Comme des Garçons Does It Again
Any word of a new fragrance from Comme des Garçons raises pulses around these parts as Rei Kawakubo has a way of churning out highly unusual yet entirely wearable unisex eaux. CDG’s Incense series has always been our personal favorite, although Kawakubo’s latest, simply titled Eau de Parfum, is making a strong case for top of the heap. There was initial skepticism, sure; that’s to be expected with a perfume that boasts notes of glue and brown Scotch tape. But there’s something about the organic aldehydes that open up into a bouquet of hawthorn, lilac, and musk that makes the scent totally addictive. “I can’t explain it, but after smelling—and disliking—the fragrance the first time, it got into my head,” one of our esteemed coworkers said. (Editor’s note: said coworker has since absconded the misshaped glass flacon from our desk). Funny as this may sound, it just might be the packing tape note that brings everything together. It’s ultra-modern—and reminds us to reorder office supplies.
Photo: Thomas Iannaccone