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    Default Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    Comme des Garçons is launching their new unisex eau de toilette in collaboration with Serpentine Galleries. The new fragrance, entitled « Serpentine » draws its inspiration from the best fresh, green notes found in the natural beauty of London’s Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Christian Astuguevieille, creative director of Comme des Garçons Parfums says of the collaboration, “The Serpentine asked me to create a perfume that would be rooted in their geographical location in the middle of one of biggest parks in the middle of one of the biggest cities of the world. We worked on the concept of ‘Green and City’ ». In true Comme des Garçons style, the concept is far from one dimensional – the fragrance also plays on the juxtaposition of scent notes of the city itself; making this perfume « London specific ».

    Serpentine Galleries asked Tracey Emin to conceive the perfume’s bottle and packaging. The drawings adorning the packaging are inspired from a sculpture she bought representing a loving embrace with the words « The grass, The Trees, The Lake And You » appearing on the bottle.

    The fragrance will be available exclusively at the Serpentine Galleries, Dover Street Market London & New York, and Comme des Garçons Perfume Shop on April 28th, and will be launched worldwide on May 5th in all good fragrance retail locations.



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    Always exciting to try a CDG release.

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    Ah, green and the city... looking forward to it!
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    Niiiiice! Love CdG. Thanks for the info Alfarom. I know you're a big fan too despite some of your discontent with a few of their more recent releases. Even their not so good stuff I like. Look forward to trying it! Please pass along any info on the nose if it comes your way.

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    Thanks for the info

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    Sounds interesting, however, I wish they would sell this at LuckyScent or another online retailer rather than exclusively at brick and mortar stores.
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    I think it will be sold at Luckyscent as well. Anyway, Dover Street Market is not exactly a brick and mortar shop...


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    Interested.









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    Had no clue they were selling online now! Very nice.

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    I think it will be sold at Luckyscent as well. Anyway, Dover Street Market is not exactly a brick and mortar shop...
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    Sounds fascinating.

    Now, where'd I put my wallet (sigh).

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    Tracy Emin involved? It ain't gonna be cheap (well moneywise)

    I wish CDG would bring back Mark Buxton -- those were the days

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    Thought it's going to be a play on 'serpentine'. Green notes & London? Hope they don't end up too 'pedestrian'.

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    Sounds great
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    Anyone smell this in London yesterday?
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    Now available at Premiere Avenue: http://www.shopping-premiereavenue.c...roduct.fr.html
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    Default Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    there's a raving review on Mark Behnke's Colognoisseur….

    http://colognoisseur.com/new-perfume...e-des-garcons/


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    I think I want to skip straight to the 'city part' of musk, nutmeg and smoky cedar. Galbanum and Iris up top -- not so keen.

    Liberty didn't have any samples last week

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    Sounds fantastic. I hope the 'city' notes aren't too strong.
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    A few thoughts on Serpentine…no need to say I immediately had to pull the trigger on a full bottle…

    Chromatic scale Serpentine evoked: White / Fluo Green / Silver / Black / Pale Pink / Dark Grey

    Some random impressions. Boatloads of aldehydes, *gunpowdery* spices, musks, incense, woods, iris-y notes.

    It evokes brand new spaces as opposed to brand new objects. Big warehouses. Concrete, wet white paint, linoleum, immaculate walls, industrial lighting, cars, subways, ads...

    To all of the above, add a smooth powderyness probably linked to some orris-related accord which provides a subtle perfumey vibe necesseary to preserve the fragrance from becoming a mere exercise in style.

    Absolutely wearable, novel and modern...which I guess are all adjectives to describe CDG.

    Once more, this artistic direction doesn't let me down and, when it comes to modernism, CDG is confirmed to not fear any rival. A big winner.


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    Aaah! Sounds terrific! First thing in the afternoon tomorrow, I'll go check it where to smell a tester in town... Thanks alfarom!
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    Thanks for the info Alfarom.

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    Sounds even more promising.
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    Looking forward to smelling this one - a decant is on it's way to me as we speak
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    Wearing it today - I love it! Cuddly green synthetic. Fans of Calmus, Bel Respiro and/or Odeur 53 will love this. Report more later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Bel Respiro.
    Oh thanks! I've been thinking about something that vaguely reminded me of Serpentine and I finally realized what it was. Bel Respiro remixed by Autechre.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Oh thanks! I've been thinking about something that vaguely reminded me of Serpentine and I finally realized what it was. Bel Respiro remixed by Autechre.
    LOL Great description.
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    Tested this today from Dover Street Market in London. It's very agreeable, and I will likely end up getting a bottle. For me it's not green in a galbanum or vetiver sense, but comes across as almost soapy. Certainly fresh and woodsy in a "green wood" way. To me it's not as synthetic as the two Odeurs, or as obviously avant garde as some of CdG's releases, and I never got the asphalt or pollution accords, but in all it's distinctive and amiable. Should be great for warmer weather.

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    There's something so addictive about it. Subliminally addictive, I would say...


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