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3.5

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Overall rating
57%
would repurchase
3.9/5
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5.0
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Nov/19/2012

I LOVE this scent and I am not attracted to woodsy scents at all. I received this in a gift bag from a friend and I have no idea where to purchase it and I don't know how much it costs. At first application it has a heavy cinnamon and spice scent to it. I read a review where someone described it as a chai latte scent. It dries down to what I can only describe as something that reminds me of …Read more

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age25-29

skinNormal, Tan, Warm

hairBrunette, Other, Other

eyesBrown


2.0
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Aug/22/2012

This was suggested to me because I love Tam Dao. I don't get the similarity at all, other than they are both linear and not sweet. Tam Dao is a freight train of cedar and sandalwood, and Costes smells like those cinnamon-scented pinecones that turn up in craft stores in September. Sorta/barely woody with a lot of cinnamon. Not a surprise that this was originally an environmental scent, and …Read more

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About reviewer (54 reviews)

age36-43

skinSensitive, Fair, Warm

hairRed, Wavy, Fine

eyesBlue


5.0
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frommalika

Feb/04/2010

This along with tam dao are my all time favorite winter scents. It is woodsy and "cinnaminY"- perfect for cold and blustery days. This is not your average scent and is quite costly, but if you like great aromatics, this is great to try!

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age36-43

skinCombination, Dark, Unknown

hairBrown, Unknown, Unknown

eyesBrown


5.0
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fromJill70

Oct/25/2009

I love this scent, but I already own it in a 10 Corso Como bottle.

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About reviewer (98 reviews)

age36-43

skinAcne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

hairBlond, Wavy, Fine

eyesBlue


5.0
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Apr/20/2009

2012 : I love this scent now - I didn't like it in 2009 . Spicey , aromatic yet cleanish and soapy ,ambient and quite soothing. Lasting power is mediocre but the scent is uber chic .

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About reviewer (461 reviews)

age36-43

skinCombination, Medium, Not Sure

hairOther, Other, Other

eyesOther


1.0
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fromfpih

Mar/16/2009

Spicy, unsweet, room fragrance. More masculine than feminine. Good lasting power, no sillage. Not for me; reminds me of a room freshener, not a perfume to wear.

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age30-35

skinCombination, Fair, Cool

hairBrown, Wavy, Medium

eyesHazel


1.0
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Jun/16/2008

I was surprised at how much I did not care for Costes. I admire and own decants of Diptyque's Tam Dao and 10 Corso Como, the two fragrances with which Costes is most typically compared and thought Costes would be a slam dunk. However, I don't find many similarities. Ts to my nose, Costes smells like a big bundle of cinnamon bark, with a bit of cheapish sandalwood/musk thrown into the …Read more

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age36-43

skinOther, Other, Not Sure

hairOther, Other, Other

eyesOther


5.0
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May/13/2008

I've been wearing Costes by Hôtel Costes for about week now--I can't seem to get enough of it. It reminds me of 10CC (which I also love), but the bay and lavender rounds it out. I spritz this stuff pretty heavily and it lasts all day without ever becoming overbearing.

It's unique, comforting, and very wearable.

Edit: I am in love with everything Costes.

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About reviewer (42 reviews)

age30-35

skinNormal, Fair, Unknown

hairBlond, Unknown, Unknown

eyesBlue


2.0
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Mar/04/2008

This would make a nice home fragrance...it's a quiet mix of potpourri and incense. It has a brisk sportiness at first spritz and then it mellows down to a creamy cedar. I don't mind smelling this in the air...I wouldn't wear it as a perfume - too masculine overall.

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About reviewer (1072 reviews)

age25-29

skinNormal, Medium, Warm

hairBlack, Straight, Medium

eyesBlack


3.0
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Nov/15/2007

I'm so very happy to have a good-sized decant of this via swap - it's a very clean, soapy, spicy sandalwood and I find it pleasantly bracing - a good scent for focusing on something (I'm easily given to daydreaming - the laurel, lavender, and pepper make this scent a promising study buddy, though I'm finding that it sweetens considerably on my skin after a little while, and …Read more

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About reviewer (73 reviews)

age30-35

skinNormal, Fair, Unknown

hairBrunette, Unknown, Unknown

eyesGreen