Comme des Garçons joins Baccarat for Exquisite Collaborative Glassware

 

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Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons taps French glass artisans Baccarat for a special collaborative event. To welcome summer, the duo are launching a pop-up with a special edition piece of stemware.

Reimagining the Harcourt with polka dots.

Having recently dipped into the world of Japanese fashion courtesy of fragment design, Maison Baccarat is no stranger to inventive creations. This collaboration, however, isn’t a new shape – instead, Comme des Garçons tweaks one of the iconic classic Baccarat creations.

comme-des-garcons-aoyama-baccarat-harcourt-glass-collaboration-event-2The Harcourt wine glass has remained a staple of Baccarat’s line-up since the Maison was founded in 1841, simultaneously highlighting the house’s knack for elegant design and its equisite attention to detail. Sleek lines inform the glass, arcing down onto a brilliantly simple hexagonal base.

Comme des Garçons’ collaborative edition places branding on the base and CdG’s preferred polka dots across the bowl, yielding a glass that is equal parts progressive and classic.

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Joining the $415 Harcourt glass, a commemorative T-shirts will drop at the special event hosted inside Comme des Garçons Aoyama, which begins May 31.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Maison Baccarat and Comme des Garçons.

 

 

 

 

 

Comme des Garçons new Summer pocket colognes

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The French label has released some of its most celebrated fragrances in a new, travel-friendly variety.

The new Comme des Garçons fragrance collection will feature the fresh scents of ‘Amazingreen’, the leathery notes of ‘MAN2’, and the oakey smells of ‘Wonderwood’. The artsy designed bottles are ideal for on-the-go travel and abide to TSA requirements, leaving you hassle-free at airport security at 25ml a bottle.

 

BLACK Comme des Garçons

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Japanese designer and founder Rei Kawakubo has independently orchestrated the label’s rise since its beginning in 1969. The success of Comme des Garçons is defined by Kawakubo’s ability to challenge convention, not only through design, but also in the way she approaches the business of fashion. In 2009, Comme des Garçons felt it was necessary to do something in response to the general negativity engendered by the recession and to counter the feeling of things being blocked or stopped because of the crisis. BLACK Comme des Garçons was born.

2013 marks the regeneration of that concept through the launch of BLACK Comme des Garçons Eau de Toilette, an emergency, guerrillalike, spiced-up new scent. An urgent, guerrilla-like spicy scent, BLACK Comme des Garçons Black is an incarnation of the sub-line’s dark and mysterious, yet ultimately playful, sensibilities.

Top: black pepper from Madagascar, incense of Somalia
Heart: leather, liquorice, birch tar, pepperwood
Base: cedarwood, vetiver

The top notes are a mix of exotic African accords – black pepper from Madagascar and incense from Somalia – that open up to a heady heart of leather, liquorice, birch tar and pepper wood. Drying down with a woody base of vetiver and cedarwood, the scent comes in a suitably black-based bottle and packaging and will be available at the beginning of April in-store.

 

Comme des Garçons Black Flacon Box

Novel and accomplished while still resulting anything but odd. Extremely versatile and easy to wear. If I’d have to choose a signature, this would definitely be among the candidates.

 

 

 

Comme des Garçons ‘By the Sea’ Fragrances

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Comme des Garçons presents three limited edition fragrances with original artwork by Sandra Korn titled ‘By the Sea’. Made up of aromas dubbed Wonderwood, CDG2 and Amazingreen, key details include woody notes and Madagascan pepper, Chinese Cedarwood and cumin, and palm tree leaves, green pepper and dew mist.

 

 

 

 

Comme des Garçons Amazingreen

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A dazzling fusion of organic and mineral, of freshness and depth.
An astounding blast of green energy, the creation of the ultimate green fragrance, Amazingreen.

A dazzling fusion of organic and mineral, of freshness and depth.
An astounding blast of green energy, the creation of the ultimate green fragrance, Amazingreen.

Comme des Garçons Amazingreen is created by perfumer Jean-Christophe Hérault as a modern and daily fragrance with a nice aroma that is not over intense nor too freshly. It blends palm tree leaves, green pepper, dew mist, jungle leaves, ivy leaves, orris, coriander, silex, gunpowder accord, vetiver, smoke and white musk.

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This ‘blast of green energy’ starts out cool as a tropical shower from bouncing shiny leaves the size of umbrellas. Moves on to a slightly sulfurous gunpowder accord (think of how the air smells after fireworks) as guerillas skulk through the undergrowth. Is that something burning? The ice-cold sear of green pepper on the tongue, the wisps of smoke of a campfire in a secret clearing…

Tough and lush, exuberant but slightly dangerous, the vegetal and mineral elements unfurl their various facets side by side. Trouble’s clearly brewing in the jungle.

Comme des Garçons Amazingreen will be available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

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Comme des Garçons Play Black, Green and Red

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Fashion house Comme des Garçons launches three new fragrances Play Black, Green and Red in the Play Collection. Comme des Garçons Play Black, Green and Red are created by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu as truly unique and exquisite with a delightful and pleasant aroma. These fragrances are decorated with a colorful heart inspiring futuristic style with modern elements.

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Play Black, Play Green and Play Red are colored depending on their notes.For example:

Comme des Garçons Play Black

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Play Black is composed of black pepper and atmospheric with incense and tree moss

Notes: Black pepper, pepperwood, red pepper, violet, thyme, black tea, birch tar, incense, tree moss.

 

Comme des Garçons Play Green

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Play Green plays between green and mint notes. Tinges of mint Nanah, the very fragrant of Nahah mint from Morocco and shades of the Mastic tree and cedar.

Notes: Mint nanah, lime, juniper berry – basil, jasmine, mastic tree – abelmoschus, vetiver, cedar.

 

Comme des Garçons Play Red

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Play Red is more intense and blends red mandarin, pink pepper, Safraleine, red cherry, geranium, cinnamon, osmanthus, myrrh and tolu balm notes.

Notes: Red mandarin, pink peppercorn, safraleine, red cherry accord, geranium, cinnamon, osmanthus, myrrh, balsam of Tolu.

Though possessing strange looks yet classic bottles, Comme des Garçons Play Black, Green and Red have its niche of wearers that adore and admire his style.

Comme des Garçons Play Black, Green and Red are available in 100ml Eau de Toilette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comme des Garçons A New Perfume

 

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Fashion label Comme des Garçons is about to launch its latest perfume A New Perfume, which comes in a simple package yet classic and elegant. Comme des Garçons A New Perfume that is made of natural ingredients and of recycled material package.

But Rei Kawakubo doesn’t like flowers. At least, not in a bottle. Which is why you’d be hard-pressed to find florals in the nearly 60-strong Comme des Garçons Parfums oeuvre, apart from Champaca and Daphne (the latter, tailor-made to Ms. Guinness’s tastes, doesn’t really count). 

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Comme des Garçons’ A New Perfume is described as an ‘industrialized flower to go with the glue, an imaginary flower from an unknown civilization’.

Comme des Garçons A New Perfume blends aldehydes and safraleine along with heart notes of lilac and flower oxides, while the base is made of industrial glue, brown scotch, styrax and musky notes. A New Perfume is sealed in an organic glass bottle designed in a modern way.

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Comme des Garçons A New Perfume will be available as 100 ml Eau de Parfum.