Dog lovers, meet perfume lovers. As the owner of a particularly large <a href=”Golden Retriever called Carter (named after a fellow do-gooder and president), I am particularly pleased with HOTdog’s new Fruit & Passion collection. They’ve got the basics, shampoo with natural extracts and gentle shampoo for puppies or dogs with sensitive skin. But my heart skipped a beat when I saw the Fresh and Lustrous Spray, Eau de Toilette and Purifying Deodorizer (for house and home). According to their press info, these beautifully packaged goods include Aloe Vera, Chamomile Flower Extract, Orange-Blossom Water and other goodies to promote healthy, shiny skin and coats. What does this have to do with design? I can sum it up in one word, aroma. Think if it as design for the nose.
Carter and I live in close quarters (our Manhattan manse takes up about 400 square feet) but we’re also sharing the streets with other New Yorkers who, let’s face it, can be a persnickity bunch. Especially when they go out of their way to pet a dog only to have the dreaded Dog Smell on their hands for the rest of the day. Well, fear not citizens of Gotham. Carter’s spruced up, sprayed down and smelling great. Let the petting begin.
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