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Perfumes have the potential to be used as trace evidence

Scientists have found that the chemical components of a fragrance can transfer from one person's clothing to another's - even if any contact is brief.

The scent's signature lingers for days, although it lessens over time.

The team says this is a proof-of-principal study, but suggests that perfumes have the potential to be used as trace evidence.

— Read more at Perfume traces could help to solve crimes at BBC.