BYREDO was founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham. Ben began to be intrigued by scent and memory after travelling to his mother's hometown in India, where he was stirred by the aromas of spices and incense. Inspired by this trip, BYREDO's scented candles and perfumes have been developed with an understated approach, using simple composition of the highest quality raw materials.
IN THE XERIC WILDERNESS OF THE MOJAVE DESERT TREES AND VEGETATION MORE ANCIENT THAN MANY CIVILISATIONS DEFY CONDITIONS THAT PREY ON HUMAN VULNERABILITY. THE GHOST FLOWER IS A RARE SPECIES THAT DARES TO BLOSSOM ABOVE THIS BAKED, HARD GROUND. DESPITE ITS ARID SURROUNDINGS AND INABILITY TO PRODUCE NECTAR, THE GHOST FLOWER, OR MOHAVEA CONFERTIFLORA, MAINTAINS ITS PERFECT, MAJESTIC BEAUTY AND THRIVES YEAR AFTER YEAR. IN AN ASTONISHING FEAT OF INGENUITY THE FLOWER USES MIMICRY TO ATTRACT THE POLLINATORS OF A NEIGHBOURING PLANT SPECIES BY DEVELOPING MARKINGS THAT RESEMBLE THOSE OF A FEMALE BEE GENUS ATTRACTED TO ITS SUBJECT AND DUPING THE MALE BEE INTO FOLLOWING SUIT. THIS MOVING HUMAN-LIKE BEHAVIOUR AND CAPTIVATING TALE OF SURVIVAL LIES IN THE FOUNDATION THAT INSPIRED ‘MOJAVE GHOST’, AN HOMAGE TO THIS MOST BEWITCHING FLOWER.