As much as we look forward to the next spectacle of a celebrity fragrance launch (hi Gaga!), at the end of the day, all we really want is to smell alluring, fresh, and unique without rubbing the equivalent of a voodoo potion on our skin. Is that really so much to ask?
As if they could sense our celeb-perfume-induced cynicism, chic Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons has launched a brand-new eau de parfum that actually manages to smell as sexy as its minimalist-chic bottle suggests.
With its notes of ivy, palm leaf, gunpowder (yes, gunpowder!), and smoke, this unisex scent is managing to make us believe, once again, that a fragrance can be innovative without being, well ... weird. We sprayed it on, and we instantly felt tougher, in a very Lou Doillon, masculin/feminin way (hey, it doesn't translate to "Like the Boys" for nothing).