CHICAGO - Certain scents have the power to conjure up memories, create an experience, but these days consumers want a fragrane to help cure a cold and cough, scent their hair and bed sheets--and choose scents via mobile app. More
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February 27, 2014I never dreamed that my kindergartener would visit a spa before I did, but lo and behold, hell hath frozen over. She has since attended two beauty-themed birthday parties-all at the ripe old age of 5-and seems to have had her fill (for the time being, at least). But one take-away that never seems to get old is the experience of having her nails "done." While she loves the glittery glow and the endless array of rainbow hues in which to adorn her digits, she admits that the stinky chemical smell is something she can live without (you and me ...
February 12, 2014This week's offbeat news story about how a survey from Mintel shows that Americans indicate that they increasingly want scents incorporated into themselves and their products (bed sheets, hair, cure for colds, etc.) reminds me of a recent Wired magazine article I saw about a new product that seems to me a perfect example of this new scent phenemenon.Wired Magazine reports that denim label Naked and Famous has introduced mint-scented jeans. The denim is coated in tiny scent-containing capsules that burst when scratched, releasing a cool wintergreen smell. "Our new WeirdGuy Jeans smell like mint whenever you scratch ...
January 16, 2014Two weeks into January, and the winter weather has covered everything from an ice storm and subzero temps, to an unseasonal tempest that hints of an early spring. Today brings about a cold, damp rain...but I'm still debating whether I should put away my flip flops. If this roller coaster of a winter is any indication of the next few months, then we'll glad hide out at home with a hot cup of something and a leisurely soak in the tub. If your version of reality hardly lends itself to undisturbed mommy time, then at least you ...