Been wanting a new Rosine perfume? Here is good reason to cave: scientists at Kanebo, the Japanese cosmetics company, have determined that smelling the fragrance of roses can...
...have a healthy effect on women's hormonal balances, halting those horrid problems like period pain and premenstrual tension.
Roses can also apparently combat the effects of menopause and are being widely welcomed by women who aren't too keen in pumping themselves full of pharmaceuticals to achieve the same effect.
Read the rest of the article here (link no longer working, sorry!), and thanks to Saresha of Popgadget for the tip. And in a related story that I missed entirely last year, Kanebo has also developed...
...chewing gums and candy could leave you smelling of roses - for 6 hours afterwards at least. Japanese firm Kanebo has developed confectionary containing rose or vanilla-scented chemicals that the body starts secreting 30 minutes after the treats are eaten.
See the rest of that article in the New Scientist.
Students at a high school in Cape Cod may need that chewing gum: the school is considering becoming the first in Massachussetts to go fragrance-free (link to original article no longer working, sorry!).