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Dead loved ones' scents to be bottled by perfumer

Dead loved ones scents bottled by perfumer in France.
Dead loved ones scents bottled by perfumer in France. Image by Vetiver Aromatics / CC BY-SA 2.0

A 52-year-old insurance saleswoman from France has come up with a unique way to hold on to the memories of dead loved ones – by bottling their scents in perfume. She teamed up with the Le Havre university to develop a method of reproducing human smell by extracting the odour from people’s clothing. The business is hoping to launch in September and the custom made perfumes will sell for around €560. Read more: thelocal.fr