Spice up your life with Comme des Garçons’ latest fragrance

COMME BLACK PEPPER 2As much as I love Comme des Garçons fragrances their last few offerings (Wonderwood, Amazingreen, Blue Santal) haven’t been ones I’d personally wear. So it’s exciting (not to mention somewhat of a relief) to discover that their latest one, Blackpepper, most definitely is. As a note, black pepper is somewhat ubiquitous in men’s fragrances these days but it’s normally tucked away so its presence rarely hits you like a vigorous twist of a pepper mill. In Blackpepper, however, you get a big old, nostril-tingling hit, tempered eventually by cedarwood (the other big note in this fragrance) which softens it beautifully. A touch of patchouli and a little tonka bean round the whole thing out, making Blackpepper, not just super-spicy, but surprisingly sexy too. One of my favourite launches of 2016.

Available exclusively at Selfridges until October and nationwide thereafter, priced £83 for 100ml eau de parfum. 

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…especially at Christmas

Fan of Comme des Garçons? Then make sure you grab yourself one (or all) of these special limited edition fragrances. Launching in time for Christmas but delightfully un-Chistmassy they feature the work of German-born artist Sandra Korn and feature bottle designs inspired by the sea. Left to right: Amazingreen, Wonderwood & CDG2. Sure beats Christmas trees and holly.

Launching in the third week of November, each fragrance costs £75 for a 50ml eau de parfum and is available from Dover Street Market.