What smells better than a baby?

I can’t help it. When I hold a new baby, I can’t stop myself from taking long, heady sniffs of that particular warm-doughy-milky-baby-scent. But can that particular baby scent be bottled?

Italian design house Dolce & Gabbana have recently launched a designer perfume for babies, Baby Fragrance.

Designer Stefano Gabbana believes that babies can smell sweeter than they already do with Dolce & Gabbana’s alcohol-free fragrance, which contains notes of bergamot, melon, honey and musk (I find this a little peculiar as these aren’t scents I normally associate with babies).

The fragrance was inspired by the “softness of baby skin, the freshness of baby breath, a mother’s sweet hug and the first smile”.

A 50-ml bottle of the Dolce & Gabbana Baby Fragrance fragrance costs US$45 and is available exclusively at the Dolce & Gabbana Boutique in Corso Venezia 7.

Personally, I don’t think a baby’s natural scent can be improved upon, even with the finest perfumers in the world working on bottling it. I would also be reluctant to put anything on my baby’s skin that wasn’t entirely necessary. But perhaps I’m old-fashioned. Over to you, readers – would you use a baby perfume on your bub?

(via Inhabitots)


Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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