CoSTUME NATIONAL is an Italian fashion house based in Milan and established in the year 1986 by Ennio Capasa and his brother Carlo. The name of the house was inspired by a book’s title regarding uniforms, read by Ennio Capasa. Their perfume line debuted in 2002 with Scent and Scent Intense, two unisex fragrances. Scent Intense belongs to the oriental woody olfactory group and was developed by perfumer Laurent Bruyere.
On the official website, Scent Intense is presented with the tag line: “The Mystery and Sensuality of the Amber”, aimed at “an independent person who does not fear asserting their uniqueness.” The construction of this perfume is dominated by the distinct note of amber, employed extensively among the other listed ingredients: sandalwood, patchouli, hibiscus, tea and jasmine.
I tested Scent Intense on the same occasion with Frapin L’Humaniste and although I’m sad to say that none of the two were matching my taste, I felt that the perfume made by CoSTUME NATIONAL is somewhat closer to what I’m looking for in a fragrance. The aroma of amber and the woody accord are very present from the first moments and accompany the scent throughout its entire development stages. The bottle that holds Scent Intense is made from opaque black glass and was designed by Ennio Capasa himself, sporting a shape that looks quite elegant. For making a contrast the name of the perfume is printed on white, in black letters and the packaging box preserves the same color scheme. Overall, Scent Intense could be an interesting choice if you happen to love scents based on amber and woody accords.
CoSTUME NATIONAL Scent Intense Perfume Details
- Scent Intense by CoSTUME NATIONAL is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Moisturizing Shower Cream, 200 ml Luxury Body Lotion and 100 ml Eco Deodorant Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is mild.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2002
- Perfumer: Laurent Bruyere
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual