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!
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.
Photo Stolen WikimediaCommons
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.
Photo Stolen WikimediaCommons
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
Photo Stolen TheTruthAboutMummy
SO NUDE GIVEAWAY!
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
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
HOW DO YOU WIN?
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!!
Tweet: @OzPerfumeJunkie So Nude GIVEAWAY http://wp.me/p2fQBU-1LA #Giveaway
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.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE,
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I still follow by e-mail. (Make me nude).
You have to tell me a Perfume and its Manufacturer please.
Oh!!!! That’s what the other part of the instructions meant. =o\
EXCELLENT!! Thank you lovely.
Amouage Honour Woman. I follow by email.
YAY Janet Hoover,
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!
You would be welcomed with open arms and hearts to Australia FeralJasmine.
We’ll go with Keiko Mecheri Bespoke Canyon Dreams – love that fragrance name! I do follow on Bloglovin’! 🙂
YAY! Welcome susan,
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.
YAY Latiaxis, they’re range is quite big. I love them, so generous and friendly.
So here’s what I’m enjoying in the fire season in California…L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Piment Brulant. I follow by email
I love L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Piment Brulant, excellent summer choice, you smell lovely.
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! ^_^
You are VERY WELCOME MichelleU,
I’ll take Premier Figuier Extreme by L’Artisan Parfumeur! I follow with bloglovin.
You will smell lovely. one of my favourites in my collection,
hey, babydoll! I just stopped in to say 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! 🙂
Hi there gorgeous girl,
Are you well?
I’ll go with Mark Buxton Sleeping With Ghosts, what a great name! I follow by email, thanks for the draw Libertine and APJ
Hi there RuthF,
I like the idea of then name but then I think about it and maybe it’s really deep rather than in your face, or am I reading too much, or is it creepy? Know what I mean?
Yeah, all of those things, but it still sounds good!
I follow by Bloglovin. Mogador by Keiko Mecheri. 🙂
Isn’t Mogador the best name. I love Keiko Mecheri Annamaria.
It is! I love the sound of it – so very dramatic.
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
Glad to have you aboard.
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You email mail me – I met you through the old stuff I offer on the internet
I’d love to try this…
Hiya Palmer ward,
Please pick a fragrance from Libertine.
I follow by email … Petit Fracas by Robert Piguet
Lovely choice Purlbaby, I’m looking at my bottle right now. MMMM
Hermes Terre d’Hermes, and I follow by email. Thank you for the draw!
That is another of my faves Nemo.
I like the name and notes and bottle – Tokyo Milk Dead Sexy No. 6. I follow via WordPress. Thanks for the draw, Portia!
I reckon you probably suit the whole package too Hajuusuri.
I just started following by email. Wedding Bouquet by Floris. Thanks!
YAY! Welcome LeatherMountain.
Neotantric Dirty Money and I follow by email.
Excellent!! Nice to see you MRidula.
Speakeasy by Frapin. I follow APJ by looking for new posts on my blog list when I’m on my own blog! I think sometimes I get a Tweet, and go from there.
Have you tried Speakeasy?
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