'I have something for you,” a mystery man behind me whispered, outside a party back in February. A gift is a gift (and that line, in New York, could go very wrong), but a surprise encounter with Ben Gorham—the dreamy, tattooed 6'3' former basketball player and current mastermind behind indie fragrance line Byredo—is something to get pretty excited about.
The next day, a pristine white box arrived at my doorstep, containing three travel-size vials of my favorite Gorham creation, Accord Oud, along with a monogrammed python case with a magnetic closure. I scrounged around the bottom of my purse and took out all the other trial-sized bottles I'd been carting around, caps broken off, and replaced them with this objet d'art.
This week, Gorham revealed several new travel cases for fall, available now on Byredo.com. Treat a friend, sure, but treat yourself first.