That's my scent
People searching for a truly individual perfume can not only find, but create it themselves on www.myparfuem.com. Personal fragrance can be designed from eight different scent-bases and 30 ingredients. Customers get the chance to choose and personalise the bottle too – and they can even vote for the next ingredient in the range. Too bad that the designing experience is a digital and not an olfactory one.
Why it matters
Luxury perfume brands no longer stand for real individuality, because they are still mass products. Can small boutiques create an advantage over these online personalised offerings because of the sensory involvement they offer?
Nstyle is a popular nail salon chain that has launched its own nail polish range. Each color in the range has a locally relevant name such as “Helwa” (the word beautiful in Arabic); Jumeira Jane (the nickname of the well-to-do housewives in the upscale neighborhood of Jumeira); “Faraya Flakes” (Faraya is well-known ski resort town in Lebanon) and so on.
Heineken beer gloss is a new limited edition beer flavoured lip gloss, which was sold in the period leading up to Valentine’s day.