Comme des Garçons will launch 888, a new scent designed to capture the fragrance of gold, next March:
“We started with the concept that we wanted to find if gold has an odour and we looked for an olfactive expression. I looked at a number of different materials and decided very quickly on Safraline because of its very specific character.”
Additional notes include pepperwood, curcuma, coriander, geranium and amber. 888 is packaged in the Comme des Garçons pebble bottle redone in a gold finish.
The perfume will be available for the next week or so at a temporary location in London's Burlington Arcade (somebody run over and get me a bottle, ok?); then launches worldwide in March.
Comme des Garçons 888 is £52 for 50 ml Eau de Parfum. You can see pictures of the launch party at Diane, A Shaded View on Fashion. (additional information via wallpaper) Update: see a review of Comme des Garçons 888.