Comme des Garçons - Blackpepper
Blackpepper celebrates an electrifying collision of molecules - the clash of spicy peppercorns in the murk of infinite darkness.
There is no change, no drop in intensity, no resolution of the darkness you perceive at first sniff - what greets your nose when you spray it on is the very same at journey's end. Oh but what a glorious and pounding dark monotony this is! A rich, peppery, almost oily black pepper note imploding on itself over and over again, an experience that is akin to hearing a sublime piece of music on a loop for hours.
A warm, spicy Madagascar pepper smashes up against a rugged, dry cedar, two notes that duke it out in spicy, woody intensity. The spicy, dry aroma of Akigala wood, a fractionated molecule derived from patchouli and made by Givaudan, lends the composition a smoky, dark feel. The burned sugar facet of tonka bean infuses the scent with a caramelized sweetness that tenderizes the smoky, peppery bluntness of the pepper-cedar combination. In the depths of the base, a whisper of oud wood adds a rugged animal growl that will make your toes curl.
For this scent, the iconic Comme des Garçons bottle is in a deep midnight blue, reflecting the shifting of dark, peppery accords within the perfume itself.