Wisteria Hysteria (2014)

Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons
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Wisteria Hysteria is a perfume by Comme des Garçons for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is floral-fresh. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Fragrance Notes

Pepper, Clove, Frankincense, White wisteria, Rose, Mate leaf, Musk, Styrax, Benzoin, Amber

Ratings

Scent

6.6 (15 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (11 Ratings)

Sillage

4.9 (12 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (23 Ratings)
Submitted by Joe, last update on 21.05.2017

Interesting Facts

This is the second fragrance by Comme des Garçons which was created in cooperation with British milliner Stephen Jones.

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ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
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Futuristic glow
The opening of Wisteria is centered on carnation with green-citrus notes: crunchy, crisp, fresh, with a sort of abstract and “contemporary” feel of cleanness. Accords of spices, aldehydes, red pepper provide a sort of nostalgic, slightly retro feel, but “deprived” of the thickness and deepness of vintage perfumes. Shortly a sort of hologram of a traditional green-floral-spicy scent. I also get a subtle white-rose floral breeze which is really thin but palpable, soapy and crystalline, which gives Wisteria a touch of gentle colour, also softening a somehow quite “angular” blend. On the very base, dusty white-greyish notes of musks. Overall Wisteria is a modern, sharp, clean perfume, rather pleasant and unexpectedly powerful despite its “thin” texture. It’s much linear too, though, so it can be a bit boring after a while. Also not the most original or creative scent around, but more complex and fascinating than it may seem, mostly because it is basically a synthetic scent with a sort of dreamy, “glowing” feel of organic earthiness perfectly blended with a luminous, icy feel of abstractness. A bit like watching a digital rework of a faded polaroid picture (or listening to a glo-fi band, if you know the genre: that “synthetic nostalgia” type of inspiration). Didn’t make me fall of the chair, but nice!

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SystemeD

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SystemeD
SystemeD
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Abstract fresh floral with incense underneath
This is an interestingly abstract floral underpinned by a recognizably-CdG incense base.

The "wisteria" here is like a faceted gem that includes lilac, freesia, and rose, but my floral impressions are just that -- impressions. The floral notes are not truly distinct, but instead, they come together in an abstraction of a clean, fresh flower that does not necessarily exist in any garden.

The incense base is typical of CdG, I think, but it also reminds me in its cold, mineral-like way of Lutens L'eau Froide.

Wisteria Hysteria wears close to the skin, and so would be a good choice for daytime or for the office.

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