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Black Play

$4.00

The Play Series is the first release under the CdG brand in a while, so I ordered samples of Red Play, Green Play and Black Play, and gave each them a thorough “play” test in jeans and tees.
 
The playful idea behind the series is that each frag smells like its colour, which is the colour of its notes. Red Play is fruity and peppery – red cherries, cinnamon, and hot peppers; Green Play is minty and herbal – lime, mint and basil ; Black Play is peppery and smoky – black pepper, black tea, and birch tar…and pepperwood, red pepper, violet, thyme, black tea, birch tar, incense, tree moss. The Red and Green are fun and interesting, the Black is fun and really intriguing.
 
Black Play definitely starts with black , black pepper, a cloud of aromatic nose-tingling pepper hovering over dense smoke. It’s the birch tar, which develops the merest hint of something strange, almost like salty sticky licorice, or oily metal, or road repairs in the summer, and it makes me immediately think of the scent of Comme des Garçons Tar by Bertrand Duchaufour. This is definitely a CdG frag – there’s always one thing that reinforces the brand’s off-kilter design aesthetic – and I’m happy that it’s there.
 
Then the smoke clears a little, is less opaque. Deep violet and black tea keep it in the dark mode, but the scent becomes more powdery and dusty, turning into a cool incense with herbal facets in the heart, eventually sliding into a lovely mossy dry-down. It smells cool, in all meanings of cool.
 
Notes: black pepper, black tea, and birch tar…and pepperwood, red pepper, violet, thyme, black tea, birch tar, incense, tree moss
Type: EdT
Parfumeur: Antoine Maisondieu

Price: $4.00
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