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Dover Street Parfums Market

25 years after the launch of the first Comme des Garçons perfume (and 15 years after opening the first Dover Street Market) Rei Kawakubo has opened a store dedicated to beauty: Dover Street Parfums Market. A bright, white Kubrickian chapel of calm in the centre of Paris. Expect to find an expertly curated vanity cabinet of curiosities filled with conceptual chemistry, luxurious lotions, surprising potions and exquisite perfumes.

Photography DAVID FOESSEL

“From avant-garde independent young labels to the most established and classic references, it’s an explosion of scents, sounds and textures, from Amazonian oils and charcoal toothpaste to non-binary essences and magnesium flakes for the bath, honoring the no borders beautiful chaos DNA of all the DSM’s, lost in creation, buried in authenticity, consumed by diversity, originality and inclusivity.”

"This particular shop will have nothing on the walls or floor, no backdrops, no display materials, no logos, no gift with purchase. Instead, Rei Kawakubo has designed a forest of pillars with egg-shaped shelves carved within them."

"Special guests include GUCCI and BYREDO with their own designed spaces plus special events by MAC cosmetics (the CDG Tattoo Kit), artist Julian D'Ys and THOM BROWNE with his very first perfume range."


Dover Street Parfums Market is located at 11 bis rue Elzevir, 75003 Paris