Byredo Slow Dance
Fragrance type: oriental
Top note: Cognac, Opopanax
Heart note: Geranium, Labdanum, Violet
Final note: Vanilla, Labdanum, Patchouli
Fragrance premiere: 2019
Country TM: Sweden
Slow dance is a rite of passage for girls and boys before they become women and men. Feelings of delight and awkwardness; a rash clash of innocence and experience. The fragrance, Slow Dance, combines feminine and masculine, bitterness and sweetness. This is where high school clichés mix and become more. Traditional elements, especially resin and balm, envelop with sensuality. Here, the nobility of the ingredients reflects the nobility of the emotions generated.
In the scent, Ben Gorham articulates an element of autobiography through the scent, hoping to evoke that quivering moment before the boys don the mantle of masculinity. The sincerity of the moment on the threshold of maturity. The moment when girls and boys are not so different and not so distant, taking each other close and ingenuous. This is what is ultimately celebrated with a slow dance.