Today in Weird Beauty Products: Candy that Makes You Smell Like Perfume
Beauty products are all about multi-tasking these days. Lipstick with SPF. Eye cream with attached undereye concealer. The next big thing that may be hitting your cosmetics counter? Candy that turns into perfume. An American ingredients company and a Bulgarian candy company got together to make candy that will make you smell like roses. It’s a different mechanism than what happens when you eat a Reese’s peanut butter cup and everyone knows you just ate it. This candy, called Deo Perfume Candy, contains geraniol, the source of the scent. It works just like garlic; you eat it and there’s a chemical there that can’t be digested, so it leaks out through your pores. Geraniol is an ingredient found naturally in a lot of essential oils, like rose oil, citronella, and lemon. It has a rosy scent and is commonly used in perfumes. Oh, and it has been shown to repel mosquitos (bonus!) and potentially attract honey bees (eek!). Unfortunately, the candy will not taste like chocolate and make you smell like Chanel No.5.