31 Aug 2023 By May Ng

Byredo presents Rouge Chaotique, the first oud gourmand fragrance in the Night Veils Collection

Launch Date: 7th September 2023


“I think there is something about night-time, it’s a different world of possibilities; a different version of who you are, a nocturnal sense of duality. From evening blooms to animals, there is an entire part of nature that lives at night—how can we be removed from that? I know I have a completely different mind-set at nightfall; it’s very distinctive emotionally. It is almost the start of another life and I wanted to do something to mark the beginning of the evening, a new night-time ritual that would sound a gong for when this twilight life begins.”  – Ben Gorham, Creative Director & Founder, Byredo.

Rouge Chaotique

The latest release in the Night Veils collection, Rouge Chaotique, joins Casablanca Lily, Reine de Nuit, Sellier, Tobacco Mandarin and Vanille Antique as part of Byredo’s series of Extraits de Parfum. Mirroring the morning ceremony of applying scent, Night Veils are designed for the ritual of the night, their application signalling the start of the evening and the descent into adventures unknown. Like flowers that release their headiest scent at twilight, these penetrating concentrates of perfume are made from noble raw materials chosen with meticulous care. Distilled into a pure essence utilising time-honoured techniques, a small amount works closer to the skin and radiates through the heat of the body, lingering for many hours. Whether worn for a night out or simply to bed, Night Veils offer profound olfactory stimulation, inspiring and reflecting a natural world of imagination, memory and desire.

Rouge Chaotique is available at Byredo stores and Lane Crawford counters from 7th September, 2023.

Rouge Chaotique (50ml – HKD $2,700)

Top: Saffron, Blackcurrant, Lemon, Bergamot

Heart: Praline, Plum

Base: Patchouli, Oud, Papyrus

Rouge Chaotique (50ml – HKD $2,700)