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Ever wondered what outer space smells like? Say hello to the 'Eau de Space' perfume.


Granted, living aboard the International Space Station for months on end can be tricky, it's still an experience that's literally and figuratively out of this world.


Co-developed by NASA and Steve Pearce, a chemist and founder of Omega Ingredients , a company focused on the "creation of the highest quality, provenance driven, natural flavours and ingredients for the food and beverage industry," Eau de Space is supposed to accurately represent the actual smell of space.


IMAGE: Glamour The perfume was originally developed decades ago to help train astronauts before they were launched into orbit.


In a 2002 interview with CNN, astronaut and former resident at the International Space Station (ISS) Peggy Whitson shared that "it's kind of like a smell from a gun, right after you fire the shot," further likening its scent to being bitter, burnt, and smokey.


Talking to CNN , Eau de Space Product Manager Matt Richmond said "astronauts describe the smell as a mix of gunpowder, seared steak, raspberries, and rum."


Other than allowing the masses to get their hands on this one-of-a-kind fragrance, the company also hopes to generate an increased interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).






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