These Temporary Tattoos of Herbs Are Scented

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are not only herbs you keep in your kitchen spice drawer and lyrics you sing in the shower (Are you going to Scarborough Fair?). They’re also artful temporary tattoos you can wear on your arm. In fact, you can wear them wherever you like. Oh, and also? They’re scented.

Temporary tattoo maker Tattly — which was begun by a Brooklyn blogger and designer who couldn’t stand the ugly clip-art temporary tattoos her children were presented with and decided to make something better — is now selling a package of eight meticulously detailed and delicately rendered fragrant herb tattoos based on original watercolor designs created by Lyon, France-based painter Vincent Jeannerot. (The artists who design Tattly tattoos get a cut of sales.)

The botanical temporary tats — sold as the BOUQUET GARNI SET — are definitely easy on the eyes. They’re designed to please the old sniffer as well, featuring a “unique and subtle” scent developed by fragrance producer Agilex Fragrances.

“The top notes include Red Thyme, Italian Bergamot, Sheer White Spice Accord; the middle notes feature Parsley Leaf, Moroccan Rosemary, Wild Sage; and the bottom notes contain White Musk, Clear Musk, and White Sandalwood,” the Tattly website asserts.

Safe, non-toxic, FDA-compliant and suitable for herb fans of all ages, the tattoos are printed with vegetable-based ink and made in the U.S.A. An eight-pack will run you $18. The tattoos apply with help from a damp sponge in about 30 seconds, are waterproof and last for about two to four days.

Just don’t blame them if you can’t get that Simon & Garfunkel song out of your head the whole time.

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Photo courtesy of @tattly

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