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Kiko Kostadinov's First Fragrance Is a Woody, Musky Blend

Developed in collaboration with retaW.

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Kiko Kostadinov's First Fragrance Is a Woody, Musky Blend

Developed in collaboration with retaW.

Kiko Kostadinov branches out into fragrance with its latest release, a solid perfume developed with Japanese scent specialist retaW.

The offering is a something of a cross between a beauty product and an art object — arriving a rather generic-looking tube, the solid perfume is encased in a clear, zip-top bag punctured with two holes, allowing the scent to escape. The bag can then be attached to a keychain or simply carried in a purse, allowing customers to experience the fragrance at home or on-the-go.

Though the fragrance is marketed as unisex, its notes skew traditionally masculine: cedarwood, sandalwood, leather, vetiver and musk all feature, resulting in a woody, smoky skin scent. Of course, our pre-existing associations between gender, sex and fragrance are a social construct — with its latest release, Kiko Kostadinov aims to question our notions of masculinity and femininity.

Kiko Kostadinov’s solid perfume retails for £70 GBP (approximately $99 USD) at the brand’s website.

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