THE cannabis smell is so distinctive that it has now been bottled up and is being sold as the âscent of the summerâ.
Yes, you heard correct. The Perfume Shop is selling the skunk-infused fragrance for men, and it is aimed to give them an âedge of riskâ.
The Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Men Party Fever fragrance is being sold for ÂŁ59.99 for a 100ml bottle and is includes Cannabidiol (commonly known as CBD).
Itâs described by the brand as being âan elegant, refined summer scent that opens with a spicy energy then mellows with a herbaceous cannabis accord in the heartâ.
Wearers wonât spend the day getting progressively high off the fumes, however, as CBD is not the part of the plant that gets you high â sorry to disappoint.
Itâs actually tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, that gives you the high feeling, and different types of cannabis plants have varying levels of THC and CBD.
Oil from hemp plants contains no, or very little, THC, while oil from marijuana plants can contain high levels of THC.
Cannabis oil that contains no THC, or less than 0.5 per cent, is legal in the UK and is used by many to ease symptoms of various ailments from joint pain and multiple sclerosis to anxiety and depression.
While the perfume might not get you high, you might want to be careful who catches the scent on you in case they jump to conclusions!
A Perfume Shop spokesperson said: âIn recent months, cannabis has managed to successfully shrug off its negative reputation to become one of the biggest buzz words in the beauty world with brands and retailers launching ranges infused with the plant extract.â
Cathy Newman, The Perfume Shop Marketing & Customer Experience Director added: âThe new Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Men Party Fever is the scent of the season, designed to lift your spirit and exude the feeling of summer when nights are longer and drinks are colder.
âThe scent adds to the warmth and depth of the woody fragrance.â
Cannabis has been completely illegal in the UK since 1971, but now calls are growing for the laws restricting the Class-B drug to be relaxed.
Being caught with cannabis comes with a maximum of five years in prison, an unlimited fine, or both.
While being convicted of producing and supplying the Class-B drug carries up to 14 years behind bars, an unlimited fine, or both.
CBD cannabis oil is a substance extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation.
Cannabis oilÂ is usually consumed orally, and has a very distinct taste.
This low-concentrate version of the oil is available to buy in the UK and is not illegal.
THC (orÂ Tetrahydrocannabinol) is theÂ psychoactive component in cannabis that makes users feel “high”.
There have been high profile calls for higher concentration oil to be made legal.
The family of epilepsy sufferer Billy Caldwell, 12,Â were granted an exemption by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid to take concentrated CBD cannabis oilÂ after insisting it was a lifeline.
And Alfie Dingley’s parentsÂ say the six-year-old should be allowed the same treatmentafter describing its impact on his seizures as “nothing short of a miracle”.
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