Hawthorn Lilac Synth
Comme des Garçons' 'New' Eau de Parfum (2011) - as it was called at the time, being the second perfume after the first Eau de Parfum (1994) to have no name other than the brand name - is related to Odeur 53 (1998), Odeur 71 (2000), Series Six: Synthetic (2004), as well as the abstract floral theme that was the focus of Comme #3 (2002) and Guerrilla 1 (2006). Floral, as hawthorn and lilac are very prominent, and from the technicistic components a kind of brown parcel tape, glue, aldehyde note. Both aspects go hand in hand for me here without a problem, and also result in something that is like a floral leather, in strange proximity to Hermès Cuir d'Ange. To date, the perfume is also Comme des Garçons' last special throw among their less conventional releases, originating in the Odeurs. The bottle and outer packaging are great, the irregular shape, manages to make the tube of the vaporisateur almost invisible!