French designer Philippe Starck and a Franco-American scientist, David Edwards, have invented a spray that will render you instantly drunk once it’s sprayed in your mouth.
Edwards claims the blissful state of intoxication will only last for a few seconds, and once the effects wear off, you’ll be able to pass a breathalyser.
The spray is called “Wahh Quantum Sensations” and each dose consists of just 0.075 milliliters of alcohol, but when aerosolized by the spray’s unique mechanism, the dose makes you feel fully intoxicated, though only briefly.
The spray device is housed in a nifty aluminum tube designed by Philippe Starck.
A drink contains 40 to 60 ml of alcohol. It would take almost 1,000 sprays for the effects of a drink, according to scientists who designed the aerosol.
“It contains only 2 ml (water, alcohol, flavorings) which is very small. Yet, it frees up to 21 sprays. It is truly a new generation spray food. This bodes development to other forms of nutrition,” Edwards told AFP France.
“The question is how to do good without doing harm. Wahh is an alternative that offers the idea of intoxication without its adverse effects,” says Philippe Starck.
Edwards also invented “Whif”, which sold 400,000 units, and is another spray that allowed the user to experience the taste of chocolate, coffee, and tea.
This was followed by “Whaf”, a generator of flavor clouds from liquid mixtures made by the user (the martini lemon pie) and generated by an ultrasound system integrated in a carafe, developed with the culinary designer Marc Bretillot.
The cloud can be enjoyed with a glass and a straw specific.
“Inventing a device that will make you instantly SOBER would garner much more interest, I’m sure” wrote a sharp observer in a comments section of an article covering the alcoholic spray.
Wahh Quantum Sensations sells for about $26, and will soon hit Europe, but there’s no word yet if an American release is planned.