Comme des Garcons + Artek Standard ~ new fragrance

Comme des Garcons Artkek Standard fragrance

Finnish design firm Artek will launch Standard, a new fragrance created in collaboration with Comme des Garçons:

This project was conceived in the pleasant atmosphere of the first Artek and COMME des GARÇONS collaboration in 2007 at CDG's Dover Street Market and Aoyama stores. The result is a unique product for Artek through an invaluable partenship [sic] with an organisation which is always at the forefront of cultural reinvention. The visual aesthetics of the object- STANDARD fragrance- were developed to stand along with Artek's praticular ideology and products'.

I'll update with notes when I can find them; reportedly it will be a wood fragrance.

Comme des Garçons + Artek Standard will launch at Dover Street Market in London in October, and will be available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette, 76€. (quote via rs1-store.blogspot, additional informationa via lsnglobal, with many thanks to Atul for the news!)

Update: the notes for Artek Standard ~ "a blend of Finnish Labrador Tea, Twinflower Linnea Borealis, metal and rust in the base notes and fennel, ginger, lemon, musk, saffron and cedar-wood in the top notes." (via

Another update: Artek Standard was developed by perfumer Olivier Pescheux. (via luckyscent)

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  1. boojum says:

    And….another one to watch for. My husband is from Helsinki, so it will probably find a home surrounded by Marimekko products. :D

    • Robin says:

      Sounds perfect for you then! I love that they’re doing all these “special projects” lately.

  2. Joe says:

    This excites the many Scandinavian design receptors in my brain and of course I’m always curious about any CdG project. I wonder if it will ever make it over here at all. And this bottle I love, especially compared to that Dover Market one.

    • Robin says:

      I think we’ll get it — so far, all of their “special projects” have gone into the usual CdG distribution.

    • boojum says:

      The bottle certainly fits the aesthetic. Actually, depending on the scent itself, my MIL might be a better recipient than my H. She’s an artist whose studio is inside an old converted cable factory; the whole place is filled up w/artists’ studios of various sorts, museums, galleries, and so on.

      • Robin says:

        Yes, from what I saw on their website, it looks like it does. All the same I’m wishing for a bit of color!

      • norjunma1 says:

        So the “refined concrete” look of the bottle should fit in perfectly with her studio’s converted cable factory aesthetic. I’m hoping the scent isn’t too-too cold though.

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