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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12 Comments

  1. 8.28.14
    Gabriela said:

    This idea is definitely intriguing, I’ve been wearing the same scent for years but I smell it on so many other people that I’d love something unique but still perfect for me! The packaging is gorgeous, too.

    http://www.gabsessions.com

  2. 8.28.14

    Thank you SO much Victoria, for introducing me to this brand! I’ve never been the “signature-scent” kind of gal – I’m forever trying new perfumes and new brands, and I’m such a sucker for great packaging, too! I love the idea of ordering the sample kit to be able to pick the favorite in the comfort of my home. Love the idea of layering the scents, too!

  3. 8.28.14
    Janel Abrahami said:

    This is such a great idea, I’m definitely ordering a sample pack. I actually conducted a lot of research on the history of luxury perfume when I was studying in France, and got to go to Grasse, the perfume-making capital of the world! Have you ever been there while on your French adventures? The evolution of the fragrance industry is so intriguing, especially with new advancements like online bespoke services!

    • 8.28.14

      I have never been to Grasse but ALWAYS wanted to go! I have heard the air there smells absolutely heavenly — so many exotic blooms being grown for their extracts!

      Sidenote: you would be fascinating to have a drink with! I’d love to hear more about the history of luxury perfumes. Love that kind of stuff.

  4. 8.28.14

    I’ve heard such amazing things about this company. I’m just so nervous to venture away from my tried-and-true!…ya know, one that’s totally recognizable haha.

  5. 8.28.14
    Grace said:

    Woah, this is right up my alley! I just ordered a sample set. My roommate in college started wearing the same perfume as me (Chanel Chance) because she liked the scent. I was so offended though, you can’t take someone else scent! So I love the idea of something unique that is less well known.

    • 8.28.14

      I am the exact same way, Grace! I also like Commodity because you can layer these scents, so even if someone has the same base scent as you, if you layer it, it’s still going to be unique!

  6. 8.28.14
    Lindsey said:

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    http://www.shopopal.com

  7. 8.28.14

    LOVE how you can order a sample set! The branding is quite lovely as well…

  8. 8.29.14
    Ella said:

    Ooooh that packaging is gorgeous! I love the clean lines, they feel so polished. My dad is a packaging consultant, so I’m always seeing cool designs like these before they even hit stores. Can’t believe the sample pack is only $9, that seems like such a steal. Heading over to check them out now!
    http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

  9. 8.29.14
    Maria said:

    I got the full-size Moss after sampling all scents. I love it.

  10. 9.3.14

    Oooooh, pretty! Just ordered the sample kit — can’t wait to find my perfect scent.

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