Thread: Best Comme des Garcons
What is your favorite fragrance of perfume house Comme des Garcons and what is proposed as ideal for hot days or the entire year?
CdG 2 is a versatile frag IMO.
Another vote for No2 , also love No3 , the incense series , the sweet series if you can find them ....
CdG is a very nice perfume house.
I need to learn more about this house, I liked the first CdG I sampled titled Wonderwood.
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CdG 2 is the most accessible and probably the easiest to wear.
my current top five (always in transition)
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comme des garçons man 2
My favorite is the original Comme des Garcons Parfum.
For hot weather, Vettiveru.
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Avignon and Zagorsk are my favourite from the incense series, both are very churchy, (but the whole incense series is brilliant), I like the original CdG parfum (spicy rose, with lots of clove and nutmeg), Cdg2 Man and Sequoia from the red series. One of the Guerrilla series ( i think the number two) I remember to be a lovely floral. It is a very good house in my opinion, with extravagant fragrances.
I've tried many and own(ed) a few and among those I love Jaisalmer, CdG 2 MAN and Vettiveru. But if I had to choose one only, it'd be 2. It's a very special fragrance to me.
I love Incense Series: Ouarzazate, lovely and very versatile. Not the most interesting fragrance from the house, but by far the most wearable one for me, year-round. I suspect that Odeur 53 makes a great hot weather scent.
Comme des Garçons Parfum, 2 Man, White, Avignon, Kyoto and Monocle Scent One: Hinoki are all marvellous, too.
Where can I find Comme de Garcons frags?
Everyone is somebody's weirdo.
Think I got mine from luckyscent.
I enjoy Avignon, Quarzazate, and Vettiveru enough to have picked up bottles. I have many samples I've yet to test from CdG so my experience is limited.
I'd say the smooth Vettiveru is a great year-round scent (vetiver in the same ballpark as L'Occitane, Roger & Gallet, etc.).
Next best are: Kyoto, Jaisalmer, Ouarzazate, Sequoia, CdG Man2, CdG EdP, Hinoki Scent One, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Vetiveru, Wonderwood.
The Original EDP, 2 Man, and I will say the Anbar Cologne is one of the longest lasting EDCs I have ever worn. It behaves more like an EDT.
I have order a sample of Cdg 2 man. Does it have some similarities with L`homme Sage?
I haven't smelled L'homme Sage yet, but I could imagine that the fragrances from Divine would be quite different than CdG.
Strangely i've just received in the post today a full bottle of Avignon and a sample of Kyoto.
On first test i do prefer the Avignon and it has much better longevity (Kyoto disappeared quite quickly on me).
Of the other CdG i've tried, i haven't disliked any of them as was very impressed by Wonderwood and it may be a future purchase.
For me, its CdG original scent, Kyoto, and the Carnation.
It was a calculated risk. Unfortunately, I'm bad at math.
Hinoki is a Holy Grail for me and I also love many more from the house. No one does wood and incense like CDG
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
2Man and Wonderwood, love 2Man especially. Hinoki is a great fragrance as well, however it's not one for daily usage.
Current top 5
1. Creed Vintage Tabaróme
2. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Soir
3. Comme des Garçons 8 88
4. Montale Black Musk
5. Profumum Antico Caruso
Have as perfumes respected longevity?
My favorite has to be Kyoto.....For Hot weather I really like Odeur 53 and 71.....CdG 2 Edp and CdG 2 Man are also fantastic!!! I wear CdG White during the holidays!!!
No one has mentioned Scent 2: Laurel.
What has the best longevity? (except Anignon)
For spring: Calamus or Lily
For Summer: Odeur 53 or Harissa
For Fall: CDG 2 MAN or Palisander
For Winter: Comme des Garcons EDP or Odeur 53
so... as you can see we're having trouble just choosing ONE. Ie they do a lot of good work.
IMO: Avignon and Palisander.
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Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress, Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura, Azure Lime, Champacca Absolute
HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...
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Hinoki blows all the other scents out of the water.
Aside for Series 7 & 8, I think most of their scents are worth smelling. My favorite would be calamus, followed by the original and then the colognes & synthetic series.
* 2 Man
* 2 EdP
* Odeur 53
* Odeur 71
* CdG 3
I just purchased CDG 2 man. On paper, it smelled nicely strange and churchy. However, on skin in the current 90F weather here in DC, the lemony part is stronger, and it works perfectly as a fresh but interesting summer fragrance, almost an alternative to vetivers or citruses.
Cdg 2 Man
Daphne (for women)
CDG is a great outfit!
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CDG 2 Man
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CDG for Artek Standard
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Last edited by alfarom; 27th May 2011 at 08:49 PM.
I love this house. The scents are very interesting.
Love Skai and Man 2 and also like Odeur 53
One of my favourite houses...
Impossible to pick only 1!
Last edited by Descartes; 28th May 2012 at 10:13 PM.
Odeur 53 and too Odeur 71 are perfect summer scents. Hold against the contemporary 'fresh' mess, they really shine with sophistication.
edit: I get the concept of these rows and collumns scents, sherbet, incense etc. But, they should have been less exepnsive to make sense. To have say 5 -simple- fragrances from various series would make sense. Alas, it is too costly for the costumers who may be addressed by the concept. Teens, and maybe even young mid twenty professionals won't be able to pay about 400$ to follow the idea. Spreading a whole set of easy, clear simple 'spot-on-x'-scents over the individuals of the crowd makes perfect sense. Again, it was to costly to work. I blame them for that.
Last edited by WildThingy; 27th May 2011 at 11:07 AM.
Kyoto, Laurel, and Tea are my favorites.
LUXE Patchouli and Champaca. ( expensive but really good. The Patchouli scent is incredible if you like patchouli . )
Though CdG is an excellent house - some really great scents .
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For summer : Odeur 53 and Hinoki
I haven't smelled them all and it's quite a big & varied line but Avignon and Hinoki are both great on me. I also like CdG 2 man
I love their 2 and Vettiveru too, plus the Standard they developed for Artek.
+1 on CdG 2, Hinoki, and the incense series
Their incense are very well done!
Favorite: Comme des Garcons EdP (although I must admit my new bottle of Comme des Garcons EdC is wonderful too)
Best for hot weather: Scent One: Hinoki by Monocle x CdG
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Sequoia; such a wonderful wood scent, I think it's miles better than the modern woods they have done.
Currently having a love affair with Hinoki. It's like Gucci PH Fraicheur.
2man, wonderwood, odeur 53, kyoto. I really want to try hinoki, though!
Hinoki. Fresh piney mountain cabin with a little turp to keep it real.