Back in the day, grown-ups and adults wore perfumes. Check out these awesome perfumes for women if you’re looking for a new fragrance. As time progressed, the people started to wear perfume at a younger age. At first it was young working adults, then university students caught on, then teenagers. Now, due to the popularity of children’s movies, teenage music and movie stars, even perfume for children are available.
Disney has capitalized on the successes of some of their movies to launch perfumes bearing images of Frozen, Hannah Montana, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. They come in various shapes and sizes, are usually in the shape of the characters from those movies and with colorful pictures. For slightly older children, they may be interested in perfume by the Olsen twins, Justin Bieber, One Direction or Taylor Swift. Due to their popularity with young children, it doesn’t come as a surprise that they are trying take advantage of this by launching as many products aimed at their target market.
Perfumes are not the only products targeted at children. Other toiletries such as shampoo, bubble bath and toothbrushes are also sold bearing their image and likeness. The creation of the Frozen franchise has shown that the kids market is a lucrative and booming one. The sales of merchandise and products have far outweighed the sales from the movie receipts itself with no signs of it slowing down. It is no wonder that there are corporations trying to produce as many children’s products as they can.
However, children’s products never used to include perfume and one must question how wise it is to be introducing it to them at such a young age. Perfume has never been a necessity for them. By doing so, we, as parents are setting an example that perfume is something that is essential and used on a daily basis. Parents are not allowing them to choose if they want to wear perfume or not. Children may see it as another fun item or product from their favorite music star or hero from their favorite movie, but as they grow, they would have gotten used to using perfume.
Another concern with applying perfume on children is if it’s safe on their skin. Children’s skin may be more sensitive to certain chemicals used in manufacturing perfume. They are more susceptible to allergies and developing rashes on contact with these chemicals as their skin has not fully developed the antibodies needed to resist the allergy. Children’s perfume are likely to be cheaper than adult’s to entice parents to spend. Though the scent of children’s perfume may be less complex and thus easier to manufacture, the chemicals used may also reflect the price of the perfume.
With these concerns in mind, the next time you see a perfume in the children’s section, think twice before you place it in your shopping bag. Ask yourself if your child really needs it and whether the money can be better spent or saved for something more useful. It is better to leave the decision to wear perfume up to your child later in their lives.