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    Default A history of Scratch 'n Sniff

    Lanvin has apparently produced some scented T-shirts, and the NY Times reviewer* takes the opportunity to explore the history of scratch 'n sniff products:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/s...91d75b4a328d02


    Mr. Matson’s patents describe how he created capsules filled with “one part perfume oil and two parts diethyl phthalate,” and coated them onto a sheet of paper. The paper remained odorless until the capsules were scratched open.
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    Tim Matson said his mother recalled receiving gifts of French perfume left over from his father’s experiments. Two of the perfumes the elder Mr. Matson microencapsulated in the Minnesota laboratory were “My Sin” and “Arpge” — fragrances created for Lanvin in the 1920s.


    *I found it odd that there was no byline on this piece. I wonder if it could be the work of Chandler Burr?

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    Default Re: A history of Scratch 'n Sniff

    Absolutely fascinating! Thanks for sharing!

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    Default Re: A history of Scratch 'n Sniff

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I found it odd that there was no byline on this piece. I wonder if it could be the work of Chandler Burr?
    I got a byline: Caity Weaver.

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    Default Re: A history of Scratch 'n Sniff

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: A history of Scratch 'n Sniff

    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    I got a byline: Caity Weaver.
    That doesn't show up anywhere on my browser's page. Where do you see it?

    Edit: Nevermind! Oddly, it appears in my Firefox browser, but not in Chrome. Strange.

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    Default Re: A history of Scratch 'n Sniff

    Pretty cool!

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    Didn't even get the "you can't read without signing up" as usual!! Interesting article, thanks!




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