New perfumes smell good enough to eat



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They could help you attract a hungry crowd when food is sparse at a cocktail party. They could satisfy your craving for chocolate and licorice and help you stay on a diet. But watch out for mosquitoes at a picnic.
They are the newest perfumes on the market that smell like food.
Time magazine notes that many of the more modern scents smell good enough to eat. Cartier's LeBaiser du Dragon is "laced with hints of chocolate and caramel." Jennifer Lopez's new Still Jennifer Lopez carries notes of sake. Jean Patou's Enjoy emanates black currant bud, green bananas and pear.
Of course, the idea is not totally new. Thierry Mugler's popular Angel perfume is said to smell like angel food cake. And there is a good reason: Michael Edwards, author of the annual guide, Fragrances of the World, tells Time, "Gourmand notes in perfume are comforting." Just like a dab of Mom's apple pie.

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