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.
THE DUO OUD IMMORTEL AND ACCORD OUD ARE BOTH CREATED AROUND OUD, A CERTAIN TYPE OF WOOD THAT BECAUSE OF ITS USE IN TRADITIONAL INCENSE AND PERFUME HAS GAINED GREAT CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE AND HAS GOTTEN ITS EXISTENCE RECORDED IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST WRITTEN TEXTS – THE SANSKRIT VEDAS FROM INDIA.
WHEN THE ONCE LIGHT HEARTWOOD FROM THE AQUILARIA TREE BECOMES INFECTED WITH A SPECIFIC TYPE OF MOLD, IT DEFENDS ITSELF BY SATURATING ITS CORE WITH A DARK, HIGHLY FRAGRANT, RESIN. THIS DARK WOOD, OUD OR AGARWOOD HOLDS A COMPLEX FRAGRANCE, RESEMBLING FEW OR NO OTHER NATURAL INGREDIENTS.
OUD IMMORTEL IS A WOODY FRAGRANCE WHERE PATCHOULI AND PAPYRUS ARE BLENDED TO BRING SMOKINESS. THE TOBACCO LEAVES AND MOSS ADD DEPTH AND COMPLEXITY WHILE THE INCENSE AND ROSEWOOD BRING AN ELEGANT, AMBERY SILLAGE.
TOP: LEMONCELLO, INCENSE, CARDAMOM
HEART: PATCHOULI, PAPYRUS, BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD
BASE: TOBACCO LEAVES, MOSS