Luxury boutique brands Byredo and Oliver Peoples have come together on a scent and sunglasses collaboration, inspired by Los Angeles and the neurological phenomenon synesthesia. According to the founder of Byredo, Ben Gorham’s explanation:
It’s the connection between senses where smell triggers a color or shape…it’s technically classified as a disorder but I’ve only heard of it in immensely creative people, so in my mind it’s a gift.
The scent is inspired by Los Angeles’ scenery, with notes of lemon and juniper berries mixed with oris butter, patchouli fraction, musks, warm sand accord and helichrysum. Three different glass bottles encase the scents, each representing different perspectives of Los Angeles. To complement the scents are a pair of Oliver Peoples wayfarers, which boasts a semi-black frame and beige crystal lenses. The Byredo x Oliver Peoples scent and sunglasses collaboration will be available from next month.