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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 142 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

A rare thing: a scent with the kind of warmth and spice you would appreciate in autumn/winter, yet with the balmy, breezy, sun-soaked vibe you'd also associate with spring and especially with summer. Seems to be an all-arounder. I wore it for autumn/winter two years ago, wore Sycomore last autumn/winter, and have now returned to CNH; still wonderfully creamy, with light woods and mellow spices. Very similar to Egoiste, but softer and more subtle. This deserves 9 out of 10.
16th November, 2017 (last edited: 17th November, 2017)
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

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