Kyoto is part of the Comme des Garcons Incense Series (3). This series was launched in 2002 and is devoted to the five main spiritual teachings of humanity. Each fragrance is named after a city that is significant to those teachings. Kyoto is Buddhism and Shintoism and is an incensey/woody fragrance composed of incense oil, cypress, coffee, teak wood, vetiver, patchouli, amber, everlasting flower and Virginia cedar. It is named after the city of Kyoto, considered the heart of Japan. It is an eau de toilette, edt, and was created by Bertrand Duchafour.
Comme des Garcons Kyoto Reviews
Bois de Jasmin - "In Kyoto, Duchaufour chose to explore the contrast between the woods and incense by searing them with a toasty, nutty coffee. At first, it smells cool and smooth, reminiscent more of a tactile sensation–my fingertips gliding over smooth stones–rather than a particular scent. The elegant way in which incense makes its appearance is fascinating. One moment the fragrance smells like cedarwood shavings, and the next you distinctly smell the smoky, peppery darkness of incense, as if someone waved a burning joss stick around you."
Basenotes - "I get incense , but it's the freshest and most gentle incense I think I've ever smelled...very delicate sense of smokiness....nice nuances of woodiness...very mild projection , but I thinks this fits the nature of this fragrance...bottled meditation/mindfullness...gets a touch resiny as it moves along...very nice...I wear this for relaxing , kicking back , enjoying the smell and listening to some deep soothing music...overall impression is sitting in a wooden sauna, sipping coffee, and smelling some fine Japanese incense...namaste..."