With the launch of Mister Marvelous, BYREDO's founder, Ben Gorham, has chosen to highlight a male figure who currently embodies his idea of this fragrance. The first ever Mister Marvelous features world renowned hair stylist Christiaan Houtenbos. Marvelous is a grand world, is it not? As it rolls off the tongue, it feels quite like it means. And it has history; France's post-revolutionary dandies called their equally exquisite ladies les merveilleuses. Marvelous means wonderful, exquiste, and astonishing. With a bit of strangeness as well - as indicated by the old latin mirabilis. A Marvelous thing must be strange in that it must be like nothing else.
We celebrate all of this because when things are just a bit off kilter, a little twisted or turned in shape, they become that much more interesting. Such qualities are prima facie for a thing to be called Marvelous. For a man to be called Mr. Marvelous.
Our hats off to the one and only Christiaan.
TOPE NOTES: Mandarin leaves, Neroli flower
HEART NOTES: Bamboo, Green lavender
BASE NOTES: Black amber, White cedarwood