Minimal, Chic and Rock’n’Roll.
The style of Costume National is marked by an unmistakably slim and sexy silhouette, resulting from Ennio Capasa's ability to merge Italian craftsmanship and a metropolitan, creative and avant-garde attitude. Founded in 1986 by Capasa brothers Ennio and Carlo, the Costume National fashion label emerged as a fusion between Japanese and Italian cultures. Learning his craft in Japan, Ennio creating the fashion in his home country of Italy (based in Milan). The Costume National line is based on the history, craftsmanship and raw materials from both cultures.
In 2002, Costume National launched their fragrance collection to complement and complete their overall aesthetic. Working with some of the best noses in the business, Costume National and Ennio Capasa collaborated with Juliette Karagueuzoglou, Dominique Ropion, Julien Rasquinet, Fanny Bal, Antoine Lie and Laurent Bruyere. This niche fragrance line is much sought after and Lore Perfumery are proud official Australian stockists.
Some of the most popular and iconic scents in the collection are So Nude - a sexy and heady Tuberose scent with a classy, earthy base. So Nude is inspired by a naked muse, the allure, the sensual touch of naked skin.
Scent is a classic fragrance from the house, and in fact the original fragrance in the Costume National perfume collection. Starting with the Mother of Pearl Hibiscus flower to create a translucent yet still powerful elegance. The soft Amber tones are cocooning yet light and gentle. Scent Intense is the intensified version and another wonderful addition to the collection - a richer Amber scent that sparkles with the inclusion of uplifting Jasmine Tea, yet the depth of Amber, Sandalwood and Patchouli.
2020 saw the launch of Costume National's J and I fragrances as a beautiful homage to both cultures that have influenced the brand so greatly over the years. J tells the story of Japan with a delicate cherry blossom scent, while I is an ode to Italy - the beautiful, luxurious leather that Italy is so renowned for.