Waaaayy back in the 80s when I was young, Swatch watches were all the rage. Girls and boys alike sported ones that told a story about their personality. For those who could afford more than one, wearing multiples was the thing to do. I had one Swatch and one Coca-Cola branded watch designed in the Swatch style and to this day, I still have them.
Since that time, I’ve developed a fascination for watches and have a collection with a variety of styles and types, from designer Movado watches to pocket watches. The crazy thing is that I don’t wear a watch every day!
When my kids were little, I bought a few different kinds for them in hopes they would not only develop a love for this functional piece of jewelry but also so they would learn to tell time. Unfortunately, their wrists were always too small for watches designed for their age group. By the time they could fit into a Dora the Explorer watch, they were many years beyond interest in Dora.
Now that they are at ages where their time is more sensitive to a schedule AND their senses more attune to fashion, they are developing an interest. We discovered the cutest scented watches and were on pins and needles awaiting their arrival from Moffett.
With scents to convey their personality and interchangeable pieces, they are reminiscent of my youth. In my eyes, these are the intersection of Swatch and Scratch n Sniff Stickers.
We ordered two different starter packs so each of the girls had their own. Each starter pack comes with two scented interchangeable bezels and interchangeable watch straps and case. We also ordered one mix and match pack because, well, I like having options so when possible I try to give my kids that same privilege. People used to mix and match their Swatches and I thought that was the bee’s knees and since these have that same potential for creative expression, I couldn’t pass it up.
One starter set is black (black currant) and red (candy apple) while the other is white (coconut) and orange (orange citrus). There are plenty of others to choose from individually. Each color has a corresponding scent:
blue – blueberry
purple – grape
white – coconut
orange – orange citrus
pink – strawberry,
yellow – pineapple
The kids absolutely love the variety of scents available and have had lengthy discussion on who gets which ones. Of course, I tell them if it something I order, it is all fair game for sharing. Translation: mom gets to wear them too.
What do we think of these?
Fit: They fit my 11 year old just fine but my small-stature 9-year-old has a bit of room to grow into it. They currently offer size medium so I’m guessing a small would probably have worked for her. For reference, the medium fit me just fine also.
Fashion: They look great and with the variety of colors, can be changed up to coordinate with outfits.
Fragrance: Both the girls think the orange citrus is the best smelling and had to negotiate to see who got to claim it first. Only the bezel is scented so it isn’t like mixing the colors causes a mixed fruit scent on your wrist. The scents have lasted a few weeks already and are still going strong. The fragrance is strong enough to be noticeable but not overwhelming. I would say it is equivalent to wearing a fruity perfume or body mist. (Edit: Received an email from Mark, Chief Innovation Officer for Moffett Watches regarding the longevity of the fragrance. He said “Our scented bezels will omit scent for years (2 – ?) depending on the scent, some could last a decade.”)
Moffett watches are cute and fashionable and offer a variety of colors/scents that can be purchased separately for changing things up.
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What scent would you love on your wrist? (I would want vanilla but it isn’t an option!)