research published in 2006, showing that ingested rose oil makes our palms to exude smell like aromatic compounds, such as Geraniol, through the skin. The strength and duration of the rose fragrance is said to depend upon body weight. Anecdotal evidence, however, does not point to a noticeable pleasant smell after eating the candy.
The ingredients in Deo Perfume Candy are sugar, glucose syrup, citric acid, malic acid, geraniol (12 mg per serving - 4 pieces of candy), rose oil, carmine and natural tangerine flavor. The sugar-free version of Deo Perfume Candy contains Isomalt (a sugar substitute), acesulfame potassium, citric acid, malic acid, geraniol, rose oil and natural tangerine flavor. The rose oil used in Deo Perfume Candy is an essential oil extracted from Rosa damascena, a species of rose harvested by hand in Bulgaria. Two thousand petals are needed to create a single gram of rose oil. Not for people with perfume allergies and chemical sensitivities.