|Rose in the NASA project (pinterest.com)|
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. of New York, New York, discovered new scent, known as the “space rose” note, by flying a miniature rose plant, called the “Overnight Scentsation,” aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery Flight STS-95.
It was understood that plant physiology/biology changes in microgravity, there was no research on gravity’s effect on essential oils produced by living flowers. The researchers discovered that the rose had produced an entirely new scent that was definitely not from Earth. Now, you can buy that scent in a form of Shiseido Zen. It combines three notes for a fragrance that the IFF describes as floral, woody, and spiritual.