Guest Author - Robin Rounds Whittemore
Whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart yourself, there are plenty of ways to have fun with fragranced items. You do not have to spend a lot of money just to have some good old fashioned fun. You can find many scented items at dollar stores or in the trial size bins at your local mart stores.
A trip to The Dollar Tree turned up some interesting finds. There were 3-packs of bubble mixes that looked like ice cream cones. They were also scented. A bubble blowing set of bubbles and a wand came in a plastic pineapple and a grape bunch shape. The bubble mixture smelled like the fruit it was supposed to portray.
There were also 3-packs of regular shaped bubble mixture that was scented. I chose the one with blueberry, pineapple, and lemon scents. To blow the bubbles for a test, I was pleased to see that adding the fragrance did not interfere with the ability to make lots of strong bubbles with each blow. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that there was a tight foil wrap on the inside of the bottle to prevent tampering.
The 3-packs especially would make an inexpensive, but fun, favor for birthday parties or a just for fun gift. It would suit boys as well as girls. You could buy some, save them, and let the children use them outside when you want a little peace and quiet in the house.
For girls who want to have fun, the trial sizes of the Body Fantasy sprays have many fun fragrances. Some of the fragrances are vanilla, white musk, cotton, cucumber melon, and one I picked up; cotton candy. Their website has more fragrances there than I have ever seen in the stores. The trial sizes would also make great favors for teenager’s birthday parties or stocking stuffers for the holidays.
The cotton candy has a pink shaded liquid with a fragrance that takes me back to the fair. Watching the vendors spin the sugar around the paper cone was such a tease. You anticipated getting the big fluffy cone in your hands and the first bite got in your hair and other places around your face. Where you bit into the cone, water beads would form where your saliva had been. Whoever developed the fragrance must have been to the fair when they were young, also.