Rare is the scent that is equally perfect for the home and the body alike, but Byredo’s ultra-popular Bibliotheque candle, with its sophisticated blend of fruit, leather and vanilla, has long left its many fans clamoring for a wearable version. We’re pleased to say the wait is now over- at least for a limited time.
Bibliotheque opens with a mouthwatering burst of peach and plum, juicy and fresh but balanced with a controlled, gently powdery violet heart- rather than candy, it exudes the quiet sweetness of weathered book pages. A smooth, worn leather and crackling patchouli further the scent’s evocation of a wood-walled study lined with first editions, a well-loved easy chair, a touch of vanilla conjuring a glass of excellent brandy on the side table. As a candle, it all came together to add evocative elegance to any room, but as an eau de parfum, it’s much more versatile than that, the ideal complement to any style from boho chic to gala evening wear. But as a limited edition, we’d advise you to get your bottle as soon as you can, because while intelligence and grace never go out of style, Bibliotheque EDP won’t be around forever.