Favorite essential oil blend or natural perfumes (I used Pacifica Waikiki and Tibetan)
Pour a few drops of essential oil blend or perfume and drench the cotton ball well. Follow this by placing the cotton ball in a ziplock bag along with the pictures you want to be infused with those scents. You can let the photos stay in the ziplock for about a week or so. The results are better if you place them in a tight dark place like a trunk or a drawer.
The second technique involves soaking the pictures in a tray of fragrant tea overnight.
What you Need:
Favorite scented tea or coffee, dried herbs and flowers.
Make a tea or coffee with herbs and flowers. Soak the pictures in it overnight. Dry it in the morning and you have beautifully tinted pictures infused with scents. The tea or coffee will not only give the photos a sepia like tint but also a nice aroma to your pictures based on the blend you use to tint them. For tea, you can choose red, white or black tea. Just match your blend scents with the location or moments you want to remember so they go perfectly with the visual aspects of the picture to evoke those perfect memories. Choose coconut, florals or spices based on what type of scent you want to infuse into your pictures.
You could also try leaving your pictures in coffee or favorite herb container for a two weeks or so.
Photojojo also mention this company called Homewood Press that can infuse your pictures with your chosen scents that don’t get released until scratched. You can choose from an array of scents form coconut, coffee and rose to rain, sea spray and petrol. These are some of my favorites by the way. I love petrol too and some might find that weird. What do you think of adding scents to your pictures? Remember, Elle Woods and her pink scented resume in the movie Legally Blonde? Now, who can ever forget that? Would you try these techniques? What products would you try these techniques on?
Credit and Further Reading:
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
Heel in Mint