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Comme des Garçons 3 (2002)
by Comme des Garçons


Comme des Garçons 3 information

Year of Launch2002
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 136 votes)

People and companies

HouseComme des Garçons
PerfumerMark Buxton

About Comme des Garçons 3

Created with the concept of what an imaginary flower would smell like.

Reviews of Comme des Garçons 3

Comme des Garcons 3 is quite an interesting scent! The opening is a hit of vegetal notes that smell really natural, fresh and spicy. Cardamom and mace contribute to this thought-provoking intro, along with what I perceive are the various leaves present in the head.

It develops into an aromatic, dry grassiness with herbal freshness, resembling a super-fancy vetiver scent. Could it be the birch essence that also gives it a white woody vibe underneath? And jasmine adds an interesting floral twist that meshes seamlessly into the mix.

Nonetheless, CdG 3 waxes very green, crisply earthy and mysterious. I can see myself wearing this quality fragrance on a sunny, brisk spring or autumn day. Kudos to the company for creating such a delightful, imaginative scent! :-)
02nd December, 2018
Good Lord! Twenty (count them, twenty) ingredients. Although this is quite light, it's also quite good. Turin's dub of "woody floral" describes it, but does not do it justice.

The vetiver is the star here, beautifully green and lightly pungent. The beautiful jasmine/freesia combination adds a sweetness that is never cloying. These three make up the central triangle of the construction. I truly cannot detect any of the other seventeen ingredients, but no matter. Finding a lovely floral vetiver that is light enough to be considered an eau de vetiver is reason enough for celebration.

CDG's 2 was a light, transparent, woody rose, that failed to impress me. CDG's 3 is truly impressive. A great find for vetiver lovers!
01st January, 2016
Comme des Garcons 3, natural (greenish)/synthetic cardamomish-dusty-floral (futuristic) cedary sharpness. Transparency and silence with an "incensey-tobacco veined" final spark. Extremely refined piece of perfume.
31st January, 2015
An ode to the “pencil sharpener” accord, synthetic cedar notes with vetiver, dry and “brownish” spices (cardamom above all, I also get something like nutmeg though), incense and zesty head notes of citrus with a herbal-floral breeze refreshing and sweetening the blend. Underneath all of this, a subtle sort of aqueous-creamy substance (sandalwood?) - with, as other reviewers noted, a “glueish” feel in fact (guess it’s the vetiver?). The notes may smell conventional, but the hyper-modern Comme des Garçons treatment once again manages to use them creatively to compose a really thin, unique, “contemporary” scent. A sort of more “milky”, more avantgarde, more futuristic and austere Gucci pour Homme I with distant echoes of Cacharel pour l’homme and Kenzo Jungle Homme (both sharing with CdG 3 the “nutmeg-woods-citrus-lactonic texture” axe). Dry yet somehow creamy, exotic but transfigured onto a “grey” postmodern realm, much creative yet totally safe and wearable. Not much evolution though, it even stays quite fresh and citrusy for hours. It may smell a tad boring today, or however not that unique as back then, but still good and solid.

21st December, 2014
Genre: Woods

Hmm. Comme des Garçons 3 smells a lot simpler than all those notes in the pyramid suggest. It goes on with some odd sour candy-style fake fruit, acerbic green notes and one small sweaty sock. It's an aggressively harsh, synthetic opening, but purposefully so: an olfactory challenge rather than an accidental miscarriage. Come to think of it, #3 has the kind of off-kilter, confrontational opening that's often ascribed to Caron's much less iconoclastic L'Anarchiste. I kind of like it - too bad that what follows is a lot less interesting.

The Jolly Rancher top notes bow out once their shock value is exhausted, and their place is taken by a more conventional citrus note. The dirty sock meanwhile softens and blends into a well-worn shoe leather and cedar background. The tart citrus plays against the leather and woods not so much in harmony as in olfactory polytonality, or maybe an oxymoron in scent.

The effect is terribly clever, if also a bit self-conscious and stagey. Comme des Garçons 3 goes on this way for an hour or two, until the citrus quits and leaves the drydown to some cedar and animalic leather. In the end it strikes me as mildly absurd, like a self-regarding college drama major in a silk scarf, with delivery that never quite lives up to his theatrical entrance. Just like that drama major, Comme des Garçons 3 projects reasonably, but does not last.
11th June, 2014
Its Japanese house, scent made for Asian market and they don't like strong loud scents, but this one is not watered down bad scent like many you find in this category, its so well balanced and unique!

It starts off as a bouquet of vegetables you put in a soup,a bit unpleasant for my nose, but after 30 minutes smells like pure heaven, like young beautiful boy in the spring!! Surrounded by green grass in the morning
Smells very natural natural to me. Perfect summer scent!!! Better then cologne
07th October, 2012

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