Dolce & Gabbana are releasing a scent for babies! The unisex fragrance is 50ml and costs £28. The cologne is alcohol free, smells of citrus, melon and honey.
They say the scent is reminiscent of, “The softness of baby skin, the freshness of baby breath, a mother’s sweet hug, the first smile… and other tender moments have been the source of inspiration.”
Hmm, so what do you make of this?
I have to say, not very long ago I saw another mama tweeting pictures of various baby perfumes and was a bit surprised – just because it seemed like another unnecessary item for parents AND I can’t think of anything worse then going in to sniff a baby then getting a whiff of something artificial instead.
As a mama, I can say that babies smell AMAZING all on their own. Even when they are slightly stinky, they smell good – it must be a biological thing. Even babies poop (well, my babies poop) smells like butter! (Seriously though, if your baby truly smells slightly mouldy, see a doctor, it could be something else…)
Now, in their defence, some other brands already have fragrances for babies; Burberry have a scent called Baby Touch, Mon Bebe has a ‘scented water’, Bulgari has a scent called Petits et Mamans etc…it’s nothing new really. Also you could say that all the scent in baby products (bath, moisturisers etc.) ‘fragrances’ a baby!? Although, I tend to go for unfragranced wherever possible.
Now that Baby H is a little older I have decided to go with Burts Bees skincare (all apart from his bum cream, which is good old Sudocrem), and BB does have a distinctive scent, but the products are Organic so I think the good outweighs the bad, I think.
Would you buy this for yourself, your baby or indeed as a gift for a mama to be?