Monocle Scent Three: Sugi 2013

Monocle Scent Three: Sugi by Comme des Garçons
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Monocle Scent Three: Sugi is a popular perfume by Comme des Garçons for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMediterranean cypressMediterranean cypress
Madagascar pepperMadagascar pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesFlorentine irisFlorentine iris
Virginia cedarVirginia cedar
Base Notes Base NotesPinePine
Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver

Ratings

Scent

8.0120 Ratings

Longevity

6.790 Ratings

Sillage

5.895 Ratings

Bottle

6.692 Ratings
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 09.10.2021.

Interesting Facts

This fragrance was created in collaboration with Monocle. Sugi (スギ・杉) refers to the Japanese cedar.
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9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
Iny
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Iny
Helpful Review    6  
Chameleon
Or how you quietly but steadily crept your way into my heart.

You came one day as a selected sample addition to my bottle of "Hinoki". At first, I didn't know what to make of you. Forest? Sauna? Cedar? Pine? What do they all perceive? Neither! Something undefined floral on an undefined woody base. Also with a sillage that was almost too much for me personally. I thought you a relaxed woody scent, nothing special. And yet, I kept reaching for you more and more often instead of Hinoki or Kyoto. There was something about you that wouldn't let me go. When the sample was used up, I decided that you could move in as my birthday gift bottle. Since then, I wear you almost every day and discover every now and then new side of you.

Sure, at first glance you seem pretty linear, and the bit of pepper in the opening they could have saved, but depending on the weather, mood, mood sometimes bright incense flashes out or the cedar dominates. Predominant, however, is a very nice, if artificial, but that doesn't bother me, combination of iris and pine. But it is precisely this diffuse woodiness without sharpness, with a hint of warmth and spice from the atypical iris that gives me a sense of well-being and also comfort from the cloak of fragrance that envelops me. You are somehow me, or I you; right now we belong together in this turbulent time for me anyway. Nevertheless, you are more than a feel-good fragrance, because you are also elegant & delicate and also know how to inspire others.

Your sillage is probably good, but never intrusive. Your durability is completely satisfied with more than 10 hours.

Let's travel together through life for a while, until it's time to say goodbye to each other again.

P.S.: As the coincidence so will, with the statements I read, after my title was already typed, with JoHannes also from a chameleon : )
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2.5
Sillage
5
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Helpful Review    7  
If This Is What Japanese Cedar Smells Like, Consider Me A Fan...
Sugi opens with a turpentine-like coniferous pine and cypress wood tandem. As the composition reaches its early heart the coniferous elements recede as a black pepper-laced natural cedar emerges seemingly out of nowhere to star through the entire mid-section with the remnants of the open as barely noticeable support. During the late dry-down the pepper-laced cedar remains in a supporting role as slightly sharp, somewhat lemony vetiver takes the fore through the remainder of the composition's lifespan. Projection is below average and longevity is slightly below average at 6-7 hours on skin.

Sugi's turpentine-like pine and cypress open is definitely an acquired taste. It comes on all at once and may scare away folks seeking a "crowd-pleaser" early, though its off-beat unexpected start is very much in-line with the quirky Comme des Garcons house style. The unexpected piecing open quickly fades over a twenty minute span with the fragrance seemingly completely dying. Out of nowhere, it rises from the ashes with a gorgeous peppery cedar that takes over and dominates the vast majority of development before sharing the spotlight with nicely done vetiver that meshes with the pepper and cedar seamlessly. My guess is that those not scared off by its first 20 minutes will be very happy with the latter rewards on offer, and this reviewer is no exception. A minor gripe with Sugi that merits at least a mention is less to do with its fragrance profile and more-so its somewhat below par performance characteristics, particularly in the longevity department. The bottom line is the $120 per 50ml bottle Sugi is a bit tough to enjoy early, but it gets really good real fast, earning a "very good" 3.5 stars out of 5 and a solid recommendation (especially to fans of the house).

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