The deodorant you eat to keep you smelling sweet

Sweet contains chemicals that body can't break down so are excreted through skin

Main ingredient is floral scent geraniol

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09:36 GMT, 8 November 2012

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.

American company Deo Perfume have created a sweet that works like deoderant

American company Deo Perfume have created a sweet that works like deoderant

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.

Say goodbye to deodorant and hello to a new sweet that keeps you smelling fresh from the inside out

Say goodbye to deodorant and hello to a new sweet that keeps you smelling fresh from the inside out

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.