Gypsy Water

When you first spray Gypsy Water (Byredo 2008) you have an olfactory experience similar to the unequaled refreshment of taking a long and cool drink of perfect water.  And probably water with lemon.  The best lemon.  Of course.  

Piny juniper and subtle pepper emerge afterwards.  And then the warmth of the amber, vanilla and sandalwood meets the green chill of the citrus.  The contrast feels modern and chic.  Meanwhile a sugary incense adds allure and mystery.  

Recently I’ve been paring down my collection because I need to add fragrances I love without overdoing it.  This is not a scent I’ll be adding but it’s one I can’t help but appreciate.  


Top notes: bergamot, lemon, pepper and juniper.  Middle notes: incense, pine needles and orris root.  Base notes: amber, vanilla and sandalwood.