Sidewall, "Cherry Forever", 2007 Screen printed, microencapsulated scented oils. Gift of Flavor Paper and Michael Angelo. 2007-36-1.
What is this?
Repeating design of a pair of red cherries, connected by a stem. Printed in shades of red on a green foil ground. The red pigments contain microencapsulated oils scented with a cherry fragrance. Scratch and sniff version, can also be purchased without the scent.
Why is this in our collection?
Cherry Forever is one of three scented wallpapers in this company's line and is the first commercially produced scratch and sniff wallpaper. Available in three flavors: cherry, banana and tutti fruity this paper is produced using technology first developed by 3M in 1965. Fragrance oils are microencapsulated and printed on the wallpaper surface. The fragrance is released by scratching which breaks the microencapsulated cells. It is possible for the scent to last up to 20 years, but scratching disturbs/abrades the printed surface. Even without the smell it is an attractive paper and the first of its kind. Novelty papers go back at least as far as the mid-19th century. ... more
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books, Friday, October 03, 2008 - Sunday, April 05, 2009