Perfumes with a scent of your dead relatives made possible by a French company

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It may seem creepy but the smell of a departed loved one can now be bottled for those wishing to remember the dead.

France - Katia Apalategui, a 52-year-old who works in insurance sales, is teaming up with researchers from the University of Le Havre in northwestern France to develop a technique to bottle a person’s unique scent into a perfume.

Like many struggling to get over the death of a loved one, Katia Apalategui’s mum held on to her late husband’s pillowcase to keep the precious smell of the man she loved.

This inspired her to develop her idea. She was put in touch with the University of Le Havre which has developed a technique to reproduce the human smell.

Making a perfume out of your loved ones isn't as morbid as it sounds. The method involves taking the person's clothing and possessions and extracting the odor, the molecules of which can then be reconstructed in the form of a perfume. The whole process takes about four days and will run you about $600. Apalategui hopes to launch the business in September.

“We are going through funeral homes to offer families a small box containing a vial of the departed’s odor that we would have extracted from a piece of material provided by them,” said Apalategui.

The powerful link between smell and memory means the product offers “olfactory comfort”, Apalategui claims, on a par with photos, videos and other memories of the deceased.

What do you think about this? Would you ever buy a perfume that smelled like your deceased loved one?

H/T: mental floss

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