Pharrell Williams Girl For Girls And Boys, 10ml EDP, (in collaboration with Comme des Garçons) In Store @ Poundland, £1
263°Expired

Pharrell Williams Girl For Girls And Boys, 10ml EDP, (in collaboration with Comme des Garçons) In Store @ Poundland, £1

13
LocalFound 23rd Dec 2017Edited by:"louiselouise"
From the Trongate, Glasgow store (was still open just before 9pm tonight!!).

Apparently in collaboration with Comme des Garçons - so it may be rather "quirky"!

Will you "Get Lucky" or will it be relegated to toilet air freshener?
2863196.jpgBetter close-up of receipt:2863196.jpgfrom Basenotes basenotes.net/ID2…tml
"The fragrance was conceived by Williams, and created by Christian Astuguevieille, creative director of Comme des Garçons Parfums, with Antoine Lie of Takasago. The bottle, logo and packaging have been designed by House + Holme, featuring bold, cartoonish artwork by the artist Kaws. The fragrance will launch at CDG's Dover Street Market, London on 1st September 2014, before rolling out to global DSM stores and Sephora on 5th September."

Fragrantica fragrantica.com/per…tml says
"Top notes of fragrance Girl includes neroli, lavender and white pepper, followed by iris, styrax and violet, while the base closes with a woody union of patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and cedar. Composition of the perfume is signed by creative director of Comme Des Garcons, Christian Astuguevieille and perfumer Antoine Lie of Tasakago. The house of Comme des Garcons Parfum is in charge of production and distribution."

Unfortunately it seems the 10ml doesn't come in the kitschy bottle (can't be too disappointed for £1)! Some say it smells quite like Alexander McQueen's My Queen.2863196.jpg£19 for 10ml on Hervia: hervia.com/uk/…161

£19.50 for 100ml on The Fragrance Shop: thefragranceshop.co.uk/pro…spx

One review on Amazon hates it, though! (£5.91 for 10ml) amazon.co.uk/Pha…ews

More Amazon reviews, for the 100ml: amazon.co.uk/Pha…ams
Community Updates

Groups

13 Comments
Here's what else I got:

Vespa For Him* Body Fragrance Natural Spray 75ml (they also have a deodorant - smells quite nice), Ibero Grapeseed Oil 250ml (50p in this store, though I suspect it was a clearance, as I bought the last two), Nestle Fitness 450g "Whole Wheat Flakes And Roasted Rice" - assume it's like Special K, Toni & Guy Men Styling Glue 100ml.32894349-kMl6v.jpg*One Fragrantican compares Vespa For Him to Bleu De Chanel (!), though I'd guess Vespa For Him and the Pharrell Williams' scent were/are likely different RRPs: fragrantica.com/per…tml
Edited by: "louiselouise" 23rd Dec 2017
Voted hot I will give it a try tommorow
Considering commes design garçons candles retail for £40 I've always got compliments when I've used there fragrances
I still left some on the shelf, by the way - my sister told me to get her some - even though neither of us have any idea what it smells like yet !!
One Amazon review stands out (though there's a few that really hate it):

It's CdG All the Way, and Fantastic!
By Auntie Depressant on 15 February 2017
This scent has really gotten beat-up online, and I have no idea why. It's "niche", yet approachable, it's definitely got the CdG stamp that I've been nearly obsessed with since 2000, and it's just GOOD. I think the marketing and bottle design/art threw people off, possibly because consumers need to be told, STILL, that "this is for women, floral, sweet, pink, etc etc" and "this is for men, woodsy, spicy, green, brown etc etc"

But Cmon! This is a work of art! I can tell you, I certainly appreciate the contemporary and surreal aspects of the design, and would much rather display this than some tacky bottle designed by Beyoncé or Katie Price/Perry or Diesel (worst bottles EVER!). I love the scent, soft white woods, purple flowers and subtle pepper. Pharrel is so cool. I'm really disappointed that this has been discontinued already...jeez! Don't go by the sheeple who shop exclusively at Sephora, please!

I'm a dyed-in-the-wool CdG nut, and I'm stocking up on this! I'm a woman, and would LOVE this on a man. Meow!

Now Smell This really likes it! nstperfume.com/201…ew/

Girl takes things a step further in the "to the masses" department, that is, it's quite woody, but in a softer, more toned-down way. The opening is herbal citrus (featuring a completely declawed lavender) over what is already a strong but smooth (and pale) musky woods. It gets peppery-spicy fairly quickly, but again, if you've tried Wonderwood, you'll be struck by how much tamer Girl is. The floral notes in the heart are transparent and tinged with green. A dollop of creamy iris adds a powdery finish, and keeps Girl from leaning too far towards the masculine side of unisex (albeit, not enough for some of the reviewers on Sephora).

The dry down is a milky cedar-y woods. There's a bit of vetiver but it's not overly earthy. It's sweet-ish — not as sweet as your average celebrity fragrance, and for that matter, it's drier than many recent mainstream men's fragrances — but it's sweet, and has a slightly nutty undertone.


Verdict: For a celebrity fragrance, Girl is fantastic, and I adore the packaging on the large bottle. I salute Pharrell Williams for his good taste, and for not, as so many in the music business have, marketing crap fragrance under his name in order to make a few extra bucks.

For a Comme des Garçons fragrance, Girl is, as I said above, not their best, but it's well done, enjoyable to wear and possibly fun to layer (I have not experimented yet). I do like it better than the comparatively blunt Wonderwood. I bought the 10 ml bottle unsniffed, and I am in no way displeased with my purchase. I will have no trouble using it up.

ashamoil on Fragrantica commented: Smells like nettle tea and sadness
Edited by: "louiselouise" 23rd Dec 2017
Much as I like the original bottle, I've changed the Deal picture to show the 10ml bottle (didn't realise they were different).32894655-NAmRG.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 23rd Dec 2017
Original bottle designed by kaws
got one for 10$ in tj maxx in new york last year
Edited by: "Infractionboi" 23rd Dec 2017
mattmerch14 m ago

Original bottle designed by kawsgot one for 10$ in tj maxx in new york …Original bottle designed by kawsgot one for 10$ in tj maxx in new york last year



KAWS complex.com/sty…nce

(I see you edited, but it said kaw originally, and you didn't mention the TJ Maxx bit)
Edited by: "louiselouise" 23rd Dec 2017
louiselouise1 h, 1 m ago

KAWS KAWS http://www.complex.com/style/2014/05/kaws-unveils-bottle-design-for-pharrells-girl-fragrance(I see you edited, but it said kaw originally, and you didn't mention the TJ Maxx bit)


Apologies my bad
Edited by: "Infractionboi" 24th Dec 2017
I succumbed to temptation, got myself one and have just tried a skoosh. It's actually pretty nice and I do think it's unisex....not the woody, stale honk I was expecting it to be. Might not appeal to everyone, though.

It reminds me a bit of Geoffrey Beene's Grey Flannel, at least, what I remember of it, as I don't have a bottle here.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 25th Dec 2017
None at my local!
Argyle Street, Glasgow had this two days ago - assume it's still there?
Cheers OP. Saw this post before Christmas but I was away. Bought 6 bottles of Girl today and two of the Vespa. Many thanks!
anthony4013 m ago

Cheers OP. Saw this post before Christmas but I was away. Bought 6 bottles …Cheers OP. Saw this post before Christmas but I was away. Bought 6 bottles of Girl today and two of the Vespa. Many thanks!



The Vespa male/female scents are made by Coty (who typically do many celeb perfumes) so they're not quite in the Comme des Garçons-price bracket but they get good feedback on Fragrantica. Worth putting in your gym bag or for everyday.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text