Facts For Fragrance Shopping

There’s an air of recklessness in the air….or it’s more like, there’s a scent in the air and it smells like something you would smell really sexy with. The fire of impulsiveness burns deep inside of you. You CAN’T walk past without at least TRYING the scent out on your own skin, you think. This is what happens when you strike up an unknowing relationship with a fragrance and you must approach this with stubborn determination to know everything there is to know about the scent before whipping out the plastic.

Here are a couple of facts to bear in mind before purchasing a fragrance.

You can’t smell them all in one day
We’ve all been through it….fleeting from one counter to the next, smelling scent after scent on the paper that the sales person has sprayed it on. My advice is that you should limit yourself to smelling no more than ten different fragrances in one day because once you’ve crossed the line, they all start smelling more or less the same. It’s possible to drown your sense of smell with too much.

If you find yourself fixated to one particular scent, test THAT ONE out on your own skin to see how the scent mingles in with your own body chemistry. The same scent sprayed on different people will most probably smell slightly different to others.

How long should you keep the perfume?
There’s, generally speaking, no age limit to a bottle of scent. They usually last as long as you want them to if properly stored and kept. But I’ve known many bottles of my favorite perfumes to take a turn for the worse after a couple of years and that’s when you’re suppose to dump them. Fragrances should be kept in a dim and dark place, not under the sun or beside your clothes dryer.

Our sense of smell is so unique that it can make you FEEL an emotion you wish to feel
For instance, if you are told that there are apples in a box and you have to stick your nose into it, you’ll smell apples even if there are peaches in there. This is because our sense of smell is very….vulnerable and flexible to suggestions. Imagine the same kind of thing for your eyes – can you actually see an apple in a box if someone told you that there was?

Likely not, unless you’ve got supernatural imagination, of course.

This is not a surprise at all because our sense of smell is a very well-developed one….one that is the first of all our senses to fully develop in the womb.

So, bear this in mind when you’re out shopping for a good bottle of fragrance. Who knows, you might find one that makes you feel absolutely beautiful, young and sexy.

Do You Remember When Retailers Started Offering Plastic Shopping Bags?

At the time, they seemed to be an ideal alternative to traditional brown paper. However, as the environmental and economic effect of plastic bags become increasingly apparent, environmentally minded consumers have been turning to a new alternative: reusable bags. These reusable bags are manufactured from a variety of post-consumer recycled materials, are relatively inexpensive (they usually sell for between $1 and $3 dollars) and can last for two years or more.

Here is the other part of the equation: smart retailers have been taking the opportunity to imprint their logos on these reusable bags. It is a form of advertising that is virtually free; each time a customer purchases a reusable bags from a specific retailer, that customer becomes a walking, talking billboard for that business. In fact, some retailers have found that simply giving these bags away is an excellent investment in advertising and promotion.

ECO-Friendly Promotional Bags

ECO friendly bags accomplishes both goals in one: a healthier, cleaner environment and a higher profile for your business. Under today’s challenging economic conditions, branding and promotion has become more important than ever if one hopes to get a leg up on the competition.

Unlike the regular thin plastic shopping bags (which are usually a boring white or peach color with a single-color logo printed on one side), ECO Friendly bags come in four bright colors and can have your logo emblazoned on the surface in any manner you wish. These bags even offer a special holder for that indispensably cell phone built right into the handle.

A Win-Win Situation For Everyone

A recent Wall Street Journal report says that over 100 billion plastic shopping bags are used every year – and since petroleum is one of the primary ingredients of plastic, this represents a whopping 12 million barrels of oil that a shift to reusable bags can go a long ways toward eliminating. Reusable ECO-Friendly bags are a painless and beneficial way for smart consumers to help in getting our country off petroleum.

At the same time, our reusable bags, custom-made to your specifications function as a very economical form of advertising and promotion that these days, your retail business cannot afford to do without.

Manufactured from recycled plastic bottles, ECO friendly bags come in a number of configurations and sizes, and start out at less than $1 apiece. You can either purchase them at your local grocery store or through an online search so go out and get some today!

Finding Geek and Gaming Shops on Etsy

If you’re a gamer trying to find the perfect item featuring Mario from Mario Bros, or just on the lookout for a shop to pick up a gamer themed fragrance, Etsy is the place to go. My guide will help you find the best gamer shops on Etsy.

The first step to finding geeky items or gamer products on Etsy is to go to the front page and visit the “Geekery” category. As gamers, we tend to also be attracted to geeky items from other genres: sci-fi shows like Doctor Who or Buffy the Vampire Slayer; techie products like themed flash drives, RC cars, and modern video & camera products; and old school cartoons like Care Bears or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In Etsy’s Geekery category, you can find handmade items featuring any of these popular geek themes.

True, you might not find a GBA Emulator and ROMS on Etsy, but you’ll find the next best thing: a video games category where you can find gamer accessories, gamer jewelry, and even gamer perfume. The video games category is a subcategory of Geekery, among other interesting categories like Kitsch, Science, and my favorite, Robot. Once you click on the video games section, you’ll be browsing the best gamer shops Etsy has to offer, sorted by most recent listings.

The problem with this method is that you won’t be able to pick and choose your results very carefully. A more specific way of tracking down a great gamer etsy shop is to do a search of the specific gamer item you’re looking for. Want Princess Peach perfume? Do a search and you’re sure to find it. Looking for a Super Mario Bros keychain? You’ll find that too! It’s not just limited to the old Nintendo classics, either; you can find Left 4 Dead zombie repellent room spray or Halo 3 magnets too.

Another method is to join Gamer Teams on Etsy. There are a number of teams that include gamers’ etsy shops among their numbers, and by joining the teams, you will know the most active members of the gaming community as well as get to know the sellers personally. The sellers might even offer you special discount codes if you start up a conversation with them about their products!

Finally, if you’re looking for a very specific handmade gamer item and you can’t find the right shop, you can try posting to the Etsy forums and make a custom request. You’ll be surprised how many gamers and crafters come out of the woodwork to make custom orders for you featuring your favorite video game character or emblem.

Remember, by shopping on Etsy, you’re helping out fellow geeks and gamers. They get to do what they love, and you get a unique gamer accessory, decoration, or shirt that no one else you know will have! It’s win-win.