For those who love Comme des Garçons’ unique take on scent, here is Amazingreen. Ooh, it is surely a symphony in glistening, metallic green with rumblings of a plot.
It bounces in with fresh, green peppery zip with flashes of green leaves (ivy, and a forest leaf accord). Dry, powdery orris or iris root slips through with the subtlest whiff of coriander. A flinty note achieved by a synthetic scent molecule called silex, is somewhere in there. And as the scent develops on the skin, it becomes steeped in the dry, green, rasping scent of vetiver, fuzzed with a smoky note (‘gunpowder’). And moving by stealth into a soft, underlying muskiness. Terrifically green, spicy and flinty on men. Terrific too on the woman who likes her scent as dry as her Martini and her dinner party jokes. But softened with dashes of powdery-but-not-sickly orris and an almost cashmere-y musk.
Clever work by the perfumer, Jean-Christophe Herault.
Amazingreen moves from its exclusive spot at Selfridges to nationwide, today. £57 for 50ml.