Aphrodisiacs in Perfume
Explore the phenomenon of aphrodisiacs in perfume and whether such molecules/materials exist, and if yes, what do they smell like?
The general public, scientists and big pharma companies have been asking those questions for quite a while now. So far no research, experiments or tests have revealed any molecules, compounds or mechanisms in humans that act like, for example, pheromones in insects (where you wear them and potential partners start queueing and buzzing around).
We will repeat: molecules that one can put on ones’ skin and become more sexually attractive do not exist for humans nor have they been discovered yet.
What can be counted as inhalable aphrodisiacs then?
This edit explores perfumes as messages and suggestive context: pulse quickening spices, animalic (dirty&naughty) notes, relaxing vanilla, suggestive patchouli, indecent smelling leathery irises and artistic experiments with an orgy or intercourse ambiance. However, all of that will be our imagination rather than actual libido enhancing molecules.