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The Drop: NORD Refillable Solid Scent Capsule

Authored by:
Chris Van Hoven
The Drop: NORD Refillable Solid Scent Capsule

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(Editor's note 10/26/23: NORD is now selling their capsules directly from their website here; this article has been updated with the link along with updated details.)

Anyone who regularly uses fragrances knows they’ve never been the most carry-friendly items. Heavy, fragile bottles can break and spill liquid inside your bag, and the spray-nozzle function of your typical bottled fragrance means you’ll bombard your surrounding area with a heavy dose of fragrance whether you want to or not. NORD’s Pocket-sized Solidified Fragrance innovatively fixes all those problems by offering a fragrance designed for portability, durability, and discreetness–perfect for smelling great on the go.

NORD’s fragrance comes in the form of a highly-concentrated scented balm. Unlike traditional liquid colognes you’d need to spray, NORD’s concentrated balm can be used with a simple finger swipe and discreetly applied to any part of your skin.

The scent capsule itself comes in a steel case that’s small enough to fit in a coin pocket and is durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of daily use. Four cases are available: Jet Black, Graphite, Mirror, and a 1/100 limited edition Gold. There are three scents to choose from: Bonfire, Pepper Party, and Dancing Flowers. Each scent capsule can be interchanged with any case, with refills readily available when used up. NORD claims that each scent capsule lasts about six months before needing to be replaced.

What we like: NORD uses natural ingredients, which are great for sensitive skin. And since NORD’s scents come as solid balms, you don’t have to worry about taking them with you when flying to your next destination, as they’re all TSA-compliant.

What to watch out for: There are currently only three scent options, with hopefully more on the way. It should also be noted that replacement capsules will only be available from NORD, which will be sold for about $32 each. The aluminum capsules are also 100% recyclable, so they don’t add to environmental waste.

Final verdict: NORD tackles an everyday problem with an innovative solution, offering a truly EDC-friendly way to get your scent on no matter where you are.

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Chris Van Hoven is a multifaceted writer with a keen interest in technology, watches, and the world of automobiles. When he geeks out about technical details and specifications, his enthusiasm for these subjects is contagious.

Having contributed extensively to renowned publications, he has made a name for himself as an authority in the Philippine automotive industry. His expertise can be seen through his engaging articles as Editor-in-Chief of C! Magazine, a prominent car magazine where he offers insightful reviews and comprehensive analysis of various vehicles.

In addition to his automotive pursuits, Chris's horological inclinations are evident in his work for Calibre Magazine and Vintage Grail. Here, he explores the latest watch releases, trends, and the significance of various vintage timepieces, captivating readers with his knowledge and enthusiasm.

Beyond his writing endeavors, Chris is an avid gamer, finding solace in the immersive world of PC gaming. His passion for gaming and tech-related gadgets allows him to stay at the forefront of the industry, always seeking the latest advancements and sharing his experiences with others.

Combining his love for technology, watches, and automotive wonders, Chris Van Hoven stands as a versatile writer who has built a reputation for his expertise and engaging style. His ability to weave together captivating stories and detailed analysis continues to capture readers and fuel his dedication to these ever-evolving fields.