Eau de Ewwww: Dolce & Gabbana Launch Perfume for Tots

Dolce & Gabbana baby perfume

Because for some people, baby powder doesn’t smell sweet enough

As far as most parents are concerned, there’s simply no improving on the natural scent of their babies. The mixture of a freshly bathed baby wearing clean pajamas and a yummy-smelling lotion, among other scrumptious odors, just makes for that irresistible smell that just makes you want to eat up your little one.

Sure, plenty moms and dads choose their children’s shampoos, soaps, moisturizers and other various creams and lotions based on the pleasing nature of the scent, but generally speaking, the items have a primary function beyond the smell.

The folks over at über fashion house Dolce & Gabban must not have kids, because they’ve just released a fragrance that’s meant specifically for tots. Designer Stefano Gabbana says he new perfume is inspired by the smell of a baby and meant “to cuddle and pamper every little boy and girl.”

The fragrance has notes of citrus, honey, and melon and is meant to evoke “the softness of baby skin, the freshness of baby breath, a mother’s sweet hug, [and] the first smile” by “enhancing” a little one’s natural smell.

Of course give any toddler some melon or an orange or anything with honey in it and they will smell like that already after they manage to smear it on their face, hands and shirt. And the cost of a cantaloupe is easily less expensive than the Dolce & Gabbana fragrance, which will set you back around $45 for a 50-ml bottle, according to the New York Daily News.

To be fair, though, Dolce & Gabbana hardly invented the concept of baby perfume. Other manufacturers such as Burberry, Bulgari and L’Occitane already have baby scents of their own – although that doesn’t really make it right, or even any better.

What’s next? Blush or rouge to enhance the natural pinkness in a baby’s cheeks?

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