“Girl” Talk: Pharrell Williams On His New Fragrance

by Stephanie Montes

Recently, we met up with Pharrell Williams at Sephora in Hollywood to talk about his new perfume collaboration with Comme des Garçons. The singer, rapper, producer, activist and The Voice star infused his first scent with notes of patchouli, cedar, Australian sandalwood, violet, lavender, and white pepper. “I thought that if I made something, I should make it for human beings and not something gender specific,” says Pharrell. The fact that it is unisex makes it the perfect gift for everyone on your list this festive season. After all, what’s not to love about a fragrance created by one of the coolest guys in music? Now, if we could just get our hands on a hat like his…

How It All Went Down

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Pharrell made sure to personally greet every fan that showed up to buy his first perfume.

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"Fragrance is the paint of the air," says Pharrell. "To work with masters who know how to turn an idea and ambition and bring it to fruition is nothing short of alchemy."

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Celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson curated a set list heavy with Pharrell's top songs—naturally.

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"I respect everybody who helped do this—from the chemists for having the idea to [artist] KAWS for designing the bottle to [Comme des Garçons'] Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe for giving me the opportunity to work with their label. It’s all them. I’m just the lucky guy in the middle."

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Photo op with Pharrell Williams? Check!

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As if a meet-and-greet with tons of screaming fans wasn't enough, Pharrell squeezed in time to receive his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on the same day. He tells us, "I am grateful for what I have, and I’m looking forward to the future."