Surely like every other thing, outer space also has a smell. But surely you can go to every other “thing” but not to space as of now. So if you ever wonder what space smells like, then scientists have an answer to the same question.
Scientists have released a new perfume called Eau de Space that literally brings the space to the Earth. The fragrance was developed by Steve Pearce who is a chemist and founder of Omega Ingredients a decade ago. He was first approached by NASA to recreate the fragrance back in 2008. It took Pearce four years to develop it.
Since then, it has only been available for astronauts, but now can be purchased by anyone. The motive behind making the perfume is to help astronauts adapt to the smell of space and eliminate any surprise element that the astronauts might face in the space.
“It’s kind of like a smell from a gun, right after you fire the shot,” Peggy Whitson, an astronaut and former resident of the International Space Station, was quoted as saying by CNN in a 2002 interview about the smell of space. “I think it kind of has almost a bitter kind of smell in addition to being smoky and burned.”
The company says that now it sees excitement among people about the smell of space, they will soon release a fragrance called Smell of the Moon.