Milliner Stephen Jones made his first fragrance with Comme des Garçons Parfums division, which is set to release in September. It’s clear from the packaging (which I LOVE) that Mr. Jones took many cues from the materials and packaging of hats and applied them to his fragrance packaging. The grosgrain ribbon attached to the bottle references a material used quite a lot in millinery. The box the perfume bottle comes in is, of course, a mini-hat box and the filling of the box is “merry-widow” netting, a material often used for veils on hats. You’ve probably also noticed the unique shape of the bottle: The designer was inspired by an ink bottle from the 1890s and had it remade with black transparent glass.
As far as the actual fragrance, “‘It’s a violet that’s been hit by a meteorite,’ said Jones, referring to the scent’s juice, which comprises notes of violet and violet leaf, as well as ‘synthesized cyber aldehyde.’ ‘There’s something innocent and romantic and otherworldly, as well.'” In addition to violet and space juice, the scent contains hints of love, carnation, rose, jasmine, heliotrope, gaiac wood, magma, black cumin, vetiver and amber. I can’t wait to get a whiff of “synethesized cyber aldehyde.” If any brand were to add the scent of space juice to their fragrance it should come as no surprise that Comme des Garçons is involved.
Image of Bottle & Info: WWD
On a side note, Jean Paul Gaultier is adding another women’s fragrance to his collection – one that’s a bit younger, fresher and stronger. The scent is Ma Dame and the campaign features model-of-the-moment Agyness Deyn. Ma Dame will release on September 1st.
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