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Last Updated: Thursday May 11 2006 19:25 GMT

Smelly new scent for cheese fans

The new stilton perfume

If you love the smell of stinky cheese, you might like the new perfume being brought out by the makers of stilton.

The aroma of the blue cheese, famous for its mouldy-looking streaks, has been captured and bottled by perfume experts using grape seed oil.

The fragrance, which is called Eau de Stilton, is described as having an unusual 'fruity and earthy' smell.

Its hoped the scent, launched by the Stilton Cheese Makers Association, will get more young people into the cheese.

At the moment it's available in sample-sized bottles, but if it's a hit the perfume will be produced on a larger scale.


Would you wear stilton perfume?

Yes - it sounds lovely!


No - it sounds gross!


317 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion
Makers have asked TV presenter Cat Deeley if she wants to help promote the perfume because, just like stilton, she comes from the Midlands.

Nigel White, from the Stilton Cheese Makers Association said: "We would love Miss Deeley to be the face of Eau de Stilton and look forward to hearing what she thinks of the scent."

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