By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A leading Italian designer recently announced a new perfume — for babies.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For Suspect Who Stole Car With 6-Year-Old Girl In Backseat
High end fashion house Dole & Gabbana claims they’ve bottled the sweet smell of an infant in its new fragrance “per I bambini” which means “for the children” in Italian and is said to be inspired by the smell of baby’s breath.
Patricia Dalton of Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia says like other baby products, the new perfume probably won’t have alcohol or the harsh chemicals found in adult fragrances.READ MORE: North Philadelphia Community Welcomes Home 3-Year-Old Boy After Hit-And-Run That Also Killed Mother
“Putting fragrances on babies is not really new. What’s new about this is that there’s no other function except to fragrance the baby,”
And since infants rely heavily on their sense of smell, it could actually be helpful.
“Parents work and have to take a baby to daycare or a nanny. That smell could be a bridge to tell the baby they are in a safe environment.”MORE NEWS: Local Doctor Joins 14 World War II Veterans In Hawaii Visiting Pearl Harbor On 80th Anniversary
The perfume will run about $45. No word yet on when it’ll be released.