perfume sprayingEven if you've never been on the market for a weight loss product, there's a pretty enormous chance you've noticed the copious amounts of ads that exist just about everywhere for them. From shakes to pills to shapewear, it feels like every day, there's a new gimmick hitting shelves that promises to pare pounds. The latest: Prends-moi, the "world's first slimming fragrance." No, I don't kid.
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The $50 perfume, currently available on the British market, claims to be brimming with a "Slimming Complex" of ingredients -- like caffeine, carnitine, and spirulina extract -- that activates two key enzymes directly involved in fat degradation. The scent is also said to help release endorphins that trigger a "pleasure message" within the brain. Really! And actual women report results!
Well, sort of. Apparently, in a small study of women 18-70 years old, who were not on a diet, 75 percent felt the perfumeRead More »from New 'Weight Loss Perfume' Claims Women Can Smell Their Way Thin