The production of skin creams, lotions and potions is a multi-million pound business. Today I heard of a company that has brought out a product (a sweet?) that will leave your skin smelling of roses. At first I was horrified at the idea of an edible product being available that would alter a person’s physiognomy. But that stupid thought lasted for about two minutes and then reason kicked in. Everything we consume alters our bodies, even water rehydrates us. I know, I know – if we are taking something to specifically alter our bodies then maybe it out to be vigorously tested for side-effects but think about it. There are loads of foods out there that alter the way we smell; garlic and asparagus to name just two. It was only a matter of time before someone managed to find a nice-smelling version. The lotions and potions merely mask the natural odour, but if the natural odour smells as sweet as roses then going to the gym will be a much pleasanter experience. Will I try it? No, but only because I’m not overly partial to the scent of roses. If they come out with a frangipani version I might be tempted.
If only someone could come up with a food to make the bathroom smell nicer after each use.