Comme des Garcons Floriental fragrance

Comme des Garcons Floriental fragrance

A disrupted flower

Text: Shannon Wylie

Imagine a flower with no definable fragrance? But instead, one that is cleaverly curated to capture the essence of said flower, from a mix of different scented objects. Think a twig, wood and pepper. Deconstructing the tradition of perfume, Nick Knight has taken the Comme des Garcons DNA to Floriental, the brand's new fragrance, and created a scent that has no clear top, middle or base notes. Instead Floriental is a delicious mix of labdanum resin, sourced from the leaves and twigs of the Cistus flower — a scentless flower — sandalwood, vetiver, incense, pink pepper finish with plum liqueur. 

As part of the play on senses, Nick Knight created an floral-inspired art video. Take a look...

Floriental by Comme des Gacons is available in two sizes, 50ml and 100ml and is available in leading perfume retailers.