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John William Waterhouse - The Awakening of Adonis

Ancient Wisdom about Perfumes for Friendliness, Bonding, Attraction, and Relaxation

Pierre Auguste Renoir - Dance in the City

Make Them Look at Your Face!

When you wear clothes, your body heats the air around your body. This causes the air to rise toward your highest opening in your clothes.

As the heated air rises, it picks up the pheromones secreted from your skin, and, as this air emerges around your face, it causes people to look at you and notice your face.

However, human pheromone levels peak at around age 18, then slowly decline through our life.

This is why we are always aware of teenagers in a room. By age 40, your pheromone signals no longer excite others when you enter a room as they did when you were 18.

We all tend to think that the physical beauty of young people is the source of their attractiveness; however, smells activate the emotions.

Thus, the declining interest of others as we age may be more due to pheromone declines than physical changes in our bodies.

So, to make people look at you (and not the lovable teenagers), you should enhance your natural pheromones signals with supplemental pheromone signals - just as supplements of anti-oxidants keep you healthy and ward off diseases.

John William Waterhouse - A Pastoral

When we smell another's body,
it is that body that we are breathing
in through our mouth and nose,
that we possess instantly,
as it were in its most secret
substance, its own nature.
Once inhaled, the smell is
the fusion of the other's
body and my own.


Jean-Paul Sartre

Your Pheromone Signature Determines How Other Respond to You

Human emotions are most directly influenced by smells that act directly into the brain. Your scent or pheromone signature determines, to a very great extent, how persons respond to you - positively or negatively.

Our products use aromatic essential oils that have been used for thousands of years to improve interpersonal bonding and pleasantness in marriage ceremonies, family gatherings, and religious gatherings.

 

Francesco Hayez The Kiss

 

The purest union that can exist between
a man and a woman is that created
by the sense of smell and sanctioned
by the brain's normal assimilation
of the animate molecules emitted
by the secretions produced by two bodies
in contact and sympathy,
and in their subsequent evaporation.

Auguste Galopin

 

Human Pheromones (Sexual Attractants) and Apocrine Glands

William Bouguereau - Jeune fille se defendant contre lamour, 1880

Humans have glands at the base of the hair follicles of the skin, especially in the armpits and and the genital regions that produce odors, called pheromones, that attract the opposite sex.

The active compounds causing these effects are uncertain but they appear to consist of short-chain fatty acids such as proprionic acid and butyric acid (both of which in their pure state have strong and disagreeable smells).

Steroid hormones, related to androsterone, also seem to function as sexual attractants.

Human pheromones may serve more to increase feelings of comfort, pleasantness and relaxation with another person than to cause feelings of sexual attraction.

One double-blinded, well-controlled study by Winnifred Cutler, a researcher in human pheromones, found that human pheromones increased the attractiveness of men to women as measured by the frequency of petting/affection/kissing, informal dating (that is, a date not arranged the day before) and sleeping with a romantic partner.

However, formal dating and sexual self-stimulation was not changed.

While pheromone actions exist in humans, their effect is moderate, increasing interpersonal cooperation and friendliness, and is heavily modified by other psycho-social factors.

Does bathing remove your natural sexual attractants?

Human pheromones are fatty molecules with low water solubility. Bathing and swimming in detergent-free water, saunas, and steam baths should have only a moderate effect on pheromone removal.

However, heavy use of soaps and detergents could strip away your natural sexual attractants and lower your skin pheromone levels.

Alexandre Cabanal - Nymphe et Satyr, 1860

Pheromones Exist Throughout the Animal World

Pheromone scientists have said that mammals think through their noses.

Virtually all organisms, from yeast to insects to humans, produce volatile smelly pheromones that act as sexual magnets and send other messages such a dominance or fear.

Pheromones are substances secreted by one animal that cause some behavioral response in a second animal.

Pheromone is from the Greek words pherein, which means to bring or to transfer, and hormon, which means to excite.

Most studied pheromones are volatile smells but others are transferred by direct skin-to-skin contact. Pheromones are primarily present in the skin and the glands of skin, in saliva, urine, and vaginal liquids.

Some pheromones are oil-like chemical odors that can be put into perfumes and oils.

However, other pheromones are proteins which must be transferred by physical skin to skin contact or by kissing.

Kissing is nearly universal in human culture and may be an unconscious method of transferring protein pheromones.

However, in recent years the definition of pheromones has been expanded to include both attractive or repulsive pheromones which play a major part in attraction between persons.

While you may be attracted by the pheromones of one person, those of another person may repel you.

William Bouguereau - l'Aurore

1,500 Human Genes for Smell

Interpersonal attractive pheromones are the air-borne pheromones which often have a distinct smell.

Smells and our response to them are extremely important to proper body functioning.

A very significant part of the human genome - about 5.0% or about 1,500 genes of our 30,000 human genes - is used to code the receptors of smell.

Two anatomically distinct organs respond to smell, the olfactory system located in the upper part of the nasal cavity, and the vomero-nasal organ or VMO in the nasal septum.

 

 

Smells Directly Affect the Emotional Center of Your Brain

Smells activate nerves in the vomero-nasal organ that act directly on the brain's emotional control areas.

All other senses such as sight, touch, sound, temperature are transferred through a series of nerve connections that change and moderate the effects so that the brain does not over-react to new stimuli.

Edward Burne-Jones - Cupids Hunting Fields

However, the nerves that respond to smell are wired directly into the brain and the stimuli are sent pure and unmodified to the limbic center of the brain.

There are three general areas of the brain, the first and most basic is the brain stem which controls basic functions such as breathing and heartbeat.

The next higher area is the limbic system in the central area of the brain. The limbic system is where emotional responses are concentrated.

When various areas of the limbic system are activated, a person feels intense emotions. Some limbic areas cause feelings of peace, contentment, attraction while others areas causes feeling of anger, rage, hostility, loneliness and so on.

The conscious brain is the topmost and outer area of our brain. This is where we spend our time thinking but the conscious mind is not where our emotions are developed.

Why we love someone is more how they smell to the limbic system than what we consciously think.

In rats, surgical removal of the vomero-nasal organ or VMO in the nasal septum produces dramatic impairments of mating, dominance status, and gender recognition.

Even though human interactions are more complex than other warm-blooded animals, odors and pheromones still influence attraction and bonding.

Eugene de Blaas - The Farewell
Pheromones Act Even If You Cannot Smell Them

While many pheromones have distinct smells, you may be influenced by a small amount of a pheromone that does not create a conscious odor.

Male dogs can respond to pheromones from a female dog at distances up to three miles and at concentration that the dogs are unlikely to consciously smell.

Women often like to wear unwashed T-shirts previously worn by men.

In the Middle Ages, a man would wipe his brow after dancing and present it to his lady as a love token. The reason for this behavior may not have even been consciously realized but it meant that the lady would have her man's smell with them.

In Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice , Othello goes into a rage over one of his missing handkerchiefs.

The wives of Welsh miners working on night shifts would put their man's nightshirts in their pillows where they could smell them.

Humans also respond to pheromone levels that are too low to smell.

Sobel and colleagues (Stanford University) found that an air-borne fragrant pheromone (oestra- 1,3,5(10),16-tetraen-3yl acetate) would activate brain centers even when present at concentrations below a threshold of conscious detection.

Sobel used Magnetic Resonance techniques to prove that exposure to pheromones (at undetectable levels) activate brain centers.

Even when the experimental subjects could not smell the chemical, their brain centers that respond to the pheromone, were activated6.

Other studies of brain EEG patterns of behavioral evidence have also come to the same conclusion: that we can be strongly affected by pheromones that we are not even conscious of smelling.

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