Geranium, Cistus (Labdanum), Violet
Byredo Parfums – Slow Dance
The “Slow Dance”, a slow couple dance, also known as standing blues or slide. For girls and boys alike, this is an important step on the way to adulthood before they become women and men. An elation dampened by shyness and embarrassment; an exhilarating encounter of innocence and experience, knowledge and ignorance – an experience that occurs in all countries, cultures and times.
BYREDO captures this moment with SLOW DANCE – a fragrance that evokes memory and desire from a male perspectivebut can be worn by both sexes equally. A fragrance that fuses feminine and masculine ideas – bitter and sweet. A fascinating distillation that tells of warm skin and breathless closeness. When girls and boys, women and men are still so similar and at the same time so close to each other and take care of each other deeply and before all innocence. This is the moment Slow Dance captures and celebrates.
Traditional elements, especially resins and balsam, provide enveloping and timeless sensuality throughout the fragrance. Like historical incense used in a modern rite – slow dance. The ingredients reflect with their characteristics the genuine and noble character of the aroused emotions: A top note of Opoponax, also known as sweet myrrh, immediately evokes a honey-sweet, smoky sensuality, a rich, intoxicating amber fragrance. In the heart, Labdanum underlines the creamy softness of the Eau de Parfums, while Geranie provides a sparkling freshness. A veil of violets wraps itself around the composition – a magical note for both sexes and a universal balance. The base note of vanilla and patchouli anchors the fragrance by countering the universal sweetness of vanilla with the mysterious urge of patchouli – the familiar meets the unknown. light and dark, finally united.
In SLOW DANCE the historical arsenal of perfume art shows its modern and new side – familiar and at the same time iconoclastic. An oriental ambergris scent that brings together the clichés of youth and turns them into something new.