BYREDO’s ‘Black Saffron’ is a fragrance inspired by the very idea of sublime unity
Black Saffron, an oriental composition, opens with the bright citrus note of the Asian Pomelo and crisp Juniper Berries, mellowed into a golden silage by Kashmiri Saffron. At the heart, lies Black Violet fused with a Leather Accord, their dark, dry composition born aloft by the delicate transparency of Cristal Rose. At the base, Blond Woods add radiant warmth and harmony , punctuated by staccatoed flashes of luscious raspberry. The journey concludes with the gentle, earthy evocations of Haitian Vetiver.
Saffron is one of the key ingredients used in this perfume. Most of us know Saffron as the spice derived from the dried stigmas of the Saffron Crocus, has been cultivated for more than 3500 years and remains one of the world’s costliest substances. With it’s beautiful, intense golden-orange colour and hay-like scent it has been used as a seasoning, dye, medicine and fragrance. The use of saffron as a sexual stimulant dates back to Biblical times when the Egyptians used saffron in scents and body washes for the very wealthy, including Queen Cleopatra. Saffron was brought to Kashmir by the Persians in the 11th/12th century AD and its use and cultivation spread quickly throughout the country.
Ever since it has been used extensively even in the perfumery industry.
Olfactory notes of Black Saffron
Top: Pomelo, Saffron, Juniper Berry
Heart: Black Violet, Accord Cuir, Cristal Rose Base: Blond Woods, Raspberry, Vetiver