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Eau de airport? New perfume promotes "Scents of Departure"

Posted by Melanie Nayer  May 29, 2012 05:05 AM

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perfume.jpgIf you're one of those travelers who just can't enough of the smells of your favorite airport as you run from gate to gate, push through security or battle your way to your luggage at baggage claim, you're in luck. It was only a matter of time before someone came up with the idea of creating a scent to accompany airports.

The team at Jaunted first reported about the perfumes that were packaged to look like baggage claim tags a few months ago, and now it looks like the scents are finally hitting the stands for purchase.

The Scent of Departure is just that - perfumes that correspond with your favorite airport. The new line of perfumes are inspired from locations around the world, and each bottle sports a baggage claim tag design with the airport code on the label. According to the Scent of Departure website, these bottles are "Not only a perfume, not just a souvenir, The Scent of Departure is the essence of a city in a bottle."

But before you worry about the stench that might be bottled up, have a little faith. The drama is all in the name. The Paris scent blends bergamot, orange, and lemon with a base of white Musk, rice powder, and blonde wood. (Much prettier than the blended scent of baked croissants and stale cigarettes you would likely smell at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport.) If you dream of flying into Tokyo and want to be reminded of cherry blossoms until your next visit to Tokyo's Narita International Airport, the Tokyo perfume will transport you there quicker than the flight.

New York, Tokyo, London, and Paris are first up for sale in the U.S. Only a few select places are carrying the perfumes and oddly, none of them are actually in airports. In New York, the Scents of Departure can be found Shen Beauty in Brooklyn and Henri Bendel in Manhattan. Babalu Miami and Beauty Habit in Westlake Village are also selling some bottles. A 1.7 fluid ounce bottle of Eau de Toilette will set you back $45.

Readers: What airport would you like to see bottled into a "Scent of Departure"?

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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