Air fresheners gain popularity

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first_img That includes candles, which account for roughly $2 billion of the total market, as well as air fresheners, diffusers, aromatherapy products and scented rocks, considered the next generation of potpourri. That’s not to mention ScentPods, stick scents, flameless candles and “scent stories.” Sniff again: That’s the match lit under the home-fragrance market. The industry owes its transformation in the past 15 years in large part to Harry Slatkin, New York City-based home-design president of Limited Brands Ltd. and founder of Slatkin and Co. Slatkin’s name is linked to new scents for candles, higher-end oils and room sprays with the cachet of the Hollywood celebrity, socialite and even British royalty. He’s managed to enhance his products’ aura of luxury, style and links with charitable giving, while still maintaining relatively affordable prices: A high-end line starts around $28 at Nieman-Marcus, with other candles and $10 “scent ports” at Bath & Body Works. Smell that? There’s something expensive in the air. The humble air freshener has been outclassed by a new breed of designer- and celebrity-inspired scented candles, scent sticks and diffusers. And they don’t come cheap. Juicy Couture is offering a scented candle in a goblet for $350. Jo Malone’s “living cologne” spray costs $95. Bond No. 9 has a “Wall Street” candle for $78. With so much scent wafting about, American consumers are putting their money where their nose is. They are sniffing out chic combinations such as bergamot tea, jasmine, amber and musk – and spending an estimated $9 billion in the home-fragrance market. “Male, female, doesn’t matter the age. … Everyone uses home fragrance now,” Slatkin said in a phone interview from Paris. “It’s to create pleasure for yourself. It doesn’t matter what your home looks like or whether you did the dishes, but when you light a candle, it instantly turns on a different ambience, and it changes your mood.” When it comes to candles, buyers are led by the nose. About 80 percent of all candles sold in the United States are cented. Nearly half of all American women say they use candles to decorate and refresh their homes. These days, they’ve got a dizzying array of choices. There’s a growing market for “premium” candles, and the airwaves are also flooded with ads for home fresheners with mass market appeal, including Glade and Febreze products. But the biggest innovations have been in electronic and eco-friendly categories. Flameless candles run on batteries,. Sleek “scent ports” plug in to electrical outlets. Soy and beeswax candles from renewable resources are gaining popularity, as are nonburning scent diffusers, which use sticks to disperse the scent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


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Source: Electric Vehicle News Peugeot e-LEGEND Concept: Paris Motor Show Video Roundup According to Motoring, a “senior insider” has told them Peugeot has plans to dust off the “R” badge for a powered-up 508 with a PHEV setup and standard all-wheel drive. Compared to the already revealed plug-in hybrid version of the midsize liftback and wagon, the R-labeled models are expected to produce at least 350 hp.Output will be provided by the same turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine and the dual electric motors inside the 508 PHEV, but Peugeot’s engineers will work their magic to dial power up a notch. Another upgrade might be made to the lithium-ion battery as the standard 13.2-kWh pack could be replaced by a larger pack with a higher density.If the rumors pan out, the Peugeot 508 R should need only four and a half seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) task before topping out at 155 mph (250 kph).Peugeot’s design boss, Gilles Vidal, has already strongly hinted about the possibility of a spicy R derivative by saying there will probably be a performance version positioned above the 508 PHEV. Not only that, but he went on to specify the 508 can easily accommodate 20-inch wheels and even a 21-inch set for what would be a go-faster version.On a related note, the 508 RXH won’t be getting a new generation as the French rugged wagon rivaling the Audi A4 Allroad did not generate enough sales to convince Peugeot’s execs there should be a new one.Source: Motoring 2019 Peugeot 3008 And 508 Plug In For Paris Motor Show Coming with all-wheel drive and a plug-in hybrid powertrain.Peugeot introduced last week at the Paris Motor Show the plug-in hybrid versions of the 3008 crossover and the 508 in both liftback and wagon flavors. These three combine a turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine with dual electric motors for a total output of nearly 300 horsepower. Should you want a hotter plug-in Pug, rumor has it the 508 will be getting the electrified R treatment with additional oomph.More Peugeot News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 11, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Paris: Peugeot Presents Plug-In Hybrid 508, 508 SW and 3008 read more