“Bal d’Afrique is one of my earliest fragrances. At the time of its formulation, I was obsessed with the translation of memories into scent. At the same time, I felt confident enough to include an imaginary component. My father lived and travelled in Africa for about 10-15 years. I would read his diaries; the way he travelled on freight ships, met all kinds of different people… For me, this was the fantasy of arriving in Africa through somebody else’s words. Bal d’Afrique reflects that; it’s an imaginary journey as well as a complete celebration of how I see African culture and its influence.”
With a focus on beauty and fantasy, BAL D’AFRIQUE is Ben Gorham’s ‘love letter’ to Africa. Wanting to sum up and celebrate the reach and influence of Africa through time, particularly the way its myriad cultures have shaped dance, art and music, the idea of an imaginary event
Top: Moroccan Cedarwood, Vetiver
Heart: Cyclamen, Violet
Base: African Marigold, Bergamot, Bucchu
HOW TO USE?
Apply generously on cleansed skin and gently massage the lotion in.
ABOUT THE BRAND
BYREDO is a modern European luxury house founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham. In contrast to Scandinavian esthetics, BYREDO carries clear ethnic influences from Ben’s Indian background with strong ties to creativity, art and lifestyle and has established a unique position in the market.
Aqua (water), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride, butylene glycol, parfum (fragrance), cetearyl alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, dimethicone, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, xylitol, triethylhexanoin, ceteareth-22, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, caprylyl glycol, carbomer, tocopheryl acetate, limonene, butylphenyl methylpropional, disodium edta, xanthan gum, alpha-isomethyl ionone, sodium hydroxide, linalool, coumarin, citral, bht.