The trends for 2008 are out and they are a puzzling mix – exotic yet also homebound. Apparently, we’re all craving yummy food-like scents such as hot chocolate, S’Mores and blueberry muffin. Yet, we’re also predicted to be desiring exotic and healthy fragrances like acacia, pomegranate and banana plant. Odd. We have schizophrenic taste buds in 2008 and 2009. When you open up your fridge next year and find yourself craving a Cucumber Basil Cilantro Wasabi Smoothie, don’t be surprised; after all, the trend reports predicted it. Supposedly, 2008 and 2009 are the year for exotic fragrances.
We put 15 of our favorite latest trend fragrances into candles to test their throw and elicit opinions of Otion customers, friends and family. Over the next six weeks, we will burn all of the candles and rate them for smell, throw and saleability.
I already have a favorite – Green Zuccinni with White Truffle Oil. I don’t dare buy it yet though. It won’t sell until 2009 – or so, that’s what the trend report tells me!