The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.


New Release: Commes des Garcons Dot

comme-des-garcons-dot-perfume-1WHAT I SMELL:  Dot opens with a juicy, fruity and tangy orange that’s fresh, but quickly moves toward a flattened and slightly bitter orange.  The perfume feels voluminous in so that when you take a breath of it in, it fills your lungs with an expanse of air and there’s a layer of musk that seems to be painted on to a soft osmanthus.  To me, Dot feels incredibly manufactured as there is nothing remotely natural about the perfume.  But that’s not a bad thing because the perfume has this otherworldly freshness about it.  The soft florals have a slight vegetal tinge rather similar to a carrot leaf.   As the perfume develops, the fragrance doesn’t morph all that much, but it does seem to grow in projection.  In the end, Dot is all about the osmanthus.  It’s soft and lightly fruited, but here it’s topped off with a little powder that feels like it’s sitting on a warmed cotton ball.

Notes:  Leafy Greeness, Bitter Orange, Pepper, Osmanthus Absolute, Olibanum, White Amber Woods

Rabbits&CarrotsWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Maybe partly because it’s getting close to Easter, but this reminds me of a carrot eating fluffy rabbit.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE DOT: sunny, easy, effortless

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DOT:  No reviews found, besides comments found on Fragrantica.

BOTTOM LINE:  Dot is a feel good perfume that radiates an uncomplicated positive energy.  I like that!

  • Bone Rating:  3 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent:  Floral Fruity
  • Nose: Lucas Sieuzak
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $130 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum

Sample courtesy of Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary.  Opinion my own.