As the title of Comme des Garçons’ latest fragrance release spells out, ‘Blackpepper’, is all about those spicy black pepper seeds- an overload of darkness, in their words.

Constructed with warm, dry Madagascan Pepper against fiery Cedarwood alongside rich, fragranct Akigalawood (Patchouli and Agarwood), which fuses with the caramel resin of the Tonka Bean.

Black pepper has long been popular in fragrance but no one is capable of reimagining it like the minds (or noses) of Comme des Garçons. Precious seeds and opulent woods combine, with a background musky accord. An intense fragrance but some how, as with all Comme des Garçons, it really works- a hit at Ape HQ. Recommended for Autumn/ Winter and or black tie events.

£83/ 100ml from nivenandjoshua.com