A graceful rendering of the scent of a single, perfect tulip. What's that you say? You don't recall tulips having much of a scent? You are not alone. According to Byredo creator Ben Gorham, “A lot of people say that tulips don't have a scent, so this is a fantasy based on the idea of a tulip.” And we agree that this exquisitely realized soliflore of the imagination is exactly what a tulip should smell like. Clean, modern and bright, with an intensely floral heart and a bit of green stem that has broken through the icy ground to start the spring.
La Tulipe captures the slight bit of waxiness of the tulip petals, thanks to rhubarb, and the cool, damp earthiness of the bulb, courtesy of vetiver. It is refreshingly unsweet, and has a clarity and charm that makes it one of our favorites for those days when one just craves a breath of fresh air. La Tulipe is as simple and elegant as a single red tulip in a crystal vase and just as appropriate for any occasion.