Kiko Kostadinov's First Fragrance Is a Woody, Musky Blend
Developed in collaboration with 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.