Comme des Garçons 2 (1999)

Comme des Garçons 2 by Comme des Garçons
Bottle Design: Kawakubo Rei (川久保玲), Marc Atlan
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Comme des Garçons 2 is a perfume by Comme des Garçons for women and men and was released in 1999. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Perfumer

Mark Buxton

Fragrance Notes

Aldehydes, Amber, Angelica root, Leaf absolute, Cumin, Labdanum, Magnolia, Mate absolute, Patchouli, Drawing ink, Vetiver, Prickly cedar, Incense material, Cedarwood

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Scent

7.5 (403 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (291 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (275 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (264 Ratings)
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Sanjii

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Sanjii
Sanjii
5
Elegant good mood fragrance
Through the rating and the comments here in the forum I became aware of this fragrance and finally bought it blind.

For all who are looking for a light, elegant fragrance, here you are right.
I don't find this fragrance spicy or woody at all, but rather powdery, citric and pleasant..
Right at the beginning it is still a bit strong, in my opinion, but within a short time it becomes powdery light and really very pleasant.

I think this is a great good mood scent for man and woman!

Blindly bought and very satisfied!

THANK YOU PARFUMO
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GothicHeart

87 Reviews
GothicHeart
GothicHeart
Helpful Review    4
Can I write with my tea and drink my ink?
Its 1864. Colonel Lyle Oldershaw-Plaskitt is sitting in his dimly lighted small office, in his colonnial mansion, in the outskirts of Bangalore. He's about to start writing a letter, to inform the newly appointed Viceroy of India, Sir John Lawrence, Bt, that Bangalore's rail connection to Madras is finally completed and ready to operate. He realises, with a slight annoyance, that what is left in his inkwell is not going to suffice for more than a few words, and he silently curses himself for having failed to notice that his ink supply was that low. Unwilling to wait till morning, he decides to mix what ink is left with a dram of the strong tea he's drinking, hoping that the Viceroy will excuse this slight inappropriateness. Before being able to write down even a single word, he's utterly surprised (an extremely rare situation for a stiff upper lip British senior officer) by a heavenly smell that seems to arise from his inkwell. As close to mesmerised as a soldier of his stature could be, he slowly puts his Gillott's nib down, and reaches for the inkwell.
Next afternoon, with his skin a little darker than usual, he enters the country club, to be greeted by Brigadier Eugene Boulstridge-Smythe, who turns from glad to amazed within five seconds of standing next to him.

"Goodness gracious me Lyle, you smell divine! Any good old Atkinsons new stuff? And how on earth did you get a tan since yesterday?"

Colonel Lyle Oldershaw-Plaskitt smiles complacently and drinks a sip of his whisky.

"You shall see old friend, you shall see..."

Colonel Lyle Oldershaw-Plaskitt perished during a storm four days later en route to Ceylon, where he was heading for purchasing an unusual for an individual quantity of tea. His order of three firkins of Indian ink was already on its way, but he failed to receive them due to his untimely demise. His comrades mourned and honoured their distinguished fellow countryman with all respect, and in his memoirs, then General Eugene Boulstridge-Smythe didn't forget to mention, besides all other attributes, that Colonel Lyle Oldershaw-Plaskitt was the best-smelling man he had ever met, and what a pity it was that this magnificent and absolutely unique scent of his was sadly lost for ever under the waves surrounding Adam's Bridge.
Until one year before the new millennium, when a France-based Japanese lady, obviously not giving a damn about what people would think of such a concoction, reinvented it...

P.S.: Call me a madman if you please, but to my nose (which I'm the first to admit that it's not to be taken very seriously), and despite the fact that they barely share a couple of notes, this has a very strong resemblance to Azzaro's Acteur...
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Veserdar

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ONE MORE TIME!!
This is very heavy with nothing special and alike ,character in bad way.I can not imagine a woman wearing this unusual medicated dirty scent.I would not want to be close to a person who wears this.Now people may think that this is perfume art, for me this is no art, this is totally misjudging the perfume environment.
8.0/10
Ysbrand

84 Reviews
Ysbrand
Ysbrand
Very helpful Review    5
Flower rain, wet letters
I was sampling today for first time a Comme des GarÇons at my local Sephora and i went back home so happy and reassured , thinking my nose starts to be trained, since i could identify easily several notes... but then i log in, i check the components and no major matches, i realize my nose still has a lot to be improved... I was not even going to write the review, what for? i seem not to recognize anything... but well, that is the point of reviewing: give others an impression of a fragance that they might have not smelled yet. So this is as Comme des GaÇons 2 smells to me:

First i get is a very fresh carnation,spicy and green tinged. I smell random leaves and grass . The carnation is lively,herbacous, botanical and very intense it doesnt have a retro feeling as other carnations. I hestitate for a second that the just cut wild carnation could be also sometimes a wallflower and sometimes a dark rose. This carnation note is very peppery and spicy. I notice a deep tanic smell, but also a bit tarty. Could it be a pomegranate accord?

The deceiving patchouli is the most noticeable element in the drydown, but it had been there since the beggining, in the shadows, making me see (smell) what was not there. It is a very rosey patchouly. Like rose infused raindrops, and thats heavenly.

So, how was the experience, apart of being a realization that i am a lousy nose... i liked a lot Comme des GarÇons. It feels daring, intense, but heaviless, sheer and clean. Romantic and transgressor. It has a hard to describe inorganic feeling, glassy, and as i read here, yes, reminds to ink, running ink from tears, rain or dew. Spicy Flowers, Flowery woods, Woody chemicals.
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jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    4
Suggestive
CdG 2 has been called abstract. It’s been called a transparent rose, but the read I get, as others have mentioned, is the ink. Combining what seems like aldehydes, and mandarin or orange with something floral that I can’t get my nose around creates a shadowy smell that resembles ink. I associate the smell of ink with a blunt sweetness. That same feel is the first smell of dDG 2.

The start is expansive, likely an aldehydic effect, but the heart hangs quite a bit closer to the skin and feels actually a bit richer. A muffled herbal quality, almost like juniper, makes the scent feel cool, a facet of CDG 2 that I love. We talk about fragrances getting warmer or becoming ‘skin scents.’ CdG2 refuses to succumb to the warmth. It’s not that it wears you, but it feels like an exotic substance that you carry out to the world on your wrists.

The incense, woods and some dry amber remind me in feel, but not in scent, of Andy Tauer’s l’Air du Désert Marocain. Both emphasize an amber, that doesn’t go the classic ‘oriental’ route of warm, creaminess. CdG 2’s drydown has a clipped, slightly tarry incense quality and feels like smoke through cool air and iced black tea.

As a perfume note, ink could be marketed as masculine or feminine and CDG 2 Woman and CDG 2 Man, by conventional fragrance standards each read as fully unisex. Do you suppose they flipped a coin to decide which to call Woman and which Man?

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Trucklady 76 days ago
Spiced up, ahead of its time. Better one of the range, along with White.
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