Hinoki, for those of you who don't obsessively follow the Comme des Garçons fragrance line, was officially called Scent One: Hinoki, and was a collaborative effort with Monocle magazine. It smelled like raw wood and other woodshop smells (turpentine, camphor). Standard, despite having a different perfumer (Olivier Pescheux), and different notes (Finnish Labrador tea, twinflower, metal, rust, fennel, ginger, lemon, musk, saffron and cedar) smells like a variation on that theme: different day, different woodshop. The raw wood — lots of cedar-y pencil shavings — is mostly in the opening, where it mingles with sharp, greenish herbs (a woodshop with the window open to the garden outside? or with herbs hanging from the rafters?) and a heavy metallic note. It has subtle but distinct medicinal undertones and a rough feel.
The dry down is softer and smoother, with an almost velvety finish. It's dry, slightly earthy, and eventually, quiet enough to wear like a woody-musky skin scent. I like it very much but can't see owning this and Hinoki — whichever one I happen across first in TJ Maxx (ha!) I'll buy. Of the two, I'd guess that Standard might be slightly easier to wear. Neither is a powerhouse in terms of sillage or lasting power, but I tried them from vials and they might do better sprayed.
Comme des Garçons + Artek Standard is available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette, $120. For buying information, see the listing for Comme des Garçons under Perfume Houses.