The 5 Lesser-Known Byredo Scents That Are Guaranteed Compliment-Generators

If there's one thing we love at Who What Wear, it's discovering a new fragrance. Whether it's finding our signature scent or finding out the fragrances that celebrities wear, nothing gets the office talking more than when a new perfume is spritzed.

Fragrance is so personal to everyone. Some of my all-time-favourite fragrances are warm, woody or musky. I love Narciso Rodriguez For Her, Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka and Byredo Bibliothèque. They're bold fragrances with an impressive sillage, so they tend to lend themselves more to the autumn and winter months. So as the colder months draw in, I have a seasonal pang of excitement at digging my favourite fragrances back out again.


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Like the rest of the Who What Wear team, I'm a huge Byredo fan. While you might know of Mojave Ghost and Gypsy Water, you might not have heard of the five lesser-known fragrances in Byredo's premium line. But I'll let you in on a secret—they're guaranteed compliment-generators.

Byredo Night Veils


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The Night Veils collection features five scents, which are more expensive than Byredo's standard perfumes. This is because Byredo uses pure perfume extracts, which makes them smell very intense and very expensive indeed. The collection is inspired by the night and the way that flowers often unfurl their most intense scent at twilight. They make for the perfect evening scents; they're dark and mysterious and last for hours on end on the skin. You'll only need a tiny spritz of these (and thank goodness because they are £240 a bottle). Unlike most of Byredo's fragrances that feature clear juice inside the bottle, the Night Veils fragrances house deep amber and golden liquid, which immediately makes me think of evening tipples like whisky and wine. They're totally made for evening wear.

Curious to find out what the Night Veils fragrances smell like, I put them to the test and documented it below, where I'm giving my honest thoughts on each.

1. Byredo Vanille Antique


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2. Byredo Reine de Nuit


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3. Casablanca Lily

4. Tobacco Mandarin

5. Byredo Sellier

Up Next, The Byredo Scents That Are Worth Your Money, Ranked by Me

Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.

Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.

Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.

When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.