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Smartest AI room diffuser yet
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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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Scentee Machina is the diffuser reinvented to a more simpler, sexier and technologically mature design. At last, you can now control when the smell goes off, which smell to go off and much more, all from your phone.

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We were live at CES®︎ 2018 from January 9~12.

CES®︎ 2018
CES®︎ 2018

Diffusers have always been this not very beautiful misconception of smell stored in a jar that you have no control over whatsoever. You only get to choose 1 smell, you can’t control when it goes off, you have to manually refill it, and it is embarrassing to have it in public.

We at Scentee are all about the smell experience. Back in 2013 we launched a successful campaign at a Japanese crowd funding site, and got our first smart gadget "Scentee Balloon" off. It hit the world by a storm, successfully selling over 20,000 units.

For our next step, we wanted to try a "product" that can be used in every house. We looked at the objects around us, and found something that was hidden in plain site. The diffuser”. We created over 100 prototypes, and each time, our focus was on how to make the simplest, yet sexy design, that people will like whatever point in time they were in.

Some sketches of older prototypes
Some sketches of older prototypes

Our goal was clear, we wanted the simplest functional design. It had to be sexy and timeless. Some of the designs were very amazing on paper, but when we made prototypes of them, they weren't functional. Together with our manufacturing partner, we produced prototype over prototype, every time taking inspiration from a different life scene, until we reached what we thought was the ultimate design.

This design, the Scentee Machina, is a base that can be put on any flat surface, and detachable perfume parts. The base is connected with the internet, meaning you can program it the way you like. It’s the beginning of the smell revolution.

Bedroom

Machina Uno beside the bed
Machina Uno beside the bed

The living room

Machina Quattro in the living room
Machina Quattro in the living room

In your relaxation space

Machina Quattro in the tea room
Machina Quattro in the tea room

 In the bathroom

Machina Uno in the bathroom
Machina Uno in the bathroom

Unlock the full potential of you Scentee Machina with our easy to use app. Switch the device on/off from any place, even away from home. With the timer feature, choose when the smells are triggered, choose amount, choose which smell goes when (for Quattro), integrate with your calendar to prepare the house before you come back home. Also, Scentee Machina's AI will learn from your usage history, and will suggest your favorite fragrance.

Add the amount of the add-on you want to the pledge, and after the campaign ends, we will send you a survey to confirm it.

Why are we in Kickstarter 

Ever since our first product, we are big believers in the crowd funding community, and huge fans of kickstarter. Since our last product, kickstarter has launched in Japan recently, and we have sought this as a great opportunity to showcase our product to the international market. Hence, here we are!

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Risks and challenges

We have been working with our manufacturing partner for over 5 years, and have delivered B2C products (Scentee Balloon), and B2B products to world renown brands at as much as 10,000 unit/month. So in this sense, we have extreme confidence in delivering on a mass scale.

Our concern is keeping the quality level where we want, and making sure the app integration works well with most of the phones out there. We will be flying in to the manufacturer's factory every week to check on progress. We also have partnered with a big software testing firm in Japan to make sure the app will be up to standard.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge ¥300 or more About US$ 3

    Fragrance paper

    (approx. $2.7)
    THANK YOU!

    We will send you Scentee Machina's scented papers that we give all our backers to show our appreciation for your support.

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    Pledge ¥10,980 or more About US$ 104

    [Early Bird] Uno Pack

    (approx. US$96 )

    Retail will cost ¥13,980 (approx. US$123)

    Uno pack backers can choose one fragrance type from Chocolate, Cherry Blossom, Sapone, Grapefruit, or Bedroom.

    We will send you a survey after the campaign is successfully funded to choose the fragrance you want.

    Includes:
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    Pledge ¥11,800 or more About US$ 111

    Uno Pack

    (approx. US$104 )

    Retail will cost ¥13,980 (approx. US$123)

    Uno pack backers can choose one fragrance type from Chocolate, Cherry Blossom, Sapone, Grapefruit, or Bedroom.

    We will send you a survey after the campaign is successfully funded to choose the fragrance you want.

    Includes:
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    Pledge ¥41,800 or more About US$ 393

    Quattro Pack

    (approx. US$367)

    Retail will cost ¥47,720 (approx. US$419)
    Choose any 4 from 14 fragrance list.

    We will send you a survey after the campaign is successfully funded to choose the fragrance you want.

    Includes:
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    • Scentee Machina Quattro
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    Pledge ¥49,800 or more About US$ 468

    [Super Early Bird] Quattro Ultimate Pack

    (approx. US$437)

    Retail will cost ¥67,520 (approx. US$592)
    Get all the 14 types of fragrances.

    Includes:
    • Scentee Machina Quattro
    • Fragrance Cartridge Set (14 odors)
    • Fragrance Scented Paper
    • Your name print
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    Pledge ¥54,800 or more About US$ 515

    [Early Bird] Quattro Ultimate Pack

    (approx. US$481)

    Retail will cost ¥67,520 (approx. US$592)
    Get all the 14 types of fragrances.

    Includes:
    • Scentee Machina Quattro
    • Fragrance Cartridge Set (14 odors)
    • Fragrance Scented Paper
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    Pledge ¥54,800 or more About US$ 515

    Quattro & Uno Pack

    (approx. US$481)

    Retail will cost ¥61,700 (approx. US$541)
    Choose any 5 from 14 fragrance list.

    We will send you a survey after the campaign is successfully funded to choose the fragrance you want.

    Includes:
    • Scentee Machina Quattro
    • Scentee Machina Uno
    • Fragrance Cartridge
    • Fragrance Scented Paper
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    Pledge ¥59,800 or more About US$ 562

    Quattro Ultimate Pack

    (approx. US$525)

    Retail will cost ¥67,520 (approx. US$592)
    Get all the 14 types of fragrances.

    Includes:
    • Scentee Machina Quattro
    • Fragrance Cartridge Set (14 odors)
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    Pledge ¥71,980 or more About US$ 676

    Home Pack 1

    (approx. US$631)

    Retail will cost ¥89,660 (approx. US$786)
    Choose any 7 from 14 fragrance list.

    We will send you a survey after the campaign is successfully funded to choose the fragrance you want.

    Includes:
    • Scentee Machina Quattro
    • Scentee Machina Uno
    • Fragrance Cartridge
    • Fragrance Scented Paper
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    Pledge ¥124,000 or more About US$ 1,164

    Home Pack 2

    (approx. US$1,088)

    Retail will cost ¥179,320 (approx. US$1,573)
    Get all the 14 types of fragrances.

    Includes:
    • Scentee Machina Quattro
    • Fragrance Scented Paper
    • Scentee Machina Uno
    • Fragrance Cartridge Set (14 odors)
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    Pledge ¥278,000 or more About US$ 2,609

    Home Pack 3

    (approx. US$2,439)

    Retail will cost ¥402,160 (approx. US$3,528)
    Get all the 14 types of fragrances.

    Includes:
    • Scentee Machina Quattro
    • 10× Scentee Machina Uno
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    Pledge ¥1,000,000 or more About US$ 9,382

    Your Original Fragrance

    Original one kind of Fragrance development (14 botlles)

    Includes:
    • Original Fragrance
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    Pledge ¥9,800 or more About US$ 92

    [Super Early Bird] Uno Pack

    (approx. US$88)

    Retail will cost ¥13,980 (approx. US$123)

    Uno pack backers can choose one fragrance type from Chocolate, Cherry Blossom, Sapone, Grapefruit, or Bedroom.

    We will send you a survey after the campaign is successfully funded to choose the fragrance you want.

    Includes:
    • Scentee Machina Uno
    • Fragrance Cartridge
    • Fragrance Scented Paper
    • Your name print
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    Pledge ¥32,800 or more About US$ 308

    [Super Early Bird] Quattro Pack

    (approx. US$288)

    Retail will cost ¥47,720 (approx. US$419)
    Choose any 4 from 14 fragrance list.

    We will send you a survey after the campaign is successfully funded to choose the fragrance you want.

    Includes:
    • Scentee Machina Quattro
    • Fragrance Cartridge
    • Fragrance Scented Paper
    • Your name print
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    Pledge ¥42,800 or more About US$ 402

    [Super Early Bird] Quattro & Uno Pack

    (approx. US$375)

    Retail will cost ¥61,700 (approx. US$541)
    Choose any 5 from 14 fragrance list.

    We will send you a survey after the campaign is successfully funded to choose the fragrance you want.

    Includes:
    • Scentee Machina Quattro
    • Scentee Machina Uno
    • Fragrance Cartridge
    • Fragrance Scented Paper
    • Your name print
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Funding period

- (30 days)

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