate fragrant chameleon, a grassy root that can be light and airy or deep and moody depending on what it’s paired with, making it endlessly adaptable. Here, it leans into its rich Caribbean roots with notes of rhum agricole, breadnut, clove leaf and toquilla straw.
In Dale Gerard’s hands, patchouli is completely reinvented. The mint-related herb is at the core of all three of his fragrances, but Vocation is the one that feels especially surprising, using the heart of the patchouli leaf to create something clean and peaceful with a soft undercurrent of cedarwood and musk.
Bal D’Afrique, Byredo founder Ben Gorham’s “love letter” to Africa is a light and sophisticated composition that translates in any season. The dominant notes—African marigold, Moroccan cedarwood, violet, and vetiver—create a rounded effect on skin that is inviting and warm, the fragrance equivalent of a paper thin cashmere sweater on skin.
There is a clear aromatic signature for the tiny purple bloom so beloved by perfumers. This fragrance builds on the notion of the delicate, powdery flower by adding cut grass and violet leaf to bring out its freshness, while leathery safraleine and Indonesian patchouli coax its richer side.