Byredo’s Pulp (2008)

© Victor Wong
© Victor Wong

I keep seeing guys asking the same question on Basenotes forum regarding Byredo’s Pulp:

“I am not gay, but can I wear Byredo’s Pulp? Because I really like it… will people think that I am wearing a woman’s perfume?”

Well, let’s reword the question so that people can have a better context of what’s going on.

“If I open a can of Del Monte fruit cocktail, pour it all over my body, will I get eaten by a woman or a man?”

Well, both men and women eat fruit cocktail cups, although not everyone loves them. So, it’s totally your call to mingle with the right group of lovers. I hope it’s a satisfying answer.

I remember reading a review on Pulp and the reviewer says the fruit in pulp (figs, apples, black currants) is so intense that it almost smells rotten like garbage. I definitely do not think so, but I guess the spices, particularly the caramel in it make it over the top fruity and juicy, nevertheless, that review is forever etched in my head. One day I was at a Byredo counter and saw two women giggling and admiring Pulp; being nosy, I casually said, “some people think that it smells like garbage.” Both of them turned their heads in synchronization and shot lasers out of their eyes and yelled, “No!!! It’s wonderful!!!”

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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 www.zoologistperfumes.com or www.facebook.com/zoologistperfumes for more info!

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