Magnolia, Lily Of The Valley
Byredo – Inflorescence – EdP
To celebrate the beginning of spring, nature’s perennial and powerful rebirth, Ben Gorham(Founder and Creative Director of BYREDO) envisaged a wild garden and a floral scent thatwould capture the strength and beauty of its blossoms, just as they reach their dramatic peak.The result, the wonderfully entitled ?INFLORESCENCE’, is an Arcadian stroll through untamedbowers of full-blown, rambling roses, interspersed by the intoxicating, honeyed notes of pinkfreesias in their prime. Two of Spring’s very first flowers lie at the heart; the creamy-soft allureof the Magnolia blossom, its petals fully open about to drop onto beds of quivering Lily of theValley or ?May Bells’ -in the language of flowers, symbolic of a ?return to happiness’ and the joyassociated with the onset of spring. Finally, and most unusually, Ben has used Jasmine at the base, again luxuriant and overgrown, a veritable riot of fresh sweetness that supports the structure andfurnishes a heady close.