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Costume National Homme (2009)
by Costume National

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Costume National Homme information

Year of Launch2009
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 140 votes)

People and companies

HouseCostume National
PerfumerDominique Ropion
PackagingEnnio Capasa
Parent CompanyBeauty San Spa

About Costume National Homme

Costume National Homme is a masculine fragrance by Costume National. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Dominique Ropion. The bottle was designed by Ennio Capasa

Reviews of Costume National Homme

This is an incredible fragrance. Notes include cinnamon, clove, and honey, but to me they combine to smell like spicy coconut. It has great sillage and projection. This is gourmand. Spices used are sweet and this may be a better winter/cool weather fragrance.
15th September, 2017
Read all the great reviews about CN Homme and finally ordered a sample with a recent purchase. This is a heavenly fragrance that is reminiscent of Tauer's LAdDM, maybe a tad sweeter early and more incense driven later. Not exact copies, but similar. It would probably remind one of any sweet incense fragrance though. On the opening, I got lots of honey, cinnamon and clove, very sweet and lasting close to two hours plus. Amber and incense notes work their way through the spices and a pleasant amber, incense and warm wood base developed and went well past the 8 hour mark. A very good scent that would wear well on a cool evening or winter day. Definitely a thumbs up.
31st August, 2017
I liked this. Reminds me of Tauer No 02 L'Air du Désert Marocain
Incense & sandalwood. The drydown reminds me of the fragrance that surrounds you when you go to a Restoration Hardware or a Hollister. This one lasts and lasts. I will definitely wear this again.
Projection and longevity average. I was noticed.
15th July, 2017
Costume National Homme is one of my favorites to reach for when the weather turns cold. It's ostensibly a sandalwood scent, but to my nose it's about 70% the fake but comforting smell of movie theater popcorn butter. But it's the support system under the faux butter that takes something that really could have been awful and makes it great.

So what's there? I smell the late-00's niche mainstay mix of cedar, frankincense, and smoky iso e super, as well as dried fruits, cloves, and pie spices. The end result smells a bit Serge Lutens, but could also be fairly accurately described as Jubilation XXV drenched in butter. But even if those descriptions make Homme sound less than attractive, it smells unique and wonderful and I highly recommend it.
17th December, 2016 (last edited: 30th March, 2017)
Homme is the first and only fragrance by Costume National that I've tried, and it seems to be the house's most popular men's fragrance, celebrated as an agreeable spicy/sweet mix, and that it certainly is. It's unoffensive, neither overwhelmingly sweet nor spicy, though certainly sweeter than spicier overall.

The clove/cinnamon mix somehow gives this a fig-like sweetness to me. I'm amazed that fig is not in the note breakdown since that's the main experience I'm having with this, the main element that's making it sweeter than spicier.

Performance is moderate at best, and even the retail price ($80 for 50ml on Luckyscent) is manageable if you like the stuff enough, though it certainly seems to be floating around the secondary market as well.

I'm certainly pleased by it but not blown away. Nonetheless I could see how it could be a cold weather mainstay of many men's fragrance rotations.

7 out of 10
11th April, 2016
Bergamot, citrus, cloves, a heavy cashmeran/Iso E accord with their signature synthetic, cozy and chic "woodiness", velvety and contemporary. On the base, something similar to tobacco, humid, juicy and strong but restrained and clean, well interplayed with fruity notes (something like apricot or peach). Ginger, violet, cedar and sandalwood back again like in some other Costume National scents. Compact and contemporary, with a "pencil sharpener" feel together with a Lutensian fruity-floral-syrupiness, a medicinal-spicy breeze and a smoky-earthy base. It progressively focuses on an accord of sandalwood, clean and pleasant as well as a bit generic and dull, and cloves, which after a while get a bit cloying, but luckily they'll eventually vanish leaving the stage to the sandalwood accord. To be honest it "smells" Costume National in terms of simplicity and "modernity", but it's incomparably more... common, and a bit more uninspired than the other scents composed by Bruyère, which were true avantgarde greatness. This one is more just "ok", more dull but still decent.

6,5/10
18th June, 2014

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