Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Man Fragrance

Man Fragrance, yum.

I first heard about this on some wacky TV show. I didn't believe it. But then I kept hearing about it, from the news, from my son, from the little old women who gather around the daikons at the local supermarket.

It's a gum that promises the chewer sweat and/or body odor that smells of roses. No really. It does. And for a long while it was sold out everywhere. I finally found a pack and bought it.

Here you go.

I found someone who did more homework than I did. She writes about the gum containing geraniol and linalool which are found in essential oils and plants respectively. I'm guessing they are the magic ingredients.

Below on the directions it states that if you chew too much in a short period of time you might get the runs. It goes on to say, don't worry, it won't last too long.

Which I suppose is why you can't find geraniol and linalool in bottles at your local drugstore.

So I did a test.

Here is the subject, J. Chewing.

And here, an hour later, sniffing.

The outcome was a little iffy at best. For one, I forgot to pre-sniff so I had nothing to compare my results too.

But I have a plan. Later this week I'm going to gather my son's cronies together, smell 'em, give them each a stick of gum and make them go outside and run around. An hour later I'll call them all back and re-sniff. Not exactly the scientific method, but close enough for me. I wonder if this is how Tesla got started?