Comme des Garçons: Andy Warhol 'You're In'

This Limited Edition Unisex Comme des Garçons Eau de Toilette is Inspired by the Iconic Pop Artist Andy Warhol and his 'You’re In' Artwork from 1967.
The Original Art Piece featured Silver Spray-Painted Coca-Cola Bottles in a Wooden Crate, Filled with a Citrus Perfume. Warhol Received a Desist Letter from the Coca-Cola Company Resulting in the Project being Abandoned.

The Packaging with Bold Red and Yellow Graphics is Inspired by Vintage Warhol Film Posters. The Fragrance Bottles feature Six Different Famous Quotes from the Artist Himself.

The Fragrance itself is Composed of Bitter Orange, Aldehydes, Makrut Lime Zest, Jasmine, Coriander Leaf, Pittosporum, Cashmere Wood, Musk and Metallic Amber Notes.

City Guide: Rune Park

Copenhagen Fashion Week met up with our Buyer Rune Park to talk about his favorite things in Copenhagen:

"Buyer at Henrik Vibskov Rune Park loves to drink coffee at Henrik Vibskovs' own café Den plettede Gris, eat at La Banchina or take a weekend trip to Finn Juhl’s House at Ordrupgaard enjoying Danish architecture and interior design. Read more about his favorite things and secrets about Copenhagen

How do you feel Copenhagen influences you when buying for Henrik Vibskov?
The city is ever-changing, as is it's weather. We live and breathe the city so closely that buying is not only influenced by a multitude of twisted universes, but as well by functionality to be ready for all kinds of weather and occasions.

What’s your favorite thing about Copenhagen?
Springtime has its very own charm in Copenhagen when people gather outside in cafés trying to get the first sun and simply enjoy city life along the canals. No matter the season, being able to get around the entire city with a short bike ride is one of my favorite things about Copenhagen.

Top 3 things to do or see in Copenhagen?
1. For contemporary art, I recommend the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The space itself is situated beautifully a little outside the city by the water, so remember to take a walk in the park after seeing the exhibition.
2. Finn Juhl’s House at Ordrupgaard is a great spot to get inspired by Danish architecture and interior design. Juhl designed the house from the inside out as a lab for his organic approach to interior design.
3. On a sunny day, take a stroll on Amager beach and visit Kastrup Søbad. The bathhouse with its crescent-shaped wall of wooden slates on the water is an interesting sculptural piece of architecture and offers a really nice view over Saltholm Island and Sweden.

Another, more urban art space is Copenhagen Contemporary located in an old warehouse on Paper Island right next to the Henrik Vibskov studio.
Helgoland bathhouse at Amager beach is great spot to enjoy the Danish summer by the Baltic sea with a good view to over the Øresund.

Where do you go for coffee?
When in the city and craving for a good coffee definitely stop by “Den Plettede Gris” the café of Henrik Vibskov next to his studio at the Paper Island. If you are visiting our shop at Krystalgade 6 treat yourself with my favorite croissants in Copenhagen at Democratic Coffee.

Do you have a secret tip for Copenhagen?
On a sunny afternoon have dinner at “La Banchina” on Refshaleøen. The small restaurant serves wine and modern Nordic cuisine in a scenic location right by the water. In winter, the wood-heated sauna is definitely worth a visit as well. Remember to reserve a table in advance because seats are very limited.

For Sundays, I recommend a long walk through Frederiksberg Have. Stop by ”The Cisterns”, a long forgotten subterranean reservoir that once contained the supply of drinking water for the Danish capital. The dark and moist underground space has since been converted into a unique venue for changing art exhibitions."

Photo by Rasmus Weng Karlsen

Henrik Vibskov SS18 The Great Chain of Sleepers Tokyo Fashion Week
Henrik Vibskov SS18 at Tokyo Fashion Week
Henrik Vibskov SS18 at Tokyo Fashion Week
Henrik Vibskov SS18 at Tokyo Fashion Week
Henrik Vibskov SS18 at Tokyo Fashion Week
Henrik Vibskov SS18 at Tokyo Fashion Week

Henrik Vibskov SS18 "The Great Chain of Sleepers" in Tokyo

Henrik Vibskov SS18 "The Great Chain of Sleepers" show in Tokyo. Photos by Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo

NEW IN STOCK: Nomenclature - Eau De Parfums

noun \ noh-men-kluh-cher
From the Latin nomenclatura (“calling by name, assigning of names”), from nomen (“name”) + calare (“call”)
\ the act of naming
\ the system, set of terms or symbols used in a particular science, discipline, or art

Nomenclature celebrates design in perfume chemistry by showcasing today’s most inspiring, exclusive molecules—so exclusive that some, known as “captives,” are zealously guarded by fragrance companies.

Through a series of sheer and streamlined compositions, Nomenclature explores their complex facets and their potential for protagonism. Demonstrating that these man-made hybrids of poetry and science have a beauty all their own.
The beauty of modernity.

“Scientists design these outstanding compounds as elegant solutions to very practical problems. For example, to find a compassionate equivalent to musk, an ecological substitute for sandalwood or a cost-efficient alternative to ambergris. I fell in love with the idea of celebrating design in fragrance chemistry.” - Carlos Quintero, founder

The Scent: Zero Gravity Musk

Part of the latest generation of synthetic musks (the oldest one goes back to 1888), Helvetolide® is particularly valued for its delectable pear note, reminiscent of ambrette, a vegetal musk extracted from hibiscus seeds. It was patented in 1991 by the Swiss company Firmenich, hence its name, derived from Helvetia, the Latin term for Switzerland.

A pink pepper comet brings out its fruitiness. Cool, metallic iris underlines its affinities with ambrette (which has an iris facet). A nebula of vanilla, tonka bean and ambergris underline its sensuousness. In German, adrett means “neat” or “dapper”: in this spare, smartly trimmed scent, each element is essential – as it would be in outer space.

Helvetolide® Musk, Pink Pepper, Iris, Amber Gris, Vanilla, Tonka Bean

The Scent: Electric Violet

Capturing the scent of violets in a lab was one of the earliest triumphs of fragrance chemistry and ever since, ionones have been a pillar of perfumery. Violettyne® is the 21st century’s answer to their wistful, powdery fragrance: a preternaturally bright violet with a metallic vibration, edged in fluorescent green. Patented in 2000 by Firmenich, the cutting-edge captive molecule turns scent into light with lumen_esce.

Boosted by a cool-as-cucumber essence of violet leaves, the sizzling Violettyne® shoots high-voltage current from bloom to roots. Petals aquiver, the flower scatters scented powder on a springtime posy (freesia, jasmine, iris and rose). Patchouli Prisma, a high-tech natural ingredient distilled and reassembled to enhance its woody warmth, sheds black light on the radiant bouquet.

Violettyne®, Violet Leaves, Freesia, Jasmin Sambac, Bulgarian Rose, Bergamot, Patchouli Prisma

The Scent: The flower of angels

Ever since it infused Edmond Roudnitska’s groundbreaking Eau Sauvage with its citrus-tinged, floral airiness, Hedione®, an analogue of a compound naturally present in jasmine, has been one of the most widely-used materials in perfumery. Paradisone®, a captive molecule patented in 1996 by Firmenich, is its purest, most precious and most powerful expression.

Paradisone® is “the angelic aroma of one million flowers. Touched by the luminous soul of jasmine, the fruit, leaves, twigs and blossoms of the orange tree unfurl their heady, sun-gorged scents. Bergamot adds its peppery sparkle; osmanthus, the yielding velvet of its apricot and suede flesh; tuberose, its narcotic sillage.

Paradisone® Citrus-Floral, Neroli, Tuberose, Bergamot, Bigarade, Osmanthus

The Scent: Wood in orbit

It softens other materials, appeases tensions between musk, woody and floral notes, and makes perfume blends light as clouds… Since the early 1990s, “the transparent woody-ambery odor of Iso E Super has shaped and defined modern perfumery like hardly any other material,” writes the fragrance chemist Philip Kraft. With Orbitone®, Takasago offers a sophisticated, surprisingly textured version of this indispensable molecule.
Violet and rhubarb; pepper, cedar and roast coffee; tobacco, smoke, and a whiff of struck match… Of the many facets spinning around Orbitone® the perfumer has picked pepper as the main force of attraction.

Orbitone® Wood-Amber, Co2, Pepper, Rhubarb, Violet, Sandalwood, Olibanum

The Scent: Urban Iris

With its cucumber-cool, earthy, slightly skin-like facets contrasting with bright, clean, lined-dried linen effects, this modern, powerful organic compound comes as close as you can get to orris butter without tearing an iris field out by its roots and waiting six years for it to yield its fragrance.

Bolstered by iris concrete and irone alpha (the main molecule of the natural ingredient), the iris accord is stretched over an angular structure of crackling woody-ambery notes. Bergamot and ambrette – a vegetal musk with crystalline rose, pear and iris facets – shed their radiance on the trim, dry blend. 

Iris Aldehyde, Wood, Ambrette, Bergamo, Amber

The Scent: Thinking Green

Say it with a long “o” – Shisõ – and in Japanese, it means “modern thought”. With a short “o”, it trips over the tongue with the uniquely complex flavor of the shiso leaf. An iconic herb in Japanese cuisine, shiso is seldom featured in fragrance. But its smell – a blend of mint, basil and cumin with a metallic flash -- has long fascinated Bertrand Duchaufour. In shi_sõ, he spins it into an arrestingly modern take on a classic genre, the eau de Cologne, replacing citrus with a kaleidoscope of green notes. The zesty bite of cardamom. A sprig of cool spearmint. Lemony verbena. Raspy blackcurrant. Soapy almondy anise. Tart rhubarb. Glycolierral® wraps the bracing blend in a sweet, milky, sap-laden effect.

Glycolierral® Green, Shiso, Ivy Leaf, Cardamom, Spearmint, Verbena, Blackcurrant

Ex Situ. Samples of Lifeforms.
Helene Nymann, 2017. Hippocampus (AOM)
Code Art Fair 2016
Aft After Bar: Duo Demona

VIBSKOV GUIDE TO Copenhagen Art Week 2017

Copenhagen Art Week is back! During 24 August - 3 September Copenhagen is full of opportunities to experience and engage with contemporary art across 78 different venues as diverse as museums, art galleries, libraries and even public transport. This year's theme explores SOUND & VISION in all of its facets, the conceptual, the popular, the noisy, melodic and the poetic. You have the chance to take part in events, happenings and exhibitions to experience great and inspiring contemporary art.

For those who are interested yet overwhelmed with all the opportunities Copenhagen Art Week offers, Team Vibs has selected a couple of events we recommend!

BASEL x CC x CHART: EX SITU OPENING is organized by Kultur Basel-Stadt, Copenhagen Contemporary and CHART art fair. It is the opening event of the international group exhibition Ex Situ, Samples of Lifeforms. The exhibition addresses the constantly changing conditions of forms of life on planet earth. Artists explore topics such as the unruly state of migrating species trying to adapt to a new world where nature, culture and technology are inextricably entangled and enmeshed.

Trangravsvej 10 – 12
August 31st
17.00 - 21.00

CODE is held for the second time this year. Code 2 will present leading as well as emerging galleries from all over the world. Code 2 will feature the curated film, talks and performance program, ArtReacts. The art fair is located in Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest exhibition center and on Sunday when of site-specific performances and special events held at different locations in the heart of Copenhagen.

Bella Center
Center Boulevard 5
August 31st - September 3rd

ART AFTER BAR is a musical performance held at Papirøen. Emerging female artists, who form Duo Demona will be presenting a vibrant sound performance on an installation of crystal glass and ceramic instruments.

Trangravsvej 8
August 31st
21.15 - 22.30

CHART is having its 5th edition in year 2017. The art fair is bringing together 33 galleries from the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Chart is considered one of the most important Nordic art fairs.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Nyhavn 2
September 1st - 3rd

KUNST TIL STEDET is a tour visiting three different locations in the city of Copenhagen. The tour will start with a performance by Helene Nymann in Rundetårn and continue with the installation Shhh by Vinyl, Terror & Horror in the main library. The tour will end at Ravnsborggade to see the screening of the Ser Humano by CAW’s city artist Nástio Mosquito. The tour is held in Danish.

Meeting place:
Købmagergade 52A
September 1st
19.45 - 21.45

ANDREAS EMENIUS 'COMING BACK FROM THE GAS STATION' is an audiovisual performance that includes live music, video and installation. The performance explores the nostalgia of pop culture phenomena and reflects upon the gas station as a product of a soon-to-be obsolete technology: A future dinosaur.

Nedlagt Statoil Tankstation
Sundholmsvej 59
September 2nd

Photos: sneak peak to Ex Situ, Helene Nymann, 2017, Code art fair and Art After Bar Duo Demona