This fragrance does seem like an attempt from Comme Des Garçons to make a mainstream scent could be considered too 'safe' that but it is done very well imo. More masculine than unisex. Similar to CK Crave & TH Loud in the opening but done better and longer lasting.
Amazingreen by Comme des Garçons, 2012
Rated #8247 in Fragrances
Kind of disappointed in this fragrance. Extremely safe and commercial for CdG and that makes me sad. I sure hope Rei and the rest of CdG's perfume team aren"t going soft on us. It's just a sweet, lush, and of course green fragrance that is reminiscent of really any teeny-bopper, fruity scent that you could find anywhere and everywhere in that case. No gunpowdery, green peppery smell here. Just basic.
It starts of as a quite generic smelling fresh sort of aquatic fragrance and then it dies down completely, almost to nothing. After a few hours it comes awake again and the vetiver then comes out and it stays like that for a long time. Even after washing I can still smell a nice mild vetiver on my arm almost 12 hours after a small spray! Like Wonderwood then it has fantastic longevity. I would classify this as a mild vetiver scent that you really have to be patient with in order to get the mild blast of vetiver it hides. I think most people don't have the patience and somehow you expect something different from CDG. Not bad but not amazing as promised.
This fragrance is pleasant, but weak. It is exactly what it purports to be - a blend of green and gunpowder. I am familiar with the smell of gunpowder because of a previous avocation of reloading spent cartridges, both rifle and shotgun, and much shooting. Because I associate that smell with pleasant memories, I like this scent very much! It is masculine and unusual. Unfortunately, it doesn't have much lasting power to my nose. Weak. I will not be buying it. One more comment - I did get very strong compliments from male friends. None from females.
I'm disappointed in this scent -- it is not really a "green" scent, in the way I think of green (dark, powerful, suggesting leaves/sap/trees). Thus, I think the title is misleading. Yet, I'll give it a "neutral" rating, in the face of fairly uniform reviewer dislikes so far. Here's why. I admire two things. First, the designer has created something DIFFERENT and arguably new. It does not smell like anything I've encountered. Associated with that is that the smell is not unpleasant or wierd, at least not in my opinion. Second, the scent has a rare dynamic in that it presents a kaleidoscope or moire impression -- a shifting and recurring series of notes which appear early and continue to present themselves. That is unusual in a fragrance. The scent starts with a very dewy and slightly sweet opening which is vaguely green-ish. There is a fruity note, which sometimes suggests strawberry leaves and other times a peach-apricot combination. A sort of grassy note weaves in and out -- mild, not powerful. A very prominent note is something unusual and hard to describe. Sometimes it is toasted and slightly nutty, other times it is slightly musty like old books or old cardboard boxes, other times it is like flinty stones or gunpowder. This is the signature feature of the scent. These various elements dance around playfully. If the scent resolved into a dry, smokey and mineral centre it would be satisfying; but it promises but never lands there. The recurring sweetness keeps me from fully endorsing it. Yet, I think it is an intriguing scent and I'm glad to have tried it. But again -- not very green!
I am not impressed. I can't give this anything but a Negative, due to its mundane/trite execution. A definite low-point for CDG. My assessment: Take ONE part Terre d'Hermes and THREE parts Lanvin Vetiver, and you have an accurate equal to Amazingreen.
I've only sampled this, and, well, it's just wrong. The notes sound intriguing, and I welcome any attempt to redefine the smell of green. and there actually are some captivating green notes in this. But the opening notes were pretty discordant, though I allowed it quite some time to develop. And what's that massive overdose of calone all about? (And why is calone never mentioned in the notes pyramid? It's the most dominating note by far). Do they want to redefine greenness but not risk offending the Cool Water crowd? Or is it purely aimed at looking adventurous to the aforementioned aquatic fanboys? No, for me this just doesn't work - largely because I hate the modern calone fixation.
An unmitigated disaster. This fragrance has no personality.
Weak, simple bad...a misunderstanding, not Comme Des Gasrcons
It seems like CDG is traying to desperately go mainstream which, to me, means everything but good news... I'm an hardcore CDG fan but Amazingreen is probably the most disappointing delivery in their "ovaloid bottles series" since 8.88. The fragrance strikes as incredibly safe and modern (in the uninspiring and uninteresting meaning of the words), green and kinda watery with loads of woody amber. It opens peppery and fizzy with a huge dose of calone, just vile. The drydown is slightly better. Some vetiver, woods and a slightly pungent undertone which I guess being what they call gunpowder. Nice yet incredibly far from being groundbreaking or even attention worthy... Personally I wasn't expecting something weird or even avant-garde but just a solid mainstream release a-la CDG2Man. It was about time to get a new blockbuster from Comme Des Garcons but, IMO, Amazingreen is very far from being a valid candidate. An epic fail.
Amazingreen by Comme des Garçons, 2012
|Top Notes||Palm tree leaves, green pepper, dew mist, jungle leaves|
|Middle Notes||Ivy leaves, orris roots, coriander seeds, silex|
|Base Notes||Gunpowder accord, vetiver, smoke, white musk|
|By||Comme des Garçons|
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