Sniffapalooza Samples: Commodity… and a GIVEAWAY!

Commodity Fitting Kit

Commodity Fitting Kit

When the good folks at Commodity offered to send us their Fitting Kits to try out, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Our first thought was that it was just another mix-and-match set of unfinished fragrance notes to play around with, layer, and create something unique on our own. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Boy, were we ever wrong! Each of these babies is a well-blended, beautifully finished fragrance that makes a statement of its own. The only thing wrong with Commodity was that every time we’d find a scent we loved (Pinot!) we’d try another and love it even more (Tea!) There are ten Women’s and ten Men’s fragrances, with a little bit of overlap (Moss, Gold, Paper), but it’s really not necessary to pay any attention to the gender categorizations – all are wearable by anyone!

Would you like to win your very own Fitting Kit? And once you’ve sampled them all – a 100ml bottle of your favorite Commodity fragrance?! We thought so! Just read through the scents and their descriptions below and leave a comment telling us which one you’d like best! One lucky winner will be chosen at random on Monday, June 30.

Love2Love: A Fragrant Collaboration with Coty & Walmart – Part 2


As a dedicated equal-opportunity fragrance lover, nothing makes me more excited than test-driving a new fragrance! It’s been a few weeks since I received my box of Love2Love Eau de Toilettes and Body Mists from Coty’s marketing company (see Part 1), and I’ve had a chance to live with these beauties and get all up close and personal with them.

Here are my fragrant thoughts…

Last Call for Sniffapalooza Spring Fling 2014!

brasserie 8 1:2

There are some extraordinary happenings at Sniffapalooza Spring Fling, and this is your last chance to sign up for our most jam-packed event ever! Registration closes on Wednesday, April 30, at 11:59pm!

Here’s a preview of just a fraction of Saturday’s highlights:

  • Join us for an indulgent three-course luncheon, including a glass of wine, at  BRASSERIE 8 1/2
  • We’ve got a stellar line-up of luncheon speakers, including presentations by Chandler Burr, Amy Marks McGee of Trendincite, Michelyn Camen of CaFleureBon, Corey Huggins of Love, Aunt Bonnie, and Laura Heatherly of the TJ Martell Foundation. There will also be a wearable dessert introduced by Chef Roble Ali, and new offerings from Tobi Tobin, Canvas & Concrete, Harvey Prince, Project Felicia, and Absolument Parfumeur!
  • Saturday’s attendees will also enjoy our Exclusive Sniffapalooza Lunch Loot tote, filled with goodies from Coty, Pacifica, Marni, Twisted Lily, Tom Ford, Chanel, Thierry Mugler, Just Bloom, FragranceX, Midnight Promise, Harvey Prince, Trendincite LLC, the TJ Martell Foundation, ScentWorld Events, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Show House, Clique by Roblé, Suleko, and MORE!

Event Recap: Smell Perception & The Neuroscience of Personality

Four fragrance mods matching the personality types

Four fragrance mods matching the personality types

   Last weekend, over 80 fragrance enthusiasts gathered in NYC for a thought-provoking session on personality and smell perception. Rutgers Research Professor, Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and scientific advisor at &, guided us through the exploration of personality types and how they relate to the people we’re attracted to.