I have to say that I don’t know Commodity as a brand very well, but it’s the epitome of modern fragrancing, being pared back, gender neutral and free of nasties. Fashionista.com has a great article about the founders HERE. What I like about this brand, which has been snapped up by Sephora and is selling a storm, is that it’s got well considered price points. You can go the whole hog with a large bottle (£100+), midway on a ‘wardrobe’ at £70, cautiously on a travel size at £24 or, as I have here, try the whole range for £29 with the Portfolio. There are more variants if you start to include the candles, but all-budget options are rare for a fragrance brand and invite experimentation and impulse buys.
The collection splits into three groups, White, Platinum and Black. White includes Mimosa, Rain, Magnolia, Nectar and Gold. Platinum is Bergamot, Leather, Tonka, Orris and Vetiver, while Black includes Book, Velvet, Gin, Wool and Moss.
There’s no single creator for these fragrances – multiple fragrance creators are used throughout the collection and given free reign to let their imaginations soar. I love Mimosa – that’s an instant, warm, seductive hit on my skin, while Gin smells like my Dad! So, much as it’s nice to have a reminder of him, it’s not something I’d wear. Book is complex – new papery, a little bit woody but very fresh. This portfolio is absolutely hours of fascination – testing individually or mixing them together to create combinations that work for you. If you’re a fragrance fan I can’t see you being any other than delighted with this. It’s even good for evenings with friends – you can just all pile in with opinions and preferences – how fun! Are there fragrance groups, like book groups? Perhaps this is where to start one. The Commodity Portfolio is £29 HERE and don’t leave it sitting on the SpaceNK shelves!
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