It might not be a typical first date compliment, but thanks to NASA, Earthlings can now smell 'out of this world' with a space-scented perfume.
More than a decade ago, NASA chemists developed the "smell of space" so training astronauts could get a sniff of the stars before being propelled into orbit.
Now, the fragrance is ready to be released to the world as the Eau de Space perfume, available for order through the company's Kickstarter page.
In a clip uploaded by Eau de Space, NASA astronaut Tony Antonelli describes the scent of space as "strong and unique", unlike anything on earth. The smell has also been compared to "seared steak, raspberries and rum", with a smokey and bitter aroma.
The otherworldly fragrance was obtained by Eau de Space through "sheer determination, grit, a lot of luck, and a couple of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests", according to its Kickstarter. After cutting through layers of red tape, the brand has now secured the rights to launch the product exclusively.
For US$29, pledgers will receive one bottle of Eau de Space, and the company will donate another to a K-12 STEM programme. The company will donate one bottle for every product purchased. At the time of writing, the fragrance has 3600 backers, and more than $217,500 has been pledged.
Eau de Space currently has no plans to mass-produce the product following the Kickstarter campaign, instead limiting its release to a one-off launch.