L’eau Down: Byredo Bal D’Afrique

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Byredo Fragrances - Politics of Pretty

The fragrance: Byredo Bal D’Afrique

In three words or less: sweet, sultry, euphoric

The story: Inspired by distinct places, moments in time and works of art, the Stockholm-based line Byredo Fragrances is known for uncluttered notes and its luxury craftsmanship. Bal D’Afrique is a warm and romantic vetvier inspired by Paris in the late ‘20s and its infatuation with African culture, art, music, and dance.

The notes: Top notes of bergamot, lemon, neroli, African marigold, and bucchu. Middle notes include violet, jasmine petals, and cyclamen. Base notes of black amber, musk, vetiver, and Moraccan cedarwood.

My thoughts: I typically gravitate towards floral scents but this blast of sunny citrus with just a punch of spicy marigold makes this fragrance equal parts sweet and bewitching. I love the travel size of the fragrance and the chic leather travel case makes it extra special and unique. I’ll certainly be taking this on my mid-winter weekend getaway to Florida!

Byredo Bal D’Afrique Travel Spray (12mL each) & Byredo Voyage Collection Calf Leather Travel Case

Photography by Kate Ann

As a beauty ambassador for Neiman Marcus, the company provided me with complimentary products for review purposes.