NASA's new fragrance will make you smell out of this world.
What does space smell like? Well, according to the astronauts who've been there, a lot like "a mix of gunpowder, seared steak, raspberries, and rum" which does kind of sound like a hit summer fragrance. On a side note, the vacuum of space, in reality, doesn't have a smell to it. However, astronauts have described a distinctive scent that they've smelled after returning from spacewalks.
A company going by the name Eau de Space has managed to get its hands on a scent that was developed by NASA chemists to give astronauts a chance to smell the cosmos before they left the Earth's atmosphere, as part of NASA's famously rigorous training programme. Apparently, Eau de Space acquired the smell due to "determination, grit, a lot of luck, and a couple of Freedom of Information Act requests."
Now, the company has put that scent on Kickstarter which means that you can bring the outer space smell down to Earth, if you're so inclined. Maybe a good stocking filler or whacky birthday gift for the man who has everything.
The Eau de Space team has partnered with award-winning perfumers to create the scent, and it's ready to manufacture that smell, stating they're currently looking for the minimum order quantity. Once that happens, they'll bottle and ship the perfume directly to anyone.
You can get one bottle of Eau de Space for a $34 pledge and the company will donate a bottle to a K-12 STEM programme.
As of now, the company doesn't have any plans to mass-produce the scent after the Kickstarter campaign, so if you want to smell what has only been smelled by a few humans, you can head over the Eau de Space's Kickstarter page.
However, if smelling like Moon is more your thing, you can wait until that's launched in a few months time...