One of our new year's resolutions is to smell good every single day of 2012. To that end, we've made sure to restock our Comme Des Garcons scents. Wonderwood, Jaisalmer Incense Series 3, CDG2 Man, and last but never least, Hinoki are all back in Blackbird and ready for your holiday needs, whether resolutions are involved or just your common sense (of smell). As many of you know, these stalwart fragrances disappear quickly, so move soon while they are still available.
Comme Des Garcons - Hinoki
DETAILS: Modeled after the scent of the Japanese Hinoki cypress used in spiritual and spa arrangements, namely the Hinoki wood soaking bath, the scent is reminiscent of a significantly amplified cedar. The result is an incense-like wood fragrance that's full of character. Notes of thyme and pine open the fragrance, given an especially crisp edge by a mix of turpentine and camphor that rides the line between a strong gin melody and animal muskiness, though the musk is downplayed by a mix of wood notes (Pine, Cedar, Cypress, Georgian Woods). Incense plays a vital role here, complimenting beautifully the crisp, lemony wood notes with a bit of resinous personality. Around the middle of the scent, moss becomes apparent, providing an earthy-green contrast. Also lending a hand is vetiver, serving as a sturdy foundation for the rest of the notes and revealing it's rooty warmth in the dry-down. For wood lovers, fragrance lovers, Monocle lovers, hell, all lovers, Hinoki is without a doubt a Blackbird all-time favorite.
FRAGRANCE NOTES: thyme, pine, turpentine, camphor, incense, cypress, cedar, Georgian woods, moss, vetiver.$120
Comme Des Garcons - Wonderwood
DETAILS: A positive overdose of woods - woody notes and wood constructions. A Trojan Horse, a cedar chest, a turn of the century bar with sawdust on the floor. Bewildering in its conception, spectacular in its evolution: mysterious and intriguing in its application, luxurious and uplifting in its effect. A world overflowing with deep sylvan tyranny, the creation of the ultimate wood flavored fragrance: Wonderwood.
FRAGRANCE NOTES: Oud, cedarwood, sandalwood, Cypress wood, Guaiac wood, Javanol, Cashmeran, Pachminol$120
Comme Des Garcons - Jaisalmer Incense Series 3
DETAILS: One of the more feminine-accessible fragrances of the Incense Series, Jaisalmer opens right up with an earthy touch of cardamom. It doesn't take long for the notes of cinnamon and guaiac wood to move to the foreground, all-the-while being supplemented by warm amber and benzoin. The perfect fragrance for a chilly winter evening, Jaisalmer will warm you with its spices and remind you that spring will soon arrive with its mild sweetness. Made in France.
FRAGRANCE NOTES: Cardamom, Incense, Cinnamon, Amber, Benzoin, Pimento Berries, Guaiac Wood, Ebony$120
Comme Des Garcons - CDG2 MAN
DETAILS: Incense pilots this fragrance with quiet undertones of saddle leather and smokehouse wood. Riding shotgun is a mint, nutmeg, and kumquat medley, subtle yet insistent, that helps navigate the scent through the countryside. All the while, the Vetiver and Mahogany back seat drive until the destination has been hijacked to the nearest honky tonk for some long necks, jukebox hovering and a ride on the mechanical bull.
FRAGRANCE NOTES: Incense, white smoke, saffron slowers, nutmeg, kumquat, fresh crinkly mint, vetiver roots, mahogany wood, leather.$120