Posted by BathBodySupply.com on 11/12/2008 to Education
Although we don't recommend it, if you tasted a flavor fragrance straight from the bottle, you may be surprised that it doesn't taste much like its description. Truth is, the term "flavor fragrance" is a misnomer given to products that have been approved for use in flavored cosmetics. Flavor is a two part process based upon both scent and taste. If you've ever had sinus trouble or a head cold, you know nothing tastes the same when your sense of smell is out of commission! The "taste" we experience in lip balm products, for example, is actually encountered via scent combined with sweetening agents. Therefore, our nose smells a particular scent and our mouth tastes the sweetness of the sweetening agent and voila, our brain blends the two together to make a "flavor".