Words: Emily Venables
Have you ever walked down the street and had your attention distracted by the scent of somebody passing by? It’s fine, you’re not alone! Certain scents can be downright sexy and can play a big part in why we’re sexually attracted to someone.
It is widely believed that this attraction, through the sense of smell, is caused by a natural chemical called pheromones.
So, it’s no wonder that ‘pheromone perfumes’ or 'perfumes containing pheromones' are available. But what exactly are pheromones, and can we really bottle them up? Let's find out...
What are pheromones?
Pheromones are a chemical substance which are produced by an animal and released into the environment. This chemical is said to affect the way a member of that same species behaves, or more specifically, their sexual behaviour.
It is scientifically proven that animals (especially mammals and insects) produce this chemical which could attracts a potential new mate. Animals detect it using the Vomeronasal organ (VNO) which sends a signal to their brain telling them that there is a sexy suitor close by. Very handy!
Despite the soft scientific evidence, there is no denying that scent is a huge factor in how attracted we are to people and if a perfume contains a chemical substitute to pheromones then we’re all over it.
There are a number of gorgeous perfumes out there that are the closest thing you’re going to get to a real-life love potion, so if you have a date on the horizon or you’re out to impress - give one of these sexy scents a try.
Hypnotic Poison by Dior
The irresistible charm of Dior’s Hypnotic Poison is honed from a beautiful blend of luscious Sambac jasmine, intense Tonka bean and smooth velvet. Housed in a sultry, forbidden red apple - could this scent be any more tempting? We don’t think so.
Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
Be charmed (or charm someone…) with the light-hearted, deeply sensual and provocative Coco Mademoiselle. The powerful scent features intense patchouli, warmed by an ambery accord of vanilla and Tonka Bean, and the seductive scent is rounded off with fresh floral aromas and citrus notes.
Opium by YSL
Opulent, mysterious and oh so very scandalous Opium by YSL features an intoxicating blend of mandarin, bergamot and enchanting myrrh. Dab the infamous scent to your pulse points for a mystical, memorable touch.
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