Smelly News: Byredo Launch Inez & Vinoodh 1996 Candle

The 1996 Candle from Byredo
The 1996 Candle from Byredo

Swedish perfume house, Byredo have launched their popular and Fragrance Foundation Award winning fragrance, 1996 as a limited edition candle. The fragrance, which was created in collaboration with fashion photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, was inspired by a photograph taken by the duo in 1996, and is described as a scent that “combines polar opposites” and boasts a distinct accord of “viscous black amber”.

1996 was one of my favourite launches of 2013 and in my review I described it as being “sepia toned”. It’s an unfamiliar take on amber that sees sharpness, sweetness and unique textures pieced together to create a truly exceptional blend that is really unlike anything else out there. It is easily the brand’s most exciting fragrance and now, for those that love it, there is a candle too!

The Notes

Top: Juniper Berries and Black Pepper
Heart: Violet, Leather Accord and Orris
Base: Patchouli, Black Amber and Vanilla

Availability

The 1996 candle is a collector’s edition available in a 240g size for £60.


Disclaimer
Image, info, quotes and notes via Byredo.

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