Jun Takashi must be up there in the imaginary lists of hardest working people in fashion, beauty and perfume. HolyGrace and Holy Grapie are two complimentary perfumes launched with Commes des Garcons during Paris Fashion Week earlier this year and finally available as of this writing. Here’s a cut to the chase moment. The press release stated that HolyGraphie smells like “babies and sensuality”. The two don’t really go together unless you’re thinking a soft scent that doesn’t ignite the olfactory senses. The complement to the HolyGrapie scent is the parent scent called HolyGrace. This one has a searing hint of ginger and pimento a very slight cinnamon air and just a note of vanilla.
Both scents marry the Commes des Garcons lifestyle with a softer edge than previous releases and is softer still than the newest fragrance, Wonderwood.
Of the two the Papierdoll recommendation is HolyGraphie because of the lighter scent, though either will do.