Thread: "Comme Des Garsons" style
I'm a fan of this fragrance house.
Which commercial - designer fragrance reminiscent of that house?
I know that Gucci PH and Burberry London Men are two of these. What else?
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Encre Noire has a CdG feel to me.
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I don't think there's anything quite like CdG.
While many niche houses will put out products that approximate designer stuff (and the other way around) CdG really prides itself on putting out products that are in line with their supposed artistic vision. I think they certainly have fragrances that smell less adventurous, but their best stuff in my opinion are their Incense line and some of the stranger, more eccentric offerings. 2Man is the exception, I suppose. It gets compared to Gucci Pour Homme a lot, though I prefer the CdG and feel that the comparison is pretty weak when they are worn side by side.
I think there's an aspect to Mugler that's along the same lines in that he's a little abstract or innovatively uses synthetic smelling notes. Something like Womanity could have been a weird new CdG juice. Or Alien?
I don't think Gucci is philosophically aligned, their one frag just happens to be an incensy woody frag so it's a coincidence that they smell similar.
Tom Ford Splits!!!! - Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Noir de Noir,
Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress, Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura
HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, Champacca Absolute and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...
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Call me crazy but, Marc Jacobs Bang smells very much like a watered down, way more generic version of a CdG fragrance. All that pepper & woods is actually quite cool for a mainstream scent - pity it only lasts 20 minutes on me.
Any particular CdG fragrance? I haven't tried Bang yet, but it sounds very similar to Wonderwood.
CdG 2 is very special to me. For some reason, I feel like I've smelled it when I was a child, which is not possible given the release date.
Interestingly enough, Iceberg Fluid (Man) reminds me of CdG 2 a little bit. I suppose it's the magnolia and some of the woody notes like mahogany. But it's harsher. A good value if one is looking for a comparable replacement.
But I'm not sure if any other house is really in the same style. CdG is a very creative and daring house. I love them even though not all their scents are for me.
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