January 16, 2018
A name that suggests impermeableness, opacity, urban. A bottle that is weighty, spare, and as implacably modern as the wall of the Guggenheim. So, the fragrance waiting inside must be dense and mineral, right? But, as this is the new perfume from Japanese fashion house Comme des Garcons, where nothing is ever literal, the name and packaging are a misdirection, a cue only to the deconstruction and rebuilding themes that served as inspiration for the scent. The central note of Comme des Garcons Concrete has nothing to do with cement and amalgam. It is, in fact,sandalwood. Comme des Garcons Concrete composed by Perfumer Nicolas Beaulieu starts off with a loud snap of bubblegum, that combination of artificial grape and the chewy, chartreuse smell of mastic. A plastic note comes forward and decides to stick around for a while, and a subtle waft of rose weaves in and out. At this early stage, Concrete is the little-girl-lost perfume fragrance of a doll left on a New York City sidewalk.
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