Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
Welcome to SOTD!
How do you like it? I'm one of the few defenders of Byredo here, but I do understand the criticisms people tend to make. MM is very aromatic and masculine, but like some other Byredos, the longevity really leaves something to be desired. I think Bullion, Baudelaire, and La Tulipe are really good from this line. M/Mink is interesting; I wouldn't say I enjoy it, but it's fun to wear from time to time.
Master-Classter is our forum expert on Byredo. I wonder what he thinks of MM?
Originally Posted by justinkapur
Byredo marvelous man. Had a sample from Barney's. Has anyone else tried it?
Welcome too! please keep posting and let us know what you're wearing and what you think.
(Mr. Marvelous). Have only worn this one a few times. I'm personally not a fan of green or herbal scents so it's not something I relate to. That being said it's one of the less popular ones in the line in terms of sales, so that may say something too. For me it's a good type of scent for someone who's maybe a little more into vintage stuff, old school or barbershop type scents like the wetshavers crowd. It smells to me like a guy who wears flannel and mows his own lawn. Something you could also wear to a gym, the kind with really old broken in boxing bags... for longevity my experience has been it's a medium level, meaning like 4-5 hours at best, probably closer to 2-3 good hours. It's based on limited experience wearing it though in all honesty.
Originally Posted by HORNS
One of these days Byredo is going to click with me - after it's been reformulated and I regret not getting the original formulations.
it's a certain style/aesthetic. I think as frag heads we're used to searching for more
complexity and layers but the line generally seems to me to be fairly minimal and linear, but that's its charm. The criticisms I've seen of the line tend to either write off a frag as being too minimal or linear, which I don't take as a fair point. As for points about being overpriced, well yes, I do agree on that one. They're deliberately priced a little high to give the impression of high quality and prestige, which other smaller niche guys don't do. There's lots of good niche juice out there for less, so I think it's a fair point. They're not way off, basically like Le Labo prices I think as a comparison. the other interesting issue is because of the brand's story and philosophy, they don't drop and frags, even if they aren't selling that well. So I know we all complain about discontinuations, but they have their place. The line has nearly 20 fragrances now so it's a broad range and can be a bit overwhelming, plus IMO there are a few duds in there or ones like M/M that should have just been limited editions or something that are now a permanent part of the line... I think I'd say Byredo is almost a pseudo-niche in that they're a niche line started with the intention of being reasonably commercial. Guys like Ford intended the same thing. Guys like Malle accidently have become the same thing. and don't forget, as artistic as this all is, it's still a business, these guys are here to make money. they're doing what they like, but it's a business.
Inc/B - believe it or not but I was never told anything about Buillon and if I'm not mistaken it's a limited release for the middle east or something or Europe so we won't get it here in North America.
Originally Posted by HORNS
Yesterday: Bois d'Iles
and still going strong on me. I'm telling you, those Chanel Les Exclusifs are some of the best buys in perfumery.
Agreed, quite a few of them are really boring but there are some solid
winners in the lineup and the prices are very reasonable. I personally own big ol' bottles of a few of them. Def a line worth checking out.