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.

Event Recap: WFFC 7th Annual Sensory Trend Excursion!

wffc trend excursion 1 copyIt’s a beautiful Tuesday morning and we’re strolling through the streets of SoHo with the bright sunshine warming our shoulders. We’re on WFFC‘s 7th Annual Sensory Fragrance & Flavor Trend Excursion in NYC! This superbly curated tour, organized by Amy Marks-McGee of Trendincite and Jeanine Pedersen of Takasago, promises to delight and inspire with stops at the tastiest spots in town.

And the #SniffaSpringFling2014 Lunch Loot Winner is…..

Tobi Tobin Fragrances and Chocolates

Tobi Tobin Fragrances and Chocolates!

Michelle Cyrulik!

Please contact us with your mailing address and your

Spring Fling Lunch Loot  will be on its way!

(yesincluding a couple of luscious chocolates!)

Congratulations, Michelle!

Missed Spring Fling? Click to read the recaps!

FragranticaColognoisseurTrip Trotter

Chemist in the Bottle, The Scentinel, Sassy Ethnic Bohemian

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…