With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (wait, wasn’t Christmas just a couple of days ago), it’s good to plan ahead, and this is something that should make it onto your shortlist. Perfect as a gift for your man/woman who’s just as obsessed about scents, the La Sélection Valentine set comes in a limited-edition 6-piece set of Byredo’s most iconic fragrances.
Each Eau de Parfum is housed in a 12 ml vial, which makes them perfect for travels. And with scents catered for a different mood or occasion, one can always rotate them as one pleases. Start off with Bal D’Afrique, a warm, romantic fragrance that’s all about African marigold, Moroccan cedarwood, neroli and vetiver. Black Saffron, on the other hand, is close to the heart of Byredo’s founders, one that contains deep notes of accord cuir, black violet, cristal rose and saffron.
Ladies love Blanche because of its pure and light notes of aldehyde, peony, sandalwood and white rose. Then there’s Gypsy Water that reminds you of deep forests and campfires, thanks to its mix of bergamot, juniper berries, incense and pine needle.
The 5th scent is Mojave Ghost, an intense, woody composition of ambrette, cedarwood, crisp amber and Jamaican nesberry. Rounding up the lot? Rose of No Man’s Land, a scent dedicated to the nurses who saved thousands of lives in WWI, with soft notes of pink pepper, raspberry blossom, Turkish rose petals and white amber.
Set to launch on 3 January 2019, this SGD250 box set will be available online via Escentials or at their boutique in Paragon Shopping Centre.