I never cease to be amazed at the “treasures” that are available online. Just today, reporter Susan Simpson emailed me about a product called Flavor Paper’s scratch and sniff wallpaper. That’s right: For those of us who couldn’t get enough of scratch n’sniff stickers when we were kids, we can now adorn our bathroom walls with fruity, scratchy goodness.With flavors like bananas, Cherry Forever, and Tutti Frutti, rarechic.com promises that your fingers will never get tired of scratching and your nostrils will never tire of sniffing.
So how is scratch n’sniff wallpaper made? According to the site, fragrance oils are encapsulated into microscopic porcelain balls, which are then dipped in water-based adhesive and applied by silk screen to the paper. When scratched, the balls — which number in the millions — pop and release the fragrance.
What will they think of next? Scratch n’sniff blankets? Scratch n’sniff tabletops?