Bullion 2012 Eau de Parfum

Bullion (Eau de Parfum) by Byredo
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Bullion (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Byredo for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is fruity-leathery. It is being marketed by Manzanita Capital. Pronunciation
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Fruity
Leathery
Floral
Sweet
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes Black plumBlack plum Pink pepperPink pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes LeatherLeather MagnoliaMagnolia OsmanthusOsmanthus
Base Notes Base Notes Dark woodsDark woods MuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood
Ratings
Scent
6.9104 Ratings
Longevity
7.780 Ratings
Sillage
6.988 Ratings
Bottle
7.596 Ratings
Value for money
5.610 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 04.09.2022.
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Bottle
6
Sillage
8
Longevity
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Scent
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Plum Infused Peppery Woods...
Bullion goes on with a burst of moderately sweet fruity floral osmanthus enhanced plum supported by black pepper before gradually transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the plum fades into the background with the osmanthus remaining to leave traces of the fruit still detectable in subtle support to the black pepper that takes on a co-starring role, adding a waxy sheen to natural smelling dark woods rising from the base. During the late dry-down the composition gradually sheds its black peppery facet as it turns somewhat musky sans all but just the hint of any animalic heaviness, with remnants of the dark woods remaining, now in support. Projection is good and longevity excellent at well over 12 hours on skin.

Bullion is a perfume that on its surface is pretty simplistic with its peppery, almost incense-like woody focus. The osmanthus floral element is quite intriguing though, as in the heart section of the perfume's development it allows the plum from the open to remain to a degree, even though now it really is the floral primarily driving its detection. The woods used are quite pleasant and natural smelling but difficult for this writer to make any real distinction as the which ones are used. There is a waxy, almost iris aspect added to the peppery woods in the heart that to a modest degree reminds me of Declaration by Cartier, without the cumin. The late dry-down is a rather mundane, safe affair with the perfume never really taking major risks with its sanitized musky woody finish. There is no doubt Bullion is well put-together, but I never quite feel it distinguishes itself from a relatively crowded space of perfumes with similar fragrance profiles. The bottom line is the apparently discontinued $175 per 100ml EdP bottle at liquidators Bullion implies wealth and opulence, but delivers the more commonplace earning it a "good" 3 stars out of 5 rating but a neutral recommendation to most except peppery woods collection completionists.
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