Thursday, March 19, 2009

Smell this stamp

The Slovakian Post is marking Spring with an Easter stamp that has the scent of a narcissus flower.


The scent was added to the color printing process and is activated by warmth or friction to release the fragrance.

In 1973 the nation of Bhutan issued scented rose stamps. In 1999 Brazil issued four smoke-scented stamps to highlight the dangers of forest fires (now there's a big idea!). And in 2001 Switzerland issued chocolate-scented stamps.

Maybe they are onto something. Could USPS create a buzz with their own scented stamps? What should they smell like? Click here to add your suggestion!

(If you scratch your computer monitor, a special scent will be released. Try it!)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

They should have a sheet of stamps for sweets, like cupcakes and banana bread, etc... Have the stamps scented with good eats!!

Anonymous said...

Peanuts or cracker jacks-after all baseball is our game.

Sue Smith, Springfield Mo said...

They should smell like mint. Govern"mint"

Anonymous said...

Scented stamps would be a great selling tactic. If the stamp were brightly colored and scented to match the stamp theme, I think they would sell like hotcakes! Why stop at one - make it a series!

Anonymous said...

I am alergic to scents. I cannot even deliver certain magazines. Having a stamp like this would be a health hazard to myself and many other postal workers.l

Anonymous said...

Bring on the chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the skies the limit: Florals like rose, lavender,jasmine, honeysuckle etc. Keep it light Food like cinnamon, vanilla, mint, etc. I too, think they would be a big sell!

Anonymous said...

What about evergreen scent.