“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*Pump is not included.
HOW TO USE?
Lather up with water and apply onto wet skin, then rinse it off.
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), sodium laureth sulfate, parfum (fragrance), cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, xylitol, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, decyl glucoside, ppg-26-buteth-26, dipropylene glycol, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, peg-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate, peg-55 propylene glycol oleate, propylene glycol, sodium chloride, sodium benzoate, hydroxypropyl guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, citric acid, limonene, disodium edta, butylphenyl methylpropional, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, alpha-isomethyl ionone, bht, linalool, coumarin.