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Food as perfume?

AnneInMpls | | Sep 22, 2006 10:32 PM

Has anyone ever used food as perfume? Any recommendations?

I'm allergic to scented products (perfumes, colognes, soaps, etc.), but natural essences aren't a problem - especially plant-based ones. I miss being scented, so I've started to think about using bottled oils and extracts as perfume.

I occasionally dab lime-zest "oil" behind my ears - after I've been juicing limes, when I have the oil on my hands. But it's a faint and fleeting scent. And I sometimes rinse my hair in apple-cider vinegar, which makes me smell like, well, apple-cider vinegar. (This isn't necessarily a good thing...)

Could I use bottled vanilla extract as perfume? I once read that men like women to smell like sugar cookies. Or maybe a citrus oil? I have some Boyajian's Grapefruit oil in my cupboard.

Or am I nuts? (Say - would almond oil make good perfume?)