We’ve always been there when we know someone has farted in the room, but we don’t know who has. The smell is there and everyone knows it’s there, but no one acknowledges it obviously. If ever the Persian phrase “This too shall pass” was perfect for a moment, it was this. Come to think of it, farting is not the problem. It’s just a normal part of the digestive process. The smell that accompanies it, surely is a problem.
But don’t worry. The time has come where you can fart in peace, anywhere and whenever you feel like! Because when it’s the scent of chocolate and roses accompanying it, who is gonna have a problem with that?
A French man claims he has invented a perfect solution for this problem, by coming up with pills that can make your farts smell like roses, quite literally!
The pills have been developed by an innovator named Christian Poincheval, who’s based out of western French town of Gesvres. He’s been at this from 2007, so when he says he can turn your farts into fairies, I guess he means something.
So how did this all start? Christian stumbled upon this bizarre product following a particularly foul meal, where his dinner guests’ just couldn’t stand umm, the odours he was emitting. He said, "We were at a table with friends after a copious meal when we nearly asphyxiated ourselves with our smelly farts. That gas wasn't great for our table neighbours, so something had to be done about this."
This ambition gave birth to his company and this is how Lutin Malin (or Cunning Imp in English) was born. The company has been in existence since 2007, and claims to supply “a dietary supplement based on natural ingredients” that will make your farts smell good. The pills are touted to be completely natural, with no medicine or drug constituents.
The pills, apart from their USP, serve various other purposes as well. Poincheval claims that his product reduces intestinal gas and bloating because it contains ingredients like vegetable coal, fennel, seaweed, plant resin, bilberry, and cacao zest.
While the pills sound good in theory, have they actually managed to find any takers? The answer is a resounded yes!
What started out as a gift for an ideal practical joke actually managed to find many users who eventually became regular customers of the product. The pills even started seeing a surge in sales during Christmas. The product’s website reads, “The Fart Pill is the result of lengthy research and trials and is on sale since 2007. Our fragrant variants also add a touch of humour for any occasion. Our numerous returning customers are no doubt the best proof.”
If you’re willing enough to take a punt on the pills, you can easily find them on the company website pilulepet.com for around $23 for 60 capsules. The product is even available on Amazon. If you’re a potential user, you’re surely spoilt for choice. The company offers scents such as chocolate, ginger as well as various flower, herb and spice based flavours. Going through the website, the company has left no stone unturned with the product names as well, with some of them being St Valentine's ginger Fart Pill, May Day Lilly Scented Fart Pills and Special Xmas Edition Chocolate Aroma Fart Pill.
So if you know someone who is guilty of spreading the odour whenever you meet, these pills are the perfect way to give them a not so subtle hint. And if you can’t recall anyone of your friends that need it, the high chance is that you probably do. So be a good sport and order one just for the kicks!