Dolce & Gabbana’s I Bambini is the smell of babies
DOLCE & Gabbana have opened up new avenues in bottled smells with I bambini or Children, a perfume for kids, adults and pets who want to smell like warm babies. The unisex smell is “designed to cuddle and pamper every little boy and girl”. (Not be drunk without mixers by mums.)
Anorak recalls Patrick Süskind’s book Perfume, in which Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is deemed possessed by the devil because he smells of nothing. In search of the perfect smell, the walking perfume tab happens upon virgins, whom he kills with much inhaling. Finally, he stumbles upon a scent that can end his pain. He sprinkles it over his body, and is ripped to pieces and eaten.
A dose of Children is unlikely to lead to your death. But look out for panicky stories about the pefume being used to disguise men who like to hang around playgrounds…