A group of scientists wanted to find the most effective mosquito repellents. So they tested 10 different substances, including campout standbys like DEET, as well as a random choice: Victoria’s Secret perfume Bombshell. Turns out the perfume is almost as good as DEET.
It’s not just today’s media that reports on scandalous stories of foreign decadence that probably aren’t true. In 1912 the New York Times reported that Parisian women were injecting perfume into themselves. Sounds like a good idea to me.
A rose is a rose is a rose, except when it’s actually a yeast. A company called Ginkgo BioWorks in Boston is partnering with French fragrance company Robertet to create a genetically-modified yeast that makes the rose oil used in perfumes.
Did you know there are pheromones in pizza? It's true. Anyone who has spent any time in college knows this. And so does Pizza Hut, which just came out with Pizza Hut Perfume.
A team of three Melbourne-based artists win the award for Most Materialistic Consumers of Consumer Goods Ever, after working with a French fragrance lab to develop––I kid you not––Eau de MacBook Pro.
As if Smirnoff Ices weren't targeted enough, these perfume-shaped wine bottles have gone on sale in Europe, with three "novel" flavors to choose from—jasmine, rose, and violet. Because what girl doesn't want their breath to smell of roses?
Apparently Patrick McCarthy, a vice president of sales at Microsoft, has an odd side project: Convincing people that buying his money-scented perfumes and colognes will make them feel more confident.
I always thought 4D was time, but according to the fashionable people at Ralph Lauren, 4D is actually perfume wafting out of huge projected-upon stores. Even if you're dressed in hoody and jeans, you'll still find this quite impressive.
It must be puzzling, working for a perfume company and trying to figure out how to market it to internet users. Brazilian company Kaiak found the most amazing solution to show people just how good (I'm presuming) their cologne is.
Somewhere in China, industry generals gather around a giant, free association computer. It mixes everyday objects (like "comb") with somewhat useful USB technology (like "thumbprint scanner"). The prophecies become real products, just like this "Perfume Bottle USB Card Reader."
A perfume called Conquest which comes in a credit card made of steel, capable of storing 20 milliliters of musk-loaded liquid? Atomize it away, Mr. Spitzer, because this seems like the perfect addition to the wallets of punters, NY state ex-governors or anyone with perfume-to-go needs. Whoever you are. [Tuvie]
Smell-o-vision was something previously reserved for cartoons and other gags. Well, Samsung has done the unthinkable and is actually developing a smell-o-phone. This phone will release "smell tones" upon incoming calls. According to the patent documentation the type and amount of perfume can be controlled. Thanks,…