Stephen Jones (2008)

Stephen Jones by Comme des Garçons
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Stephen Jones is a perfume by Comme des Garçons for women and men and was released in 2008. The scent is floral-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Fragrance Notes

Violet leaf, Meteorite, Clove, Carnation, Rose, Violet, Jasmine, Heliotrope, Gaiac wood, Magma, Black cumin, Vetiver, Amber



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Submitted by Murcielago, last update on 10.06.2019

Interesting Facts

The fragrance was created in cooperation with British milliner Stephen Jones.

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MisskMissk 7 years ago

„Dark, complex yet strangely inviting”

An intriguing fragrance to say the least. I'm certain that anything with a marketing description of 'violets that have been hit by meteorites'...
SilverfireSilverfire 4 years ago

„Late Afternoon in the Garden of Fake Plastic Flowers”

Stephen Jones goes on aggressively floral/fresh, more fresh than floral, but not as aggressive as room freshener or toilet deoderizer,...

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Late Afternoon in the Garden of Fake Plastic Flowers
Stephen Jones goes on aggressively floral/fresh, more fresh than floral, but not as aggressive as room freshener or toilet deoderizer, thank goodness. Rugby by Royall Lyme of Bermuda has the best violet that I've smelled thus far, and SJ just doesn't top it. It Here, the violet is tamed - it is aromatic, fresh, and slightly nauseating. If fake flowers had a smell, I imagine they would smell like this, towards the close of the day.

An hour in, the fresh/aggro/floral vibe fades and a oily, lush, musk begins to whisper. This is the onset of night, and I implore it to arrive. No long twilight, please! Two hours later, the musk is ascendent, but it's too late. This scent simply takes too long to get to the good part, like a movie that barely manages liftoff by thirty minutes in. Worse, it takes back its promises and reverts to the aggro/fresh direction by hour four and by that time, I was done. I had no desire to spend the night in the plastics garden. No doubt, this scent would have emitted its flowery synthetic aroma for the remainder of the night had I remained.

Recommended for enthusiasts of CDG. Their scents have never worked for me, and this marks my last experience with them.
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Very helpful Review    4
Dark, complex yet strangely inviting
An intriguing fragrance to say the least. I'm certain that anything with a marketing description of 'violets that have been hit by meteorites' would have anyone rushing out to get themselves a sample.

This fragrance, while strange, is not so futuristic in my opinion. It's more like violets with an attitude, being ever so edgy, dark and violent. I also feel that Stephen Jones falls under a gothic category.

Stephen Jones makes me fall in love with it the same way one would fall in love with Dior's Poison. That potent richness is strangely appealing, like something you'd expect to find, covered in dust, hidden away from the light in Count Dracula's basement.

It has a lot of character, but it's also a dark, Wintery scent, which will appeal to those that like anything ever so slightly depressing during the colder months.

The notes in this composition are not bright nor feminine. There is an obvious dark component added to each accord, with red rose, sharp violets, indolic jasmine, rich cloves and resinous amber keeping this fragrance from becoming a typical, tea party type scent.

The lasting power is exceptionally good, as is the sillage which could possibly knock someone out cold. I've come to the conclusion that I really like this fragrance, however I'm a little afraid to wear it in case someone might mistake me for a vampire.

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Oh, the humanity!
Run, citizens, and save yourselves! A huge meteorite has come screaming down from the sky, and it has landed in a field of violets. The flowers are burning!

Stephen Jones described his eponymous fragrance as “futuristic but rococo” and as “a violet that’s been hit by a meteorite.” And when this fragrance was released, the promised notes included "magma."

Let me assure you that while my report of falling meteorites was merely metaphoric, it is deadly accurate as a description of this fragrance.

Upon application of Stephen Jones, aldehydes jump out like fireworks. And that's just the beginning.

Almost immediately, the scent of scorched violets fills your nose. Not just singed, mind you, but scorched.

The dry smokiness morphed into incense after a while for me. But not just any incense. This is the incense of a hundred Russian Orthodox priests waving censers over the burnt violets, and over the crater made by the meteorite.

Stephen Jones is not just a fragrance, but an apocalyptic experience. I think it's great.

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