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Old 08-16-2010, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The enchanting scents of the opposite sex

This is not about sex.
This is about attraction through scent.
In the Animal World, it's at least as important as physical appearance and can help determine age, fertility, and health.

As Humans, we have been conditioned to associate perfumes and colognes {artificial scents} with attractiveness {especially here in the N.A.U.}, even though those scents are about as unnatural as they could possibly be.

NOW, I'm not saying that a bus full of sweaty people generate a pleasant or attractive smell, because I'm sure most of us would agree that the smells our bodies naturally produce are unpleasant to say the least.
All I'm saying is that, through conditioning, we have been taught to associate 'Old Spice' with men, and 'Channel No. 5' with women, for example.

But I came across this article that proposes food scents can be just as attractive in the right combination:
Scientists find smells we find sexy - Yahoo! Canada News

What's your guys' sniff on this?
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: The enchanting scents of the opposite sex

I once forgot to put on my old spice and got commented by some girls that I smelled nice.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: The enchanting scents of the opposite sex

Blame DB.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCl5uyn5K7k]YouTube - Terry Crews - Crazy Old Spice Commercials[/ame]
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: The enchanting scents of the opposite sex

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I once forgot to put on my old spice and got commented by some girls that I smelled nice.
Maybe you're just a sweet guy.

I spill coffee on myself everyday so I guess that's what I smell like.
Could be worse.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: The enchanting scents of the opposite sex

I didn't read the article, but I had heard that guys are attracted to pumpkin and lavender mixed together. Women are attacted to the smell of money.
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Re: The enchanting scents of the opposite sex

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Har har. But really I thought it was common knowledge that women are more in tune with peoples smells and it can be directly linked to who they end up with, even if they are unaware of it. I know my gf tells me I smell good and all I wear is non scented deodorant. I smell nothing but apparently it's as obvious as cologne to her. Personally I find it strange and hard to relate to.
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Har har. But really I thought it was common knowledge that women are more in tune with peoples smells and it can be directly linked to who they end up with, even if they are unaware of it. I know my gf tells me I smell good and all I wear is non scented deodorant. I smell nothing but apparently it's as obvious as cologne to her. Personally I find it strange and hard to relate to.
Likely she's smelling your pheromones.
You're right, women are far more sensitive to smells than guys are, generally.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Likely she's smelling your pheromones.
Well duh. I understand that part, I just can't relate because I've never experienced it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: The enchanting scents of the opposite sex

You guys know that women living together sync their menstruation? Oh, oh, oh.....

I had a period(har, har, har) where I ate excessive amounts(as in: more then usual for being me) of spicy stuff, and my cloths ended up smelling spicy instead of sweaty.
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Re: The enchanting scents of the opposite sex

I also had a period(har x3 as well) where I ate a too much of a particular food, garlic. Some foods definitely make you sweat their smells.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: The enchanting scents of the opposite sex

Yes, actually I notice this permeation of peoples' bodies by spices and such as well, like when someone eats a lot of curries, for example:

{Dave Lister from the Sci - fi comedy 'Red Dwarf'}

Still, I would rather smell garlic or spice on someone than alcohol; that's a major peeve of mine.
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I thought it was pretty funny that the researcher's name was Sugarman. And if there is some kind of subconcious reaction I better go get my Good & Plenty Cucumber spray out.
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Re: The enchanting scents of the opposite sex

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I once forgot to put on my old spice and got commented by some girls that I smelled nice.
A few years ago when I lived in Tahoe I had a similar expieriance at the casino bar the lady told me I smelled like boy and that she liked it. then she came home with me but I like to think it was because I was wearing a Chuck Noris T-shirt. Cause how many people can say Chuck got them laid?
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I smell nothing but apparently it's as obvious as cologne to her. Personally I find it strange and hard to relate to.
Speaking of which, cologne that is, I have a running feud with my stepbrother to get each other something "Hannah Montana" related for Christmas. I found Hannah Montana cologne for this year. I am curious about what it will smell like.
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