WHAT I SMELL: Pulp’s opening is a pleasant one with a sparkling fresh bergamot. That fresh sparkle is quickly met with a warmed blackcurrent which is ripe and juicy and pretty and lush without being overly aggressive. Soon, the other fruits begin to come in to meet the blackcurrent with the fig and red apple seemingly taking turns at coming to the forefront. Eventually, they blend together to make a stronger alliance as the perfume begins to expand and project. In short time, the tiare and peach flower begin to take over and the perfume increases in volume. There’s an artificiality about the perfume that begins to mimic the characteristics of the notes. Eventually, the perfume settles in as a fruity floral with nondescript wood sitting underneath. Pulp is big, but not too big; fresh, but not too fresh; fruity without being too fruity….you get my drift.
From the Byredo website:
In Pulp, a compilation of exotic and Swedish influences create an international fruit basket. A dramatic composition focused on the idea of ripe, sweet, shapeless mass of fruit, an unruly and intense savor.
Top – bergamot, blackcurrent, cardamom
Heart – fig, red apple, tiare
Base – cedarwood, peach flower, praline
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE PULP: abundant, artificially fresh, vibrant
BOTTOM LINE: Pulp is pleasant enough in a very non-offensive way. Its artificial freshness makes for a pretty easy wear, but to me, it does grow rather tiresome as it eventually (after a couple of hours) turns to a cottony musk.
- Bone Rating: 3 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Fruity
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: Approx $110 for 50 ml eau de parfum
Footnote: After completing my writing of this post in its entirety, I read what I wrote and I found that the review seemed to have been “phoned in”. So what does that mean? Well, the post doesn’t flow all to well and it seems to be lacking any real effort or oomph. I thought about cleaning the post up and doing some edits, but then decided…no. Pulp, although being nice enough of a perfume, it too feels “phoned in”…so there you go.