Ah, the smell of a newborn baby. There really is nothing like it. I know some parents who crave it and go out of their way to sniff babies whenever they can. I can't say I have ever done anything that crazy, but I do still lovingly remember taking deep whiffs of my own daughters' baby fresh scent when they were younger. It's the perfect mix of clean, and sweet, and innocent all rolled into one. So who would want to mess with that? Apparently, Dolce & Gabbana would.  

The fashion team thinks they can make babies smell better, and they have released a new line of perfume that is meant to "enhance" a newborn baby's natural smell.

Earlier this month, the designers posted an Instagram photo of the new product's box on their luxury online magazine, Swide, The image, posted by designer Stefano Gabbana, was accompanied by a caption that read "Stefano Gabbana unveils a Baby fragrance," as well as a comment by Gabbana that said "per I bambini," which translates to "for children."

From the site:

How can babies smell even sweeter than they already do? That familiar smell associated with babies that melts our hearts will only be accentuated by this Dolce&Gabbana fragrance.

The inspiration for the scent was said to be baby's skin, breath and first smile. It will cost about $44 per bottle.

So, let's forget for a moment about the inherent dangers in placing any kind of unnecessary chemicals onto a baby's skin. Although that is such a huge issue that I'm having a hard time trying to understand why anyone would even want to consider doing that. But what's really bothering me is that this guy thinks he can somehow make babies "better" by making them smell the way he wants them to smell.  

That is just plain wrong. I don't care how "light" and "crisp" and "airy" his new scent is, there is nothing that can compete with the lovely smell of a newborn baby — the real smell of a newborn baby.

Do you agree, or do you think a baby's scent could be improved with perfume?

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