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Oct 30, 2010 11:20 AM

If you could wear your food as perfume...

what would you wear?

For me, it's tom kha gai, hands down. And the Hub would happily follow me around like a love-sick puppy if I dabbed Filipino pork adobo behind my ears.

What's yours?

So curious - because this whole house smells like the best perfume shop in the world right now and it's on my mind.


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      1. re: rhoneranger

        My eldest son has often said why do they use lavender or other flowers in perfume. If a woman wants to capture a man , wear bacon dabbed behind your ears.

      2. Garlic ... y'know in the spirit of Halloween.

        Durian ... to separate those who are die-hards, and the posers.

        Pizza maybe? Apple Pie? Or how about fresh baked bread.

        But in all seriousness, if I wanted a scent that was food-related or a food-derivative, it would be something like mint, or lavender and maybe (just maybe) vanilla.

        1. Fresh ginger. Making ginger infused perfume is super simple.
          Vanilla-ginger even better.
          Plenty of grapeseed oil injused lavendar, rosemary, thyme sachets that you rub on the skin after a shower.
          Lavendar soaps make a nice perfume.

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          1. re: HillJ

            I immediately thought of some of yours (vanilla came up first in my mind - it's a favorite flavor and smell of mine). Ginger sounds great! Adding in a bit of citrus smell to some of those might be nice also. Not very original, as many perfumes already do this.

            If we were to take this to the food extreme, and focus on favorite food scents, I guess it would be either cooked garlic/onions, or fruit crisp.

            1. re: Cachetes

              Oh yeah, orange would be nice. Have to try that one!
              I'd love to "play along" but I wouldn't wear food scents of the unusual kind...might attract dogs, cats, bugs...instead of compliments :)

            1. re: viperlush

              I bet Amaretto would be