Ben Gorham

Ben Gorham is the founder and creator of Byredo Parfums, a line of fragrances. He was born in Stockholm to Canadian parents, while his dad was working on his PhD. As a child, he was very interested in basketball and at 6 foot 5, Gorham went on to play competitively in the U.S. in college and then in Europe. However, looking to play professionally in Europe was a challenge as he was unable to obtain Swedish citizenship, so he quit and ended up attending art school. Prior jobs also include supermarket clerk and construction worker. Right after graduating from art school, Gorham met Pierre Wulff by chance, who was a perfumer. The meeting sparked an interest and fascination with scents, especially the connection between scent and memory and Gorham wanting to create the scent he remembered from his father. Soon after their meeting, Gorham travelled to India and was inspired by the scents of his childhood and wanted to create fragrances that elicited feelings. Wulff introduced Gorham to top perfumers, Jerome Epinette in New York and Olivia Jiacobetti in Paris, who helped Gorham develop his first scent around 2004. By 2006, Gorham created four more scents, and launched the Byredo collection. In 2008, it became Barney’s second best selling fragrance line. Byredo and Gorham constantly collaboration with the fashion industry, which has helped propel the brand forward. By 2013, the company was generating sales of about $30 million, and a majority share was bought by Manzanita Capital the same year.

Byredo's Latest Candle Is a "Symphonique" of Scents
Fashion

Byredo's Latest Candle Is a "Symphonique" of Scents

Available for a very limited time only.

IKEA Taps Byredo’s Ben Gorham for Candle Collaboration
Design

IKEA Taps Byredo’s Ben Gorham for Candle Collaboration

Comprising floral, woody and fresh scents.

How Do Scents Make Sense During Lockdown?
Fashion 

How Do Scents Make Sense During Lockdown?

It might be time to rethink our relationship with perfume.

Ben Gorham and Peak Performance Present Second Instalment of "POSSESSIONS OF MY SOUL"
Fashion

Ben Gorham and Peak Performance Present Second Instalment of "POSSESSIONS OF MY SOUL"

Clothing to accompany you through your winter journey.

Check out the Scents of Byredo's Floral Unisex Fragrance Lil Fleur
Fashion 

Check out the Scents of Byredo's Floral Unisex Fragrance Lil Fleur

Presented by Byredo
Try before you buy.

Byredo Introduces Youthful Unisex Fragrance Lil Fleur
Fashion

Byredo Introduces Youthful Unisex Fragrance Lil Fleur

Accompanied by a Craig McDean-shot campaign.

Ben Gorham & Peak Performance Partner for Multi-Functional SS20 Collection
Fashion

Ben Gorham & Peak Performance Partner for Multi-Functional SS20 Collection

Dubbed “Possessions of My Soul.”

Byredo Moves Into Jewelry With "Value Chain" Collection
Fashion

Byredo Moves Into Jewelry With "Value Chain" Collection

A collaboration with designer Charlotte Chesnais.

Byredo and Craig McDean Team up on New Photography Book
Fashion

Byredo and Craig McDean Team up on New Photography Book

With an accompanying line of merch.

Byredo Showcases Basketball Sneaker at BYPRODUCT Vol. 1 SS20 Show
Fashion

Byredo Showcases Basketball Sneaker at BYPRODUCT Vol. 1 SS20 Show

Also delivering a host of suits, hats and bags.

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