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Passengers test perfume from billboards while waiting for the tram

Luxury lifestyle brand Rituals gave public transport users and shoppers in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague the opportunity to experience two of its oriental eau de parfums, Bleu Byzantin and Fleurs de l’Himalaya, when OOH sites were cleverly converted into branded dispenser units.
The campaign, a collaboration between Rituals, Vizeum, Posterscope Netherlands and JCDecaux, was on display until November 21 in Amsterdam (Rokin, Beethovenstraat and Leidsestraat), Rotterdam (Lijnbaan) and The Hague (Grote Marktstraat).
 
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Lush Launches Sun Cinema Pop-Up Experience

Lush Cosmetics has once again teamed up with StudioXag to create a pop-up cinema experience within its Oxford Street store in London.
Situated within the brand’s Gorilla Gallery exhibition, which is designed to celebrate two of Gorilla Perfumes’ most iconic fragrances – The Sun and The Smell of Freedom, the sunshine themed cinema will host screenings of films that are designed to complement the scents.
From 6.30pm on selected dates until 23 March, guests will be able to visit the Sun Cinema space to enjoy free screenings of 500 Days of Summer, Almost Famous, The Muppets Movie, Wheel of Time, Simon & Garfunkel: Old Friends Live on Stage, Rabbit-Proof Fence and Ten Canoes.
Attendees will also be able to snack on popcorn as they watch their film of choice, and they can expect to smell the aforementioned fragrances within the space.
Bookings to the events can be made via phone or email to the Lush Oxford Street store.
Last December saw Lush unveil a pop-up scented cinema within the same store in celebration of the festive season. A range of Christmas-themed films were available for visitors to view, such as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Home Alone.
Via: Event Magazine

L’Oreal Digital Shift for Real-Time Beauty Application

L’Oreal’s Makeup Genuis App offers a virtual experience for cosmetics. The app allows potential customers to see themselves wearing makeup that isn’t already applied in real life. Instantly try on different shades and shadows at the quick tap of a button by applying makeup to your reflection. When you hold your smartphone up, the preferred lip gloss, eye-shadow or bronzer moves along with your facial expressions while taking into effect the surrounding light.
Virtual cosmetics is a mess-free experience developed by a team of scientists and engineers in the company’s Connected Beauty Incubator. The team of 15 built out the app over two years, testing eye, lip and cheek products on hundreds of models with various skin types and colors. They put the models under 400 different lighting conditions to capture the natural change in shade and texture. Over 100,000 images were taken to differentiate the makeup from real-life and digital. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Makeup Genius is the company’s most advanced digital production to date.
There’s no denying the app is head of the curve when it comes to beauty technology. Users can browse and ‘try-on’ different looks from makeup artists or scan any in-store product to see how it models through the screen. App users can share their favorite looks or designs with their friends and social networks for fun or to gather feedback on their new look.
Makeup Genius is available in France and the U.S., and has reportedly 1.7 million downloads to date. Makeup Genius is available for iOS download in the App store.
Via: psfk

Prada Experiential at Heathrow's Terminal 5

Puig showcased the latest edition of their best-selling perfume, Prada Candy, this summer in an experiential and DOOH campaign.
Planned and booked by Havas and PSI, the campaign took over the departure lounge of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 as it targeted passengers for the launch of Candy Florale. The experiential zone was situated in close proximity to both World Duty Free and the Prada store, capitalising on the point-of-sale opportunities to purchase the scent at the airport.
Passengers were invited to try out the perfume and other Prada Candy fragrances as they made their way through departures.
As JCDecaux Airport’s Global Shopper 2013 research reveals, shopping while abroad is an integral part of the travel experience, with 81% of global shoppers purchasing luxury cosmetics and fragrances at the airport.