These film blotters were flagged up by a reader (thank you MakeMeBeautiful) and they’re really interesting. I’ve never seen anything like them before and I guess you would describe them as next generation blotting papers. It is very often the case that Japan leads with trends and I can see this one translating really well over here. In fact, MAC already does some although they aren’t scented (for a staggering £10.50 for 30 sheets – the ones I was looking at on Amazon were $2.20 for 60 sheets and someone was complaining that was too expensive!), Johnson & Johnson in Japan even do some grapefruit scented ones, and they’re all over Sephora so it is really just a matter of time.
The blotters are made from polypropylene film iinstead of paper giving a softer texture that still easily absorbs oil. After use the film becomes transparent. I’ve checked out a few reviews of these and everyone loves the minty smell. One of my favourite blogs, WorshipBlues.com has a brief review here: http://www.worshipblues.com/2011/04/marvellous-mint.html