Byredo’s founder Ben Gorham first met Susanne Kaufmann last year at a restaurant in Paris and the two became fast friends, bonding over the similarities of their approach to life, business and beauty.
Shortly after, the pair agreed to work together, landing on an idea for two products: a body and a fragrance oil.
The result combines Gorham’s inventive and transportive fragrance approach with Kaufmann’s natural skincare knowledge, in particular the use of botanical extracts from plants sourced in her native Austria and further afield.
Byredo is known for its prolific and unique output of perfumes while Kaufmann’s skincare range was born when she took over her family hotel – Hotel Post Bezau in Bregenzerwald – in the 1990s and created her own product line to support the treatments for the hotel spa.
Blending natural ingredients from her mountainous home region of Bregenzerwald with modern skincare science and a sustainable ethos, Susanne Kaufmann has become sought-after globally, in particular for chic, natural body products like body butters and bath oils and salts.
In the new limited edition collaborative products, known as Byredo x Susanne Kaufmann, the pair aimed to capture the essence of the Bregenz forest near to where Kaufmann lives.
A deeply moisturising scented body oil and roll-on fragrance oil each offer a crisp, fresh, green scent blend reminiscent of a walk in the forest and contain kind-to-skin ingredients.
Byredo x Susanne Kaufmann’s limited edition products will be available from September 14 at select MECCA stores and online.