A little while ago we pointed out an article on how Comme des Garcons has build an underground luxury perfume empire. What is meant by that? Well, basically the Japanese brand started recently producing scents for other brands as well, but just like with their own brand, they only work with brands that are not too commercial, but that do an excellent job with their brands. One such brand is fellow Japanese brand Undercover by Jun Takashi. Comme des Garcons has for such a long time been successful with their own scents and perfumes, that this move only made sense.
Now Comme des Garcons also joined forces with one of our favorite “new” magazines, Monocle. Monocle has impressed from day one with its all-around knowledge on pretty much everything out there. After previously collaborating on bags with Porter Japan, a bike with Skepshult, they continue to only work with the very best and now did their own scent with Comme des Garcons – Hinoki.
“Produced for us by Comme des Garçons’ perfumer, Antoine Maisondieu, Hinoki is a cedary, woody scent inspired by Japanese hot-spring baths and Scandinavian forests.”
Hinoki is available at selected Comme des Garçons stores and monocle.com for deliveries in 2008.
After the jump some more pictures.