The sense of smell is so powerful that it can influence even the most elusive individuals towards a controversial decision. Because the sens of smell is directly connected to receptors in the brain, it can easily influence thoughts and get individuals to do certain things they wouldn’t have thought doing prior to taking a whiff. This is why the perfume industry is big business.
Women who wear perfumes no doubt attract attention. A woman who smells good and walks into a crowded room will certainly encourage a positive atmosphere and will be welcomed with open arms. Of course, perfume use is with moderation — too much can be offensive.
Why We Wear Perfume
If you’re wearing perfume with the specific goal of attracting members of the opposite sex, you’ll be glad to know that there is such a perfume that is made with the intention to arouse sexual attraction. This so-called “pheromone perfume” is reportedly concentrated with actual sex pheromones to heighten the attraction and invite arousal. Pheromones as chemicals that are secreted by the body through sweat and other body fluids and have a special power to trigger attraction from potential mates.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: Sweat in a bottle? Sex in a bottle? How do human sex pheromones get into a tiny vial and still work?
Sex In A Bottle
The answer to that question is reserved for the highly scientific. The companies that create pheromone perfumes are always saying they have a “secret formula” to mystify the product and make it more interesting. All we really know is that when the process is finally bottled, mortals celebrate what seems to be a modern love potion and exploit its use to its fullest potential. In fact, a quick web search will turn up creative advertising labels to attract clients, with some marketing these perfumes not just as attention getters but even as aphrodisiacs.
Is it really scientific, or does much of the science behind this perfume touch on psychology and mind manipulation?
Mind Over Matter
Take Paris Hilton‘s line of perfume products for example. Her Pheromone Perfume promises women to sexually arouse men with this “phenomenal” product. The promise sounds inviting, but it begs the question: Is it really scientific, or does much of the science behind this perfume touch on psychology and mind manipulation? After all, it is the brain that ultimately determines arousal by association, so it must be more of a psychological ploy than an involuntary response to the pheromones.
Hardcore users of pheromone perfumes say they ARE effective — but the effective ones are those that cost so much. With well-known biologists standing tall on the assertion that their pheromone product is “the only with a body of proof behind claims,” it’s a little dishearting to know that multinational firms seem to work only for the privileged few.
But, wait. Before you give out your credit card details and click that “purchase” button, bear in mind that not all members of the scientific community are sold on the idea of this kinky perfume. Those skeptical say that the perceived effect could just be a matter of faith — the thought that you are using something that effectively attracts the opposite sex is actually the one helping you attract potential partners.
The schools of thought oppose each other. Some scientists who claim to have conducted tests on the effectiveness of pheromone perfumes say that they do help women attract more men over those who do not wear them. But, still, the attraction could be driven by other factors, like physical appearance, confidence, sexuality and other elements that make the mating ritual interesting.
Pheromones are sexual attractants, that much is true. Place them on your pulse points, look your best and believe they will work. The truth is, when you feel really good about yourself and the way you look (possibly helped by the confidence boost from the pheromone perfume), people will naturally be magnetized and will want to hang around you. Don’t put all your eggs in one perfume bottle, if we may borrow the popular saying.
Pheromones cannot change people’s sexual preference and are merely one of the many elements that make up a person’s sex appeal. They are certainly no the hub of sensuality.