In a long-distance relationship? Next year, you might be able to email your loved one a spritz of your perfume and get their olfactory system all worked up. NTT Communications is developing a system that will let you select a fragrance from your cell phone or via email and then have it spritzed out of an in-home unit (either your own or to whomever you're sending it). The unit will mix base fragrances to produce your choice, like a printer mixing base colors.
NTT is hoping the unit will cost around $200, and I gotta say, I think this sounds rad. I'd spritz out gardenia in the Spring, cinnamon in the Winter, and maybe send my girlfriends flowers or cookie scents when they're feeling low and I can't be with them. Maybe if Carrie had sent Chace her perfume instead of a Dear John letter, things would have been different. What scent would you send to someone?