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
License Info: Comme des Garcons Floriental sample is a hand decanted sample from the original licensed design house fragrance. This item is not a licensed design house product. The customer will receive the original fragrance hand poured into a sterile vial. Scent Split is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored or supported by the design house in any manner. Scent Split is not in any way affiliated with Comme des Garcons. All perfume samples and decants are hand decanted into glass sprayable atomizers for 2ml, 5ml, 9ml and 30ml bottles and glass dabber vials into 1ml samples from the original fragrances by the original brands and sent to you carefully so that you can enjoy small quantities of fragrances you've been wanting to try and weren’t otherwise able to.
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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