Comme des Garcons release AMAZINGREEN

by Katie on June 27, 2012

For me, Comme des Garcons fragrances are very much hit and miss/LOVE it or leave it alone. From the quite divine, deadly and in my top five fragrances ever, Daphne (created for and with Daphne Guinness by Antoine Lie) which is a huge, enticing, femme fatale sleight of honied happiness which leaves plumes whenever one walks, of big ingredients – bitter orange, saffron, rose centifolia, Tunisian jasmine, tuberose, iris, patchouli, oud, amber and vanilla. Wowtastic! It so smotheringly smooth and distinctive it bowls over the best (and I can testify to that). Like a bottle full of narcotics stashed in a plush red velvet pouch, it can be used to devastating effect.

And then we have the Hussein Chalayan other-end-of-the-spectrum offer, Airborne (released last year) that’s light, airy-fairyness is fresh but seems too flouncy and vapid in comparison to Comme des Garcons’ big releases like Daphne, Wonderwood and Kyoto. Horses for courses one surmises.

And now we have the impending release of AMAZINGREEN (NB.Only one G. I know. It’s been bugging me too), and it’s back to bold. But this time bold is metallic green and shiny like it’s tactile irridescent bottle. 

On first spray, AMAZINGREEN’s murky depth unfolds. All shiny, glistening and bright on the top (that will be the palm tree leaves, green pepper, dew mist and jungle leaves) it powers on down to a rich musky, dirty, sexy resonance. AMAZINGREEN’s a bit of a cad. All harmless on the outside and with a dark intent at heart with it’s blend of gunpowder accord, vetiver, smoke and musk, combining with ivy leaves, orris root, silex and coriander seeds. Whether that cad be a man or a woman is up to you. Like all Comme des Garcons fragrances, they appeal to the unusual and the lover of niche not normal run of the mill, which makes wearing them a statement – of taste, of discerning, of contrariness. A good thing indeed.

AMAZINGREEN is termed as the ‘ultimate green fragrance’. Sound the jungle drums and be prepared to hack your way through the wildness.

AMAZINGREEN is available exclusively from Selfridges from July 2012 and nationwide from August 2012. Eau de Parfum is £75 (100ml) and £57 (50ml).

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