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Chicagoan Keeley Kossof had an entrepreneurial inspiration after a night out surrounded by smokers. "I had just gotten a blowout and I could not shake the smoke smell," she said. "I tried spraying perfume on my hair, but that obviously didn't work— it just smelled like I was masking smoke. Perfume doesn't have neutralizing agents, so I thought 'this is it!'" And so Kossof's line of odor-neutralizing hair fragrances, Mane Intentions, was born.
Now available at salons, boutiques, spas, and health clubs, Mane Intentions comes in six fragrances including Apricot Honey, Blackberry Vanilla, and Lychee Blossom. We spritzed on the Apricot Honey, which smells rather lovely, and asked Kossof if we could use the product as a body spray.
"People do spray Mane Intentions on their body and clothing, so whatever floats their boats," Kossof said. "Use your imagination, too, because I've heard of several more uses."
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