Byredo Mixed Emotions is “inspired” by the mess of the last year and the mixed emotions we have. I do NOT have mixed feelings about the last year – it was a suck from beginning to whenever the end is.
I had no idea what to expect, but I ran over to Fragrantica to see what the early sniffs were Byredo Mixed Emotions. and I left there thinking…. crap, it’s COVID in a bottle??? The comment reviews said “begins very strong, like a punch in the face… ” Huh? “Dirty armpits smell.” No way, not even.
Notes – black currant, mate, tea, violet leaf, birch and papyrus? I mean tea, violets and currant with some paper and road tar dusted on it.
My sister sprayed it and she literally recoiled on the spray and went “oof!” but really liked it after the open. I really was confused then. When I spray it, I get this lovely black currant, little tart, and then this lovely tea and birch start wafting up through. There is not scent nose punching involved for me at all. Just delightful wafting. ::: shrug :::
Here’s what I take from it, it actually is doing what the name says – Mixed Emotions. Some people went meh, boring, whatevs, others hated it, others loved it. I think it’s this lovely currant-infused tea with some raspy birch and h that isn’t as tarry as some can get and violet paper’ish feel. I loved it, and it lasts forever. Definitely mixed and interesting. The drydown is a birchy tea with just the slightest hint of currant. When I read so many of the comments on it, there were just a few that talked about the tea. This this is tea, tea, tea, tea. But I would caution anyone to try this first before you splash out for what you expect to be your next big tea scent – you may wind up with dirty armpits instead!
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