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    Question What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    CDG´s Line is very extense , as others....
    It is difficult to make a stock / inventory of one single fragance of the line, if you do not know what is the best.
    Please, give me your opinion about the best ,CDG, fragance in your opinion ,
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    I do not want to sample them. I do not like sampling.

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    Default Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    They're so diverse, there is no best...and a lot of them are so different it'd be almost impossible to have a safe blind buy.

    That said, 2Man is easy to recommend,

    my favorites so far are Kyoto, Sequoia, and White.

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    Hard to choose. For me, CDG2 man. Lemony incensy, somewhat weird and avantgarde, but perfectly wearable. And perfect for the summer.

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    Default Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    The line is so diverse and avant-gard that it's impossible to pick a "best". You should start first with the Incense series, the original EDP and 2MAN, then work your way into the rest.
    Last edited by Duke Hunt; 9th July 2012 at 10:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Hard to choose. For me, CDG2 man. Lemony incensy, somewhat weird and avantgarde, but perfectly wearable. And perfect for the summer.

    cacio
    I concur. CDG 2 is nice as well but not as wearable.

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    First of all, it's very weird that you're on basenotes and don't like to sample. WTF? However, I'll play along. You said to only pick one, so I'll pick Avignon. Why don't you just go to the reviews section and look at the tallies?

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    Love CDG, they cover a lot of territory.

    Kyoto
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    Vettiveru

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    Default Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    The multi-faceted inky floral aldehydes of CDG 2 never fail to please. The best ? - again, impossible to say within such a diverse house, but fairly groundbreaking when introduced and my personal favourite. Avignon is a worthy runner up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    The multi-faceted inky floral aldehydes of CDG 2 never fail to please.
    I've been going back to this one as well. It takes me to so many places and eras when I smell it. Even if it's almost a tad feminine, I still find it wearable. Really an original.

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    Default Re: What is &quot;the best&quot; comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    Odeur 71.

    But Avignon if you like incense or CDG parfum if you want brand classic that isn't a 'non-perfume perfume.'

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    You said mention just one, so Odeur 71.

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    Default Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    Two, very good ones are:

    Wonderwood by Comme des Garcons - Welcome to the wide world of woods! The interesting opening is a dank, forest tree scent, supplied by the melange of warm sandalwood, hints of zesty bergamot and anise-like, caraway seeds, earthy vetiver and creamy guaic wood. This impressive concoction is reminescent of a felled tree in a rain forest, with the attendant damp and green environs. Transitioning to the waiting middle, spicy pepper, ghosts of apple, plum and floral fruitiness from the cristalin, musky powder from the cashmeran, and savory incense enhance the woody brew. The awesome drydown with its rich cedar and enchanting agarwood tug at this lively heart, and is augmented by a charming patchouli, faintly bathing the cedar and oud in an air of mustiness, and a refreshing, dry cypress, with its hint of spiciness, exalting the pleasing, woody base. This high quality and exceptional composition has good projection, after some 4 hours becoming a skin scent, and excellent longevity.

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    Stephen Jones by Comme des Garcons
    - a somewhat cold and metallic scent, which augurs an astringent and detached, futuristic vibe, reminiscent of isolated indifference.
    Initially one is treated to an icy verdancy from violet leaf, akin to grass clippings with a nuance of greenness from cucumber. A cool, mineral accord, akin to iron shavings and weathered peebles, swirls about. And, magical aldehydes impart their soapiness and effervescence. Transitioning to the heart, an antiseptic clove infuses the fresh opening with its smoky spiciness and a faint, charred-wood nuance. After a bit, a floral melange of sweetly spicy, vanillic carnation, sweet velvety rose, tutti-fruitti jasmine and powdery, cherry-vanilla heliotrope encase the scent, and segues to the awaiting base. Guiacwood, with its honeyed-rose sweetness as well as smoky and rubber nuances, commingles with black cumin with its pungent spiciness and hint of strawberry. An earthy vetiver, with its grassy and clumped-dirt vibe, presents. And, a clean aldehyde sweeps in with its freshly-laundered linen aspect. A somewhat enigmatic drydown ensues. This unique and unisex composition has average projection and longevity, 6-7 hours.

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    Default Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    Artek Standard. Possibly the most criminally underrated niche fragrance ever as far as I'm concerned.

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    Default Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    Avignon

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    Kyoto.

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    My favorites are:

    Zagorsk
    Jaisalmer
    Artek Standard
    Sequoia
    Dover Street Market

    But if I had to pick just one, probably Dover Street Market. Or, Zagorsk. It's a tossup between those two.
    Last edited by Chasing the Dragon; 5th July 2012 at 09:11 PM.
    Current top 10:

    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe

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    CDG 2 Man.

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    So many excellent ones it is quite hard to choose. If forced to choose I guess it would have to be the great Avignon.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Soul by Costume National

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    Default Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    Impossible task for me...sorry...

    I couldn't live without the majority of their fragrances including Avignon, CDG2Man and Odeur 71...but a REAL Comme Des Garcons lover, should never be without Odeur 71, IMO.

    Just in case you're into less "hyped" stuff, check Guerrilla 1, CDG EDP 2011 and SKAI.

    ...as I told you...impossible to pick just one...
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    For me? CDG EDP 2011 by a mile.
    Then up next: Tea & Stephen Jones

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    MY VOTE:
    COMME DES GARCONS, Comme des Garcons

    The Original.

    ....Got me kicked out of "de Belhamel" in Amsterdam in '93: Even though it sounds easy, it took true fearlessness to bottle a fragrance in shrink-wrap plastic, use a barcode as a logo, and call it a "Medicament." (which, by the way, actually works) Now that's an achievement.
    "...a Chacun son Mauvais Gout."

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    For me it's Luxe Patchouli - a dark explosion of earthy patchouli and take-no-prisoners immortelle. It's unlike anything else I know and one of my all-time favorites - but you must really REALLY like it to get it (you have to sample - get over it!), as it's ridiculously expensive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    First of all, it's very weird that you're on basenotes and don't like to sample. WTF? However, I'll play along. You said to only pick one, so I'll pick Avignon. Why don't you just go to the reviews section and look at the tallies?
    I'm no fan of "sampling" either: For me, it takes days, weeks, even years to understand a scent in all of its facets: Mind, I only am interested in very fine scents, and Comme des Garcons is one of the few niche houses that I have found truly impressive as far as quality and integrity. Others just annoy me, especially "Le Labo," and that lot. CdG invented niche: Don't ever forget that. When the original came out, people were appalled. All of Paris was in an uproar over it. Blending and packaging a scent in that way had never been attempted, much less conducted on a grand scale: "Sampling" in CdG is useless: It takes many, many wears to truly grasp the intricacies of these scents. I own every single one: I buy them systematically. I have a love for Avignon and Zagorsk, but nothing, to me, can compare to the original. It may be the most difficult to love of all of them: Note that mine is the only vote for it--but it's a masterpiece, and does effectively "heal," as promised by Rei Kawakubo upon its release, when it was billed as the "First Perfume with Medicinal Properties" (there came with it a small booklet of instructions on how to use it to cure colds, headaches, malaises, etc: Now absent.)
    "...a Chacun son Mauvais Gout."

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    Kyoto
    2Man
    Odeur 53 and 71

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    Default Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    I was not going to comment on this thread; was just reading to learn, but as per usual "Le Mouchoir de Monsieur" bumps the ante and takes an interesting topic to a daring new level. Now I am going to remain incomplete until I get my hands on a bottle or two of CDG. I have never seen it here in Montreal, but I have made it my mission to locate, purchase, and experience "the intricacies of the scent". This type of thread and interesting commentary is why I am a loyal Basenotes afficionado. Thanks to Aldo for asking, and to all the others who replied.

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    I haven't sampled all of them yet but these are the ones I can recommend trying:

    Hinoki
    Artek Standard
    Odeur 71 (initially disliked it but now it clicked and I appreciate it very much)
    Zagorsk (love it but not a versatile fragrance at all)
    Avignon (very good but I prefer the much brighter and colder Zagorsk)
    Garage (I like it a lot, smells just like a garage)
    Laurel (very nice peppery laurel, very kitchen cupboard-like. Malle's French Lover is way better though)
    Wonderwood (nice but a bit boring too)
    Play (nice enough)

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    CdG 2

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    Monocle Scent one: HINOKI
    CDG Eau de Parfum
    CdG Man 2
    CdG 2
    Jaisalmer
    Sequoia
    Vettiveru
    Harissa
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    I love CDG 2
    My preferred perfumes:
    57. I 'clove' Incense by Le Parfumeur à l'Ancienne
    Petite Chérie by Annick Goutal
    16. Eclipse des Senses by Le Parfumeur à l'Ancienne
    Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss

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    CDG 2 gets my vote. It's a versatile & unique modern unisex. The bottle looks & feels great when purchased in the flat silver bottle (note: this fragrance is also in the Happy Pillow packaging & CDG2 is different than 2Man.)
    Avignon & Kyoto have been mentioned but I found them cold/stark & linear & I can't imagine finishing full bottles of either.
    "To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower..." - William Blake

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