Do Fragrances Make You More Attractive?

Let me put this up front before we go any further and you get angry with me. This article isn’t going to tell you about a magical perfume or fragrance that will attract the opposite gender. No such thing exists.

Pheromone infused fragrances don’t work. Perfumes that costs hundreds of dollars that claim to seduce the man or woman of your dreams do not work. And no matter how much you slather yourself in the stuff, it won’t instantly turn you into a magnet for the opposite gender. Actually, slathering yourself in any perfume is a surefire way of annoying other people and make them want to put lots of distance between you and them. Sorry.

The truth of the matter is, perfume is not a magical love potion. There’s no special formula or secret agent that instantly attracts people. Well–almost none. Luca Turin said it best:

“The question that women casually shopping for perfume ask more than any other is this: “What scent drives men wild?” After years of intense research, we know the definitive answer. It is bacon.

Well ladies and gents, here you go and good luck.

On a more serious note ,wearing a fragrance for the purpose of attracting people to you is a bad idea. In the first place, there is no guarantee that what you smell like will appeal to other people. Everyone’s taste in what they like to smell is different. Even the most benign of fragrances used in soaps and shampoos are offensive to some people. It bears repeating that you simply don’t have a catch-all answer.

Secondly, there’s no guarantee that the people who like how you smell are necessarily the kind of people you want to attract in the first place.

Finally, what if the stuff stinks to you but you keep hearing your friends rave about how girls/guys love smelling the stuff? Why wear something you hate?

Think of this way, people come in from all walks of life with all sorts of different and clashing opinions with all manner of preferences that trying to find something to appeal to a specific gender is a useless exercise. So instead of asking, “What scent drives women/men wild?” Ask, “What do I want to smell like and what do I like?”

The bottom line is this; wear what you want and forget about what anyone else thinks. If you don’t overdo it, then spray yourself in whatever makes you happy.

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