My dear friend Mary Messhausen recently gave me the new Comme des Garçons perfume as a gift. Ever since I had that irresistible stank on me.
The scent is described as “an industrialized flower to go with glue, an imaginary flower from an unknown civilization”. I’d say the first idea that came to my mind is bug repellant with a hint of tape. Of course its turns around after a few minutes and becomes lilac and glue. Such a hot pheromone.
It’s old school CdG in a recycled, partially hand blown bottle. That won’t stand up.
I’ve been trying for weeks now. Watch the clip above.
Womanity is the invisible bond between women.
It looks like this campaign was made for produzentin.com. It’s that look.
A distinctive fragrance that will play its notes according to the emotions of all women.
An engaging, mysterious and full of contrast scent is built around the theme of the fig fruit, a powerful symbol of femininity, with an exceptional fig and caviar accord. The inspiration for this innovative scent comes from the Cyclades Island of Greece, where the sweet smell of fig trees is mixed with the salty sea breeze of the ocean.
And for 2011, can we get: Manity – The secret bond between Man and Manatee?
I first heard about a Maision Martin Margiela perfume almost 2 years ago. Now, after such a long wait, the first Margiela smell is just around the corner; 20 years after the label launched and just after the founder has left the Maison.
Created in collaboration with perfumer Daniela Andrier, the unisex fragrance, called Untitled, will launch at Colette on January 25th and in March elsewhere.
The scent is described as “floral, woody, and very green” (including notes of fern) as well as “ambery and oriental.”
Of course, the bottle is dipped in white paint. Secretly, I was still hoping they would sell an empty bottle. Or a fluid without a scent (not to call it water). That would have been THE BEST.
p.s. perfumer Daniela Andrier is the nose behind YSL’s Rive Gauche, Gucci Rush for men, and several Prada fragrances.
Photo above by Susie Bubble, who also has a great post about the launch event.
It was mentioned on a late night talk show and I thought it was just the host’s invention. Then Mary sent me the link to Fire Meets Desire, which basically equals Flame, the fragrance by Burger King:
“The Whopper sandwich is America’s favourite Burger. Flame by BK captures the essence of that love and gives it to you. Behold the scent of seduction, with a hint of flame-broiled meat.”
It is available onläne, some stores in NY but not at Burger King. I don’t get it. But I want to smell like grilled meat.
p.s. Aren’t all good things named Flame?
“A light, fresh, clean scent that embodies a fusion of the elements. The idea was to create a perfume close to the elements of water and air, but with a futuristic approach. Express “the Back to nature” side of Bernhard with a pure & essential fragrance.”
– Lucas Sieuzac, Perfumer
Available as #2 in the collection of Six Scents: Series One
Each fragrance is limited to 2000 bottles & raises money for Designers Against Aids
don’t get me started on the typography for the Bernhard scent
The milliner Stephen Jones has launched his first fragrance at Dover Street Market in London. The collaboration with Comme des Garcons will soon be available at CdG boutiques worldwide. The perfume is described as a “meteorite crashing into a violet” or “futuristic but rococo”. It includes notes of violet, violet leaf, ‘synthesized cyber aldehyde’, clove, carnation, rose, jasmine, heliotrope, gaiac wood, magma, black cumin, vetiver and amber.
Sounds like a perfect CdG fragrance to me. Of course, I want it. Thanks.
Earlier: Stephen Jones ecstasy hat
Just when I thought I would never mention Tom Ford on the blog, I see the ad for his White Patchouli perfume featuring Erykah Badu. Do I have to cop it now?
The iPhone App store is selling about 20 Bible applications. Wanna get them all.
Roisin Murphy covered Slave to Love by Bryan Ferry for Gucci. Listen to the full song in the behind the scenes footage for the new Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme ad (via).
I’m back in Toronto after a long summer in sausageland. After I got here, I had such a sausage craving that I had to buy my favourite Bratwürstchen immediately. I can only recommend Johnsonville sausages. My personal favourites are Brats, Beer’n’Brats and for that extra special German-Canadian fusion taste sensation breakfast sausages with maple syrup.
I kind of want to visit Johnsonville, Wisconsin and do a tour of the sausage factory where I can stuff brats in all my orifices.
Maison Martin Margiela has announced a partnership with L’Oreal to create the first MMM perfume. I read somewhere that the scent is due in 2009.
This is going to be very interesting. Can’t wait to smell what they come up with. And it ain’t easy as a couple of super perfumes are taken by Comme des Garçons, especially their series 6 with perfumes like Dry Clean, Garage, Tar or Soda or Odeur 53.
Out of all places Women’s Wear Daily suggests it could end up being a perfume without scent or an empty bottle. Both would be absolutely amazing, me thinks.
Basically, I have to go to sleep for two months. Everything I want is available in spring, mostly February only:
- The new Mariah album (as yet untitled)
- The new Bernhard Willhelm women’s 2008 summer collection
- The new Comme des Garcons fragrance 8 88 (smells like gold)
- The new The Golden Compass 8 DVD Collectors Box Set incl. 1 animal spirit
Visit the homepage of my cute daemon, Callum. Please.
- The new Hot Chip album