Despite the fact that the Byredo Mojave Ghost was launched back in 2014, I only recently managed to get my hands on it, and it definitely met my expectations.
As an interesting fact, Mojave Ghost was actually inspired by the Mojave Desert (North America), and the name itself promised a lot, so the high expectations were set right at the beginning since the story was similar to L’Air du Desert Marocain in which Andy Tauer was inspired to create a fragrance based on the scent of Marocain desert.
In 2014, Byredo, a Swedish fragrance production company, released a fragrance called Mojave Ghost, a floral-orientated unisex fragrance that immediately grabbed the attention of the public with its perfect blend and smooth scent.
Here’s a detailed review of this product that will allow us to get a better idea of what it smells like, how it performs, and whether or not it’s worth the price.
Byredo Mojave Ghost Smell – How Does It Smell?
Mojave Ghost is a floral sweet scent that combines a strong combination of woodiness and ambrette – the scent leaves a unique trace of brightness and addictive aroma that leaves a lasting impression. It is a unisex fragrance with linear projection and a calming effect.
This alluring fragrance is mainly composed of the fruity scents of sapodilla, which comes from Central America, as well as the sweet scents of magnolia flower, which is found in the heart notes of this fragrance. Woody notes can also be detected but they are definitely in a less overpowering proportion than the fruity ones.
- Ambrette (Musk Mallow)
- Chantilly Musk
- Crisp Amber
Mojave Ghost is a woody composition inspired by the soulful beauty of the Mojave Desert. With a light and graceful character, top notes of musky Ambrette combine with fresh Jamaican Nesberry and top notes of musky Ambrette. Powdery Violet then unravels to reveal Sandalwood. The raw spirit of Mojave Ghost lingers on the skin as Chantilly Musk rounds out a base of Amber and Cedar wood.
It’s pretty much the same with Mojave Ghost.
The essence of this fragrance is the brightness and the lightness that it carries along the way that makes it so unique. There is nothing more obvious than the flowery effect of the sweet notes in this perfume. They include sapodilla, magnolia, and violet, and even though sapodilla is not mentioned in the notes pyramid, it is clear that it is present.
One of the most significant differences between Mojave Ghost and other flowery scents is the broad spectrum of woodiness (especially coming from cedarwood). It is not overpowering, but it is still present and it fills in the gap left by the absence of the original flick.
Despite the fact that this fragrance has a lot of “girly” tones in its heart notes, the whole composition is so heavenly crafted that you can’t say it isn’t for men at all. The fragrance was tested personally for over a month and I can assure you that it is definitely a fragrance that fits both genders very well, so it is definitely a unisex fragrance.
Since this fragrance is made up of amber, it will stick very close to your skin, and as I mentioned earlier, it has a very linear scent as well.
In general, what you get in the first 15 minutes you will have for the remainder of the time that the fragrance stays on your skin.
Upon smelling the fragrance for the first time, you are left with a sense of calmness. It is a subtle, well-rounded, light scent that can serve as one of your go-to fragrances on a daily basis.
There is only one change that I have noticed so far, and that is a hint of muskiness on the verge of disappearing, so if you wear it long enough, you will probably smell it as well as the scent disappears.
In terms of a fragrance, Mojave Ghost is neither a sharp nor an overbearing fragrance, but just as its name implies, it leaves a lingering aroma of uniqueness that follows you wherever you go.
As far as I am concerned, I cannot compare Byredo Mojave Ghost to any other fragrance that I have ever smelled, so if you want to smell unique, Byredo Mojave Ghost will most certainly provide the scent you are looking for.
What is the lifespan of Byredo Mojave Ghost?
The Mojave Ghost usually lasts around 7 hours, with 2-3 hours of solid projections and sillage at the end of that time.
It is well known that Byredo isn’t known for their long-lasting fragrances, and Mojave Ghost is a perfect example of that. It may be necessary for you to apply it multiple times over hours, depending on the situation when and where you want to wear it.
While it is generally understood that the lifespan of projections is approximately 7 hours, people will be able to smell the projection for about 3-4 hours right after it has expired, so that you can smell it around you. After that time, Byredo Mojave Ghost becomes a very closed and private scent, that only those closest to you who come to whisper sweet nothing will be able to sense it.
There’s a reason why Mojave Ghost closes after a few hours; it has to do with the amber note that is by default the one that sits very close to you when you run the application.
I found the projection to be fair and as we said before, you won’t see any more than 2-3 hours of this fragrance, which is fine as this is not the type of fragrance that is meant to be noticed by everyone, so it isn’t a necessity.
That being said, the scent is quite moderate, maybe even weak, and Byredo Mojave Ghost isn’t the type of perfume you want to wear if you want to attract attention to yourself.
In order to make sure you’re getting the most from your fragrance, I strongly recommend that you check out our guide on how to increase your perfume’s longevity and performance by following our tips and tricks.
If you are someone who is looking for a scent that is intimate, bright, and airy, then Byredo Mojave Ghost is the perfect scent for you.
Byredo Mojave Ghost when to wear it?
As a fragrance, it is best worn during spring and summer, so preferably on warmer and brighter days when it is best to wear it. It is a great daytime fragrance which can be an excellent choice for the office, coffee breaks, but also on vacation days.
Aside from the fact that this fragrance has a calming and non-offensive texture, it also has pretty wide range of applications.
In my opinion, it’s a great piece to wear when I am on my days off from work, but it’s also a good choice for the office, as it’s very intimate and won’t bother anyone at work.
In summer and spring, Byredo Mojave Ghost is the perfect scent to wear since its flowery and sweet notes seem to fit perfectly in the heat of the day. As you can see, it is definitely not the fragrance for fall and winter, and colder days in general, since lower temperatures will not be conducive to it opening up and performing properly.
It is true to say that Byredo Mojave Ghost smells a bit more adult, and it is definitely not suitable for teenagers, high-schoolers, or younger people in general. This scent itself requires a wearer to be a bit more mature in their appearance.
When it comes to Byredo Mojave Ghost Spray, how many sprays should I use?
As for the application of Byredo Mojave Ghost, it is recommended to use three to four sprays, since this fragrance can be overused. When you apply too many sprays, the perfume won’t be able to fully open and perform as it should, so in this case, less is more.
Regardless of how many times you apply it to the same spot, the scent can change dramatically if you apply it multiple times.
The best way to ensure a proper opening of the perfume and a long lasting performance is to be careful when applying Mojave Ghost since this fragrance may get an unpleasant creamy note if it is applied excessively.
As a result, if you want to get the most from Mojave Ghost, I’d suggest that you apply a few sprays: two behind your ears and two in the dips of your collarbone in order to get the best results.
Even if you apply more sprays, you will not get better results in terms of projection and silage. That is a very common mistake that many people make, but if you want to know how to avoid all application errors and where to spray your perfume exactly, check out our guide on how to use perfume.
In order to find out what works best for you, you need to try it for yourself since every person’s skin reacts to perfume in a different way.
Byredo Mojave Ghost – Where to Buy?
There are several places where you can get Mojave Ghost. The best place would be your local perfumery that is an authorized Byredo reseller. Online shoppers can get it from the official website of Byredo, Amazon, FragranceX, and FragranceNet.
It is always my recommendation that when you want to make sure that Byredo Mojave Ghost (or any other fragrance for that matter) is a perfect match for you, you should visit a local perfumery that is an authorized reseller of Byredo fragrances. As a result, you will be able to test it on your skin before making a decision rather than risking making a bad blind purchase.
It is important that if you intend to make a purchase online (and you love blind buys just as much as I do), then you make your purchase from a trusted source:
Regardless of which of these sources you choose, you can rest assured that you will receive the original bottle of Mojave Ghost. However, you may find that the price of Mojave Ghost may differ between these sources since they all have different shipping policies.
In fact, FragranceX and FragranceNet are both known fragrance discounters, however, I personally purchased almost all of my fragrances from them, and I never got a fake fragrance from them.
It is important to be aware of fakes when purchasing perfume and fragrances online, as they are often the subject of copycats and scammers. By using these sources, you can be sure that you are going to receive what you have paid for and that you will be able to sleep peacefully knowing that you are not being scammed.
As with every other fragrance from this collection, Mojave Ghost follows the collective appearance and has a great appearance, just like every other fragrance from this collection. White, simple, elegant, and clean are some of the best words to describe its packaging.
There is a white cardboard packaging that comes with Mojave Ghost and on it there is the name of the fragrance, the name of the brand, and the logo of the brand.
As soon as you remove the cardboard, you will find a simple, white box that just screams elegant. On the box, you will find the name, type, and logos of the fragrance, as well as two stylish stickers on both sides of the box that need to be removed in order to open it.
I have already mentioned that every fragrance in that collection follows the same theme, so Mojave Ghost comes in a transparent box, with a black cap and a white label on the front.
I have an atomizer that has an engraved B letter on the top of it, and it also does a pretty good job when it comes to vaping.
There are two sizes available for this product:
I just loved the whole packaging, and it reminded me of the simplicity that Frederic Malle fragrances have. In conclusion, the bottle and packaging of this perfume is simply beautiful, and if you’re like me, and love to have your fragrance represented on the shelf, you won’t be disappointed.
Byredo Mojave Ghost – Is it worth the money?
When it comes to the price, the structure, the story, and the smell itself, Byredo Mojave Ghost is definitely worth having in your arsenal when spring and summer arrive.
There is no doubt that Mojave Ghost is a masterpiece in its own right. The scent that you get from only a few sprays of the scent leaves a unique and fascinating impression on your body that cannot be compared to anything else you have ever tried.
As a result of the sweetness, brightness, and fruitiness of this fragrance, you will feel a sense of calm and feel relaxed and light all at the same time.
In terms of fragrance, this is a very unisex mix that can be worn by any man or woman who has a good sense of style and a taste for airy perfumes.
Considering the name of the fragrance suggests a lot, this fragrance will follow you throughout your long journeys and despite the fact that it won’t be visible from everywhere, the pleasant smell will remain close to your skin throughout the day to remind you how delightful your entire smell was.
In spite of the fact that it is not a dominant and striking type of perfume, it has a distinctive charm about it which makes it easily a favorite for everyday wear.
While I am passionate about perfume, I live in a rural area of the Bronx, New York, far from any perfume stores that are close by. It is straightforward: I do not have any credentials to provide as the author of this blog. I just love perfume, that’s all I have to offer.
In addition to wearing male, female, and unisex fragrances, I also enjoy wearing perfumes containing woods, incense, citrus, flowers, spices, vetiver, and green notes. As well as chypre perfumes, I enjoy fragrances with oakmoss, especially chypres. Patchouli and amber are not particularly appealing to me, and with some notable exceptions, perfumes that smell very clean, oceanic, or are too sweet are not particularly appealing to me.
I also have an addiction to expensive chocolates and teas, and I spend a great deal of time browsing the Internet, reading blogs primarily written by others.