So Nude EdP by Dominique Ropion for Costume National 2012

Hello Fabulous Fragrance Fiends,

With special thanks to the crew at Libertine Parfumerie who have generously supplied these So Nude samples for me to try and give away.

So Nude EdP by Costume National 2012 + GIVEAWAY!

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Cumin, cardamom, neroli
Heart: Damascus rose, tuberose, ylang-ylang
Base: Indonesian patchouli, Virginian cedar

Costume National doesn’t seem to get a lot of blog time. I am not sure why, their bottle aesthetic is fun, easy to use and different, clothes are the same as well as beautiful and many are extremely wearable too. They just don’t seem to have captured perfumistas hearts in the way that many of the crossover to fragrance crews have done with loads less interesting works. I have FBs of Scent gloss and 21 in my collection and find 21 especially different and so sexy.

So when Nick from Libertine Parfumerie asked me if I’d like some So Nude to give away I jumped at the chance.

What will you smell? On my skin I get SHEER fresh downy soft white flower with a slight skin-ish bent that could be the cumin but this skin is freshly showered. The tuberose and ylang together are fatty, green, milky and buttery but reading that makes them sound full and luscious but they are neither, no one will be skunked by you wearing So Nude. It is quiet, sillage is very conservative as is the scent bubble, if you leave the room with So Nude sprayed on a card, close the door, make a coffee elsewhere and then come back you will smell a clean/fresh/fragrant vibe but it’s not a room filler.

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The heart is very pretty, and this is where you get a little voluptuous, ripe, sexiness but it is restrained sexy, not an open invitation. So Nude is more like a hint that you are a great raging sex fiend underneath this grey Prince of Wales check suit, linen shirt and Hermes scarf. This is a grown up, luxe version of some of the drugstore white flowers that are so pretty, simple, wearable and popular. I bet you would get loads of compliments wearing So Nude because it is the kind of fragrance that men notice, perfumey and slightly old fashioned elegant. Dry down is all wood and white flower on me, it is soft and quite pretty, just don’t expect it to surprise you. Smells like sensual skin for frolicking, excellent for getting naked.

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I can imagine So Nude as a sensational Wedding Scent, excellent for almost everything and even wearable to a non frag phobic office. I get quite good life out of it, around 4-6 fragrant hours depending…

Further reading Bois De Jasmin
Libertine Parfumerie has $135/50ml and other sizes with FREE Australian shipping and you get 3 samples of your choice with your order
Neroli Budapest has 88€/50ml

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There are 3 prizes this week in our So Nude by Costume National GIVEAWAY. Each winner will receive:

2 x So Nude 1.5ml Manufacturers carded samples (one for you and one for a friend)
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

Go to Libertine Perfumes and find me a perfume and its manufacturer. NO DOUBLE UPS!!

Extra Chance?
Tweet: @OzPerfumeJunkie So Nude GIVEAWAY #Giveaway @LibertineParfum @CoSTUMENATIONAL


Entries Close Sunday 21st July 2013 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post Monday 22nd.
Winners will be chosen by putting names on same sized papers, folded similarly, put on a tray and Jin will pick a winner.
The winners will have till Thursday 25th July 2013 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

Special THANKS to LibertinePerfumerie for the So Nude Samples. Please visit their site because they are so generous and helpful. If you wonder why they are more expensive than the discounters or OS retailers it’s because they are the only licensed company selling their fragrances in Australia; where you know you are buying new, fresh and genuine product. The cost of importing, and buying the right to import, alcohol based fragrances (and having the right to send alcohol based fragrances throughout Australia, which are illegal to send in the Australia Post system) is expensive and they must cover their costs to bring you these luxury goods.


Portia xx

45 thoughts on “So Nude EdP by Dominique Ropion for Costume National 2012

  1. I follow By email. Amouage Lyric Woman, beyond doubt. I’m relieved to see that, if I ever dump everything to start over in Australia, I can still get my favorite Amouage!


  2. We’ll go with Keiko Mecheri Bespoke Canyon Dreams – love that fragrance name! I do follow on Bloglovin’! 🙂


  3. Nasomatto Absinth looks interesting to me. Libertine has a great selection. I took my time and looked through everything. Great candles too! I follow by e-mail.


  4. So here’s what I’m enjoying in the fire season in California…L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Piment Brulant. I follow by email


  5. I am following this awesome blog on e-mail. My choice is MOLINARD ILES D’OR. Thank you for the draw! Wish you all the best! ^_^


  6. hey, babydoll! I just stopped in to say HEY!

    so, HEY!

    and I need to try this (which I can do here, so DNEM – like I said, I just stopped in to say hey, then I got all caught up in your HAWT description of the fatty, green, milky,buttery….whew! I’mo go lie down for a moment! 🙂



  7. I’ll go with Mark Buxton Sleeping With Ghosts, what a great name! I follow by email, thanks for the draw Libertine and APJ


  8. So Nude sounds wonderful! I never heard of it before. I was visiting everyday and now also follow on email. 😉 L’Artisan L’Eau du Navigateur


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