M/Mink • 3x12ml
Top — Adoxal
Heart — Incense
Base — Patchouli Leaf, Clover Honey, Amber
The fragrance M/Mink is a collaborative effort between Byredo and creative partnership M/M (Paris).
In 2009, reversing the usual idea of receiving a brief from a client, Michaël Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak of M/M (Paris) invited Ben Gorham of Byredo to their studio in Paris and presented him a creative direction and concept — a block of solid ink purchased in Asia, a photograph showing a Japanese master practising his daily calligraphy, and a large utopian formula that Mathias drew on Korean traditional paper.
Together with renowned perfumer Jérôme Epinette, Ben translated these three images into a fragrance - a hypnotic composition opening with adoxal, the heart consisting of incense and finally revealing a base of patchouli leaf, clover honey and dark amber. At first it truly smells like ink before giving way to the idea of the creative ink that held together the three images Ben received.