It's a warm, sunny spring day and the birds are chirping. Your pre-schooler is in the playroom with the cat, giggling to himself and making Play-Doh pizza. The air is filled with the smell of the dough's salty-sweetness and your boy's sweaty hands. You walk into the room and his face lights up.
"Mommy!" he yells, hugging your calf with rainbow grime under his fingernails. "Do you want some pizza?!" You have a seat on the smallest plastic chair ever made and enjoy a pretend lunch with your happy son, and your heart just about explodes.
Now he's all grown up and kinda hates you. Sorry! But there's a way to awaken those sleeping memories of his innocence. Smell is our strongest memory holder, so what better way to recall his childhood adorableness but with a little Play-Doh perfume.
It's for real, and it's for sale.
To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Play-Doh has launched a cologne spray for women. One spritz of this and you'll be transported back to that sunny playroom with the miniature furniture and paint stains on the carpet.
I don't have any kids, but I'm nostalgic for Play-Doh from my own childhood. I really want to play with some right now ... maybe roll out a worm or two and give one to my mom. Or smash all the colors together to get that dark maroon ball, then give that to my younger sister. Or leave the cap off for weeks to later find a rock solid, earthly-looking plate with cracks in it. It all sounds good to me.
I just placed my order on Amazon -- don't let me be the only one.
Admit it, you're going to get it.
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