200,000 VIEWS: So Nude EdP by Costume National: 2 x 50ml GIVEAWAY

Hello Fabulous Fragrance Fiends,

With special thanks to the crew at Libertine Parfumerie who have generously supplied these So Nude bottles for APJ to give away. Thank you Libertine Parfumerie for being on board for this super special milestone. Thank you to all the readers, commenters, contributors, bloggers, perfumers, houses and fragrance shops that have been involved over the last 17 months. It has been a magic fun ride so far, I am so grateful that you’ve all come and hung out with us and it’s hard to believe we’ve been going so long, I’m hoping for more, more, more. Australian Perfume Junkies has hit

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So Nude EdP by Costume National: 2 x 50ml 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

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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SO NUDE GIVEAWAY!

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

There are 2 prizes this week in our So Nude by Costume National GIVEAWAY. Each winner will receive:

1 x 50ml NIP So Nude EdP by Costume National
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!!

Extra Chance?
Tweet: @OzPerfumeJunkie So Nude GIVEAWAY http://wp.me/p2fQBU-1TS #Giveaway @LibertineParfum @CoSTUMENATIONAL

HOUSEKEEPING

Entries Close Sunday 24th August 2013 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post Monday 25th.
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 Wednesday 28th August 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 Bottles. 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 air system) is expensive and they must cover their costs to bring you these luxury goods.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE,

Portia xx

SO NUDE GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

Heya Crew,

thanks for all getting so excited about our fab Costume National So Nude GIVEAWAY! We had a great response and LibertinePerfumerie were trampled in the stampede, they are thrilled and I know Nick hope you’ll come back and have a look at the site at your leisure. Thanks LibertinePerfumerie for your continued support and generosity.

SO NUDE GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

Do go and take a moment to read about this very pretty and wearable fragrance Portia review: SO NUDE by Costume National<<<JUMP

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WHAT COULD 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 DID YOU WIN?

Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. You had to leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible.

You had to go to Libertine Perfumes and find me a perfume and its manufacturer. NO DOUBLE UPS!!

HOUSEKEEPING

Entries Closed Sunday 21st July 2013 10pm Australian EST.
Winners were chosen by putting names on same sized papers, folded similarly, put on a tray and Jin (was sound asleep so Portia) picked a winner.

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Winners 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.

So Nude EdP by Dominique Ropion for Costume National 2012 + GIVEAWAY!

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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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!!

Extra Chance?
Tweet: @OzPerfumeJunkie So Nude GIVEAWAY http://wp.me/p2fQBU-1LA #Giveaway @LibertineParfum @CoSTUMENATIONAL

HOUSEKEEPING

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,

Portia xx

Costume National Giveaway Winners

HELLOOOOO!

It has been an awesome response and I thank all of you for entering into the spirit of fun. We all have such different tastes in fragrance which makes me happy to see. APJ has some INCREDIBLE giveaways coming up in 2013 and I hope you come play them too.

Costume National Giveaway Winners

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

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How Could You Win?
Open to everyone worldwide who is a follower of AustralianPerfumeJunkies, all you needed to do this week was go over to Libertine Fragrance at http://www.libertineparfumerie.com.au/w1/i2/ and tell me any product there that took your fancy. NO DOUBLE UPS!
You could earn an extra chance each for Tweeting and FaceBooking
Winners were chosen by putting names on same sized papers, folded similarly, put on a tray and TSO Jin picked them.
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CONGRATULATIONS!! Winners 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.

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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

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.

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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

Homme
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 http://www.libertineparfumerie.com.au/w1/i2/ 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
or
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 http://australianperfumejunkies.com/2012/12/13/costume-national-triple-giveaway/
Tweeting this: @OzPerfumeJunkie APJ Costume National Giveaway http://australianperfumejunkies.com/2012/12/13/costume-national-triple-giveaway/

Housekeeping

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