Swallowable Perfume To Come In Capsule Form (VIDEO)

09/07/2011 08:33 am ET | Updated Dec 08, 2011

The world of perfume is getting a complete makeover. Now scientists are developing scent in a swallowable capsule form, reports GreenMuze.com.

Designed by Harvard University synthetic biologist Sheref Mansy and Australian body architect Lucy McRae, the pill enables the human skin to emit a genetically unique scent.

The way it works? Fragrance molecules are excreted through the skins surface while you perspire. According to McRae's website Swallowable Parfum:

"The potency of scent is determined by each individuals acclimatization to temperature, stress, exercise or sexual arousal...Once absorbed the skin becomes a platform, an atomizer; a biologically enhanced second skin synthesized directly from the natural processes of the body."

Though Mansy and McRae are still in the research phase and there's no word on a release date, just think of the possibilities for those suffering with allergies if this invention comes to fruition. Check out the official video that paints a picture of what's in store.


SWALLOWABLE PARFUM® from Lucy McRae on Vimeo.