Okay, I have heard of many cool new eco-friendly products over the last year from raincoats that eventually turn into plants to knitwear made from milk and seaweed which nourishes the skin as it’s worn. But I ran across this website the other day and this product seems to be crossing the line for me. Perfume capsules that the consumer would ingest called, Swallowable Parfum.
Here’s what they say: “Created by Amsterdam-based artist Lucy McRae along with synthetic biologist Sheref Mansy, ‘Swallowable Parfum’ is essentially a capsule containing synthetic fragrant lipid molecules that mimic the structure of the fat molecules naturally found in the body. When those lipids get metabolized by the body’s enzymes, fragrant molecules are released and excreted through the skin’s surface through perspiration. The skin, then, serves as an atomizer for the tiny droplets of fragrance that are left behind, and the strength of the resulting scent is determined by the individual’s acclimatization to temperature, stress, exercise or sexual arousal.”
In my opinion, ‘Swallowable Parfum’ is a GWH W.T.F. Award (Winners, Toss-Up, or Flop) Flop. Seems a little too creepy and (excuse the pun) hard to digest for me.