I Tried the Scent Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Calls ‘Essential’ and Now People Stop Me on the Street

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Part of my job is keeping tabs on and testing the latest beauty launches, but when it comes to fragrance I was always a one-scent woman. A beauty minimalist at heart (if not always in practice), I found no reason to venture beyond my signature smell. One weekend changed that.

I recently took a much-needed beach vacation, and my hotel had the most deliciously warm and fresh fragrance throughout. I’d already vowed to inquire about it when I walked into my room and found the source waiting there for me: Byredo Mojave Ghost toiletries. The unisex aroma greets you with top notes of musky ambrette combined with fresh Jamaican nesberry, then as powdery violet and sandalwood soften, it rounds out with a base of crisp amber and cedar wood. For the next few days, I washed with the Body Wash ($58). I slathered on the Body Lotion ($65). I even used the Hair Perfume ($80). The soulful and sensual scent blissfully enveloped me from head to toe.

Byredo counts celebs such as Kate Bosworth and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as major devotees. The celebrated Gypsy Water ($290) is Bosworth’s favorite fragrance. “Heaven scent” is the way Huntington-Whiteley describes the Suede Hand Wash ($68). The Rose Inc. founder also alludes she never leaves the house without Mojave Ghost. “Clutch essentials,” she declared.

What really sealed the deal for me that Mojave Ghost deserved a permanent spot in my beauty routine was the staggering number of times strangers stopped me that weekend needing to know what perfume I was wearing. Never one to product gatekeep, I excitedly spilled my newfound favorite to anyone listening.

If you’re on the hunt to switch your scent up with a unique, earthy fragrance, this one’s for you. Head to Space NK or Violet Grey to shop Byredo’s Mojave Ghost products, and enjoy the compliments.

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