21 by Costume National
Bottle Design Ennio Capasa
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7.4 / 10 173 Ratings
21 is a perfume by Costume National for women and men and was released in 2007. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Beauty San.
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Main accords

Spicy
Woody
Oriental
Sweet
Resinous

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
MilkMilk BergamotBergamot SaffronSaffron Orange blossomOrange blossom
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Cashmere woodCashmere wood Clary sageClary sage CuminCumin MossMoss PepperPepper Royal jellyRoyal jelly
Base Notes Base Notes
PatchouliPatchouli CedarwoodCedarwood MuskMusk OudOud AmberAmber FrankincenseFrankincense LabdanumLabdanum SandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla VetiverVetiver

Perfumers

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Scent
7.4173 Ratings
Longevity
8.0141 Ratings
Sillage
7.3129 Ratings
Bottle
6.6126 Ratings
Value for money
8.429 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 20.02.2024.

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5 in-depth fragrance descriptions
7.5
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7.5
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8
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Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Top Review 9  
The perfect 21st birthday gift
Every now and then, smooth and creamy fragrances tend to appeal to me. They're my answer to the 'clean' fragrances where soapiness and sharp citrus fail to impress.

Costume National 21 is positively amazing. It smells like sweetened milk, vanilla and spice. I think I was in love the first time I smelt it. It's a touch ambery and sweet at times, however the white creaminess of this fragrance is what stands out the most to my nose.

This is the kind of fragrance that I find very relaxing. It reminds me a little of Diesel's Plus Plus Feminine and Emporio Armani White for Women.

Costume National 21 opens rather creamy and luscious, in some ways innocent and pure. Towards the heart there is a touch of pepper, rich amber and caraway seeds, which later rounds out to a deliciously smokey vanilla incense.

I'm amazed that I have rarely heard this fragrance mentioned on our forums. I feel that I could praise it to the moon and back. Although having hardly anything in common, Costume National 21 evokes the same soothing and cuddly sensation that DK's Cashmere Mist is so famous for.

The longevity and sillage are equally impressive, being strong, without breaking down the intimacy created. I strongly recommend this fragrance.
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7.5
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7.5
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7.5
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9
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Rebella

16 Reviews
Rebella
Rebella
Helpful Review 6  
Treasure hunt...
A coupple of years ago I was in Stockholm meeting some fellow perfumistas. And yes, we tried a lot of fumes. And I thought I had a grip on what I tried, most scents I liked I remembered... except of one... and that was a good one, really good actually. Eventually the only one left to try again was Costume National´s 21, and guess if I was relieved when I recognised the lost treasure at once.

21 is a perfect winter scent. Filled with warm, jummy goodness. Soft milky notes lingers in the background, safron, royal jelly (honey like) and moss amp it up to refinery, spices, sweetness, smoke and a lot of other really great thing. Might be a little to much for some, this is not a gentle and shy scent. It´s close to bombastic, but also very pretty in a strange and unique way. Love it, of course I´ve got my own bottle by now.

A must try if you like strange and personal gourmand style frags. Good sillage and good staying power. Makes me smile each time I wear it.
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9
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9
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6.5
Scent
Smora

155 Reviews
Smora
Smora
Helpful Review 5  
White
Scentrack: Minus 8 - White

Like most of Costume National scents 21 has strong synthetic, hypermodern, urban vibe. It opens up explosively by the mixture of strong orange blossom and dense milk, followed by warm synth amber and sharp saffron. Sour oud note gives this white composition a little darker and dirtier nuances. Strong opening calms down after 15 minutes when caraway and patchouly come in the game. Longevity and sillage unbelievably long and strong.
A very challenging scent by a great perfumer Juliet Karagueuzoglou. Perfect for a city walk while leaving white trail behind.

Rating: 6.5/10
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7.5
Scent
Smellavision

205 Reviews
Smellavision
Smellavision
Helpful Review 2  
You know that feeling...
...when you try a perfume for the first time and after a short while it reminds you of something you know very well ?

After wearing this for 10 minutes I started to recognize it... pulled out my Jaipur Homme (EdP) and put it on my right hand. After the minty opening of Jaipur, the similarity was very strong. Yes, Jaipur is more powdery and 21 is more creamy and the raw materials used in 21 smell more exclusive, but the overall impression is pretty close.

The name of 21 originates from the 21st anniversary of the Costume National brand. The scent has several sides to it : sweet woods, resins, vanilla and spices, probably saffron and a dash of cumin or caraway. The overall impression is warm, comforting and creamy. At the same time mild, somehow complex and very well balanced. Unisex leaning slightly masculine. 21 is an urbanized exotic oriental for the 21st century (no pun intended). The projection is decent and the longevity very good. The notes are somewhat blurry and come like a blanket in several layers in their interplay, making the whole thing seem even more well composed. Overall a great achievement that's both delicious and luxurious.

CN 21 is an excellent scent that will definitely replace my Jaipur Homme when it's empty - but if you're digging this but are on a tight budget, Jaipur will be an acceptable replacement.
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8
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9
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8
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Venusia

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Venusia
Venusia
3  
21 is "my house number
Milk I perceive more as a delicate creaminess, with spices and woody notes on a slightly sweet base, all dancing into an extremely fine "niche" like combination. Very nice unisex blend with excellent sillage and longevity. Very reminiscent of Prada Amber due to the sweet patchouli. Wonderful!
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GavarrusGavarrus 5 days ago
2
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3
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4
Scent
I mainly get saffron and ginger (no milky notes), making it smell a bit like a generic men's cologne. Generally a very weak scent
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MikaelMikael 2 years ago
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7
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9
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Great perfume. Creamy milky with saffron and some boozy facets. It's perfect around christmas. I don't agree it's unisex, more masculine.
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Lmr4j3ireLmr4j3ire 2 years ago
Sweet milk on top of gently spiced woods. It has this smooth, noble feeling. Very unique scent, smells like nothing else.
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StaticStatic 3 years ago
6
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10
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10
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10
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Hidden gem!!! Price quality = 11/10!!!
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