It seems that a woman’s beauty regime may be reduced to just popping a few pills every morning.
With news of a pill that prevents grey hair, another that acts as sunscreen and others that promise anti-aging, perhaps it is not surprising that scientists have developed swallow-able scent.
Developed by body architect Lucy McRae and synthetic biologist Sheref Mansy, “Swallowable Parfum is a cosmetic capsule that enables human skin to emit a genetically unique scent about who we are and how we perform our identities.”
According to the company’s website, the pill becomes absorbed and works as “an atomizer” where “a biologically enhanced” process “redefine[s] the role of skin” into a perfume emitting arena.
Swallowableparfum.com continues to explain that the drug 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 strength of the resulting scent is determined by the individual’s acclimatization to temperature, stress, exercise, or sexual arousal.”
The website also sports a video collaboration by Harvard biologist Mansy and Amsterdam-based Australian artist McRae that illustrates how exactly the pill works.
According to Una Mullaly from the Irish Times, Swallowable Parfum “could be the next step in marrying biology, technology and beauty in one little scented pill.”