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.
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.
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.
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)
This scent must be changin greatly on skin as i had no jasmine at all. hibiscus makes a spicy accent which reminds me of curry. I just smell spice over amber and it is definetly masculine. No brightness no shine, introvert and boring....