Do Pheromones Really Attract Women As Advertised?

Questions:

Woman - have you been more attracted to some men than others because of their odor or fragrance?


Men - Have you used pheromones (please mention which product you have used) to attract women? Have they made a difference?

MaxV MaxV
56-60, M
6 Responses Feb 17, 2009

I'm a little late to the discussion, but I agree with Enna about natural pheromones. So far as I know, I've never smelled any pheromone products. Did you mean products that simulate pheromones, or were you asking about standard scents? If you meant standard scents, though it has a bad reputation for being overused, I have always loved the smell of Drakkar Noir on a man. Nice!<br />
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However, natural pheromones are where it's at. I work in a career field that is primarily men, like 90%, so I have smelled a lot of them. I am now 38 and even being around men constantly, I have only had a visceral, pheromone-induced attraction to someone on three occasions. None of them were especially attractive either, as Enna said. Two of them were strangers in a public place, but both times, I had to force myself not to turn and follow the person. I did turn and stare hard though and both times the man was staring hard back at me. One of them, I really wish I'd followed. Not only was there a pheromone thing going on, but he was cute and tall too. Though there are lots of tall men around, I always had a hard time finding one. <br />
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The third one was a work friend of mine and that might explain why the attraction to him was the strongest. Unfortunately, he was married before I met him, but the attraction could never be denied on my part or his. I often wonder what kinds of wonderful encounters we would have enjoyed if he had still be single when we met. <br />
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I am not sure that this sort of thing can be reproduced. In the absence of the natural pheromonal attraction, I concur with Enna's suggestions for grooming. There is nothing I love more than fresh skin and a freshly clean mouth on a man.

I'm with Enna on this and I am also very curious on the pheromone thing especially if being on the pill can lead you to the wrong mate. There is scientific evidence to support this.<br />
I was on the pill when I was first attracted to my hubby and had the normal sexual feelings for him......however things went wrong somewhere and I no longer desired him, although I tried, and blamed other things...<br />
When I look back I do wonder if my loss of desire coincided with my coming off the pill, though we had other difficulties too.<br />
Yes the breath thing is important....OK everybody can have off breath occasionally, me too, no doubt, but his failure to even TRY to eliminate bad breath (until after about 15 years when it got too late!lol) really turned me off kissing him....and I LOVE kissing!<br />
I was very attracted to the smell of my (ex)lover but I couldn't work out whether it was his natural scent or his soap powder, or the heady mixture of the two!

I wish I could tell you what the secret magic ingredient is, but it is a total mystery to me!! Cologne is nice but it is not that which attracts me. I walked past a man in the shopping centre yesterday and turned to look at him after I'd passed him. A very ordinary guy, not at all handsome or "special" but the attraction was immediate!!<br />
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Must be something in the natural pheromones!!<br />
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They do say that women are subconsciously attracted to men whose genetic makeup is different from their's because any children born of the union have a better chance of survival if the genetic contributions of each parent are different. (Less chance of inheriting certain conditions, etc.)<br />
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Things you CAN do to be attractive to women IMHO are:<br />
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* be spotlessly clean - hair, teeth, clothes, private parts . . .!<br />
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* have sweet smelling breath - see a dentist and get your teeth fixed if necessary - get them professionally cleaned. Use floss and brush regularly (No ! I'm not a dental hygienist lol - just someone who likes a guy to have fresh breath!!)<br />
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* dress appropriately for the occasion - I'm not a big fashion fan, but sweat pants and stained T shirts are for the garage, OK?!!<br />
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Oh! one last thing! I LOVE the smell of a freshly ironed shirt!! Have to be up close and personal to smell this, but it is a lovely smell! Sort of highlights a man's natural smells and is very appealing - to me anyway!!<br />
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Every best wish for success in your search.

I cannot remember a smell that I connect to being attracted, but I absolutely have passed some by for smelling like obnoxious colonge!<br />
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Markismyheart is correct: clean, but unpretentious is best.

i agree with M. i like cologne on men as long as it's not too overpowering, but freshly showered always smells great. just the soap and water scent is wonderful.

Markismyheart,<br />
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