Byredo Mojave Ghost Review.

Byredo Mojave Ghost review

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The Byredo Mojave Ghost fragrance is one of their best-sellers so I wanted to have a quick chat about it and why it’s a scent I have worn for so many years. I think fragrance is such a magical thing and can really lift and change our moods in an instant. It can provoke memories, nostalgia and take us to a place far from reality….if only for a moment! Mojave Ghost is one of he most popular Byredo fragrances so let’s see if this is the one for you.

A niche, unisex, clean & elegant fragrance. Mojave Ghost is a woody composition inspired by the soulful beauty of the Mojave Desert.

About Byredo:

Before we talk about the Mojave Ghost fragrance, let’s explore Byredo as a brand. Byredo is a European luxury brand founded in Stockholm in 2006 by Ben Gorham, with an ambition to translate memories and emotions into products and experiences. They are know for their fragrances and have a line of bodycare, leather goods, accessories and more recently makeup too (VERY intrigued by this, yet to try). Byredo conceives objects using the highest quality materials available, and high-end design details to fuel a renewed approach to modern luxury. Byredo is currently sold in more than 40 countries.

You can read my overview of my favourite Byredo fragrances right here. This includes Rose of No Man’s Land, Gypsy Water, Mojave Ghost, Black Saffron, Super Cedar and Bal D’Afrique.

I have used and owned Byredo fragrances for around 8 years now and they really are some of my favourite scents in my collection. I love the chic and understated packaging, I love so many of the unique scents, the quality, and they are luxurious and a real treat to wear. If I see Byredo in someone’s bathroom I immediately think they must know their stuff when it comes to fragrance.

Byredo Mojave Ghost review

Byredo Mojave Ghost.

Launched in 2014, Mojave Ghost is a woody composition inspired by the soulful beauty of the Mojave Desert. In this xeric wilderness, rare are the plants that dare to blossom.

‘With a light and graceful character top notes of musky Ambrette combine with fresh Jamaican Nesberry. Powdery Violet then unfurls to reveal Sandalwood. Finally warm Chantilly Musk rounds out a base of crisp Amber and Cedar wood, leaving the raw spirit of Mojave Ghost to linger on the skin.’

I think this is one of the ‘easiest’ Byredo Fragrances to wear ; it’s up there with Bal D’Afrique in terms of….it’s just kind of nice for anyone and everyone and most people tend to think it smells pretty damn good. It’s not ‘out there’, it won’t divide opinion, it won’t blow anyone’s socks off : this is a beautiful and gentle scent that is perfect for understated occasions. If I have no idea what an occasion calls for, and my mind is a bit of a blur….Mojave Ghost will always be a good option.

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What does Byredo Mojave Ghost Smell Like?

Bright, airy, calm. It is subtle and understated. It is a floral-woody scent and definitely a unisex one. Everyone and everyone can wear this fragrance…it’s a people pleaser, it’s delicate and it’s fresh.

Notes include:

  • Top: Ambrette, Nesberry
  • Heart: Magnolia, Sandalwood, Violet
  • Base: Cedarwood, Musks, Vetiver

Does Byredo Mojave Ghost last well?

Byredo Mojave Ghost is a subtle fragrance. It’s not one to reach for if you want it to be dominant or instantly striking : it is subtle and beautiful but it’s also light and airy. Because of this , you may not think it last well as once sprayed on, it’s not one I can smell on myself all day : you get subtle flashes and wafts but it’s not strong.  I think with a lot of the Byredo scents, they are best layered and topped up if you want that stronger , more over-powering kind of wear. It’s definitely personal preference.

I personally like to wear this in more spring-summer times as I just think it suits those seasons better because of the fresh, floral vibe to it.

Byredo Mojave Ghost review

Byredo Mojave Ghost Cheaper Dupe?

I am yet to find one BUT I have heard on the grapevine that are some fragrances that are similar to the Byredo Mojave Ghost ; perhaps not dupes / identical but along the same kind of vibe. These include Chanel  Chance Eau Tendre, Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh and Poirer D’Un Soir by Miller Harris. I am not familiar with these fragrances personally so I cannot give my input on this but they could be worth checking out if you are on the hunt for a Byredo Mojave Ghost dupe!

Is Byredo Mojave Ghost worth the money?!

Yep I think so! Byredo is a niche, luxury fragrance house. The quality of ingredients they use are of the highest quality, the packaging they come in is hefty and reflective of the price. Not every fucker in the bar is going to be wearing it.

Where to buy Byredo Mojave Ghost?

Byredo is currently sold in over 40 countries. You can buy Byredo here in the UK and a fair few luxury outlets and online. Online you can head to the Byredo website, Space NK, Liberty’s and Selfridges. To get to see these in the flesh, have a sniff and explore – then again, head to a Space NK or if you are in London you have Liberty’s, Selfridges, Harrods’ etc – all the fancy stores basically.

Byredo Mojave Ghost dupe

Byredo Mojave Ghost dupe

I hope you found my review of the Byredo Mojave Ghost fragrance useful! I think this is one of the easiest Byredo scents to wear : it is an every-occasion kind of fragrance, for anyone and everyone AND it’s a safe bet to purchase someone as a gift.

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