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Scent (2002)
by Costume National


Scent information

Year of Launch2002
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 72 votes)

People and companies

HouseCostume National
PerfumerLaurent Bruyère
PackagingEnnio Capasa
Parent CompanyBeauty San Spa
Parent Company at launchKanebo > Maxibell

About Scent

Scent is a shared / unisex perfume by Costume National. The scent was launched in 2002 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Laurent Bruyère. The bottle was designed by Ennio Capasa

Reviews of Scent

A light airy almost invisible fragrance. Light amber, light sweetness, Poor projection, fair longevity, Not impressed at all.
31st July, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The amber is at the core of this creation, but is is unusual in that it is a light and pleasant amber; warm but quite restrained. On my skin it lacks any darkness, harshness or smokiness, and I do not get any incense either, unlike in many other amber-centric products.

In the drydown the floral side breaks through, with hibiscus, frangipani and whiffs of samphire on me. At times a very discrete jasmine is hovering in the background. All this is accompanied by an overarching veil of a tea impression; think slightly milky darjeeling that is mildly sweetened. Towards the end the floral basket moves into the foreground and peters out gradually.

I get soft sillage, adequate projection and eight hours of longevity.

Amongst the amber-dominated fragrances, this is one of the more unobtrusive one. Perfect for a warm and sunny autumn day, its restrained nature makes it a good choice if one wants to wear and amber scent to the office. Very pleasant; a bit lacking vibrancy and vividness at times. 3/5.
06th December, 2016
A whiter, lighter, more delicate version of Scent Intense, with a more floral-linen soul and less darker contrasts, less warm-sticky ambery woods. Personally I prefer the Intense version (so basically my same review for that applies here too), as it sounds more interesting, fascinating and "stereo", but this may be a good lighter and more luminous alternative.

20th June, 2014
Tony T Show all reviews
United States
i do enjoy although a bit feminine. very long lasting jasmine with a toch of amber in the drydown. the jasmine lasts and lasts which makes this one a great night scent but not as sweet as you would think. the amber is very toned down,very minimum sweetness but more of a floral scent than oriental.. i blind bought mine and will have it for awhile.
16th January, 2013
Scent is a basic name, and basic is what this composition is. However, despite its simplicity, it's pretty, interesting and likable. Scent is a fragrance that could easily appeal to anyone.

I find it a toned down, more floral version of Agent Provocateur's Strip. The jasmine and frangipani blooms are soft and slightly creamy, which are further complimented by rich notes of tea and amber. There's perhaps other spices also in this blend.

It has a beautiful sensuality, one that is almost unisex. I'd actually like to smell this on a man. There's a rich, ambery woodsiness about Scent which hints at masculinity. While Costume National Homme is the most masculine offering from the brand, I wouldn't dismiss Scent altogether as a fragrance for men also.

The opening of tea, jasmine and frangipani was quite aromatic to my nose. It had a lovely, soothing quality which I really enjoyed. As the fragrance progresses, the amber note becomes more prominent, before settling into a rich, ambery and powdery incense accord.

It's that smouldering sexiness which is conveyed through Scent that has gained this fragrance its fans. The longevity and the moderate to strong sillage has also won hearts. Scent may not be a modern classic and it may not be all that memorable, however this is one fragrance that manages to be quite captivating and a great success for the Costume National brand.
21st April, 2012
This is the lighter and exotic version of one of my absolute favourites, the darker brother Scent Intense. While the latter stresses the combination of woods and amber, Scent exalts the floral note of hybiscus which appears floating on a sink of jasmine tea side by side with a lighter dosage of woods and amber. The outcome is a less dangerous but more bright and balanced version of the magnificent Scent Intense. Genius... it's like an acid organic amber meets the tea-veined CK One's fluidity. Scent is in my opinion more floral and versatile than Scent Intense, better appointed for the daily battles with its touch of more detectable sheer (and subtle) freshness. Decidedly less obscure than its dangerous brother, Scent has a more developed pungent floral note and a more perceivable touch of crispiness while in its formula is far less pronounced the resinous-animalic temperament and the smoky obscurity of the Scent Intense's amber. A great fragrance to be worn in alternance with its more eminent brother.
27th June, 2011 (last edited: 31st July, 2015)

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