Smencils! PERFECT for BACK TO SCHOOL and More!

Hey all!

I had the most amazing opportunity to review some of the most unique pens and pencils recently. They are called Smencils and Smens! What is a Smencil or Smens you ask?  Well think about it…What two words does Smens or Smencil sound like? If you said to yourself Smell and Pencil or Smell and Pens, well you guessed correctly. They’re gourmet scented pencils. Yes GOURMET. They smell good enough to eat and actually smell like real food. They are amazing! I kid you not they really do smell like real food. Those scented pencils we used to have as a kid don’t even compare to these amazing pencil and pens.

What is also great about these products is they are Eco-Friedly. They are basically made out of Recycled items. How are they made you ask?

Well the Smencils are made by rolling sheets of newspaper that are wrapped tightly around #2 graphite writing cores until pencils of typical thickness are formed. Then they harden allowing them to be sharpened just like wood pencils. They then soak them with gourmet liquid scents made by an award winning fragrance company. Once they dry, they attach erasers and apply the stickers around them that identify which scent was infused into each Smencil. Lastly, they put each Smencil into its own corn-based biodegradable Freshness Tube. 

And that’s how they make amazing Smecils! I told you they were Eco-Friendly. The case they are even encased in is Biodegradable! And you don’t want to throw they plastic tube they come in out because it helps the pens and pencils keep their scents for two years!

Original Smencils and Colored Smencils come in the following 10 flavors:

  • Bubble Gum
  • Cinnamon
  • Tropical Blast
  • Grape
  • Cotton Candy
  • Very Berry
  • Black Cherry
  • Orange
  • Watermelon
  • Rootbeer

These pencils would be a great hit for Back to School this year! You’re child will have the coolest pencils in the school yard I guarantee it! And let’s not forget about Smens the Gourmet scented pens! Yes they have Gourmet scented pens too! And let me digress for a second and say that yes my teen loved these Smecils and Smens, But I actually really loved them as well and they would be great gift basket gifts or even stocking stuffer gifts for people of all ages. I think super crafty people like my Mother would love these! I digress…

Smens come in the following Scents:
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Red Licorice
  • Banana Fo Fana
  • Ninja Berry
  • Aloha
  • Caramel Corn
  • Black Licorice
  • Creamsicle
  • Passion Fruit
  • Mocha

As you can see in the picture above I had the opportunity to sniffer and write with an assortment of Original Smencils, Colored Smencils, and Smens so that I can right this review. They all smell amazing and the Smencils really do sharpen like a traditional pencil. They again really do smell like real food! And I love that  each tube is labeled with the scent of each pencil in a fun color as well.

My family and I loved them!  We all had a big laugh as we all sat there just sniffing these pencils and pens for hours. If you can image walking into a room with people just sitting there sniffing pens and pencils for god knows how long, it was a funny sight.

Thanks so much to the The Family Review Network and to the Smencil Company for the chance to review these amazing products! Again these products would be great for the upcoming school year for your kids or would make great gifts. I highly recommend them!

**Disclosure: I was given Smencils and Smens at no charge in order to provide this review.  All opinions are my own. I was not compensated or paid in any way for this post.**


  • I remember having these fragrant pencils as a kid (might have been this brand or another one). I think my mom confiscated them shortly because my sister, who was a baby back then, might mistake them for actual food. I didn't quite like the grape and cherry, since their scents reminded me of cough medicine.