Medicalised lives – new tea variants

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A new line of wellness teas from premium US tea brand Tea Forte really plays on prescriptions.

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The company self calls their line ‘Sipscriptions’ with organic teas to help
nourish and support everyday wellness and good health.

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Teas seem also to get more and more sophisticated! Let’s sip together! Yours, Fran

 

Laundry Dinner

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Tel Aviv student Iftach Gazit has designed food bags that can be added to the laundry cycle to cook dinner at the same time. The Sous La Vie bags, which were designed as part of Gazit’s Industrial Design course at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, rely on the sous-vide method of cooking.

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This immerses vacuum-sealed food in hot water over a long period of time, and ensures meals are evenly cooked and stay moist. Gazit’s bags are made from waterproof Tyvek paper, which keeps the food soap-free.

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Cooking vegetables? Set your machine to ‘cotton’ for a short duration program.

Great innovations happening here! Yours, Fran

The first cocktail library

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Pernod Ricard is pushing further into the Internet of Things by launching the world’s first connected cocktail library, allowing consumers to put together shopping lists, learn cocktail recipes and order spirits online.

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The new luxurious hometainment device! Enjoy your week! Yours, Fran

Breathe in cedar wood, breathe out stress

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A study with inhalation of cedar wood shows improvement in mental health & stress responses – Mental illness and stress are becoming more common in the workplace for a number of reasons. The aroma of essential oils has been investigated to improve wellness in a work environment.

Cedar oilThe experiment consisted of one room with diffusion of the essential oil and one room without it. The study had participants sit facing a wall and fill out a questionnaire for an understanding of their odor assessment. Participants’ saliva were collected before and four times after they had performed arithmetic work.

The study found inhaling air with volatile compounds of Japanese cedar wood essential oil increased the secretion of dehydroe­piandrosterone sulfate. Therefore, this essential oil is proven to improve the mental health and stress responses of employees.
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Fragrance definitely plays a role in brain activity and it influences psychological behavior and body function.

Will cedar wood then be the next trend ingredient for de-stress claims? How could we use this to our advantage? Yours, Fran

 

Exploratorium of coffee

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The New Black is the London branch of a high-end coffee chain, where consumers not just pick up coffee, but they learn more about the beans & the process of coffee brewing.

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The New Black is a revolutionary coffee experience, where the different flavours and characteristics of worldwide artisan coffees and teas can be celebrated and enjoyed in one place.

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This place seems to take the Starbucks experience to a next level! Customer education and therefore involement is the trick to success! Yours, Fran

Psychoactive Perfumes – a new trend!

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More and more Brands are developing new fragrances that draw on neuroscience to invoke a physical reaction in the wearer, e.g. combat high levels of stress. Consequently, scents can be enriched to offer wellness benefits in addition to the usual aroma.

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Swiss perfumer Valeur Absolue has developed a range of high-end fragrances that incorporate aromachology, the study of how smell affects human behaviour, to create a product that not only smells pleasant, but also acts as a scientifically established mood-enhancer.

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President and founder Bénédicte Foucart explains that the neurocosmetics range uses Areaumat Perpetua, an odourless ingredient derived from the immortelle flower, to convey a signal to the nervous system, helping to alleviate stress.

Additional benefits are always welcome! Yours, Fran

 

Chanel to launch a new perfume

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2017 is Chanel‘s year of ‘Gabrielle‘, better known as ‘Coco‘. The fragrance will bear the name of the founder ‘Gabrielle Chanel’ and will appear in autumn.

In spring, the new fragrance will be presented to the public with its own advertising campaign consisting of four films. Rebellion, freedom, passion and seduction, the four guiding principles in the life of Gabrielle Chanel are discussed, Chanel already revealed before.

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Can’t wait to smell it! Yours, Fran

Smelling online? How to sell perfume nowadays

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How to sell a fragrance online? As a brand that’s attempting the impossible — selling scents without having smelled them — Phlur’s method is pretty innovative. Its a new brand where you can see and hear your new favorite fragrance.

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Shoppers are encouraged to browse each scent’s accompanying photos and music and then choose the scent that speaks to them most.

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In the case of Moab, for example, if you jive with a hot desert aesthetic and the soft, sensual tunes on its Spotify playlist, the Austin-based Phlur thinks you’ll dig its spicy scent.

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If you want to be sure that Moab is really your favorite one, you can order a small sample too. The package also includes the nice visuals to get you in the right mood at home.

A real reflection of our times I believe! Happy week, Fran

Falling asleep with Oria

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Waking up to the smell of bacon every day may not be plausible, but you may be able to fall asleep to some equally pleasant (though less … meaty) smells. Meet the Oria from Sensorwake, described as a “smart, intuitive, and nonintrusive device that improves sleep quality and recharges our personal batteries using the power of scents.”

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It’s a follow-up to Sensorwake’s first product, an olfactory alarm clock that woke you up with pleasant smells. The Oria, however, isn’t as interested in getting you out of bed as it is about enjoying your time in bed. By working with fragrance and flavor specialists at Givaudan, Sensorwake has created a device that employs sleep enhancing fragrances to help you sleep better and longer, and wake up feeling more refreshed.

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In studies conducted by Givaudan and the Clinical Sleep Center at Loughborough University, scientists have determined that certain smells do indeed impact sleep quality. To that end, Oria is using two patented scents to help you get some rest.

Bedtime innovations are always welcome! Yours, Fran

Play your scent playlist at home!

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Êverie lets us dream about a beautiful fragranced home, where you can play your own scent playlist.

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The beauty of a well chosen perfume that is a reflection of you and your interior.

Select the capsule of perfume that you desire, you can choose from 16 creations. Slide the capsule in The Parfumeur d’Intérieur to play each note of its composition, whenever you feel like it!

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The device is programmable, smart and mobile. The 16 different choices are encapsulated pure perfume oils that will be evaporated in a dry mist to fragrance your home.

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Design and pure perfumery seems to be beautifully merged here! Yours, Fran