The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Byredo Pulp

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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.

Notes:  

Top – bergamot, blackcurrent, cardamom

Heart – fig, red apple, tiare

Base – cedarwood, peach flower, praline

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Pulp isn’t soapy, but it does remind me of those tenacious shampoos from the 1970s where 8 hours after you washed your hair it still smelled as if it was just washed.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE PULP: abundant, artificially fresh, vibrant

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PULP:  Musings of a Muse, Colognoisseur, AustralianPerfumeJunkies

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.

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

7 thoughts on “Byredo Pulp

  1. I appreciate the effort, Steve. My notes on Pulp read as follows: “Ugh!”

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  2. Enjoyed reading this review. Nope, it doesn’t sound phoned in. Thanks. R

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  3. When I tried this perfume for the first time, I thought it was over the top overripen fruit. Several years later, and I love… no, LOVE Pulp but just in Hawaii. I cannot wear it anywhere else.

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    • That’s so funny! It really does make a difference, location, humidity, etc. on love a a perfume. I pulled out a mini Arpege the other day just to wear something different I always kind of liked it, but never wore it. For some reason here, it just blossomed and really opened up. It was divine. But maybe I need to save my Pulp sample and use it if I ever make it to Hawaii 🙂

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  4. Great review as always. I had a similar reaction to Undina when I tried this before. It smelled like fruit that was ready for the compost pile on my skin. I enjoy some Byredos, but I don’t think I am their target market… 🙂

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