Mark Buxton

Country: United Kingdom

Mark Buxton’s career in fragrance was launched on the back of a live television appearance- a game show, in fact, in Germany, where a 21-year old Buxton and a friend attempted to identify 600 perfumes in a blind test. While they didn’t succeed, representatives from Haarmann & Reimer (now Symrise) were impressed enough to offer Buxton a slot in their training program in Paris, and from that point on, it was destiny. Buxton is perhaps best known for defining the Comme des Garcons style- by creating the original CDG scent in 1994, as well as the perpetually popular CDG 2, Buxton instantly launched the fashion house into the niche fragrance world, and popularized CDG’s unconventional-yet-completely-wearable vibe.

Buxton’s eclectic, yet painstakingly composed fingerprints can be found in all corners of high-end perfumery, from the aforementioned Comme des Garcons classics like the original EdP & 2, to the ultra-luxe House of Sillage collection, to Le Labo’s intoxicating Vetiver 46.

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