Category: Mark Buxton

digging (into) vintage: Jacomo Anthracite, 1991

Perfumer Mark Buxton Luca Turin has referred to Anthracite pour l’Homme as one of the artful late 80s-early 90s men’s fragrances that that were influential critically, but not commercial successes. The heart of this set was a group of floral fougères: Caron Troisième Homme (1985), Givenchy Xeryus (1986) and Paco Rabanne Ténéré (1988), YSL Jazz (1988). They were a new…

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…