1996 - Inez & Vinoodh (2013)

1996 - Inez & Vinoodh by Byredo
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1996 - Inez & Vinoodh is a popular perfume by Byredo for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is leathery-spicy. It is being marketed by Manzanita Capital.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlack pepper, Juniper berry
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Leather, Violet
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Black amber, Vanilla

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Scent

7.5 (165 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (115 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (118 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (113 Ratings)
Submitted by Charlotte, last update on 19.10.2019

Interesting Facts

This fragrance was created in collaboration with Dutch photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Inspired by their photography "Kirsten 1996", it was originally only a Christmas gift for their friends. In 2014, this fragrance won the FiFi Award for "Best New Independent Fragrance".

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ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
2
Meh...
Yet another hipster amber-patchouli-vanillic scent with an faint leathery heart and a spicy floral whiff, most of all with that distinctive “niche texture” we’ve been so used to these years – thin, transparent, dusty, kind of cheaply synthetic, terribly reminding of so many other “artistic perfumes” (...) of recent times. Think of any amber and/or leather niche scent – this will easily be identical to them, and viceversa. Leather is again that synthetic suede note, amber is again basically ambroxan, and so on... juniper berries, ok, that's maybe less common. I don't get any iris out of this. Not tragic but tragically uninspired and without the slightest hint of something justifying its price.

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Rickbr

190 Reviews
Rickbr
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Lovely Oriental Iris
I confess that i always had a peeve with the fragrance house Byredo. Not that its creations were bad, but the didn't seemed consistent with the position that their price put them I felt that there was lacking a clear nexus bettwen the very personal inspirations and the fragrances, that could been part of any other brand. Because of this i got surprised with 1996, born from the parternship bewteern the brand and photrographers duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

The idea was born initially as a gift limited edition to the friends of the photrographers duo, one which was inspired in their favorite notes and the 'Kirsten, 1996', photography. I imagine that the reaction was quite positive and both the brand and photrographers saw that they had in their hands a product which could be commercial success.

As they describe, 1996 is really cozy, warm and doesn't seem exactly ultra modern neither old fashioned. If i was going to sum up, i would say that it's an iris creation in a good ambar and patchouli background. The iris here seems for me delicate, devoid of its violet nuances or its cold aroma. It's an iris accord that reminds me a lot of the carrot aroma, that texture of a carrot which is slightly sweet, earthy and, somehow, orange on its smell. It's an organic aroma delicious for me, which goes along with good mixture of patchouli and ambar - an ambar which gives more emphasiss on the vanilla part and that with patchouli ends producing a sensation of semisweet chocolate on skin. I like how the spices are used in this creation, giving a fresh spicy touch which is secondary and it's used to soften the base notes intensity. If you are looking for a good oriental iris, 1996 is a great choice.
CarlMacau

26 Reviews
CarlMacau
CarlMacau
3
Juniper-Vanilla Memories from 1996
I tried it in Berlin and it is a really nice but not that special composition from Byredo.
It is hard to get and mostly it is sold out in Berlin. Created by Byredo as a gift for friends they decided to sell the Scent limited to the ordinary crowd.
Sillage was average and it ended up in the Base notes with something like a vanilla/Iris Sirup. The Drydown is deep, dark vanilla. A bit to much for me. Starting with pepper/juniper top notes I was so amazed and curious about this Limited 50 ml Version from Stockholm... I waited for stunning Middle Notes that would blast me away but no. Violet and Iris hidden behind the vanilla cloud. Not much leather to find here for my nose too.
I see Byredos Creation on a lady over 30. Mens could try it too but will be afraid of the creamy Vanilla ending. That sweet ending lasts for days on fabric and 24 hous on skin. Still I think it is so well rounded I give 80%. Around 120€ for 50ml You need to spend in Germany. 100ml is not available.
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