Just in time for fall Byredo is introducing the latest scent to its ever-growing lineup, this time titled “Slow Dance.” Filled with top notes of opoponax, a heard of geranium, labdanum and violet, as well as a sweet base of vanilla and patchouli, the fragrance is a captivating mix of feminine and masculine.

A rites-of-passage moment for both girls and boys before they metamorphose into women and men. A feeling of exhilaration tempered by awkwardness, a heady collision of innocence and experience, not knowing and knowing, felt across countries, cultures and time.

Swedish fragrance maker Byredo has become one of the most sought after names when it comes to scent. The sleek and minimal packaging is an eye-catching top shelf design in itself, and the perfumes have become cult favorites over the past few years.

Slow Dance mixes ideas of the feminine and masculine, bitter and sweet, in a rich, intoxicating distillation redolent of warm skin and breathless exchange. Here (high school) clichés mingle and become something more; at once familiar and iconoclastic, the ancient perfumer’s arsenal is made modern and anew.

And do keep in mind this: the nose behind this creation is Jerome Epinette. You can find it here.