Deo Perfume Candy will fragrance you from the inside out
Heard the phrase ‘coming up roses’? I’m experiencing that on every level.
My mouth tastes of roses. My skin smells of roses.
Even my perspiration is rose-scented.
That’s because I’ve been eating ‘deodorant candy’ — Deo Perfume Candy, which was launched in Britain last week.
The manufacturer claims that these special sweets (choose from rose or vanilla) will fragrance you from the inside out.
The scent takes effect a few hours after eating the first sweet, and can last for hours.
The product is based on another plant that scents the skin: garlic.
‘We knew we needed to find something that acted the same way as garlic but with a better smell,’ explains a spokesman for the makers, Alpi.
‘The candies contain a chemical which is not broken down in the body. Instead, it comes out through the pores.’
After just two days of dedicated chomping through my daily pack of 12, I notice a difference.
The most obvious is in my mouth, which has a lingering floral taste even when I’m not sucking the sweets (they are sherbety and surprisingly tasty, a bit like Love Hearts). And my underarms are pleasantly rose-scented.
But what do scientists make of the claims?
‘The sweets use a perfumed oil known as geraniol as an active ingredient,’ says smell expert and bioscientist Professor Tim Jacobs of the University of Cardiff.
‘There has been research in Japan showing that this compound is excreted in the sweat a few hours after eating.
'It’s pleasant-smelling, although not technically the same smell as real roses or vanilla.’
The scent takes effect a few hours after eating the first sweet, and can last for hours. The product is based on another plant that scents the skin: garlic
In theory, they are longer-lasting than a perfume or body spray, and confer a whole-body fragrance.
Professor Jacobs thinks the vanilla version could have an unexpected extra effect.
‘On a psychological level, vanilla is associated with comfort food given to children — things such as cakes and biscuits,’ he says.
‘Vanilla could potentially make you and those around you more relaxed.’
The side-effects are the same as those from overeating garlic — but you would have to eat hundreds, and the breath-mint-sized sweets would be difficult to consume in excess.
A daily packet’s worth will contain around 100 calories.
I’ll stick to my regular perfume for now, though — simply because I prefer its complex aromas.
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