Byredo’s Flowerhead (2014)

© Victor Wong
© Victor Wong

If I say all-natural soliflore perfume is like a piece of juicy steak seasoned with just salt and pepper, then Byredo’s Flowerhead is a hot dog wiener. Not just flowers are processed but also the leaves and stems and everything else. A different kind of meal, a different kind of settings and “tastiness”. Flowerhead smells a little bit countryish and vegetal – like a bouquet of wild flowers, a flower garland made out of chrysanthemums and little berries. If you are too used to smelling roses, Flowerhead is a completely different kind of floral perfume.

Flowerhead is not a really elegant or sophisticated scent, but I have seen people in New York wearing expensive-looking suits eating a hot dog on the street telling people through body language that, “Hey I am quite rich but I am also casual and fun.” So I’d say Flowerhead can be worn on formal or informal occasions. Its heavy-handed use of synthetics for its base makes it one of the most bombastic heavy sillage scents I have ever worn.


Author: Victor Wong

A perfume lover - niche, designer, modern, vintage, I love them all. I am also the owner of Zoologist Perfumes, a small Canadian perfume house. Please visit or for more info!

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