Making Sense of Sexual Scents

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An Overview of the Influence of Scent upon Human Sexual Behavior.

Scents & Sexual Behavior

Since the beginning of time, it has been noted that scent influences the way people think and behave. In the animal kingdom, scent is an important factor in sexual attraction. Just as this is true for lions, tigers and bears it is no less so for human beings. Scent is indeed key to human sexual behavior. Some type of aphrodisiac body gels, cologne, foods, herbs, incense, oils and perfumes have been used successfully for eons to assist in an ability to seduce and arouse passion among humans.

Not so long ago, before Herrera's 212sexy, Versace's Pour Homme, Lemon Sage shower gel, joss sticks and reed diffusers scents and sexuality were often linked in a negative manner. It was assumed - mostly by rigid puritanical believers - that only a courtesan placed a Lavender sachet in her lingerie drawer. Just as it was also assumed that only a Don Juan placed a dram of Patchouli in his dresser drawer among his silk briefs. Thanks in part to the olfactory visionary, Mademoiselle Chanel this is no longer true for today's passionate men and women. Now, with the right know how, some of the same daily rituals of those rare men and women skilled in the use of ancient aphrodisiac scents to entice can be used effectively by all.

Sexual Aromatherapy 101

After Shave Balm - a linering seductive masculine scent.

Cologne - a less concentrated scent worn on the nape of the neck and the wrist.

Dram - a small measure(1/16) of an oz. of a scent.

Eau De Toilette - liquid with a small amount of fragrance used after bathing.

Joss Stick - a stick of incense.

Layering - used in conjunction with a fragrance collection and applied in the following manner: body wash/gel, body spray, body lotion and perfume.

Perfume - a mixture of essential aphrodisiac oils applied to a woman's body (behind the ears, bend of the arms, behind the knees, clevage, above an anklet) and clothes.**applied perfume scent will be either weaker or stronger due to individual's body chemistry.

Perfumery - an establishment skilled in mixing your unique scent.

Potpourri - dried flowers, herbs, and/or spices mixture used to scent a space.

Reed Diffuser - bottled liquid with essential oils which uses reeds to diffuse scent.

Once you have made the decision to become intimate, you will want to controll the outcome step by step. Make your best impression your first impression!! A smell good home sets the mood. So, always use care in your choice of scent for your special ocassion. The right scent can quickly propel a lover's passion. And just as quickly the wrong scent can repel and dampen your lover's libido.

Step # 1 Potpourri - Comfort and Warmth

In addition to your personal perfumes, potpourri and fresh flowers, lightly fragrance your space with the scent(s) of either: Lavender, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lemon, Vanilla, Eucalyptus, Patchouli or Ylang -Ylang. It is best to use only one aphrodisiac scent per room or area. However, if you prefer to mingle scents begin with a bouquet of fresh mixed flowers. Another option would be to utilize a compound scent reed diffuser (Vanilla & Sandalwood) would be a good choice. Some of my favorite scents are: Eucalyptus, an ancient tree noted for its healing properties. This scent nurtures a sense of well-being. It says: 'It's safe here'. Sandalwood also invites a potential lover to relax. It s says: 'Let's no t rush; let's get comfortable with each other - the night is young'. Lavender conveys gentleness and an openness for romance. Ylang -Ylang is the premier essential oil used among renowned perfumers. It has a sensuous earthy scent . It softly says: 'I'm ready and willing'.

Step # 2 Pillsbury: 'Nothin' says lovin'...

Scents can alter our moods and draw us into unforgettable moments.The aphrodisiac properties of onions, sage, lemon, vanilla, ntumeg, cinnamon and cloves heighten our passions as well as our palates. Remember: emotion, memory and smell all emanate from the same region of the brain. The familiar baking scents waifing from the kitchens of yesterday's lovers still invite and signal warmth. The sweet scent of lemon conveys trust. The spicy scent of cloves as well as the pungent aroma of nutmeg both evoke and restore a sense of unconditional love. Your message: 'This experience will be pleasurable and treasurable'.

Step # 3 Patchouli: Let's Make Love!

This musky, sweet earthy essential oil is India's 2nd gift to the world. India's 1st gift for lovers was of course the 'Kama Sutra'. Patchouli is unique. It can be worn by either males of females. It pulls all who are enticed by its earthiness. This proven erotic scent is truly enthralling. Many scent aficionados list Patchouli as the ultimate sexual scent and I certainly do concur. Whether your choice is potpourri, Pillsbury, Patchouli or all three steps, please enjoy and make sense of sexual scents.

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Aphrodisiac, Aromatherapy, Desire, Enticement, Passion, Patchouli, Perfume, Seduction, Sex Appeal, Sexual Aromatherapy 101, Sexual Attraction, Sexual Behavior, Ylang Ylang

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author avatar A K Rao
7th Aug 2012 (#)

Nice write up on Sexual Scents dear Write Stuff! Though the puritans a s said by you may not like to use them but most of them are using them and it seems they are satisfied with the results! Thanks !

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author avatar writestuff
9th Aug 2012 (#)

Thanks for your comment. Yes, you are right - many do use scents including a Quaker like me (lolo)

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
15th Sep 2012 (#)

It would appear that scents have been on both of our minds lately :-}

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
13th Apr 2013 (#)

fascinating page this is..thank you

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author avatar writestuff
19th Apr 2013 (#)

Thanks for your read and comment

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author avatar n.c.radomes
1st Sep 2013 (#)

writestuff, this stuff is very true and informative. To add to the discussion, dogs don't do sex any time all the time. Male dogs smell the air for female dog secretion to make them sexually active; when they do smell, street dogs of varied sizes compete and fight for her attention. for humans, yes, scents from flowers and perfumes dramatically add to sex relationship. Laurels!

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author avatar writestuff
7th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks for your read and comment.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
12th Sep 2013 (#)

This was great! I will be back. Thank you.

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author avatar writestuff
16th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks for your read and encouraging comment.

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