Costume National + TRIPLE GIVEAWAY!!

Hey APJ Family!!

The other day I was chatting to Gary my favourite SA at the Libertine Fragrance area in David Jones, Sydney City (The oldest Department Store trading under its original name in the world) and Gary really wanted me to try something. The Costume National range is one that I constantly overlook and I don’t have a reason really except that the other testers always grab me before I even get to the Costume National end of the store.

It seems I’ve been missing out on untold wonders. 21 is so different from anything else I’ve ever smelled. The milk accord at the start sounded disgusting when I was originally told about it but it is beautiful and flattering, an alluring milky wonder. I had hoped to do more sampling before this amazing GIVEAWAY went live but unfortunately I have come down with a head cold that has left me completely anosmic and without even taste. It’s weird to eat chilli dishes and get burning mouth without flavour. Cannot smell even TSO Jin’s farts, and normally they can make my eyes water. So I have found the Costume National site and plagiarised with abandon.

If you are shopping in Australia Libertine Fragrance includes P&H in their prices and they are registered dealers of the scents that they carry. Meaning they haven’t been sitting in cargo boys in hot countries, are 100% genuine and fresh, they can get your gift buying fragrances to you before Christmas!!

Costume National

21 Fragrantica

Costume National 21
Starting from a base of pure white milk and the lightness of sheer white orange blossom, 21 fades into more mysterious notes of saffron, cashmere wood, amber and musk with accents of bergamot, vanilla, labdanum and cedar wood.

ScentGloss Fragrantica

Scent Gloss
GLOSS is the sexiest version of SCENT. Pink like female instinct, pink like a rose to the sense of smell, sight and on the skin. It is the youngest soul of SCENT: light, spontaneous and joyful. A floral and delicately fruity bouquet for an effervescent sweetness thanks to the notes of purple orchid and fresh musk.

ScentIntense fragrantica

Scent Intense
An intense fragrance sublimated by the deep harmony of amber and cystine. The mystery and radiance of a timeless energy with woody accents and natural deep warmth. SCENT INTENSE is an inimitable declaration of individuality and seduction.

Homme Fragrantica

The masculine eau de parfum opens with a very fresh head made of grapefruit, cardamom and bergamot. The essence then plunges into the spicy heart of Cinnamon, Thyme and Cloves. In the end, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Labdanum give depth and warmth to the general accord.

SoNude Fragrantica

So Nude
This is the latest offering in Costume National’s lineup. I love the new bottle shape and the notes sound beautiful. I can’t wait to get some on my skin.
Ennio Capasa has collaborated with Dominique Ropion.
A floral spicy creation, the fragrance opens with mystery by the spicy top of cardamom and cumin, surrounded by the delicacy of neroli. A floral heart of ylang ylang, damascena rose and tuberose suddenly appears, enchanting for elegance and sensuality. A warm base of Virginian cedarwood, patchouli heart and sandalwood gives depth to the general accord.

Costume National Giveaway

Gary then gave me some Costume National Manufacturers 1.5ml Carded Samples to give to you.

What’s In The Packs?

There are THREE packs to give away this week, the three winners will receive 1.5ml each of
Costume National Scent Gloss
Costume National Scent Intense
Costume National Homme
Costume National So Nude
with P&H anywhere in the world

How Do You Win?

Open to everyone worldwide who is a follower of AustralianPerfumeJunkies via email (eM), RSS, or WordPress (WP) and please put which in your answer. Yes, you may become a new follower to enter! In fact, we encourage it.
All you need to do this week is go over to Libertine Fragrance at and tell me any product there that takes your fancy. NO DOUBLE UPS! There is enough product at Libertine Fragrance to get about 500 commenters. That’s it!! EASY PEASY!

So, your entry will look like this:
eM (portia_turbo) TOKYO MILK Dead Sexy No 6
Portia xx
WP (AustralianPerfumeJunkies) TOKYO MILK Dead Sexy No 6
Portia xx

Extra Chances
You can earn an extra chance each for
Facebooking this link: APJ Costume National Giveaway
Tweeting this: @OzPerfumeJunkie APJ Costume National Giveaway


Entries Close Saturday December 15th 10pm AEDST and winners will be announced in a separate post on Sunday.
Winners will be chosen by putting names on same sized papers, folded similarly, put on a tray and TSO Jin will pick them. He doesn’t even stop watching TV to do it usually.
The three winners will have till Wednesday December 19th to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or I will give the prize to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

GO TO IT!! Good luck everyone

Do go and have a squiz at Libertine Fragrance if they get loads of extra traffic then I am positive we will get even bigger and better giveaways from them in future.

See you tomorrow,

Portia xx

64 comments on “Costume National + TRIPLE GIVEAWAY!!

  1. giabbotomato says:

    WP (giabbotomato) KEIKO MECHERI Iris d’Argent
    I changed name but it’s still Andrea writing … and I’m first again!
    Thank you Portia for your draws!
    Twitting right after!

  2. P – I hope I’m doing this right:
    EM (thescentedhound) Christmas Party Candle by Glasshouse.
    Steve xxx

  3. may says:

    Juliette Has A Gun Midnight Oud

    may xx

  4. poodle says:

    WP (poodle) Tokyo Milk Dark Crushed

  5. o54837s says:

    eM (o54837s) Nasomatto “China White”

  6. insiderhedge says:

    Reblogged this on Parrot Reviews.

  7. anatu13 says:

    EM (crabb.christine) PENHALIGON’S Juniper Sling

    Thank you for the draw!

  8. lucasai says:

    eM (Lucasai) PARFUM D’EMPIRE Cuir Ottoman (Hoping to find it under a Christmas tree)

  9. Anna says:

    eM Tokyomilk French Kiss No.15

  10. Janet in California says:

    EM- (janet.suburbia) Amouage Beloved


  11. Carmen Yepez says:

    RSS – L’Artisan’s Tea for Two and Parfum d’Empire’s WAZAMBA (because I like saying that…WAZAMBA!)

    Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck everyone.

  12. Lauren says:

    eM – Molinard Nirmala (I’d remove the bulb atomizer, though) I also shared the link on FB.

  13. sinnerman01 says:

    I love Gary at libertine ! He is so passionate about customer service and he KNOWS his fragrance, he loves a good ole chat ! I wish more SA were like him .
    Good luck to all APJ ,
    Hope u are feeling better PT! Jins farts, small blessings 😉

  14. Ruth says:

    EM (ruthfarrelly) Robert Piguet Visa
    Thanks Portia and Gary!

  15. Joaquim says:

    eM (joaquim.sune) AMOUAGE Opus V
    Thanks for the draw!

  16. rosiegreen62 says:

    WP(rosiegarden1711) Fornasetti Profumi La Chiave scent sphere with lid. Thanks for the draw.

  17. odonata9 says:

    eM (jasouza9) Hermes Jardin En Mediterranee. So many choices but en Med is one of my all time faves. Thanks for the drawing!

  18. chrissyinoz says:

    EM(cmeis2000)Floris Santal. What a fab draw, already have 21 & would love to test these scents. Thanks Portia 🙂

  19. szappanbubi says:

    WP (szappanbubi) Keiko Mecheri AMBRE MIRABILIS
    Thank You, Portia 🙂

  20. Madeleine says:

    Hey Portia,

    Sorry to hear you are still stuffed up :(.

    I too love Gary at DJs. He is fabulous and so helpful, knowledgeable etc and like Tim, I wish all the SAs there were like him and not the one the other day that insisted that Amouage Reflection Man was actually Jubilation XXV when the bottle was clearly marked but simply sitting in the wrong spot :O.

    Can I be cheeky and enter too? I have also overlooked CN scents, but I’m loving the sound of 21!

    eM (gaby_hold) Parfum d’Empire 3 Fleurs.

    Get better soon!

    x M

  21. Christine W says:

    eM (cwest9) Mademoiselle Piguet – Robert Piguet

    I too have been overlooking Costume National – their bottles seemed too plain and anonymous next to the fancy Amouages and the chic black Piguets. I need to remedy that!

    FYI, Gary’s counterpart in Melbourne’s David Jones is the wonderful and knowledgeable Lucy Settle 🙂


  22. tomatefarcie says:

    (eM instinctnaturel) Odalisque by Nicolai
    And what a great site, Fragrance Finder is great!

  23. Amy V says:

    EM (amy.vandelaar) masculine coffret by L’Artisan

  24. calidreamin87 says:

    eM (calidreamin87) MOLINARD NIRMALA


  25. calidreamin87 says:

    Shared on Facebook:

  26. lorrainetao says:

    Em(lorrainetao) Nassamato Nuda. Thanks Portia!

  27. Annamaria says:

    RSS (Annamaria) Juliette has a Gun LADY VENGEANCE

  28. Julie says:

    eM (farmerjk) KEIKO MECHERI Patchoulissime. Thanks Portia!

  29. Shiloh says:

    eM(shilohwoodard)HERMES Jardin Sur le Nil because it never fails to bring a smile to my face. 🙂 Thank you, Portia!

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