Monday, May 28, 2012
Comme des Garcons EDP
1994 found Mark Buxton releasing the initial Comme des Garcons creation. I continue to come back to this particular scent in the hope of finally accepting it. I suppose the clove rendition is tuned too prominently for my tastes.
I will say that, in spite of being dominant, the clove note "flows" and retains a sense of smoothness. It's not a note I usually associate with being supple, but Buxton has managed to grind away the rough edges without removing any medicinal and spicy qualities. I suppose some thought and effort was afforded this fragrance since it was slotted to represent a future line that was soon to appear.
Once the clove gets situated and the dust settles a bit, there's intermittent displays of geranium, some rose, pepper and coumarin. On my skin, these notes pop in and out when the clove gives them leave.
Sillage is moderate with longevity approximately 5 hours or a little more on me. If you're not a fan of the clove note, it would probably be best if you steered clear of this one. In spite of this fragrance not being my style, I still find it well made and viable. Neutral rating from Aromi for the original Comme des Garcons Eau de Parfum.