The Smell of Space
"…a rather pleasant metallic sensation... [like] ... sweet-smelling welding fumes, burning metal, a distinct odour of ozone, an acrid smell, walnuts and brake pads, gunpowder, fruit, rum, and even burnt almond cookie."
Over a Half Million Dollars in Sales
Eau de Space is a viral sensation, raising over $650,000USD, exceeding the original goal by 32,000%, supported by 13,000+ backers from across the world, and featured in top news outlets. That's pretty space-ial. Thanks for all of the support!
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Eau de Space - "The Smell of Space" Fragrance, 100ml
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Successfully Funded by You!
Eau de Space was succesfully funded, breaching 32,000% of our original goal, with over 13,000 backers. Wow!
"This is a brilliant initiative...Giving students a tangible way to experience space gives an 'experiment' aspect to lessons where they might struggle to be engaged."
Dear Eau de Space, I just wanted to thank you for making this whole process so easy. I have never participated in a Kickstarter before, but you communicated so well, set out the different options and I felt very informed the whole way through. I am very excited to gift the perfumes to my friend who not only loves Space, but is a Primary school teacher here in Tasmania, so I see lots of fragrance inspired writing next year with her Grade 4/5!! Thanking you kindly,
"Thank you so much!
I'm very excited about the work your team is doing. Looking forward to getting the product."
"We're so excited for our family to experience the "Smell of Space"! Thank you for the great communication!"
"Congrats and looking forward to receiving my bottle of The Smell of Space. Thanks so much!"
"The Eau de Luna / Eau de Space are really interesting scents, and while I'm not sure how well they'll wear on the daily, I find that pairing the scent with thinking of science fiction, or anything in space, is fascinating, and really helps me visualise what those environments might be like. Even Star Trek-ish and old school Star Wars haha. I work in video game development so this kind of specific nerdy thing is right up my alley. I'll be using this sometimes to show any designers and artists I work with, what something really close or identical to what space or the moon might smell like, smells like."
"Keep up the great work!"
"Thank you very much and congratulations for the big success you are having!"
"Awesome, thank you so much!"
"Okay, first of all, I AM SO EXCITED to smell like the moon. And space. I have been spreading the word through the monthly horror newsletter I write and on the comedy podcast I co-host. I just wanted to reach out and say how amazing y'all are."
"Many thanks! Love your work! :)"
"I went to a talk from former NASA Astronaut, Leroy Chiao, where someone asked “what do you miss most about your time in space?”. To which he responded after a pause, “I miss the smell of space that you can only smell briefly after a space walk. The smell of metals like iron and nothing I’ve ever smell on earth. I still dream of that smell.”That beautiful longing for the smell of space stuck with me for 6+ years and I’ve told countless space & science lovers what I learned that day. So…long story short, I am so excited about this project and that I can experience even a semblance of the smell of space (& the moon!) with my friends, family and STEM partners. Thank you!"
"As someone who works in the flavor & fragrance industry AND is also super interested in all things space, I am beyond excited! Thanks again!!"
"There will be happy Astronaut at Christmas! Thank you and wish you all the success."
"Just had the order page through with the voucher code – well done, I know how difficult what you have achieved must have been! I look forward to gifting it to my NASA friend :)"
"Thanks for the wonderful gift for my future astronaut!"
"It's a super cool product, and I'm definitely going to see about ordering a few more as gifts for the science nerds in my life."
"It smells like Spaceship Earth at Disney’s Epcot and has brought back fond memories."
"I can not wait to experience the fragrances and imagine being in outer space, as that has been a dream of mine since being a little kid."
"The fragrance is very interesting, an avant-garde fragrance for sure! It has a head of metal and tires/rubber, then a middle of sweet ammonia-like and ozone scents, and lastly, a base note of bitter almonds or burnt sweet almond. I haven't sprayed it on myself yet but I have used it in my home as an air freshener. It really adds a different effect than typical essential oils. An industrial clean scent. I like it! Can't wait to smell Eau de Luna!"
"I've spent my entire life in and around the space program (father 32 years NASA, career aerospace engineer myself as well) and look forward to receiving Eau de Space and Eau de Luna."
"It's pretty much the experience I was hoping for, so kudos for the success!"
"It also reminds me of something, maybe from visiting the Kennedy Space Center, or another Space museum."
"My daughter is planning on taking her 6th grade class to the Kennedy Space Center in FL. I would really like her to have this for her class to smell before the trip."
"My daughter is a 6th grade teacher. Before taking her class to the Kennedy Space Center they will be studying space exploration. Part of her plan is to let them experience the smell of space and tell the story on the package.
I gave her the the bottle last night and she was truly excited. I am sure this class and many more will get to experience the smell of space using this unique product. Likely combining smell with sight and sound will enhance the learning experience."
"Just to let you know, the Eau De Space 'cologne' finally arrived! The boys loved it!"
"The Moon smell bottles arrived and they are amazing!"
"thank you so much and again, very much worth it. this kickstarter is amazing and as a space nerd, VERY cool and thank you so much for creating this :) thank you, thank you!!"
"Hello! I received the fragrance yesterday, thank you!! I also brought them in to work today to show my team, my boss loved it. Thank you for making this happen, it was really exciting to see the progress updates along the way. And now I have a conversation starter on my desk!"
"I wish you all the best in getting the company going. It's why I backed the Kickstarter in the first place."
"Received mine yesterday, and am delighted!"
"The smell of space is like the smell of metallic sparks. And the smell of the moon is like burnt paper. Both odors are very strong and persistent."
"Both bottles were received in good shape a few weeks back and were given today as a Mother's Day gift to a very appreciative space-loving mother. She's fascinated by the project and really liked the scents and especially the imagery she got when she smelled them for the first time."
"My husband is a total space geek and was happy to hear he'll
finally get his Christmas present."
"Hi! Just today I received a package and I'm already happy with my cosmic fragrance, this is awesome! :)Thanks!"
"You have been amazing, thanks again, my classroom is going to be so excited!"
"Received the bottle yesterday.
Thanks again for your help!"
"Thanks so much for getting back to me quickly. I really appreciate it and it shows you care as much about the customer as you do about the product."