Comme des Garçons Amazingreen Unisex EDP

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Comme des Garcons Amazingreen Unisex EDP

Summary

Texture
Size
50ml
Indicative Price
£70.00
Price per 100 ml/g
£140.00
Discontinued
Comme des Garcons
Comme des Garcons Amazingreen Unisex EDP
Comme des Garcons Amazingreen Unisex EDP
Comme des Garcons Amazingreen Unisex EDP

Description

Experience intense freshness with the Comme des Garçons Amazingreen EDP, an explosive fragrance that is as wild as the elements. In a blast of green energy, the unisex Amazingreen perfume seizes the senses. Organic greenery meets with the explosive elements of smoke and flint. A juxtaposition of air and earth, freshness and depth. Verdant, natural top notes of palm tree leaves, green pepper and jungle leaves are paired with dew mist for a crisp and vital opening, before settling into an elemental heart of flint and coriander. Amazingreen culminates in surprising volatility, with the smoky depths of gunpowder, smoke, vetiver and white musk.
Presented in a tactile, pebble-like bottle that is emblematic of Comme des Garçons fragrances, Amazingreen is finished in high shine green lacquer and tucked inside a 100% recyclable green bag that challenges the perception of luxury.

Directions

- Top Notes: Palm Tree Leaves, Green Pepper, Dew Mist, Jungle Leaves
- Heart Notes: Ivy Leaves, Orris Roots, Coriander Seeds, Silex
- Base Notes: Gunpowder Accord, Vetiver, Smoke, White Musk
- Scent Type: Musky and Woody

User reviews

4 reviews

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Overall rating 
 
4.1
Value for money 
 
3.0  (4)
Packaging 
 
3.8  (4)
Scent 
 
4.5  (4)
Effectiveness 
 
4.5  (4)
Texture 
 
4.5  (4)
Ease of use 
 
4.3  (4)
peppery greenery in a flask
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Value for money 
 
3.0
Packaging 
 
4.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
4.0

best fit for men 30+ and cold seasons

User Reviews

Strongest points
+ recognisable peppery fresh scent
+ good longevity
+ not overpowering or cloying

Weakest points
- not so much unisex for me
Summary
Comme des Garcons Amazingreen Unisex EDP has ended up in my care after one of the sample giveaways that this brand offers from time to time at their website (very useful, btw, allowing ‘try-before-you-buy’ policy). Despite the small volume of a sample (2 ml) it managed to impress my husband and me as well. The perfume claims to be unisex, but for me it speaks gentlemental confidence, boldness and masculinity all over. It has saucy peppery notes tightly woven with fresh scent of woods and greenery in general. It stays long and does not get boring. It is easily spotted and recognizable in a crowd. It will most definitely suit men rather than women, and grown up men rather than boys/teens. Amazingreen has gone well this early spring and it will definitely be a good thing to wear in winter/autumn as well, however, it is too heavy for the summer, I think. I have not held a full-item packaging in my hands, but from what I see in the picture I do not much fond of such flask-like design (which this entire TM perfumes and EDTs manifest), yet the scent is good and the price is reasonable enough to think about buying this one.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Comme des Garcons Amazingreen Unisex EDP
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Not so Amazing
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Value for money 
 
3.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

PACKAGING
The package mine came in was a green plastic outer envelope with a small glass bottle mini spray. I love these small sample sizes to try new smells and also I take them on holiday as they are so light and then dump them when I have used them. On the side of the bottle is the name of the scent and in smaller type the brand name, neither are very special, just plain simple text.
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This is sold in a green bottle that is sort of similar to an iphone 3 sort of flat stone shaped or a bit like a small hipflask with rounded corners. There is the brand and scent name in a darker simple text and It is simple and very understated.


COMME DES GARCONS
This is not a brand I have come across before but as i do like earthy scents i was looking forward to trying it. I guess the name is saying that the perfumes are unisex and maybe the clothes too as it is a Parisian based fashion brand owned by a Japanese designer, Rei Kawkubo. Again I have not heard of the fashion brand but I am not very well up in high end branded fashion so hardly surprising I suppose.

This company has 68 different fragrances, the first was created in 1994 and the fragrances are created in collaboration with a large number of perfumiers not just one or two which I found unusual. Amazingreen was launched in 2012 so it is a pretty new arrival and the creator of this fragrance is Jean-Christophe Herault.

Some of their perfumes are unisex while others are specifically aimed at either men or women. This is one of the unisex ones.

WHAT THEY SAY
"An evocation of the lush exuberance of nature. A dazzling fusion or organic and mineral, of freshness and depth. An outstanding blast of green energy, the creation of the ultimate green fragrance, Amazingreen."

THE NOTES
The top notes are : palm leaf, green pepper, green accord, water notes
The middle notes are: ivy, coriander, orris root
The base notes are: gun powder, incense, vetiver, white musk

MY THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCE

When first sprayed on the opening is quite intense and strongly fresh and rather aftershave like, hints of my sons spraying their lynx deodorant come to mind. The first impression is strong and slightly herbal citrus.

After about ten minutes or so this does calm down a bit so that you can actually sniff the area you have put it on. At this stage I can strongly smell a definite garden sort of smell that reminds me of when we do the cutting back of our garden plants in the late autumn There is no sweetness in this that I can detect the scents are fresh, leafy and herbal and somehow also has that hint of dry autumn leaves as well.

After a while the base notes should begin to come through but to me it just becomes a milder autumn leafy sort of smell .

According to the site fragrantica this smells like :"The scent of gunpowder in an explosion of smoke and flint, clashes with the green energy of the jungle and the effervescence of spices."



It lasts reasonably well on me and I can still smell it faintly about three hours after I put it on I can still smell a hint of gardening in autumn so earthy.

I find it quite unusual but rather manly aftershave to ever really be one for me long term. You could wear it day or night and in my opinion is probably not for the girly feminine sorts of women. It is not feminine in any way. From the man's point of view I wouldn't like to say as my husband refuses to wear 'perfume' as he calls it.


WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?

I do quite like it but it is not a cheap perfume at about £70 for 50ml on Amazon and £70 for 100ml and samples selling on Ebay for about £3.50 for 1ml or 2ml bottles. I can't say I would pay that sort of money for this as it isn't special enough for that sort of money.

Most of the reviews I have read about this pan it and say it is disappointing for CdG brand . I have to say I don't take to this as much as I did to the CdG2 I have also reviewed. It just doesn't seem to have much depth to it and is rather too manly for me with no creamy sweetness or woodiness to attract me . As the people in lush say your skin is the final ingredient and that effects how different scents develop. Always try your perfumes first, if you can, before making a big expensive purchase. These samples are a great way to try them. This little bottle was about 2ml and gave me about two or three days use I would say and I am so thrilled I got it as a free sample after seeing the prices on Ebay for the same little bottles. On Amazon the 50ml bottle is £57 and 100ml is £70 which is a lot in my humble opinion.

User Reviews

Strongest points
Nice fresh outdoorsy sort of scent which is truly unisex
Weakest points
Expensive for what it is
Summary
To me this is a really outdoorsy sort of smell with the fresher green leaves combining with the notes of flint and coriander then moving onto the darker smoky aroma from the explosion of gunpowder which is tempered slightly by the creamier white musk. The base sadly doesn't carry much punch just a hint of woodiness, musk and a hint of smoke. They could have pushed the gunpowder more to make it have a bit more depth and smokiness.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Green if slightly powdery
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Value for money 
 
2.0
Packaging 
 
2.0
Scent 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Ease of use 
 
3.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Strong green fragrance with good longevity
Weakest points
Powdery at first and no complexity
Summary
Pleaseant green fragrance with good projection and longevity. It starts powdery but settles to a fairly standard woody green fragrance. The fresh sea side fragrance is strong (maybe a little too strong) and there are alternatives that are as good but at a lower price. Overall nice but nothing special at the price.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Fresh and Fragrant
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Value for money 
 
4.0
Packaging 
 
4.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
An incredibly fresh fragrance with strong tones of white musk. Some subtle sweet notes which add warmth and depth, but are not too overpowering. Suitable for both men and women, but has a slightly masculine edge. Long-lasting.
Weakest points
Quite expensive.
Summary
A fresh, fragrant and warm EDP suitable for both men and women.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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