The Way to a Man’s Heart is Through His Nose
It’s a common phrase that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach; however, it may can also be said that the way to his heart is actually through his nose. Pheromones, which are odorless and invisible to the eye, are blends of chemicals that a body produces to send a signal to someone else. They are thought to be the reason behind menstrual cycles becoming synchronized among women who live together or spend a lot of time together; they are also behind the “marking of territory” that dogs deposit to claim their boundaries.
Pheromones are secreted externally and can stimulate a man’s sexual behavior through olfactory sensors, which process information. Researchers believe that it is the olfactory epithelium that may mediate the signals given by pheromones.
In human sexual attraction, pheromones show a woman’s availability for breeding. A 2002 study by San Francisco State University researchers and published in Physiology and Behavior concluded that men are more attracted to women wearing pheromones.
The study – the first to independently test a sexual attractant pheromone for women – showed that women’s perfume, when laced with synthetic pheromones, can act as a sexual magnet of sorts and make them more attractive to men.
Of the 36 women tested, 74 percent of those who were wearing their usual perfume, but with the pheromone added, experienced an increase in three or more of the following social-sexual behaviors:
formal dates (incidence of kissing, heavy petting and affection), sexual intercourse, and sleeping next to a romantic partner. By contrast, only 23 percent of the group of women who had a placebo added to their regular perfume experienced an increase in any of these behaviors.
The researchers’ conclusion was that the pheromone users were more sexually attractive to men than those who did not use the synthetic pheromones.
What can women do to increase their pheromones and attract a mate? Based on this study’s findings, a woman actively seeking a mate should dab on some artificial pheromones in addition to her regular perfume. Perfume, when laced with an artificial pheromone, drastically increased the women’s sex appeal to men.
The 5 Sexiest Scents Ever
If you’re looking for a sexy new fragrance to wear, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the options available at the perfume counter or beauty store. To choose the right fragrance for you, first consider which of the sexiest scents you are looking for: spicy and sweet, floral, vanilla, musk, or lavender.
Following is a breakdown of each.
Spicy, sweet scents such as cinnamon, ginger, and frankincense evoke feelings of warmth and comfort. Try Calvin Klein Obsession or Opium by Yves Saint Laurent for a sweet, spicy, and sexy scent, or Ellen Tracy by Ellen Tracy, which has spicy cinnamon top notes.
Floral – a traditional perfume scent – isn’t just for grandmothers. Floral perfumes on the market now range from traditional flower scents to clean, crisp and modern fragrances with fruity or woody base notes. There are even “green” florals with sharp, grassy, or plant-like tones.
Chanel 5 is the quintessential floral perfume. For a fruitier floral, try Calyx by Prescriptives or Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden. For a woody floral, consider Safari by Ralph Lauren or White Linen by Estee Lauder. Moreover, for a green floral, Fidji by Guy Laroche for Women and Givenchy III are nice options.
Vanilla is a sweet and sultry scent that evokes memories of freshly baked goods in the kitchen. The heavy, sweet scent works well in the wintertime, as it can be a warm contrast to the cold outdoor temperatures. It is considered part of the Oriental group of perfumes.
Try LAVANILA Pure Vanilla or Vanilla Cake Batter by Demeter. For a more exotic blend, consider Laurence Dumont’s Vanille Chocolat.
Also part of the Oriental family of scents, musk is spicy and exotic. Aviance Night Musk by Prince Matchavelli or Jovan White Musk Perfume by Jovan are two good choices for a musk fragrance.
Lavender has long been associated with love and romance. Cleopatra is said to have seduced both Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar using the scent of lavender. Studies have also shown lavender to be the most arousing scent to men and that it may help with impotence. In present times, lavender is sometimes placed under newlywed couples’ beds to ensure passion.
The calming, sweet scent of lavender is commonly used in perfumes as a top or middle note. Try it out in Lavender (Lavande) by Taylor of London or the Healing Garden Lavender Perfume by Coty.
Consider these choices the next time you’re shopping for a sexy new fragrance.