We use cookies to give you the best personal experience on our website. If you continue to use our site without changing your cookie settings, you agree we may place these cookies on your device. You can change your cookie settings at any time but if you do , you may lose some functionality on our website . More information can be found in our privacy policy.
Please provide more information.
Stylus no longer supports Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9. Please upgrade to IE 11, Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge. This will ensure you have the best possible experience on the site.
Brief Published: 1 Sep 2011

Swallowable Parfum

Extra

Australian artist Lucy McRae creates work that straddles the lines between technology, fashion and the human body. Her latest project, Swallowable Parfum is the result of a collaboration with Harvard biologist Sheref Mansy.

Still in the research phase, Swallowable Parfum is a capsule that when digested causes the body to release a natural fragrance through its perspiration glands. The genetically unique scent is dependant on the individual’s temperature, emotion and physical activity – turning the skin’s surface into an atomiser.

According to the duo the capsule is being developed as a tool: “To open discussion with the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, fashion and technology industries, challenging the way we could consume perfume in the future.”

Lucy McRae's work is also featured in Colour in Suspension.

Lucy McRae

PANTONE®TPX
COATED
RAL
RGB
HEX
NCS