Gypsy Water is a shared woody aromatic fragrance, introduced by Ben Gorham of Byredo in 2008. The perfumer responsible with the origin of Gypsy Water is Jerome Epinette, who designed the majority of Byredo launches. According to the description from the official website, “Gypsy Water is a glamorization of the Romany lifestyle, based on the fascination for the myth”.
In spite of the fact that I was not attracted by the tag line (evidently it’s a marketing hoax and on top of that I am used to be extremely careful when it comes to gypsies!) I decided to sample this fragrance with an open mind, not allowing my prejudices to shape the conclusion. Sadly, Gypsy Water is not passing the test; it is wearable enough, however it has poor lasting power and lacks the innovation in the olfactory department. The scent is average and if average is what you’re after then Gipsy Water is OK.
The ingredients in Gipsy Water are a combination of woody and aromatic notes. The fragrance begins on a spicy citrus blend of bergamot, lemon, pepper and juniper berries. Then, as the mid development takes places, you will sense the pine needles and orris accords, wrapped in the dominant note of incense. For the final stage, Gipsy Water turns to a creamy base of vanilla, mixed with warm amber and sandalwood.
Gipsy Water comes in the typical Byredo bottle, whose shape reminds of an ink bottle; the chromatic scheme which is a mixture of black and white is very elegant. Overall, this fragrance is not my favorite amongst all the Byredo creations.
Byredo Gypsy Water Perfume Details
- Gypsy Water from Byredo is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 225 ml Body Lotion, 225 ml Body Wash, 200 ml Body Cream and 2x100g Soap Bar; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is poor.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2008
- Perfumer: Jerome Epinette
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual