Wylde Icons: Comme des Garçons' Wonderwood

Report and photography by David Newton


It's been around since 2010 and has rapidly become a classic. Peppery, woody and musky, Comme des Garçons' Wonderwood unisex fragrance starts off with a pepper blast that settles down quickly but hangs around for hours. The wood notes are the most pleasant to smell and give a refined air to the scent. Then as you get deeper into the drydown, a sweaty muskiness starts to blend into the pepper and woods.  I tried it after hearing about it constantly through friends; I love CdG's Black Pepper and it's clear to see why the two fragrances complement each other. As you can imagine, Wonderwood adds to the pepperiness with gorgeous woody overtones and it achieves that holy grail of scents: longevity. A few sprays and you will be carrying this unusual scent around with you all day, very possibly attracting "Mmm...what are you wearing?" comments! Highly recommended.

Wonderwood retails for £70 (50 ml) and £90 (100ml) from Comme des Garçons.