Unique fragrance options arise
Scent has been a major player lately, with brands incorporating it into everything from billboards to scratch ‘n’ sniff packaging to cocktails. Innovations in perfume are giving wearers new options for fragrance, from visualizing it to wearing it to creating it themselves.
Modern youth are open-minded to body ornamentation—76% of Trendsetters either have or are interested in getting a tattoo—and innovations in temporary ink are giving them even more options for adornment. Amkiri combines body art and scent to produce the world’s first visual fragrance. The brand’s scented ink comes in charcoal and ivory shades, and is hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and waterproof. Users can purchase a stencil pattern to follow, or freehand their own design; the ink and fragrance lasts 12 hours or more.
Young people are passionate about travel and appreciate brands that make it easier for them to enjoy their trip. French fragrance maker Deconfin created a wearable perfume container that’s perfect for travel. Housed in a conveniently portable bracelet containing three milliliters of fragrance, far below the maximum for flying with liquids, it offers approximately 40 spritzes of scent. The leather band and rectangular perfume receptacle resemble a stylish watch and allows wearers to refresh themselves on-the-go.
Fashion and beauty may not be the first things that come to mind when thinking of Samsung, but the brand is no stranger to the arena, with its own smart mirror and smart clothing on offer. At CES earlier this year Samsung debuted its upcoming Perfume Blender, a device that can make customized fragrances. Users take a photo of existing perfume brands that they like using the accompanying app, and it analyzes the common ingredients to recommend fragrance recipes. Such recipes can be followed or tweaked by the user before the device makes the resulting scent.
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