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!!!”


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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