Gosha Rubchinskiy: Photographer, artist, and chronicler of Russian youth street culture. Comme des Garcons: The avant-garde designer that brought his art to the masses. Their first joint fragrance project: As edgy as one might expect.
And like Rubchinskiy’s clothes, this scent will evoke strong reactions. Inspired by skateboarding on a summer’s day in an anonymous Russian city, Gosha Rubchinskiy for Comme des Garcons smells excitingly of lost youth: hot tar mingling with the scent of rubber wheels and the mineral spark of board against concrete. The blackcurrant tang of buchu tea lends a samovar-like flavor to proceedings, briefly flushing the monochromatic palette with rosy tannins. The memory of hot sidewalks and remembered freedom lurks within the cool, flinty vetiver and the dry, dusty patchouli. To be worn with a statement t-shirt and attitude.