Monday 4 April 2022

Commodity Fragrances Expressive Discovery Kit


 Affordable and niche are not usually two words that go together, but Commodity is very much a reasonably priced niche fragrance brand.

A couple of years ago I bought a few Commodity gift sets in the 'Book' fragrance for various members of my family and had great feedback, so I'm pleased to be delving into the brand myself.
Commodity Fragrances have recently introduced the Scent Space Collection. In a nutshell, this new collection means there are now three versions of the brand's signature scents, available in varying strengths to suit you. You can read more about the Scent Space concept at CommodityFragrances but I’ll try my best to explain it!

The Personal Collection: Fragrances designed to sit close to the skin, with little projection. The subtle formula is perfect if you like to keep things light and don't necessarily care if others can smell your perfume. The personal fragrances are also perfect for bed, if like me you enjoy a pre-sleep spritz, or if you prefer a ‘skin scent’ that’s mainly just for you to enjoy.
The Expressive Collection: These fragrances pack a little more punch and those around you should be able to pick up on how great you smell, though the scent won't overpower smaller spaces.
The Bold Collection: These more intense versions are all about making a statement. With exotic notes added, Bold is the collection to go for when you want to get noticed.

I have here the Expressive Discovery Kit. The Expressive collection features the original versions of the various Commodity fragrances. You can also find these discovery sets in the two other Scent Space incarnations mentioned above - Personal and Bold.

The Discovery Kits feature 6 x 2ml sample atomisers, with named cards for testing and a booklet explaining the different scents. You'll also receive a 15% off code to use on the 100ml size of your favourite scent.
The fragrances included in the kit are Paper, Milk, Gold, Velvet, Moss and Book.
They are all interesting fragrances, with something to appeal to every nose but my personal favourite has to be Gold. Gold is an amber-vanilla scent that I find pretty beautiful. It's sort of smooth and creamy, with an edible quality - there really is something distinctly 'gold' about it too! I would definitely go for a full size of this.

Here are the official notes of the Expressive fragrances in the kit:

Book: Eucalyptus, Bergamot Violet, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Amyris, Musk Amber Vetiver

Paper: Iso E Super, Sandalwood, Cedarwood

Gold: Juniper Berries, Creamy Musk, Vanilla, Amber, Sandalwood, Benzoin

Velvet: White Birch, Coconut Water, Vanilla, Amber, Roasted Almonds, Rose Petals

Moss: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Petitgrain, Orange Blossom, Cedarwood, Oakmoss

Milk: Cold Milk Accord, Skin Musk, Warm Marshmallow, Mahogany Wood, Tonka Bean

Just looking at these notes makes me want to go back through and give each scent another few wears. They really are beautifully blended and made for everyone but if you’re keen to try just one scent I would go for Paper – the addition of Iso E Super means this is a fragrance that’s going to smell different, and undoubtedly fantastic, on everyone.

If you haven’t already, I would definitely check out Commodity Fragrances. As well as the Scent Space discovery kits, there is also a range of ‘Archive’ fragrances available and of course 100ml (from £95) and 10ml (from £24) sizes of the Personal, Expressive and Bold scents. The Discovery Kits start at £20 and Scent Space Trio Kits containing the three versions of the scents are £12. If you do decide to purchase something, use code Hannah10 at checkout for 10% off your order.

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