Founded in 1969 by designer Rei Kawakubo, fashion house Comme des Garçons has always been known for its avant garde style, its clothing being more akin to artistic concept than simple fashion. Finding success outside Kawakubo’s native Japan in the 1980s, the following decade Comme des Garçons expanded into producing fragrances, with Comme des Garçons Parfums. The first eponymous fragrance was launched in 1994 and created by Mark Buxton, who went on to design several more. In 1992, the artist Christian Astuguevieille met the designer Rei Kawakubo in Japan. From this unexpected encounter, born a true collaboration.
Christian Astuguevieille became in 1994, the artistic director for Comme des Garçons Perfume. At all creations he imposed a leitmotiv: "stimulate our five senses, shake our perceptions, always wonder."
Eau de Parfum (woody, spicy).A modern enigma. A revolution of perfuses lainera narrative, there is a permanent depth to its character; no dissolution of its darnes, no recession from intensity. Encased within an amorphous, tactile flask of mesmerizing midnight gloss, its form is as captivating as its fragrance.Comme des Garçons
Eau de Parfum (woody, floral). The air of a park filled with Osmanthus trees in blossom. A gracious Osmanthus with fruity tonalities that emanate from its blossoms and juxtaposed with radiant green notes to illustrate the leaves and the bark of the Osmanthus tree with white ambery notes. A fresh spicy breeze with pepper and frankincense.Comme des Garçons
Eau de Toilette (woody, floral). A 71 components composition of abstract scents. All based on formulated chemical idea of inorganic raw materials.The cloned ingredients are very varied and can the form of the smell of dust in a hot light bulb, the chip of a pencil, the smell of the toaster, the hot ink of the photocopier.Comme des Garçons
Eau de Toilette. The inspiration of this perfume comes from a fresh spring morning spent in a Tawara bath in Kyoto.The smell of the moss tree gives some lively and square notes. Become filled with the meditative incense, the soft touch of the greenery around us, the rich woody scent dive us into a mystical world.Comme des Garçons
Eau de Parfum (chypre, floral).A fragrance that works as a medicine and behaves as a medicament. This was the first bottle held horizontally like a stone at the bottom of a stream. It is addictive, elevates the spirit, brings a positive feeling. It is comforting, with exotic woody and spicy notes.Comme des Garçons
Eau de Cologne. Built around a 14th century monastery, the Russian holy spot of Zagorsk lends its name to this fragrance. Zagorsk opens with a surge of crisp pine and cedar. At its heart is an almost clean feeling… like pinecones strewn on brand-new snow on a dark winter's eve.Comme des Garçons
Eau de Parfum (woody , spicy). Disconcerting in its conception, spectacular in its evolution, mysterious,unsetting, luxuous. A full world of marvelous wood, the ultimate woody creation: Wonderwood. An evocation of exuberance. A positive overdose of woods, woody notes and synthetic wood constructions (wood gone mad).Comme des Garçons
Eau de Parfum. One of nature’s most precious gifts, worth its weight in gold. An aromatic resin, scented with subtle notes, Oud is known as The Black Gold of Perfumers. Used only for the most precious and mythical concoctions, its powerful and rich character brings a woody, animal, balsamic and even honey feel and texture to a fragrance.Comme des Garçons