NASA has been using the fragrance for over a decade now. Allegedly, in addition to the hype building around Eau De Space, Richmond also said that the company will also plan to release a fragrance called the Smell Of The Moon.
One thing most of us Earthlings may not realize is that outer space smells.
According to product Manager Eau de Space Matt Richmond, the fragrance was designed by Steve Pearce, a chemist and founder of Omega Ingredients, which has been manufacturing natural flavors, upon request of the National office for Aeronautics and space research (NASA).
If you were ever wondering what space smells like - I mean, who hasn't? - you might be able to get a whiff very soon. They needed to get used to the smell so there wouldn't be any surprises once they were up in space.
The perfume was originally created to help prepare astronauts for the realities of space, bringing on board Pearce, the founder of Omega Ingredients, to craft the scent. Gunpowder seems to be a popular way of describing the way space smells as well. The smell of space has been locked behind "need to know", astronaut only field training, and red tape for years.
The company making Eau de Space say astronauts have described the scent as a mix of fireworks, steak and raspberries.
When you think of space, you probably think of distant stars, mysterious exoplanets, and quasars that feast on matter like angry monsters. Now, Eau de Space is setting out to inspire interest in STEM learning for K-12 students.
Eau de Space has teamed up with perfumers to develop the scent on a mass-production basis, should the online initiative raise enough funds. Do you want to wear a perfume that smells of fireworks, steak and raspberries?