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New perfume can be swallowed, emanates from skin

A research project by Amsterdam-based artist Lucy McRae and synthetic biologist Sheref Mansy could soon render the skin application of fragrances unnecessary.

Springwise, a company that seeks out promising new business ideas, has introduced Swallowable Parfum to the world this week - a capsule that is metabolized by the body to create a fragrance emanating from within.

"The strength of the resulting scent is determined by the individual's acclimatization to temperature, stress, exercise or sexual arousal," an article posted on Springwise's website explains.

For a demonstration of how Swallowable Parfum, which is still in its research phase, works, visit

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