So Nude 2013 Eau de Toilette

So Nude (Eau de Toilette) by Costume National
Bottle Design Ennio Capasa
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So Nude (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Costume National for women and was released in 2013. The scent is woody-creamy. It was last marketed by Beauty San.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamomCardamom
CuminCumin
NeroliNeroli
Heart Notes Heart NotesYlang-ylangYlang-ylang
TuberoseTuberose
Damask roseDamask rose
Base Notes Base NotesCedarCedar
PatchouliPatchouli
SandalwoodSandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.08 Ratings

Longevity

6.64 Ratings

Sillage

5.34 Ratings

Bottle

6.811 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 25.03.2021.
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6
Longevity
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Sillage
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
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A Little Dewy Floral Sweetness Like Morning Mist
So Nude has finally joined my now enormous collection, but it's not my first Costume National perfume, as I already own Cyber ​​Garden and Scent Intense. However, it is the first supposedly created for a female audience. I had already tried it a few months ago to tell the truth, but I had preferred other fragrances and postponed the purchase. And recently I only bought it because it was very cheap. I found I love tuberose and couldn't resist such a fantastic deal. I have never tested the EDP version properly, so I can't compare them, but I can't understand why EDT is so underrated! It's almost unbelievable that there isn't a review for such a well-made fragrance. According to the official website, it would be a more sublime version of the EDP. It is a mix of spicy, floral, and woody accords, in which the flowers sparkle but not excessively load-bearing. The flowery and spicy sillage reveals all its brightness and transparency in this composition. Although So Nude came before other designer fragrances, you will notice some similarities with ZARA Tubereuse Noir or Yves Rocher Plein Soleil, the former perhaps more balsamic while the latter creamier, but all three have to do with the sensual flower for excellence. Like its predecessors, the bottle is beautiful and unique, a reproduction of the original sculpture by Ennio Capasa, made of satin glass pleasant to the touch. A pure white soft-touch package encloses the minimal but elegant bottle, surmounted by a small silver cap.

So Nude is a mainly floral scent, characterized by sweetish white and yellow flowers, a little bit of wood, and a little moss. It welcomes me with a sort of mysterious aroma thanks to cardamom and cumin's spicy top notes, surrounded by the delicate velvety scent of neroli. The bright, green explosion enhances the neroli flowers' sweet, floral aspects while pushing the balsamic cardamom and cumin into the background. The opening does not result in a déjà vu of the Cartier Declaration. Very detectable tuberose immediately takes over, with its typical lacquer tone, and then backs off a little and makes room for the other elements, neroli in the first place. Freshly sprayed and for about an hour to follow, the bouquet is allspice and white flowers, pushing So Nude towards the universe usually reserved for the female world.

A floral heart of honey ylang-ylang, damask rose, and pure tuberose unexpectedly surprises and enchants elegance and sensuality. As mentioned above, tuberose is the monarch here, without being too opulent or headache-inducing, but somewhat creamy and smooth. The ylang-ylang is also prominent, while the rose is only hinted at and barely balances the bouquet, keeping it not too sensual or succulent. The intermediate stage is floral, no doubt.

In the air and deeper into the bottom, it is fresh, immaculate laundry moss with subtle woody notes that I don't mind wearing at all. A warm background of dry Virginia cedar, supported by the modern bitter patchouli and the creamier sandalwood, gives depth to the whole olfactory construction. The woody notes here are subtle and add a soft touch of warmth and welcoming quality to the tender, spicy flowers. The finish is almost androgynous: cumin strengthens and revives the cedar and moves the fragrance towards a more masculine universe. It settles into a lovely smell of soap.

The power of resistance is only a matter of personal skin chemistry: it varies throughout life. The showing is beautiful all over but persistent enough even after a few hours on my skin. The longevity surprised me. It is surprising because it is an EDT. A quality perfume, and while not sweet, it is so well-rounded with woody notes that it can be easily worn in both warmer and colder temperatures, as it would be an excellent choice for spring and autumn days but also summer nights. I think it's a must-try for tuberose lovers; it is simple, balanced, and wearable, an ideal perfume for those tired of more unkempt and ramshackle scents—a little dewy floral sweetness like morning mist warmed by tepid earth.

This review bases upon a 100 ml (3.4 Fl. oz) I own since Aug 2020.

-Elysium
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ElysiumElysium 1 year ago
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Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Ideal perfume for those tired of more unkempt and ramshackle scents. A little dewy floral sweetness like morning mist warmed by tepid earth.

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