After several collaborative projects, Comme des Garçons launches a purely Comme des Garçons scent – “A positive overdose of woods, woody notes and synthetic wood constructions (Wood gone mad).” And it has.
Wood, of course, has been part of the Comme des Garçons Parfums DNA from the outset, and here perfumer Antoine Lie has pulled out all the stops: this is all wood, just like it says on the bottle, the notes melding through the common smokiness of incense, guaiac, sandalwood, vetiver and oud with a hint of musty patchouli, dried out by cypress and cedar, wrapped in the powdery, velvety muskiness of Cashmeran.
This sensuous ode to woodiness, translated into an eerie gorgeous visual rhapsody by the Quay Brothers, may just be the most quintessentially CdG fragrance since its first, groundbreaking offering by Mark Buxton in 1994, Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum. It is wood made liquid and smoke and take our word, like the man “who loved woods more than any words could say” in the video, you'll want to drown in it. Wonder indeed.