Comme des Garçons will launch Concrete, a new fragrance. Concrete is meant to contrast the harder "concrete" surface of the bottle, and the softer fragrance inside.
Concrete was developed by perfumer Nicolas Beaulieu, who was asked to do a deconstructed / disrupted sandalwood. I will update with notes when I can.
Comme des Garçons Concrete will debut in September, in Eau de Parfum.
Update: Concrete is now available at Dover Street Market, $165 for 80 ml Eau de Parfum. The fragrance description:
Destruction: The richness of Sandalwood is shattered to reveal its very essence, a radically new scent emerging from its fractured form.
Construction: New contrasts are created through familiar fabrics. Industrial synthetics pierce natural familiarity; artificial Rose oxide distorts an opulent woody overdose.
Creation: Layers of resinous warmth are lacquered with metallic seams, built upon a foundation of Comme des Garçons’ spice signature.
The glass bottle is indeed encased in concrete:
The juice is contained within a shell of concrete and glass, hand-finished and held within a pocket of bubble-wrap. No longer does concrete create hegemony: here, each vessel is uniquely formed. Irregularity is celebrated. Abstracted from its monolithic framework, this material has a startling impact; it commands fresh interpretation, invites new impressions. An investigation into subjectivity and context, here archetypes of beauty and conventions of luxury are wholly dissembled by Comme des Garçons. An exceptional scent created from fragments of familiarity, CONCRETE is Comme des Garçons disruptive approach to design distilled into scent.