Costume National 21 (2008)
    by Costume National




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    Created to celebrate their 21st anniversary as a fashion house

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    $90.00
    50ml EdP
    $87.50
    100ml EdP
    $93.39*
    100ml EdP
    (*converted from GBP 55.83)

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    Colin Maillard's avatar

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    The opening of 21 is not far from Scent Intense to some extent, you easily spot the same nose behind the two scents. An elusive and captivating potion of synthetics and naturals which smells completely new and futuristic to me, chic, modern, clean but not minimalist, rather dense and tasty. Basically it's a complex, yet incredibly harmonic and tight blend of milky white musks, violet, bergamot, perhaps aniseed, cedar and aromatic cozy woods (cashmeran), a patchouli note transfigured in a silky and dusty satin "synthesis" of it... Then vanillin, tonka, a tiny fruity heart halfway zesty, plummy and peachy (this is the main thing in common with Scent Intense, apart from the general style). Finally a light cumin spicy breeze arises, airy and thin. The contrasting interplay between the silky musks, the flowers, the spices and the dusty base notes is pure elegance and genius. Deeply aromatic and compact, some notes smell clear and sharp, some other incredibly blended one into another, the result is an utterly elegant, irresistible, milky, narcotic and dusty concoction, pure and pale but sexy and shady at the same time. A salty-mineral note of aldehydes gives the structure a contemporary metallic, almost iodine feel. Splendid materials and a talented nose for a refined, versatile, classy, sexy, incredibly good smelling, totally and genuinely "new", finally also decently-priced scent... What would you ask more?

    8,5-9/10

    18 June, 2014 (Last Edited: 19 June, 2014)

    mlsweeney's avatar

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    A very nice, feminine scent that projects like a beast. The black pepper note really sets it off to give it that edge. Think of vanilla milk with black pepper. But you can definitely pick up citrusy notes during all stages of the fragrance. Longevity can sometimes be spotty, but I usually get great performance from this fragrance.

    9.2/10

    31st December, 2012

    blood-orange's avatar

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    Every now and then, smooth and creamy fragrances tend to appeal to me. They're my answer to the 'clean' fragrances where soapiness and sharp citrus fail to impress.

    Costume National 21 is positively amazing. It smells like sweetened milk, vanilla and spice. I think I was in love the first time I smelt it. It's a touch ambery and sweet at times, however the white creaminess of this fragrance is what stands out the most to my nose.

    This is the kind of fragrance that I find very relaxing. It reminds me a little of Diesel's Plus Plus Feminine and Emporio Armani White for Women.

    Costume National 21 opens rather creamy and luscious, in some ways innocent and pure. Towards the heart there is a touch of pepper, rich amber and caraway seeds, which later rounds out to a deliciously smokey vanilla incense.

    I'm amazed that I have rarely heard this fragrance mentioned on our forums. I feel that I could praise it to the moon and back. Although having hardly anything in common, Costume National 21 evokes the same soothing and cuddly sensation that DK's Cashmere Mist is so famous for.

    The longevity and sillage are equally impressive, being strong, without breaking down the intimacy created. I strongly recommend this fragrance.

    20th April, 2012

    Darvant's avatar

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    Woody, spicy, creamy, unique. The second favourite of mine by Costume National Atelier after the darker and animal Scent Intense. Glamour and chic, as usual for this trendy brand, oriental in a masculine and very modern sexy way. Any floral note is listed between the notes even if i think this scent is too much sophisticated to stand out without flowers hidden somewhere. In my opinion this is a "western oriental" cause is not mysterious in the "arabian" way of L'air du Desert Marocain, Opium or Ambre Sultan (just for instance) but just trendy and enigmatic in its occidental urban power of seduction a la Scent Intense or Alien though in a different way. A great surprise anyway, a silky blend of milky notes, spices and woods. Don't be fooled by the confused tornado of the initial stage cause, few hours later, each note settles in its right place and the orchestra starts to play with success. The milky note is one of the key element. There is a milky-creamy backbone made by amber and notes of milk in the top, by labdanum in the middle and vanilla in the base. Since the beginning the milk is spicy, really orangy, with the typical mildness of precious woods and the pungent and aromatic exoticism aroused by the note of saffron. Woodsy and green elements balance resins and vanilla of the base where a wonderful vetiver-patchouli duet with the support of tobacco flavoured (rounding) tonka and black pepper provide an unmisticable manly temperament to the final aroma. The complex final outcome is a smell that is creamy in an orangy and mossy way with the addition of subtle spices (saffron, pepper), the projecting sophistication aroused by cumin, clary sage and floral-citrus elements (a sambac jasmine?) and with the masculine trait nailed down by an earthy/smokey (tobacco) bold patchouli. The synthetic temperament is fenced in the limits of tollerability, longevity and projection are very potent. Really, really outstanding sensual fragrance.

    20th March, 2011 (Last Edited: 12 February, 2014)

    Ronin's avatar

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    Love it! I would reserve this one for the colder days. The longevity and sillage are good when sprayed on clothes but I was still able to subtly smell the two sprays that I applied on my neck for many hours afterward. You definitely have to wait a short while before this one develops since it can smell strange when first applied. This was a pricey blind buy for me and I am glad that I took a risk with this one. Can't really add much except a thumbs up!

    19 December, 2009 (Last Edited: 01st March, 2010)

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    First time I tried 21, I could not tell any difference between this and a zillion other spicy orientals.

    I'm so glad I revisited.
    This is really, really wonderful. It has that same rum-raisin cinnamon candied fruits goodness going on that Ambre Narguilé does, but the sweetness is toned down with a is softly spicy heart, unisex teetering on the edge of masculine. There is a smooth milky quality about it that makes it intensely comforting to me.

    04 September, 2009

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