It is received wisdom that deodorants are applied to your armpits.
Surely there is no other place for them?
You would be justified, then, in feeling more than a little bemused by a strange new invention- the edible deodorant, which keeps you ‘sweet smelling’ for hours.
An American company called Deo Perfume Candy has created a type of sweet that releases a lingering rose scent through the pores of your skin.
Due to be launched in the UK early next year, one mouthful of the tangerine-flavoured sweets will apparently keep you smelling of roses for up to six hours.
They’ve already been a great success in America, despite their price- a small bag costs $10 (£6.25).
The sweets contain chemical compounds that cannot be broken down by the body and so are excreted through the skin.
The main ingredient, which provides the floral scent, is geraniol- a naturally occurring compound that us found in roses, lavender and vanilla.
Garlic also contains similar chemicals that cannot be broken down by the body- but mercifully the candy will leave you smelling rather sweeter than if you’d chomped down on a clove or three.