Comme des Garcons - Chalayan Airborne Eau de Toilette - 50 ml
Notes: Top: neroli of Tunisia, lemon from Syracuse, bergamot Middle: lentiscus, juniper berry Base: incense, musk, cedarwood
"We all associate smell with a sense of place, time and experience.
As I was growing up, I moved around and readapted to new
scenarios and smell marked a big part of these shifts in
'Airborne', also the title of the Hussein Chalayan Autumn Winter
2007 collection, developed with Comme des Garçons Parfums, is
an attempt to capture a sense of my journeys from Cyprus to
We started the process by dissecting all the possible smells from
the Northern Cypriot topography, from flowers, weeds, vegetables
to air, the sea, earth and wood and where possible their burnt and
After selecting different elements such as neroli, lemon and
lentiscus from Cyprus, I proposed an imaginary scenario as to
how these ingredients could incur change during and after an air
journey from Mediterranean Cyprus to a London urban setting.
These ingredients in an urban environment can become more
electric or synthetic but captivating, connecting you to a familiarity
of the past or a possible unknown world of the future.
Airborne can culminate in a synesthetic omnipresent experience
blurring the lines between movement, place and time. It could also
become a catalyst for new associations that the user will create
through their own experiences."
— Hussein Chalayan
Perfume concept by Hussein Chalayan
Bottle and packaging by Hussein Chalayan
Perfume creation by Comme des Garçons
Produced by Comme des Garçons