Book

Book by Commodity
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Book is a perfume by Commodity for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is woody-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Ketrin Leka

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesVirginia cedar, Rosewood, Eucalyptus, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesNootka cypress, Amyris, Amber
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Sandalwood, Velvet

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Scent

7.4 (25 Ratings)

Longevity

7.1 (20 Ratings)

Sillage

6.7 (20 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (24 Ratings)
Submitted by AmyAmy, last update on 10.07.2019.
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Taurus1967

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Taurus1967
Taurus1967
Very helpful Review    7
A book full of fig leaves
Books should not be judged only by the cover and fragrances not only by the name. However, I was wondering what the young perfumer's intention was with this eau de parfum.

First I had to think of Geza Schöns "Paper Passion", which he created with the subtitle "Perfume for Booklovers" for Steidl Verlag and whose bottle was designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Well, the fragrance will never receive a design Oscar anyway, and Geza Schön once told at an event that the collaboration with the Göttingen publisher Gerhard Steidl would have been anything but uncomplicated, which explains that "Paper Passion" with its synthetic-woody, fresh aura is more reminiscent of sterile, brand-new paper than of the passion of printed matter.

At Book from Comodity geht´s in a completely different direction. Here, the first chapter opens with a surge of fresh, green and spicy notes that are more like dill cucumbers than eucalyptus, but in the second chapter they undergo a metamorphosis to cowardice without this being officially stated.

Fortunately, the fig aroma doesn't drift into the coconut-like, which can happen all too often, but remains seriously greenish-herbaceous and then glides from side to side and chapter to chapter into the woody with a light blow into the musk amber-like and indeed velvety finish. At least in the last part, the association with the theme of the freshly printed book is somewhat comprehensible.

I don't know why Book has to smell so intensely like figs and to what extent this may come from the Nootka fake cypress or Alaska cypress, whose firewood is quite popular because of its aroma. Conceptually the whole thing limps a little, but detached from it the fragrance with its unusual development is remarkable.

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DonJuanDeCat

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Greatly helpful Review    12
Once upon a time a long time ago..
... yes yes yes yes...
I would love to finish my title with "in a far away galaxy", but you would just roll your eyes and chase me away immediately, because I would start again with Star Wars...

On the other hand, this could also be the beginning of a story, with sweet cats, great perfumes or delicious sweets, but you don't know that now, because you've already chased me away, tsss... today it's about the fragrance "Book" by Commodity, which wants to take you into the world of imagination and stories. Books and everything written in them. What they're telling us. Which gives us pleasure. Similar to Star Wars :DDD

Well, your bad luck, I'll come straight to the scent!

The fragrance:
The fragrance begins very well with woody notes. A slight eucalyptus note flashes, but unfortunately disappears very quickly. The woody notes smell good, the cypress has a slightly resinous and astringent scent, which is also quite spicy, like a mix of black and slightly sweet pink pepper, but of course less pungent.
It stays that way for a while, whereby the cypress gets a little softer and looks less bitter, so that you can even smell the eucalyptus again, which not only clears the respiratory tract, but also makes the fragrance a little fresher or looser :D
In the base is the scent, you can already imagine it, still woody and also spicy. With its resinous notes, it also smells like forest in general, which I think is very nice. In addition, the fragrance becomes a little bit softer, which is of course very pleasant. Oh, and sweetish the fragrance is actually almost not at all, even if in the list below musk should be indicated.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The charisma is good at first, so you can smell the scent well on one. Not for hours with the same intensity, but still it comes across well at normal distance and is safe to smell when you walk past people. It also sticks to the skin for a long time, so that the shelf life for me was eight or nine hours.

The bottle:
The bottle is cylindrical and made of dark glass. The label is also dark, in this case black, and therefore goes well with the bottle. The lid is also cylindrical and black. In itself, everything looks good and noble, even if it seems a little too nichelike-simpel.

Book is a fragrance that can be a real pleasure to read because of its woody notes, which might remind you of the pages of a book. Yeah, with a scent like that, it's good to get in a corner. A comfortable armchair (full of cat hair, of course...), a good book (Batman Comics) and a nice, big cup of coffee (probably tea without milk, where... I like coffee a lot, but with milk and no sugar) :D

And all this takes place due to the resinous notes probably in a small, but just cosy forest hut (with me probably... the bath cave, mu ha ha ha ha :DD).

All right, of course it smells strong and good enough to go out in the evening. Not to celebrate wildly (he's little to not sweet at all), but to go out for dinner, meet someone or something like that. To spend a rather quieter evening, then. For me, it is a fragrance that could be used at any time of the year, even if at first glance it looks rather autumnal.

I would recommend this smell of Commodity to others. Test it quietly :)

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And may the Force be with you! DD
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Oddly Woody Book
This was more of a subtle woody scent to me than anything else. Generally uninteresting to my nose. I was expecting something more along the lines of CB I Hate Perfume's 'In the Library". I couple of layers of old worn leather, something light and air to represent refined paper, perhaps throw me an ink note..."Book" was more like "yeah...so, check this out, you know how books are made of paper which comes from wood...here's some wood...o.k., bye."

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