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Description
This crisp, woody fragrance tips its hat to the Hemingways and Fitzgeralds of the world, conjuring the warmth of a quiet moment curled up with a good book. Its complex blend of sparkling bergamot, spicy cypress and creamy sandalwood results in an unexpectedly fresh scent.
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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Classic
Occasion
Office
Season
Fall
Attributes
Fresh
Complexity
Refined

COMMODITY Book rating and reviews

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Average rating (430 reviews)
3 out of 5
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/02/2018
Great Smelling
I like this cologne very much. Its more of a Spring-time scent for me, rather than a Fall scent, like when I ordered. It is different and unique.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/29/2018
Not my style
I love perfume and I am very open minded to all different kinds but this was truly awful.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/15/2018
Doesn't smell like books, but...
It does smell like the super-hot intellectual guy you'd meet in the book section of an antique shop might. I can't say I would describe this as especially feminine (there's just too much leather for that), but is soft and has enough amber, lavender, and sandalwood for a woman to wear. I like to layer it with a vanilla- or sandalwood-based fragrance to sweeten it just a little bit. Has great staying power!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
09/30/2018
I wanted to like it.
I really wanted to like it but I ended up hating it. It just smelled like celery to me.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
09/25/2018
Average, but wouldn't recommend
Great dupe for Santal 33. Not enough sillage or longevity. Tends to die down in a couple hours and becomes untraceable on skin or clothing. I love the scent, but not enough to respray every 2 hours.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
09/13/2018
Sophisticated
Love it! Not a crowd favorite but it's my joint
Rated2on the scale of0to10
09/09/2018
Strong
My wife enjoys this cologne ,but I feel it had a strong dust smell. Although a little does go a long way.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
09/08/2018
Great for fall and winter!
Its a great fragrance for the fall and winter months! just the right balance between warm and cozy!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
09/04/2018
Smells Like Pepper?
Really thought I would love this scent, but for some reason it smells like pepper and makes me sneeze every time it is sprayed.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
09/03/2018
Bookish
I did like this scent. It has a pleasant smell. However I just don’t know if it’s me. I do think it’s a good everyday scent. It’s light enough to not be overpowering. Overall I was happy with it, I just wasn’t blown away.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
09/01/2018
Different scent
I didn't really know what to expect with this one. I knew it would be different but just didn't know how. The opening is very unique. It actually smells like an old book to me. But that doesn't mean that it's bad, just nothing that I've smelled before. The dry down is nice though, therefore I can say, overall, it's a nice scent. Don't know if I'll reach for it often, but when I want something that doesn't smell like anything else, then I will wear it.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
08/31/2018
Better when layered
I found Book to be a little too woody for my tastes on its own. I tend to prefer sweeter scents. However, Commodity has designed their fragrances to be worn alone or layered together, so I took Rain (which I found too light for me) and layered them together in equal parts. The combination is intoxicating!
Rated2on the scale of0to10
08/31/2018
Musky or Dusty?
My initial "sniff" on my skin of Book was "hey, this is different". As usual I asked my spouse her opinion and it was "yes, that is really musky". I usually default to spicy and sweet scents so this was a bit of a change. Sadly as the day went on it settled to a fragrance that was a little like old pickles. It smells old, but not like old books sadly.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
08/28/2018
Smells like books
I love to read and I love the smell of a real book (I don’t do ebooks). I decided to try this and to my surprise I actually think it smells like an old book. Not something I would wear everyday but definitely fun, different and very creative on Commodity’s part
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/19/2018
Not for me
Not for me. I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/09/2018
Great colonge
I enjoyed the colonge alot. It smells great.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
08/06/2018
It really does smell like a book
It is very accurate in its description. Like smelling the warm pages of an old book in the sun. Not musty in any way. The sandalwood is very prominent. My wife wasn’t a fan, so maybe not very mass appealing, but it’s a very pleasant scent. I’ve not been disappointed by any of the Commodity scents I’ve tried.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
08/04/2018
For occasional use
This one reminds me of Fahrenheit. It is a little intense but does smell good. It does last a long time, I could smell it the next day on my clothes. I haven't used it though as I only can stand it for a little while. It is definitely for fall and winter in my opinion.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/03/2018
I love this!
It smells like, well.... Old books. It's musty and dusty but that's what I was hoping for. I love layering it with other perfumes, not so much as a stand alone. It pairs great with Rain!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/03/2018
Incredible
My favorite cologne ever. Smells so musky and rich. It feels like you cracked open an old book in a cabin deep in the winter woods.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
08/01/2018
😋
Love this on my boyfriend smells so sexy on him
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 0
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/30/2018
Hard Pass
This scent did nothing for me. I honestly hated it which is pretty strong. It’s a powerful and unpleasant sent. Reminded me nothing of books 😂
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/26/2018
Awful
This is like a fresh box of mothballs got opened in a musty old attic. It's so strong as to be overpowering with just one spray, and lasts almost all day.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/19/2018
This scent is unreal
This has to be my new favorite scent . It’s so versatile my husband uses it too ! It smells a bit differently on me but it lasts and lasts and reminds me of reading an old book by the fire with a cup of tea ! Sounds weird but I love this scent !
Rated4on the scale of0to10
07/10/2018
spicy woods and chocolate
it has such a creamy scent, a little spicy like old paper, and a woody scent. This is another scent that would work on anyone (he, she, they...) It's comforting and smells like being perched on a couch with a blanket and a good book.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
07/07/2018
Unique
I loved this unique scent unlike anything I've ever had!
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 0
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/06/2018
Overpowering
The pine smell was incredibly overpowering and did not smell good on my skin. My friend tried it however, and it smelled amazing on her. I think it just takes a special person to wear this scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/01/2018
Disappointed
In my Mind I expected a more gender neutral- Library esque scent - but was disappointed by what seemed to be a very “pine tree-ish” camp fire smell that was more pungent than delightful. Not an enjoyable scent to wear. Perhaps as a candle.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
06/01/2018
Just ok
This spicy and almost a little too masculine for me. I'm sure I'll wear it, just not for summer.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
05/30/2018
Dry, pervasive musk
Not pleasant at all, lingers like a dry gin, but much more musky. Tried it once, and it was in the garbage can by the end of the day. Very strong and persistent.
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alesha
06/04/2018
The garbage?! Seruously? After one try? At least resale it or give it away.
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Rated3on the scale of0to10
05/25/2018
It's okay
It doesn't really smell like books or cigars as all the other reviews had me thinking. It smells more like a sandalwood incense burner. I like it a lot, however my fiance does not.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
05/23/2018
Wanted to love it
I wanted to love this scent so much. I have spent countless days in a library as a kid reading and reading and literally having my nose in books. The cypress is a real killer for me. way to much cypress... Once the cypress wears off its a very warm almost like a cigar box is warm and woody.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
05/22/2018
Mehhhh
I was looking for a woody sent and this just wasn’t it. It just has an awkward smell. Just too much of a lemon scent. I personally didn’t like it but it doesn’t mean the next person won’t.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/20/2018
Love it
One of my new favorites!
Rated2on the scale of0to10
05/18/2018
Just ok...
This one is a little strong for me. Very strong wood scent. Almost has a tobacco hint to it. I don't hate it, but probably won't get it again.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/17/2018
Beautiful!
This is exactly the kind of scent I like. Woody & spicy
Rated4on the scale of0to10
05/05/2018
Hemingway’s library in Key West
I adore this scent, it smells like pages in from a favorite novel in library somewhere, it smells like first editions and old news print, cigar smoke and leather with a little fresh air blown in from outside
Rated1on the scale of0to10
05/02/2018
really to much
way to much cypress and bergamot comes off heavy
Rated1on the scale of0to10
05/01/2018
Smells like mints and cigarettes left in a dirty pocket
I was completely confused as to what I was experiencing. And then the pictures of menthol cigarette butts and altoid mints left in a dirty pocket came to mind. My grandpas dirty laundry is basically the scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
04/30/2018
A little strong
This was a little strong for me for daily office wear. I was muskier than I expected, and didn't remind me much of books.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/20/2018
My favorite scent
I love this perfume so much. I get so many compliments. Its a complex scent that takes a minute to develop, lots of staying power. Ive bought one bottle already and will likely buy another before the year is out.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/14/2018
Delicate and sensitive
At first, when I used it I found that I couldn't get a clear sense of the pieces used to make it. After a few moments of letting it settle, I realized how calm it was and how it seemed to sit around and gain strength. This is a scent that leaves an afterimage that you have to allow to show up. I now spray it lightly over the things I want to carry its scent and often find myself surprised at its strength even a few days later. Give this cologne time to impart itself onto the things you wear, it will make a grand impression.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
04/03/2018
Not My Cup of Tea
Unfortunately I didn’t like this.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/14/2018
romantic
I would love to bathe in this fragrance. It has such a romantic, light scent to it, and Book also reminds me of my school days. I get a ton of compliments on this scent, and I love to spray my scarves so I can breathe it in all day.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
03/11/2018
It’s ok
Not something that I usually go for. Reminds me of an old library
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betty
03/11/2018
Then it seems the name "Book" would be apt... :)
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/09/2018
So wonderfully different
This is a nice fresh leathery cucumber smell that I have been complimented on daily by people. It's strange at first, but definitely a Spring early Summer fragrance. Office friendly and an early/evening fragrance.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/14/2018
Not for me
Too odd smelling, cedar and earthy but too sweet at the same time.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/01/2018
BEST EVER
I love this scent so much. It is earthy and warm, like a comfort food on a cold day. I wish it wasn't god awful expensive because this would be my every day scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/28/2017
Man scent not women's
I'm not pleased with this scent. Smells now like smoothing a man should wear.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/31/2017
It stinks! Don't like it at all. Threw it away.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/31/2017
It stinks!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/30/2017
Worst smelling cologne. Get rid of it. I wish I could send this back.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/30/2017
Definitely not a smell I liked.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/28/2017
Smelled like a fruity woman's cologne. Interesting for sure. Disliked this one with a passion.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
08/27/2017
It's... interesting. It did remind me of a very old book, or a musty library. I was certainly impressed with that. It doesn't function very well as a personal scent, though.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
08/25/2017
Doesn't necessarily remind me of books, but it is a nice fragrance. It's a fairly light - it might be a little too masculine if it were any stronger 0 and the cucumber isn't too strong (thankfully) so this is mostly a woody scent for me. Nice for office wear.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/24/2017
Worst smelling scent I've gotten
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/24/2017
Worst smelling scent I've gotten
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/23/2017
Terrible
Rated2on the scale of0to10
08/10/2017
It smells like pickles and dries too sweet? Not a fan of this scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/09/2017
Really loved this scent. It can be overpowering if you spray too much though so keep it to one spray. It was a really interesting scent. In love with it.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/07/2017
Amazing! Love it!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
08/02/2017
I have to agree this is for the evening going out on a date. Strong cologne... I would suggest to use very little as it last a long time. Should you put more on it could be very very over powering... Will ware this cologne mostly in my special date nights.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/01/2017
Not fan. I thought it would smell like a book and it doesn't. It has a weird smell that I wasn't a fan of and neither was anyone else that smelled it.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
07/30/2017
Was an okay scent. Smelled too much like pickles.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/29/2017
Love it
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/27/2017
I am an avid book lover and this scent just wasn't for me. I found it to be quite repulsive and the smell made me want to puke.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/24/2017
Love! LOVE!! LOVE this one !!!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/23/2017
This scent is terrible! Wore it a couple times. Threw out the bottle.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
07/23/2017
With a description like that, I was excited for this scent but it just smells like the litter you use in guinea pig cages.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/22/2017
Not a fan. Don't waste your time. It wears very strong and isn't appealing.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
07/22/2017
Very strong, smells exactly like pine trees. Don't like it too much, but Ill probably end up using it at some point. One good thing I can say is that it keeps its scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/19/2017
This is a great scent. I do not like most floral or anything "powdery", but this scent is subtle, interesting, and makes you come closer for another whiff. The cucumber keeps it light while the ceader keeps it interesting and woody. I will be buying a full bottle.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/12/2017
This is a scent that is unisex. It is strong and reminds me of very strong baby powder. It does have great staying power but not a scent that I enjoyed. It smells nothing like a book, library or even a kindle.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
07/09/2017
This one is really refreshing. It's different from all the other colognes I wear because of how strong it is. But it is not my favorite. This is something I'd wear to a dinner date for sure
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/09/2017
P
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/05/2017
smells like straight up pine trees
Rated3on the scale of0to10
07/03/2017
Scentbird got this description and scent right! The cucumber smell is a bit too overpowering and the woody undertones are not really there. If you want to smell like cucumber, this one is for yo!
Rated3on the scale of0to10
07/01/2017
I really do like this, I swear, it's really exciting and sort of fantastical when you first spray it, but (and I know I'm not the first to make this complaint) that cucumber note really tends to come out pickle-y. Unfortunately, I can't quite get that notion out of my head and it sort of harshes my vibe a little. Definitely leans to the masculine, which I typically like, but man... that pickle thing. Like imagine a really hot sophisticated guy, he's smart and cool and you really REALLY want to like him, but... he won't stop eating pickles and his breath and fingers constantly smell like it. Sorry sexy pickle guy, I gonna have to give you a pass.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
06/29/2017
Absolutely horrible. Smells nothing like books old or otherwise. Smells like wet wood and moldy citrus. I have another perfume called Paperback from another company that smells exactly like walking into an old used book store down to the dusty shelves. That perfume is heaven this one is just disgusting.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/29/2017
Love, love and love. New twist on lime verbana, woodsy. U have to love woodsy to appreciate this layering set. It is sold as a set on Sephora website. That way u can create your own unique smell by layering. I would get this scent again
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 6
Rated1on the scale of0to10
06/24/2017
not good at all.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/15/2017
You guys are the best couldn't have done it without you
Reviews: 8
Upvotes: 3
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 25
Rated2on the scale of0to10
06/10/2017
Had a weird vibe to it. Smelled like dill pickles and magazines. Re-gifted the sample I had.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
06/06/2017
I feel like this is one of those scents you love or you hate with no in between. This is, as advertised, a pretty "woodsy" smell; however, it's more of the cedar/cashmere variety and not very earthy/nutty/piney. As soon as I put this bad boy on, I realized I had made a huge mistake and thanked God I never replaced my chinchilla, Roxie, who died when I was 8 because I smelled like something she'd love to sleep and piss in. I was running late for work and didn't have time to change clothes and scents, which ended up not mattering much because my coworker disliked it so much, she made me go home to change and come back as the scent was giving her a headache. While there are definitely folks who would find something like this to be right up their alley, I do not qualify as such a being.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/01/2017
This is my favorite so far. Light and airy, yet still keeps the scent. Clean and woody at the same time.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/31/2017
I really enjoyed this scent. I like the intensity of it and that with time it settles in lighter.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/29/2017
Love
Rated3on the scale of0to10
05/26/2017
An interesting scent that grows on you. I'm not fond of it when first sprayed. It takes about an hour or so before it starts to smell good.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
05/26/2017
Sorry to say that I didn't care for this scent; I tried hard to like it. The top notes were a mismatch; it was also very strong on me. This is defiantly a scent for someone who really loves ALL of the top notes. I thought it would be more woodsy and not so old attic smelling.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/26/2017
Sorry to say that I didn't care for this scent. It was too powerful for me; I didn't think that the notes went well together. Defiantly a scent for a someone who specifically looks for certain notes; not for the masses.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/25/2017
Great!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/25/2017
Absolute favorite! Not just out of the scents I've tried through scentbird, but in general! I LOVE this scent, it really does smell exactly like an old book! It's unique, lasted on me all day, and draws lots of compliments. No one else will smell like you, everyone will ask you what it is and tell you how wonderful you smell. As a book lover, it's a comforting scent, very heady and sensual, truly one of a kind! I will definitely be purchasing full size bottles!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/20/2017
It's one of my favorite so far. Love it!
Rated3on the scale of0to10
05/10/2017
This is the scent that reminds me of the original Commodity idea, which is to blend these fragrances into "cocktails." Nest, Atelier, Derek Lam, and Maison Margiela all came out with this same idea at once, and some of the discrete scents were more successful than others. "Book" is an idea, not a perfume. Its top notes scream at you (very unlike books!), and ts bottom notes are not just lingering but incessant. That said, it actually does blend well with other Commodities. I like it with Moss and Gin.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
05/05/2017
Not for me. To be honest, it gave me a headache. I really wanted to like it--that good, old book smell in a bottle--but it's not that. It's all just preference, but I think it would work better on men too.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
05/04/2017
Did not like this scent. It was a little over powering when I put it on and my wife did not like it either. Plus the scent didn't last very long.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
05/01/2017
This was not quite what I expected it to be but it has grown on me a little. At first I smelled the faint aroma of pickles but then it turns into more of a fresh, green scent. Not super complex but nice. The wood notes play well with the green notes but I wish the eucalyptus was more toned down or absent. All in all, it's a decent scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/01/2017
This is a very crisp scent, very layed back.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/29/2017
Commodity is fast becoming one of my favorite brands. This is no exception. The first few times I sprayed it it was definitely more cucumber-y, but that's given way to the cypress and sandalwood now. Although it's listed as unisex I'd DEFINITELY say it's more of a "manly scent." It is dark, woodsy and mysterious. More reminiscent of an old vine covered library, to me, than the book itself.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
04/28/2017
Definitely smells like old books but not in a good way. I can't imagine when I would ever wear this scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/27/2017
It's definitely a fall scent. That won't stop me from wearing it now though! I LOVE it. This is the first fragrance from my subscription that I actually would buy a bottle of and write a review for. Especially after reading all the negative reviews on it. I think it's absolutely lovely and refreshingly different. LOVE.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/27/2017
I honestly didn't like this when first sprayed a few months ago when first received. Last night I took it out again and gave it a second chance. Instead of the strong tangy cucumber opening I got the first time -- this time it opened up my senses into fresh cut grass, woody overtones, and a tart freshness that was really great. So I wore it to work today -- and I love it now! Sometimes first impressions can be awry I guess.
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 0
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Products received: 9
Rated3on the scale of0to10
04/24/2017
Wry strong, cucumber smells very outdoorsy. The cucumber smell is stronger than any woodsy smell. I do like it, but not for everyday use.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/08/2017
Not good
Rated2on the scale of0to10
03/07/2017
I like books, this doesn't smell anything like books or a library. I was expecting an earthy fresh scent and that this is not. Just not for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
03/07/2017
This scent is way too earthy for me. I expected it to smell more like a comforting old book, instead I found it was a scent I can't even wear.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
03/06/2017
On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate it at a 2 . I tried using it twice but it just wasn't me.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
03/06/2017
To musty for a cross over fragrance. This one is definitely, Masculine! Gave it to my teen son.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
03/06/2017
It smelled literally musty.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/06/2017
I loved it. It reminds me of a Library. It's the reason i got it, i was hoping it smelled like old leather books. It's something different from what I usually get.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
03/06/2017
eh
Rated1on the scale of0to10
03/03/2017
It has a very strong and spicy scent that isn't very pleasant. I tried using twice and both times it just was over powering and not what I want in a cologne.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
03/02/2017
I love this scent and it originally reminded me of Le Labo Santal, but unlike Santal this doesn't last on your skin very long. But while it is there I love it!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/02/2017
Wonderful. I love the hint of cucumber with the woody overtone. I cannot stop smelling my wrists.
Reviews: 4
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 8
Rated3on the scale of0to10
02/27/2017
My husband, daughter and i all thought it smells like a woodsy pickle. Not bad, just peculiar
Rated2on the scale of0to10
02/25/2017
Possibly more masculine then feminine, kinda made me think of pee the first time I smelled it then it slowly turned spicy and woodish but not my personal favorite and I wouldn't even like it on a man to be honest, I would have him go take a shower to take it off.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
02/24/2017
The cucumber smell is pretty much all I get. Cucumber and musk. It's weird and throws my senses off. I wanted to like it but unfortunately this fell flat for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/23/2017
Way too spicy for me. I like books, i did not like this scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/22/2017
Woody and spicy. Received many compliments on this scent. A nice Fall cologne with an outdoorsy, yet classic scent. Good for work and happy hour.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/17/2017
Very strong and spicy
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/06/2017
For those who enjoy really spicy perfumes.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/05/2017
This perfume smells JUST LIKE fresh pencil shavings. As soon as I smelled it, it took me back to elementary school and using the metal crank pencil sharpener. Can definitely smell the cypress & sandalwood, I get NO dill/cucumber off of this scent. Anyone familiar with Commodity knows that their fragrances are made to be layered, and this creates a nice little base note for layering.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/04/2017
I don't like this at all
Rated3on the scale of0to10
02/04/2017
It's a little bit strong..
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/04/2017
I liked the smell. Didn't really remind me of a book, but I like the sent.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/04/2017
Which book did they model this scent after? The moldy one in the basement? Because that's what it smells like. Just terrible.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/04/2017
It has a unique scent that I can't quite figure out, but I like it so far.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/04/2017
The dill scent is too heavy handed. The cologne doesn't know what it wants to be. Threw this one straight in the trash.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/03/2017
Holy cucumber! I enjoy the smell of cucumber but I really wish they would have toned it down and allowed the other scent notes come through a bit more.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/03/2017
Light, fresh and rustic.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/03/2017
I LOVE this scent! It starts out subtly, then lasts through several layers each one more demure than the last. Exquisite. Enchanting. Enduring. LOVE!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/03/2017
It's extremely unique but really grew on me over a few days. It has a woody scent but the initial tone almost comes off as somewhat dill like. That dill reaction went away after the first or second time. It covers really well and stays strong throughout the day. My wife absolutely loves it and is already going to buy a full bottle for herself.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
02/02/2017
It is cool but not something I would buy.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/02/2017
This scent is wonderful! Excited to try more scents from Commodity.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/01/2017
Literally smells like you have opened a book, and sprayed it on. I personally love this perfume. I bought the full bottle. It is extremely light, and "woodsy". It smells like a book, there is no other way to describe it. My only complaint is that I do notice the commodity perfumes do not last al day.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/01/2017
I really like this scent so far! It has a strong presence (so those who like subtle scents may not appreciate this as much), but I love the smell - reminds me of a cedarwood forest. Lasts all day too. I can put it on in the morning before work and still smell it lingering at the end of the day. Great scent, another favorite of mine from this site. 10/10 would buy full bottle.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/01/2017
I really love this one!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/30/2017
Never got my cologn
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/27/2017
I love the scent of this one, not on my skin. Very complex and spicy. But it doesn't mix well with my own scent. I end up smelling like food.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/22/2017
At first I liked it fine, just not on myself. After another two or three uses, and smelling my clothes after a day of wear, I don't much enjoy this one in general. Not a fan.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/19/2017
Absolutely amazing. Its my new favorite cologne!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/13/2017
Literally smells like you are in a book! Oh my gosh. Like an enchanted forest where you walk with fairies and unicorns. You feel the forest around you
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/09/2017
Interesting scent. On first spray, it sadly reminds me of pickles - but that fades fairly quickly. Definitely feels like a unisex scent, but I wouldn't say it's overly "manly". Definite staying power.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/09/2017
Very fresh and sweet but definitely reminded me of reading a good book! I love the scent!
Reviews: 4
Upvotes: 3
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 5
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/08/2017
I really enjoy this scent. Would definitely get again.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/06/2017
I liked this fragrance. It's a good everyday work scent. Nothing special -- it's just nice and basic.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/05/2017
I didn't care for this at all. :(
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/04/2017
I'm not sure on this one. Half of me loves it, and the other half thinks the cucumber is too strong. A solid "I don't hate it".
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/04/2017
I don't know who these people are that are making these perfumes, but this does not smell like a book...
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/04/2017
Did not like at all, gave to my father instead who enjoyed the scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
01/04/2017
Book reminds me of Diptque's Philosykos, which I like. On me, there is a fig scent. My family hates it. I initially liked it but, I found that it wore too strong.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
01/04/2017
I have never been so undecided about a scent- do I like it? Do I hate it? I can't put my finger on it
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/03/2017
Not my favorite and it wore off too soon. But I did get some nice compliments on it!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/03/2017
love this scent for winter, when i like to wear something a little heavier and warmer.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/02/2017
Veey nice scent. I get a lot of compliments. It very woodsy.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/02/2017
STRONG and Drawing room ready
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/02/2017
At first, it's a pretty potent smell, but over a few minutes the scent is muted and becomes this very comforting and cozy fall/ winter nostalgic scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/02/2017
Havent received it
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/01/2017
Its an awful smell. Is there anyway to get replacement or a refund?
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/01/2017
A bit too sweet for my taste, but still nice.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/01/2017
This different perfume starts off with a noticeable cucumber scent then turns into a woody/amber fragrance.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/01/2017
I like this smell but my girl friend doesn't
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/01/2017
I love this scent. I would describe it as a fresh scent. It does have a woody, slightly citrus note to it. I don't think it is for everyone but if you don't care for florals or sweet scents and want something a bit unique i would suggest giving it a try.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/01/2017
This smell is terrible. It smells like musty coconut...ew.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/01/2017
I love old book smell but this was not what books smell like. Do not get this very bad scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/01/2017
It was a waste I will not get that again it smells bad. Is their anyway if getting a replacement r refund on that one.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/31/2016
I absolutely loved this scent! Very earthy and unique. It lasted all day and I got lots of compliments. I would buy a regular bottle of this in a heartbeat.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/31/2016
This is a horrible scent. This is what I get for not picking a fragrance for December and they sent me this? It stinks.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
12/30/2016
Good lord, no. In this perfume's defense, it really does smell like a dusty old book. Which is scent I normally love, but not on my person. I've got to give some points to it for nailing the scent and for being unique, though.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/29/2016
This is one amazing cologne. Wow. I'm probably going to buy this one soon.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/28/2016
For this time of year it wasn't great. Maybe for the spring it'll be better.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/25/2016
UGH! Smells like the bedding of a rabbit cage. Also, gave me a headache.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/22/2016
This is a great for work scent. Its not too strong or catching like something id want for going out but thats what makes it the perfect daily scent i guess
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/20/2016
Nice light smell. Definitely reminds me of walking in to a bookstore combined with the spice crisp smell of coriander. Really love this cologne!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/19/2016
Weird scent but I like it! Very neutral, very unisex, kinda fresh at first but turns a little spicy and dry. I recommend giving it a try!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/13/2016
It's ok last a long time but the smell is not something I'm looking for more of a pine tree smell
Rated2on the scale of0to10
12/11/2016
The smell is OK but it gave me a headache after a while of wearing it.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/10/2016
What a unique scent! On my skin it does smell like parchment on the dry down. This scent mixes well with " Moss"
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/09/2016
I was excited to try this out, after seeing the description and other reviews of it smelling just like an old book in a musty library. I love that smell. This fragrance however just did not do it for me. I think it smells like a hamster cage (all I smell is cedar) and my fiancee thinks it smells like pickles. Not exactly the scent I was hoping for.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/06/2016
Love, love, love this scent! Love the spicy, sometimes floral scent! A little strong at first, but the longer you wear it, the softer, and warmer it gets! Will most definitely purchase the full size!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/05/2016
It was definitely not what I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't something I would've bought for myself, but I'm glad I tried it. Kind of a spicy smell, nice for winter.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
12/05/2016
This is an odd scent. I didn't like it for me...
Rated2on the scale of0to10
12/04/2016
I prefer citrus based scents; I ordered this to step out of my comfort zone but it's just not me. The scent to me is leathery and woody. It's masculine and old. Kind of grandfatherly... if your grandfather worked in an old, musty library.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/03/2016
Meh... it's unique, the sandalwoodnis really strong. Which to some people smells like pickles. Odd fragrance. I ordered it as a unisex, and will never wear it... but hubby likes it a lot.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/03/2016
Smell wood..i like it..
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/03/2016
This scent does not make me think of books, libraries or anything related. That being said, it's quite citrusy and very light. Good for the office in summer.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/03/2016
I did not get this. I got Commodity gold that I asked for and I absolutely love the scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/03/2016
I do not like this. I'll use it, but won't ever again once it's gone.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
12/03/2016
Oddly enough it did smell like paper, and peppery notes. Not really a fan, but my wife likes it for herself.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
It was ok, I liked it but nobody else did. Very woody
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
Love this perfume. Probably would not wear it everyday, but it is a great Autumn/Winter scent and is very relaxing. I am going to try the other Commodity scents and hope I like them as much as this one!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
Smells like salad dressing.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
It's nice lasts a long time
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
This was a perfect scent for me. It's warm and settles on the skin without allot of effort. This cologne will linger so if you wear it in a elevator or bathroom just get ready for people to say " you smell GOOD!".
Rated3on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
Was ok. Not really for me.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
Did not get any compliments on this scent. I am not a fan either. Too much of a woodsy smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
The best!!!
Rated2on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
The scent is muted and it's hard to pick out exactly what it smells like. Not my favorite scent but not awful.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
I love it !!!!! my favorite so far, spicy leathery if those are acceptable ways to describe it
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/02/2016
Very strong, doesn't really smell like books, but awesome nonetheless!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/01/2016
Its weird, definitely not a summer scent. I dont really like the initial scent but after it's been on for a few hours it smells like an old book store. I wouldn't wear it all the time but I do enjoy it.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
12/01/2016
It was not what I was looking for in a cologne. It does smell good, however when I asked my friends their opinions on it, they said the smell was ok, but didn't really work as a cologne/perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/01/2016
I absolutely love this. It's reminiscent of Le Labo's Santal 33 but seems to hang around a little longer.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/01/2016
I chose Book as my first selection because I love to read. I like it a lot. It is a lite organic scent. It reminds me of curling up with a good book 📚 on a rainy day. I will definitely buy it again.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
12/01/2016
I really wanted to love this but I just didn't. It smells really woodsy and strong to me. I would not repurchase. I would say it is unique and lasts a long time.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/01/2016
Didn't really care for this one smelled like pickles and peppercorn to me
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/01/2016
I hated smelling like dill pickles all day.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
12/01/2016
I consider it a kind of mossy, masculine scent. I use it for layering, but I don't think I would wear it by itself. It's a nice one to have, but not necessary for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/30/2016
Smells great
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/30/2016
Not for me
Rated3on the scale of0to10
11/29/2016
A bit too feminine for my tastes
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/29/2016
not a very good scent
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/26/2016
This had a very unique smell but not a smell that I enjoy unfortunately. I gave it a try for a few days but that is all I could do.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/25/2016
This cologne reminded me and my of a scratch and sniff pickle scent. Not the best
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/24/2016
This is my favorite scent ever. Smells so good and so nice like, wow! I'm planning on buying the bottle when I have a lil extra money for sure! Most def worth a try!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/23/2016
The cucumber is definitely a first note, but quickly falls behind the deeper sandalwood base notes. After a long day at work it stays present. It ends as a smooth and complex mixture of Amber, cedar and lavender.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
11/23/2016
I wanted to smell like a book. but now I smell like a cucumber.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/19/2016
No. Why is this called book? The name makes me think of libraries... wood, leather, musky odors. Instead, this smells just like a cucumber, and not just a regular cucumber, but a cucumber that sat at the back of the fridge for too long and has started to ferment... so it smells like cucumber soda pop. If that's your thing, go for it. But beware - the scent lasts all of 30 minutes, which, for me was a blessing since I did not like the scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/19/2016
I didn't like this one at all. It smelled to grassy for me!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/19/2016
I wanted to love this. I love fall scents and unisex colognes, and old books... but unfortunately this smells exactly like cucumber melon to me... which doesn't remind me of books or the fall in the least. And I'm just not a big cucumber smell fan.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
11/18/2016
This one was not for me. I took a chance with the cologne of the month. For me it smelled a little to strong to wear in the office, and a little to strong to wear on a date. I will be giving the November and December cologne of the month a try.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/18/2016
Surprised at the number of negative reviews for Book. I liked this one so much that I actually bought a non-subscription one from Scent Bird. Great for the colder times of the year. Strong and woodsy. I do agree with some reviews that it does not last too long throughout the day; however, wear it for the moment that you want to be noticed. Aside from the Burberry Brit Rhythm, my girl gets off just from smelling Book!
Rated3on the scale of0to10
11/18/2016
I have yet to smell a cologne like it. I agree that it does smell like an old book but by that I mean old and musty but interesting as well. A lot of people have been intrigued by it but more in a "you smell kinda good kinda strange" way than outright compliment. I would recommend one spray for work. It won't smell much but too much of this scent isn't a good thing. Also if we're being honest I think this is definitely not a good scent for a woman.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/17/2016
Not for me
Rated2on the scale of0to10
11/17/2016
Not for me, way to woodsy for me. It will get your dizzy for sure.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
11/16/2016
Warning: not a date night cologne. This scent isnt a terrible scent per se but its definitely not food. I wouldnt wear it again after im done with this sample. The opening of it smelled like catholic church incense mixed with rancid cucumber which was horrible but it then settled down into the smell they named the cologne after...an old book bit smoky.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
11/14/2016
It smells like cucumber and dill, which unfortunately does not evoke a book at all. I like the scent, but it makes me sneeze so I won't be wearing it.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
11/13/2016
I like the scent, a classic scent with lots of woody under tones. A great scent to go with a formal event or business meeting.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/13/2016
I wanted to like it, but it smells very feminine to me, not what I was hoping for.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
11/12/2016
Very strong scent at first, then wears off quickly. I would definitely say more a men's scent, I usually tend to gear towards men's, but this was a little too much woodsy smell. Not horrible but not excellent.
11/12/2016
I am disappointed in the Scentbird experience. I ordered over a month ago. Nothing was shiped so I sent an email. Finally someone replied that they did not have my house address, only my street name so that is why it did not ship???? OK, maybe I screwed up but I gave them the benefit of the doubt (They sure were able to bill my credit card without the street address ????). I gave them the house number they were missing. Later received an email that I would be getting the cologne of the month in another 7-10 business days. Whatever.....I waited a month and I love the concept of getting a different cologne every month. A week has gone by and I get this email this morning; It's "Show and Smell" Time! Share your experience with the Scentbird community. It will give you better recommendations and help other WOMEN to decide if they want to try it or skip it I am pissed at this point. I am a MALE, not a female and have not received ANYTHING (Perfume or cologne). I email them and give them this information in a polite way...........Nothing in return. Not happy at this point. Tomorrow I will figure out how to cancel the whole thing. Kinda of bummed.......Only certain colognes have worked well with my body chemistry. Was looking forward to Finding some different ones that would. Ive been wearing the same 2 colognes for the last 2 years and they are pretty expensive. Oh well..........Sorry for the rant, I NEVER do this but didn't want others to get duked out of their money.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/12/2016
I am disappointed in the Scentbird experience. I ordered over a month ago. Nothing was shiped so I sent an email. Finally someone replied that they did not have my house address, only my street name so that is why it did not ship???? OK, maybe I screwed up but I gave them the benefit of the doubt (They sure were able to bill my credit card without the street address). I gave them the house number they were missing. Later received an email that I would be getting the cologne of the month in another 7-10 business days. Whatever.....I waited a month and like the concept of getting a different cologne every month. A week has gone by and I get this email this morning; It's "Show and Smell" Time! Share your experience with the Scentbird community. It will give you better recommendations and help other WOMEN to decide if they want to try it or skip it I am pissed at this point. I am a male, not a female and have not received ANYTHING (Perfume or cologne). I email them and give them this information in a polite way...........Nothing in return. Not happy at this point. Tomorrow I will figure out how to cancel the whole thing. Kinda of bummed.......Only certain colognes have worked well with my body chemistry. Was looking forward to Finding some different ones that would. Ive been wearing the same 2 colognes for the last 2 years and they are pretty expensive. Oh well..........Sorry for the rant, I NEVER do this but didn't want others to get duked out of their money. Image: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6e5999ccc9ea1d9e42d38153/images/f9cef0c9-f29b-457e-a5f3-c857fe407347.jpg Image: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6e5999ccc9ea1d9e42d38153/images/e323d620-e772-4920-b3d5-990d254db955.jpg Image: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6e5999ccc9ea1d9e42d38153/images/f6750ead-3bc1-47b6-b65a-90b68a057098.jpg Image: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6e5999ccc9ea1d9e42d38153/images/0a0fab63-d782-4f0f-a1aa-c4b3e018f309.jpg Image: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6e5999ccc9ea1d9e42d38153/images/bb862473-100b-461a-97dc-740463071819.jpg Image: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6e5999ccc9ea1d9e42d38153/images/6cae5450-d4a5-445a-8f7f-c262e6cbf27a.jpg Refer friends and get free cologne! Enter Here Sent with ❤ from Scentbird, Inc. 10 West 33 st #1030, New York NY, 10001 Unsubscribe · Privacy Policy · Terms and Conditions