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I Smell a Scent Trend

What is a trend? For me, it is when the street meets the runway. In the world of scents, this is when a fragrance is found on the shelves of every day consumers at the same time that it is being used as the main ingredient of some new fine fragrance launches. For

Scent—Helping New Design!

Creativity is an interesting subject because it is manifested in good design. Design can be translated into various forms but in the end, it is an expression of new or inspiring ideas. I believe a few recognize the energy as God or Intuition speaks to them through one of

Move over 3D—Aroma and Technology Meet

Innovative Scent Delivery System Years ago, the thought of a scented e-mail or a device connected to our home entertainment centers that allows us to enjoy specific aromas while watching theater or gaming was merely fanciful. The idea that we can become part of the experience by

Banking—a new scented space, kind of…

Today I experienced one of the worst scented spaces I’ve encountered to date. I was standing in line at my local bank, prepared to discuss some issues with the teller and out of nowhere I heard a soft “psst”. The next thing I knew, a foul rendition of a tropical

Outdoor TEXAS Grill

Tracy’s Scented Spaces Series Most of us are familiar with outdoor aromas—rich dimensions of charcoal, burning sugar, pungent BBQ sauce, roasting chicken, ribs—heavenly. For me, this is family time. A space where we enjoy each other’s company, and an opportunity where my brother-in-law gets

The Perception of Scent

Tracy’s Scented Spaces Series This is a direct follow up to my scented diary series post on June 30th. Recently a group of teens started a protest against Abercrombie and Fitch in San Francisco, CA. Image courtesy of Teens Turning Green. The focus of the protest—the

The Perfect Scented Space

Tracy’s Scented Spaces Series While on holidays with my husband I found myself inhaling the familiar aromas of one of the most perfect scented spaces—the beach. If I was to capture this famous aromatic delight in a bottle—I would begin with my vacation. When I design an aromatic experience

The Scent of Shopper Insights

Tracy’s Smell Diary Recently I had the unique opportunity to transform the Shopper Insights conference space that was held 

from July 11th to the 14th, in Chicago, into a sensory experience. USA brands (mainly) calibrated together to discuss the shopper. Presentations focused on

Ambercrombie & Fitch—A Case Study

Tracy’s Smell Diary Considering scent branding is relevantly new (more of the branding world is learning how this science works), I have decided the best way to educate my readers, is to discuss relevant case studies that a reader could experience and reference for themselves.

Why Some Branders Get It.

Each day I begin my morning by evaluating the scent world through interesting articles, research, new books, marketing campaigns. Even new fine fragrance launches. I look for inspiration, hope. Each morning I also evaluate the growth of this tiny industry, and for