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?
Chanel is giving people the opportunity to go behind the scenes of its new Coco Mademoiselle campaign with its star Keira Knightley. Fans of the brand can rediscover the film, experience the ad campaign photo shoot, listen to Keira Knightley’s comments on the costume designs and discover the set of the film with the star.
The Ostrich pillow is a revolutionary product designed by Kawamura-Ganjavian to help people to take a nap anywhere they are. The idea was to create the perfect place to rest; its soothing soft interior shelters and isolates your head and hands (mind and body) for a short break, without needing to leave your seat. Several research experiments have discovered that even a short 20 minute nap during the day increases productivity at work by more than 30%. However, the Ostrich pillow doesn’t limit its use to the office, they have tested it in airports, trains and also libraries.