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 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). 

Comme des Garcons A New Perfume Bottle Open Box

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.