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    I keep meaning to make a quick mention of Costume National 21.... bought it 3 weeks ago - AWESOME!! what a unique and great scent! seems to dry down into creamy pipe tabacco scent (at least on me). Highly recommended. One of my best purchases this year.... Others like it as much as me??
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    I have Scent Intense and enjoy it very much, in fact it is definitely in my top 10. I find 21 to be a "creamier", smoother version of it! Welcome to the Costume National appreciation society

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    i have scent intense as well and its addictive...i also have their natural body spray deo and it makes me smell great all day!

    i want to try 21!!!!!
    Current Top 5:

    Tabac, Cardinal, Brookes Brothers, Musc Kublai Khan, Andron

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    I just tried it yesterday, without ever heard of it before. The scent is actually really good, but for me (18 years old) it's a bit to early, but I might buy that one later. It's definently a lovely fragrance, where the woods really are sensable..
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    Just tried this and I freakin' love this stuff. This needs to get more respect here on BN!

    Review here
    Sales thread here

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'aventurier View Post
    Just tried this and I freakin' love this stuff. This needs to get more respect here on BN!

    Review here
    Seconded! A vastly underrated scent IMO - and one perfect for the cooler months!
    Nice review L'adventurier.

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    I agree it's great stuff.
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    A milkier and more anisic reinterpretation of Scent Intense IMO. It's very synthetic, but I enjoy it. I'd love to get a decant of it.
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    i have it and like it as well
    Want to buy/trade: looking for some escentric molecules kinski, I have a bunch of decants/samples including escentric 02 and escentric 01

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    i fell out of love for scent intense. but 21 still rules! it;s a fab scent and like dimi mentioned it already, it's terribly underrated.

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    I bought a 100ml bottle last year and have YET to give it a full wearing!!!!!!

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    More complex and even better than Scent Intense. It's creamy, milky, silky sweet, and quite unisex.

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    tried it and it is pretty awesome
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    Tabac, Cardinal, Brookes Brothers, Musc Kublai Khan, Andron

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    I dig it, but umm...don't we know this fragrance by another name...
    Egoiste?

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    Costume National 21 is my SotD today. Here's my review:

    This is a very woody, yet at the same time lactonic, creamy scent. There is a good deal of spice in this, and some perfumer-arty things like bergamot, moss, and clary sage (very sophisticated and traditional notes). Kashmir wood in the top is backed up by vetiver, cedar and patchouli in the base. The labdanum in the heart gives aid to the creaminess, yet veering off a little toward ambergris, its closest scent equivalent. Tonka and vanilla add an oriental dimension and a roundness to the woody and spicy notes. To me , this is one of the best of the Costume National line; milder, but at the same time more complex, better balanced and more skillfully constructed than the other offerings from that house. This is also an EdP strength. A very welcome addition from Costume National, and a clear demonstration of how good their stuff can be! Kudos to Juliette Karagueuzoglou, the nose responsible for this.
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    This thread is making me want to sample this. I love Scent Intense and a 'creamier' version of the same surely sounds tempting.

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    oooo~ I love creamy scents! Def wanna give this one a try

    Apart from getting this online, an BNers from Sydney know if there are places to try this in person?

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    I really like this stuff and glad I splurged and bought it blind. Read my recent topic about my adventures with this fragrance! Love it!

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    I smelled this yesterday while out Christmas shopping and I got Chanel's Egoiste out of it. Since I already own Egoiste and CNH is nothing breaking any new territory - I decided to pass.

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    I came accross this fragrance while exploring some CdG frags, and now I am very intrigued.

    It looks like the praise is pretty much universal. Does anyone have any more recent input on this frag now that over 2 years have passed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    I came accross this fragrance while exploring some CdG frags, and now I am very intrigued.

    It looks like the praise is pretty much universal. Does anyone have any more recent input on this frag now that over 2 years have passed?
    Still a very well constructed fragrance. It's got good longevity, projection and sillage. If you like creamy scents and nutmeg, I recommend that you try this. More of an Autumn/Winter scent for sure, but a solid offering from Costume National (as are all of the fragrance by them that I own)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraghead View Post
    Still a very well constructed fragrance. It's got good longevity, projection and sillage. If you like creamy scents and nutmeg, I recommend that you try this. More of an Autumn/Winter scent for sure, but a solid offering from Costume National (as are all of the fragrance by them that I own)
    It's so cheap online too... $60 for a 100 ml bottle... AHHHH!!!

    The problem is, I don't think I have ever been able to sample a "milky" fragrance. I hate powder but I like nutmeg and amber. Am I going to like this??
    I'm liquidating my collection to help fund my site. Please show your support for the FPindex and buy buy buy - Tuscan Leather, Egoiste, Costume National 21, etc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    It's so cheap online too... $60 for a 100 ml bottle... AHHHH!!!
    Agree. Nice price.

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    I love creamy scents. Where did you guys get this for 60$ (100ml)? Thanks.

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    I've really gotta try this one...I have had my eye on it for quite a while. It sounds like it's really great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannotavoidtrite View Post
    I love creamy scents. Where did you guys get this for 60$ (100ml)? Thanks.
    There are a few Amazon sellers selling for around $60 after shipping

    http://www.amazon.com/Costume-Nation...8485882&sr=8-1

    I had some Amazon gift cards so I bit :P I'll let you guys know what I think about it
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    Eggy, Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post

    The problem is, I don't think I have ever been able to sample a "milky" fragrance. I hate powder but I like nutmeg and amber. Am I going to like this??
    Yes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cannotavoidtrite View Post
    Eggy, Thank you.
    NP! Enjoy

    Quote Originally Posted by easyfish View Post
    Yes!
    Awesome. I can't wait to try this stuff
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    interesting I was checking out amazon price is about 60$ but taking a look at ebay it shows almost 30$

    is this wrong?

    check ebay
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...1+3.4&_sacat=0

    and amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Costume-Nation...8485882&sr=8-1

    are these the same?

    thanks

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