Salt & Straw Is Releasing Edible Perfume You Can Spray on Your Ice Cream

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Have you ever noticed how, despite being absolutely delicious, most ice creams don't have a strong scent? Well, what if they did? This is the concept behind Salt & Straw's latest venture. In partnership with fragrance brand Imaginary Authors, the ice cream business is launching three edible perfumes for you ​and​ your ice cream. And no, we're not kidding.

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In honor of National Ice Cream Day on July 17, the three culinary perfumes will be released as a topping at scoop shops for $0.50. They are A Swoon of Citrus (key lime pie, lychee, and Italian lemon grove), A Cloud of Cocoa (Ecuadorian chocolate, Japanese whiskey, and malted milkshake), and A Plume of Blumes (jasmine, wild country garden, honeysuckle). On that same day, you'll also be able to order each 65-milliliter bottle of perfume for $65 or all three in 10-milliliter travel bottles for $48 online on Salt & Straw's website. You can join the waitlist here.

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All together, the three perfumes are meant to represent Neapolitan ice cream, according to ​Food & Wine​. To use the fragrances, you can spray either your cone or bowl and then add an additional spritz on the ice cream itself. Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw's co-founder, says you can even blend the scents. Before digging it, you should take a few seconds to breathe in the aroma.

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Oh, and don't forget that you can also wear the perfume!

And if you can't wait, you can dip your toe into the ice cream fragrance world by trying Salt & Straw's previously released scent with Imaginary Authors. Retailing for $28 in a 14-milliliter bottle and $65 in a 50-milliliter vessel, it's called A Whiff of Waffle Cone. In other words, it's meant to take on the smell of Salt & Straw's physical locations.

Now, the question is: Will you be trying this new edible perfume on your ice cream?

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