Our Comme Des Garcons Floriental samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Comme Des Garcons.
Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
Even if you were unfamiliar with the term, you'd know a 'floriental' when you smelled it- this fragrance family combining floral notes with the dark woods, spices and resins that distinguish orientals are so popular as to be nearly ubiquitous. But with Comme des Garçons, there's always a twist, and so Floriental, the newest fragrance from the avant garde Japanese/French fashion stalwart, has chosen as its floral of note the Cistus flower- a flower without a scent. And so, CDG's Floriental is a postmodern floral, one where the sweet, lush, peppery aspects of flowers are created from plum, pink pepper, and sandalwood, and where labdanum- the rich resin that's the true fragrant bounty of the cistus bush- forms the basis of the oriental notes for a floral oriental both innovative and yet true in spirit. And in the modern, mischievous style of Comme des Garçons, Floriental is even nontraditional in structure- without classically defined top, heart and base notes, the fragrance evolves in unpredictable waves, trading off between lush fruitiness, resinous woods and fiery spice with delightful frequency, resulting in a scent that wears differently each time. At once layered and unstructured, simple and modern, masculine and feminine, Floriental is a landscape of wonderful contradiction, with a single exception- it's 100% CDG.
Pink pepper, plum, incense, labdanum, sandalwood, vetiver
I took a chance on this scent and was surprisingly very pleased. Good projection and longevity.
I know this scent quite well. Walking around an Indian or Arabic market, you would smell exactly this; a beautiful blend of spice and heavy incense scent into a bottle. The longevity and projection are both wonderful, it will last hours. But fair warning, this is an acquired taste. I would recommend for all to at least smell once!
This scent was amazing and is now one of my favorites. The performance was very good, but the smell is exquisite. It’s like a unique scent combined with a crowd pleaser scent. By that I mean, it’s not a copied or ubiquitous DNA but still everybody who can smell it, eventually loves it. I prefer the scent as it gets towards the mid and base notes. I find it to be intriguing but not overly powerful at these stages. Also kudos to scentsplit. It’s hard to find samples of certain colognes (like Floriental) or of certain sizes, but they offer a wide range of both hard to find scents and sample sizes. The samples look very professional and even inspired a purchase, so I would definitely recommend them!
Beautiful scent..bottle worthy