I own several fragrances by Byredo and I really like the line for its original creations and clean, classy packaging.
I received Blanche as a gift after having sampled it only once in a store when I also sampled Gypsy Water which is another one of my Byredo favorites. I learned later that I was supposed to receive Gypsy Water but the friend who gifted me Blanche mixed up the two names so I ended up with Blanche instead. Not the worst mixup for sure. I love the idea of fresh, clean scents of linen, a spring breeze and sunshine, all these come to mind when I smell Blanche. In that regard, Blanche aptly captures all that and more. What made me give four instead of five lippies is the Blanche opening which on my skin is a rather sharp whiff of laundry detergent. Literally like having a bottle of Tide under your nose. It does soften within the first half hour, but the initial burst is a bit much for me. Blanche then transitions into a very beautiful phase which is still clean, slightly powdery with a soft touch of rose and peony. Lasting power is quite good, the scent stays close to me. Like Gypsy Water, which I bought a bottle of in the meantime, I enjoy using Blanche on the weekend. I answered yes that I will rebuy this, because I do like it well enough. However, but at that price - $220 per 3.4oz/100ml - I could imagine that by the time I finish my bottle another line will have come out with their interpretation of a clean scent, which I may be tempted to try, and hopefully at a lower price point.