Now, as the product manager for Eau de Space, Matt Richmond, explains on its Kickstarter, the brand is looking for people's help to mass manufacturer the fragrance so that everyone can experience the unique scent for themselves.
According to a Kickstarter that was recently launched for the scent, NASA created the formula decades ago as a way to train and prepare astronauts for how outer space actually smells.
In regards to scent specifics, Richmond told CNN, "Astronauts describe the smell as a mix of gunpowder, seared steak, raspberries, and rum. " He also admitted that it's one of those scents that can be notoriously difficult to describe.
For most folks, it's hard to imagine what outer space looks and feels like — let alone what it might smell like.
On the Kickstarter, it states: "We've partnered with the best perfumers in the world and secured the rights to launch this product exclusively.
In addition to wanting to get the innovative fragrance into the hands of the masses, the company is also hoping that its launch will lead to an increased interested in STEM for students grades K-12.
NASA created the formula decades ago as a way to train and prepare astronauts for how outer space actually smells. https://t.co/tyHTP03xtN— Allure (@Allure_magazine) June 29, 2020