Mentholatum’s Vapor Rub Features a Lavender Scratch-and-Sniff Panel

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 3, 2015
References: mentholatum & packworld
Most products that make note of lavender as a main ingredient are branded in purple to trigger recall of that familiar scent—but Mentholatum’s vapor rub saves consumers from having to use their imagination at all.

In addition to featuring illustrations of lavender sprigs on the box design, on top of the packaging for Mentholatum’s Nighttime Vaporizing Rub, there is a prominent scratch-and-sniff panel. Naturally, this strip is infused with the scent of lavender, so that a consumer can easily decide if that will be a pleasing scent to take home and use.

Beyond using visuals and tactile elements to awaken a consumer's senses, brands are becoming more concerned with creating engaging sensory experiences, even before a product is taken out of its protective packaging.