Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Commodity Premium Fragrances
Smelling nice is important to us. We say this with some level of disappointment, as we grew tired long ago of commercial scents from the usual suspect design houses. To us, they all started to smell the same. That, and we were exasperated with paying their heavy mark ups so they could try and sell us Brad Pitt and his obviously awesome lifestyle...after all, if we smell the same we therefore must be the same right? (insert finger into throat here) For the last couple of years we've been sporting a more obscure number from L'Occitane, and had many compliments. Yet we still grow weary. Commodity, which started with a successful Kickstarter campaign, has come up with a ingenious approach to the designer fragrance, and have set their sights on nothing less than changing the entire industry. Here's what we did: paid $50 and are to be sent 10 separate fragrances, running the gamut from citrusy and floral to woodsy. Each sample is good for three uses, thereby giving you an accurate reflection of it reacting with your personal chemistry. We pick our three favs and they send us three 10ml rollers, complete with a handsome leather carrier. There is also the option to get a full size 100ml bottle, but we wanted to have options. There are 10 scents each for both men and women, so you should be able to find something awesome in there. And before you get all Debbie Downer on us and say shit like "what do these guys know about cologne and perfume," let us tell you. These guys are working with one of the most revered and oldest scent manufacturers in France, using premium ingredients for a premium product. Sound intriguing? Get on it fast, as the good prices are pre-order prices...bound to get a bump once commodity gets rolling. You can see and learn more here.