Ben Gorham founded his apothecary and accessory line BYREDO in 2006. A native Swede, Gorham was born to an Indian mother and a Canadian father, and spent his childhood in Toronto, New York, and Stockholm. A professional basketball player and fine arts student, Gorham found his way into perfumery only after a chance meeting with renowned Swedish perfumer Pierre Wulff sparked his fascination between memory and scent. Shortly after their encounter, Gorham traveled to Chembur, his mother’s hometown outside Mumbai, India, where the aromas of the spices and incense convinced him to create his own perfumes. Ever since Gorham developed his first scent with the help of world renowned perfumers Olivia Giacobetti and Jerome Epinette, BYREDO has skyrocketed into the upper echelons of apothecary lines, recognized for its distinct, yet understated packaging and stirring scents.