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Stinky Notes

scratch and sniff sticky notes
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Stinky Notes is the name given to a new range of sticky notes that feature the ability to deliver a memorable smell when scratched and sniffed.

Smells range from the natural and pleasant to the distinctly unpleasant. There are subtle aromas to be released on scratching the highlighted area on the note, such as recently cut grass or freshly brewed coffee. There are of course smells at the other end of the spectrum, like stale armpits, ashtrays and blocked toilets.

The idea is that smells invoke strong memories and are hard to ignore, so there will be associations to reinforce the actual messages placed on the notes.

Packs of notes come with a range of colour coded smells. A small graphic element printed on each note indicates the area to be scratched along with a diagram showing how to release the smell.

In future, brainstorming sessions that involve the creation of walls covered with sticky notes will also feature return visits from those scratching and sniffing, encouraging further interactions and the making of other new connections.

xenzag, Nov 13 2020

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[xenzag, Nov 23 2020]


       There you go again ... a practical and probably marketable idea. Scratch & sniff stickers and notebooks (even foul smelling ones) are WKTE. Likewise scented sticky notes*. I haven’t seen sticky-note scratch & sniffs - but if they don’t already exist, they should.   

       * very narrowly defined as note papers having a weak, easily removed adhesive.
kdf, Nov 13 2020

       Believe it or not, I am fully aware of other items that feature scratch and sniff elements. I still have a Polyester Odorama card (link) and it still works all of these years later. I have referred to it several times on the Half Bakery. As for "should exist", this applies equally to all my ideas.
xenzag, Nov 13 2020

       Of course - but where’s the JOKE here? Some of your “should exist” ideas can’t be taken seriously but this one can...
kdf, Nov 13 2020

       // smells invoke strong memories //   

       Hmmm ... blood, decomp, mud ...   


8th of 7, Nov 13 2020

       // smells invoke strong memories //

and vice versa, sometimes
hippo, Nov 13 2020

       Ah yes, the so-called and widely regretted "Brown Trousers" effect ...
8th of 7, Nov 13 2020

       True, the new Ad-vent calendar would have a different appeal.
wjt, Nov 15 2020

       can't get last link to open.....
xenzag, Nov 18 2020

       it works for me maybe google “Da Rottenz* scented notepads
xandram, Nov 20 2020

       Works fine for us, too. Are you using a proper operating system and browser, or are you just pretending and using windoze or an iphoney ?
8th of 7, Nov 20 2020

       Nope - firefox + vpn on macbook, but even so, scented notebooks (which I was already aware of) are not the same as scratch and sniff post-its memos.
xenzag, Nov 20 2020

       Just a little mistake as they are not notebooks! Whilst your idea is a little more smelly, these notepads have scratch and sniff covers and the smell is On the stinky side. I’m thinking if the cover smells than the Post it must also smell like it. But it still seems to be a similar idea…As they are post-it memos.
xandram, Nov 23 2020

       Focusing on the point that the notepaper itself must have the "sniff" attribute, is the "scratch" really necessary? What if the microencapsulated aroma beads were embedded in the adhesive strip, and released when you peeled off a note to use it?
kdf, Nov 23 2020

       The scratch releases the smell and promotes paying attention to the material on the post-it note. That's the essence of the idea. This is as per the infamous John Waters' Smellorama card, which was totally neutral until scratched on the numbered panels. Interactivity is everything.
xenzag, Nov 23 2020

       As you wish. But the act of peeling the sticky note off of the pad is deliberate also - the note is inert until you do so. I wonder if there are any "tear and sniff" vs "scratch and sniff" technologies.   

       (ps - essence - I saw what you did there)
kdf, Nov 23 2020

       If you've ever used post-its in a design process, as part of a team to create an interactive board of ideas, you'll get what the stinky-notes is about. See link example.
xenzag, Nov 23 2020


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