Comme des Garcons – Monocle Scent One: Hinoki

Perfume: Monocle Scent One: Hinoki
House: Comme des Garcons
Source: Swap – SMM
Size: 1.5 mL spray

Now Smell This Notes: cypress, turpentine, camphor, cedar, thyme, pine, Georgian wood, frankincense, moss and vetiver

Date: 10/31/08 Weather: 37 degrees, sunny

Comments: Creasote-treated telephone poles. After 5 minutes, leather (motorcycle jacket leather). 5 minutes later, cedar. It then spends the next hour alternating between leather and cedar. Trying to decide if this is actually wearable. At the 90 minute mark – smells like frankincense resin burned on charcoal. At 2 hours – frankincense with sandalwood. Really digging this stage. Stays here for the duration. Gone after 6 hours.

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~ by Wendy Wickham on October 31, 2008.

3 Responses to “Comme des Garcons – Monocle Scent One: Hinoki”

  1. Well, well… I stumbled over here to read about one of my all-time favorite scents, Hinoki. It really does remind me of the Japanese wood that it is named after. (I don’t really get much creosote from it, though… For that sensation I’ve always thought that Andy Tauer’s Lonestar Memories most closely fits the bill.) I love your site! It is well laid-out and usefully informative without going overboard with hyperbole as some frag sites do. I really like the search box on the right! It’s perfectly suited for note-related searches.

    I was surprised to see a link on this page to my old website, Avalea Calling! Thank you for that! I hope to start a fragrance thread on my newer site, I am a songwriter and the page is mostly devoted to promoting my new record, although there is a song that, as a fellow perfumista, you might be interested to hear. It is called A Time for Falling and the simplest way to play it for you would be to link you here: . It is the last song. Forgive me the blatant self-promotion. I’m trying to build an audience for my work. I will, of course, link back to you from both Avalea Calling as well as Matterjam (once I put up a links page on it.)

  2. Glad you like the blog. Listening to your tunes now. Thanks for the link.

    I just finished up the last of my Hinoki last week. Truly a fascinating scent and a lot more wearable than the notes indicate.

    Haven’t had a chance to try Lonestar Memories. Right now – I am going through a phase where I am trying to use up and weed out my samples, so this site has not been updated other than comment moderation since June.

    Good luck with your music.

    • Yeah, you wouldn’t think that turpentine would be a good thing in a fragrance, but somehow it works in Hinoki.

      As for Lonestar Memories, I have come at the very least to appreciate its qualities and do wear it sparingly from time to time. When I first tried it though, I really did not like it and could barely imagine that anyone would. Funny how scents can grow on you and change depending on your mood.

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