Category: Commes des Garçons

Comme des Garçons Avignon, 2002

  (image vonwoof) Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour All the talk of the mysterious sense of smell, the visceral sense of smell. The sense of the emotions, therefore with the least association with reason. I really don’t get that. Yes, the sense of smell is discussed incorrectly or at least poorly. We have a striking lack of vocabulary for smell and how…

Comme des Garçons Ouarzazate, 2002

(image source unknown) Perfumer Mark Buxton Ouarzazate is less particular than Avignon, and more playful than Kyoto, the only two others in the CdG Incense Series I know. It would make a great mainstream men’s fragrance, and I mean this as a compliment. It’s balanced, subtle but noticeable, beautiful to smell but not extravagant, and a fragrance that straight men wouldn’t…

Comme des Garçons 2 Man, 2004

Perfumer Mark Buxton Iso E-Super has gotten a bad rap. What started out as a simple aromachemical in the early 1970s has become the monster responsible for a monotonous (monolfactive?) genre of perfumes that has brought shame to the word woody.Drama, huh?Don’t blame the chemical, though. Blame the system. There is an era specific (late 1980s – mid-1990s) group of…