Byredo Kabuki Perfume Review - Bal d'Afrique Powder Brush
By Ree

Byredo Kabuki Perfume Review – Bal d'Afrique

8 Jun 2017 (Updated: 19 Jan 2019)

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Byredo fragrances are super hot in the beauty industry right now and they are bringing their innovation one step further with the Byredo Kabuki Perfume range. This features a new fragrance format, and ritual, that’s not only enjoyable but also very practical. I have the gorgeous Bal d’Afrique kabuki to show you here.

Byredo Kabuki Perfume
Byredo Kabuki Perfume

This is not a traditional fragrance and if you are the type that’s constantly on the hunt for something different, then I think this will really do it for you. I love the black glossy tube it comes in.

Byredo Kabuki Perfume

You remove the lid, reveal the brush, click the big button (Touche Eclat-style) and then dust it on to your wrists, neck, decolletage – anywhere you fancy. It feels very glam and sophisticated, in a old-school kind of way, and the brush is super soft and luxurious.

Byredo Kabuki Perfume
Byredo Kabuki Perfume

Byredo Kabuki Perfume Features

  • Housed in a retractable brush
  • Micro-fine powder diffuses the fragrance
  • One click delivers the right amount of powder on to the skin
  • Can be layered over the traditional perfume spray
  • Available in three scents – Bal d’Afrique, Gypsy Water and Blanche
Byredo Kabuki Perfume
Byredo Kabuki Perfume

There’s something about a fragrance as gorgeous as this in a powder format that makes it instantly blend with the skin in a soft and smooth way. There’s never that feeling when the top note can be a little harsh and overpowering. It arrives in a soft, skin-like haze.

Byredo Kabuki Perfume – Bal d’Afrique Notes

I have Bal d’Afrique which I love. Here are the notes.

Byredo Kabuki Perfume
Byredo Kabuki Perfume
  • Top notes – Bergamot, Lemon, Neroli, African Marigold and Buchu Essence
  • Heart notes – Violet, Jasmine, and Cyclamen
  • Base notes – Black Amber, Musk, Vetiver and Atlas Cedar

It is a softer take than the original spray and you may find that it doesn’t last as long as a traditional fragrance, but it has been designed to be reapplied and become part of a self-care ritual. Love it.

The lightweight packaging means you can throw it in your handbag to keep perfectly fragrant throughout the day and night. Also, it makes a great hair freshener come soft dry shampoo! I just brushed it though my parting.

The Byredo Kabuki Perfume is available HERE now for £42.

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