Hot Commodity: Perfumes from Commodity Goods

I mean, this packaging.

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Earlier this week, as I was scrolling through Instagram, I noticed this snap from Lauren, and was instantly intrigued (as you can tell by the conversation we had!). A new-to-me perfume line, with insanely good packaging? Telllll me more!

After heading to the Commodity Goods website like Lauren recommended, I was sold. With Commodity, you can find a totally unique fragrance, right in the comfort of your home. The company works with a 160 year old French fragrance house, and creates all the fragrances in L.A. To try any of ‘em out, you simply order a $9 sample pack (called a “fitting kit”), decide what you like, and place an order. I’m a TOTAL sucker for unique perfumes, especially ones that won’t be recognizable. I also find find it’s easy to get a headache hanging out in places like Sephora or a department store, where all the scents (and people) can overwhelm. I loved the idea of testing out a fragrance in Commodity’s collection simply by spritzing one on each morning, and then seeing which one one suited me as the day passed by. Find a fave, then order directly from their website. Easy enough!

And, I mean, the packaging. If Lauren’s Instagram didn’t convince you, holy chic do these things look good sitting on a dresser. The women’s collection of Commodity perfumes features these light, pretty bottles with gold labels; the men’s collection is equally as striking.

I’ve already ordered my own sample pack and cannot WAIT to get it — I’ll be sure to report back on which scents I’m digging. I’m also kind of into the idea of layering the scents, just to see what happens, like this video demonstrates (hmm…Gold Magnolia? Tea Mimosa?). For $9, it’s a fun little beauty experiment, no? Plus, if you end up ordering a full size perfume, Commodity lets you put that $9 towards your purchase! If you end up ordering a sample pack, be sure to come back here and tell me which scent you loved.

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I’m Loving…

Brass, baths, and exorbitantly expensive (yet worth it) candles. What's not to love?

Im Loving August

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Whew, what a weekend! We had a great time upstate doing basically nothing. The house we rented was incredible — set in a forest, at the top of a hill, with beautiful (western!) views of the Catskills. The sunsets were unbelievable. On Saturday, I organized a private yoga class at the house, and I have to say, there was nothing like doing 2 hours of yoga in the sunshine, with mountains in the distance. It was very restorative! So restorative in fact that as my body had a chance to slow down and unwind and detox, I think the cold I held off last week came back with full force. I’m pretty sick today, but I’m using this as an excuse to extend the weekend for an extra day and head back to bed, basically after I publish this (very belated) post.

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Little Luxuries

5 delightful goodies, all under $60

So. much. goodness. Ready for all these little luxuries? Go: I really couldn’t believe the price on this gorgeous ASOS clutch — a go-with-anything summer staple for under $20? Sign me up! RGB is a nail polish brand I was introduced to a few years ago, and I love their clean packaging design, and the fact that all their products — including their nail polish remover — are free of harsh chemicals, including the big-5, many of which are known carcinogens. This shade of nail polish has me smitten (look at it closely, and it seems to go from navy to charcoal to black all in an instant).

Next, I’ve long been a fan of Avene’s thermal water spray for face (especially in summertime, when I like to skip any type of foundation, powder or concealer) as it always makes for soft, dewy skin. My biggest complaint though is that the nozzles can get clogged over time, and the spray ends up in large droplets all over your face. Maya Water’s spray promises a super fine spray, that absorbs instantly into the skin, and there’s also a little travel size bottle for on the go!

Everlane is my go to for everyday basics like tees and silk shirts. Last year, I bought a few sweaters from them and love ‘em; right now I’ve got my eye on this short sleeve sweatshirt that reads as super chic, but is totally secret pajamas. And finally, I spotted this wishbone cuff bracelet the other day on the J.Crew website and was completely smitten. It’s structural, simple, but sure to get a conversation started. What more could you wish for?

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