#CurrentlyWearing: Commodity Platinum Collection ft. Orris, Bergamot, Vetiver, Tonka & Leather

Having expanded globally, vertically and horizontally, it’s safe to say that Commodity has grown af. Cheeky assessment aside, their fragrance game is so strong– the latest additions elevate their original concept to a new territory. The beauty landscape of luxury. Introducing Platinum Collection, the masterminds behind this unique launching platform just released five new scents: Bergamot, Orris, Vetiver, Tonka and Leather.

True Colors…

If you’ve seen my instagram feed or read this blog before, you couldn’t have missed my enthusiasm over Commodity, which dates back to its ‘Goods’ days. Split into Black (complex, intense) and White (bright, fresh) Collections, the casual yet sophisticated scents are among some of my most rotated year round.

A huge fan of Book, Wool, and Mimosa, in particular, I find them to be intriguing and cool without trying too hard. When a stranger stops you to ask what you’re wearing, you’re doing fragrance right. The new Platinum options are mysterious and elegant, and own the niche segment of Sephora starting today.

Scent Wardrobe Platinum – available exclusively at commoditygoods.com

Five Shades of Gray (ok, Platinum!)

Since some of the best things come in fives (think oceans, senses, and, obviously Spice Girls), the new Platinum innovations quickly gained recognition in my personal fragrance arsenal. With their motto ‘Behind Every Bottle is a Story’, the Commodity team emphasizes the importance of artistry in every new scent. Having commissioned some of the most talented noses in the industry, Orris, Bergamot, Vetiver, Tonka and Leather combine visions and memories to deliver unforgettable sensory experiences.

Behind Every Bottle Is A Story: Commodity Orris from CommodityGoods on Vimeo.

Typically, I would review the fragrances below in no particular order, but this time around, I’m sequencing the rundown based on my very favorites to those I am still learning to embrace. Enjoy!

Orris

Nose: Stephen Nilsen
Key Notes: Italian Orris, Patchouli, Orpur

A complete surprise, this ingredient was unknown to me and has officially become my latest obsession. I want Commodity Orris everything. The most expensive raw material in the perfume world, it is the root of Sweet Iris Flower and takes up to five years to cultivate. It is warm yet bright, extremely clean and fresh but comforting at the same time. Sophisticated and modern, it goes through spicy and floral motions but dries down with a hint of powder that’s wonderfully gender neutral. I am not kidding, I’m obsessed.

Bergamot

Nose: Stephen Nilsen
Key Notes: Bergamot, Patchouli, Vetiver

Running up to my personal favorite, and no surprise, Commodity Bergamot comes from the same talented perfumer as Orris. There’s clearly a pattern. I’m just following it. Zesty and effervescent, this luscious medley of citrus, earthy, and green notes is crisp in all the right places but with a soft musky edge that rounds it up beautifully. Vibrant yet mature, this grown up citrus fragrance is my current daytime staple. If you gravitate towards Neroli or Pomelo driven scents, Commodity Bergamot is a lighter, airy option that is significantly more distinct and striking.

Vetiver

Nose: Caroline Sabas
Key Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Unique and mysterious, Commodity Vetiver is absolutely riveting. Subtle but so present, the warm, woody aroma adds a cosmopolitan element to my fragrance wardrobe. Almost earthy, this refined creation centers and calms with an air of elegance and sensuality. Initially, you will pick up on notes of fruit but it settles into a hearty yet clean, light blend of Haitian Vetiver, Cedarwood, Indonesian Patchouli and Australian Sandalwood Oils. It’s no wonder that I feel well-read and well-traveled whenever I wear it. It’s *almost* oriental in its composition. Superb.

Tonka

Nose: Guillaume Flavigny
Key Notes: Tonka, Benzoin, Sandalwood

Bordering on gourmand, Commodity Tonka reminds me of an exotic twist that tops an elegant after dinner cocktail. Mouthwatering but reserved, it evokes caramel, coffee, and chocolate notes but they’re very much imported. Read: fancy. Do NOT mistake Tonka for Vanilla. In a league of its own, this deep and intriguing fragrance is extremely wearable and not sweet. Far from it. Never overwhelming, this Commodity is the perfect fit for those wanting to enjoy an approachable but enigmatic scent.

Leather

Nose: Rodrigo Flores-roux
Key Notes: Leather Accord, Cistus, Vetiver Wood

Smoky, moody, and very smooth, Commodity Leather is a sexy and seductive blend that may be NSFW. It’s robust, spicy, and lingers just long enough without ever becoming aggressive. Softened by the woodsy Cistus note, the main accord evokes the texture and scent of new leather perfectly. Tailor made (no pun intended) for those who prefer richer, more anchoring fragrances, this Platinum launch is modern, stylish, and extremely wearable.

Proudly and responsibly, Commodity sources every precious ingredient with the local landscape and its livelihood in mind. Working with various cooperatives, the brand contributes positively to the socioeconomic environment and practices only sustainable methods for growing and harvesting fragile, exotic flora.

Explore the latest Commodity fragrances by treating yourself to the new Scent Wardrobe Platinum ($95) available at commoditygoods.com. Full size ($135 – 100ml) and travel size ($30 – 10ml) bottles are also carried by Sephora.com.

*press samples

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5 Comments

  1. Elisabeth Bass
    February 7, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Hello. Thank you for sharing such a great review. How would you classify Orris, Bergamot, and Vetiver in terms of being Black or White? I have Tonka, and was hoping for a richer, remixed Gold (like if Gold became a Black fragrance) but was actually a little disappointed in that I smell baby powder with a hint of almond. Meh. Instead, I decided to revisit my Cocktail Kit and realized that I *love* Moss. The first time around I classified it and Gin as Jersey Shore fragrances, but now I think there’s something beautiful about it. Anyway, take care.
    | Elisabeth, @lovely.southern.life

    • February 8, 2017 / 7:28 am

      Hi there! Sorry to hear about your Tonka experience. It is not my favorite by far but that’s because I like lighter, crispier scents. I think Bergamot is closer to white and Vetiver closer to Black for sure. Orris hangs in the middle in my opinion. I’ve gone back and forth on the originals and it’s all mood and weather dependent in my opinion – personally, I revisited Wool and Moss only to appreciate both yet again. I found Gold a tad too creamy but can totally understand your hopes for and frustration with Tonka… Hope you get to try them out at Sephora and stay tuned because I may have a giveaway of the Platinum try-me kit some time soon!! xx

  2. February 9, 2017 / 7:06 am

    Thank you for responding! I appreciate the Black/White clarification. Now I think I want to try Vetiver and Orris a little more than Bergamot. I also feel better that you can appreciate my disappointment with Tonka. And I completely agree about the weather/mood factor in choosing a fragrance. BTW, I absolutely love your Mimosa-by-the-pool photo. So bright, cheerful, carefree. XO.

    • February 9, 2017 / 8:09 am

      Thanks so much!!! I say give them a try. Fingers crossed you’re not disappointed and do keep me posted! xx

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