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I'm OBSESSED with my olfactory epithelium. To understand the power that your own nose posses to analyze and decipher the world around you is to understand the subconscious impact that smell has to suggest and influence human behavior. So, why not use it to your advantage? Please click on "Read More" below to explore fascinating facts about our sense of smell and how this line of products was designed to put it to use!

THE PHEROMONE ADVANTAGE:
Pheromones are a ruling power in nature, but until recently, it was widely believed that humans had all but lost our ability to attract one another by scent. While the study of human pheromones is still in its infancy, the absolutely amazing results of recent research on the social effects of pheromones in human interaction have ignited a firestorm of interest within the scientific community. It cannot be denied that these primal…

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I'm OBSESSED with my olfactory epithelium. To understand the power that your own nose posses to analyze and decipher the world around you is to understand the subconscious impact that smell has to suggest and influence human behavior. So, why not use it to your advantage? Please click on "Read More" below to explore fascinating facts about our sense of smell and how this line of products was designed to put it to use!

THE PHEROMONE ADVANTAGE:
Pheromones are a ruling power in nature, but until recently, it was widely believed that humans had all but lost our ability to attract one another by scent. While the study of human pheromones is still in its infancy, the absolutely amazing results of recent research on the social effects of pheromones in human interaction have ignited a firestorm of interest within the scientific community. It cannot be denied that these primal instincts are still very much ingrained within our psyches, and this is why we have chosen to include them in our perfume formulas.

Our formulas include two types of identified human pheromones. The first, and most advantageous for women seeking to attract men, is called COPULINS. This pheromone is a vaginal secretion that is produced primarily during ovulation to attract sexual attention and therefore increase her chances of copulation during periods of peak fertility. Men that are exposed to (even synthetic) copulins experience an increase in testosterone levels which causes increased arousal.

See a fascinating video from the Discovery Channel on the research of female copulance and the effect of synthetic copulins here: http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/science-of-sex-appeal-female-copulance.html

The second pheromone with proven positive social effects is called ANDROSTENONE, and while present in both men and women, it is produced at much higher levels in male sweat. This bodily chemical is excreted from pores and follicles and is an olfactory signal to potential mates of health, youth, and fertility. The subconscious advertisement of these qualities makes a woman more desirable to male instincts as someone who could successfully produce healthy offspring, but there are perhaps more advantageous reasons for a woman to wear Androstenone. Because this is also a male pheromone, it has marked effects on male aggression and stimulates the urge to compete for female attention, which then triggers the release of yet even more testosterone (creating greater sexual tension). This domino effect of chemical reactions often emboldens men to act on urges of attraction and makes the wearer more likely to be the object of attention in social settings. It has, however, been suggested that in too-high a concentration, androstenone can create hostility between competing females in a social situation, as well as possibly intimidate less dominant males from competing for women in the presence of men they might judge as more dominant then themselves.

There are many pheromone products now on the market, and we have gone to great lengths to research and personally investigate the effectiveness of numerous pheromone additives. Our highly concentrated compound is combined with traditional perfume formulas without adversely affecting the aromas in the perfume blend. Even once the scent of the perfume has evaporated, the pheromones will subtly linger on the skin.

For more information on pheromone compounds in our perfume blends visit: http://www.misstempting.com/2011/03/the-pheromone-advantage/
You can also explore the many mysteries of the SCIENCE OF ATTRACTION on our blog @ MissTempting.com


~~INTERESTED IN AROMACHOLOGY?~~ Here are some interesting articles/resources to get you started:


The Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation

“To date, Dr. Hirsch has conducted more than 200 studies on sensory phenomena and disorders. Many of these studies have explored how enhancing certain smells and tastes can impact eating patterns, mood, perception and even learning speed. In addition, Dr. Hirsch is currently conducting more than 80 studies on the effects of smell and taste on weight loss, sleep, consumer preferences and sexual habits, among many other topics.”
http://www.smellandtaste.org/


Various Aromas Found to Enhance Male Sexual Response

“Each of the 30 odors produced an increase in penile blood flow. However, not all increased arousal to the same degree. The combined odor of lavender and pumpkin pie had the greatest effect, increasing median penile blood flow by 40%. Next in effectiveness was the combination of black licorice and doughnut, which increased arousal by 31.5%. And so on, all the way down to cranberry, which only increased penile blood flow by 2%. Depending on the man’s age, they may have reacted differently than their counterparts to certain smells. For instance, older men tended to respond strongly to vanilla.”
http://www.smellandtaste.org/index.cfm?action=research.sexual


Aromachologists nose out the secret powers of smell

Of all the senses, none is more elemental than smell. Unlike sight or sound, odors cannot be mediated by thought. Fingers of the olfactory bulb at the top of the nose dip directly into the limbic system, the most primitive part of the brain and the repository of emotions, cognition and sexual response. Odors can evoke feelings of happiness, hunger, disgust and nostalgia with great intensity. Some scents seem capable of reducing weight; others can alleviate migraine headaches.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_n41_v13/ai_20000519/?tag=content;col1


Attraction Reaction

“To illustrate this point ABC News conducted it's own informal test. They placed sets of identical twins (with as many variables controlled as possible) at a popular New York City bar. One member was given an unscented pheromone spray and the other plain witch hazel. The subjects were told not to make the first move. The sister wearing the pheromones was approached by 30 men compared to the non-pheromone sister who was only approached by 11. Even ABC admitted that they could not deny what they saw happen at the bar.”
http://www.sexualhealth.com/article/read/women-sexual-health/desire/403/


The Stripper’s Secret

“Psychologist Geoffrey Miller and colleagues tapped the talent at local gentlemen's clubs and counted tips made on lap dances. Dancers made about $70 an hour during their peak period of fertility, versus about $35 while menstruating and $50 in between…. Miller links the wage fluctuations to changes in body odor…”
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200709/the-strippers-secret


Special Odor Reduces Perceived Weight Up to 12 Pounds

Among the men tested, neither odor 1 (citrus floral) nor odor 2 (sweet pea & lily of the valley) seemed to affect the perception of weight. However, odor 3 (floral and spice) significantly reduced the perception of the woman’s weight by an average of 4.1 pounds. More remarkably, those men who found the floral and spice odor to be pleasant perceived the woman to be a full 12 pounds less than her actual weight.
http://www.smellandtaste.org/index.cfm?action=research.perceived


THERE’S A RIGHT WAY AND A WRONG WAY TO WEAR PERFUME:

We should all be polite and respectful of the “personal space” of others. Let me explain how this rule pertains to the wearing of perfume: a comfortable personal space for most people is generally around three feet, therefore to avoid infringing on others, perfumes should not be more than barely noticeable outside your three foot radius of personal space (regardless of how absolutely lovely your scent may be).
We become accustomed to a smell within just a few minutes of application, so to avoid applying too much, its best to not make additional applications after a five to ten minute period otherwise your scent may be overpowering to others without you realizing it.
Scent molecules cling to oil and moisture on our skin and this should be taken into consideration during application. Someone with dry skin and/or living in a dry climate should apply more perfume because the scent has less to cling to, whereas someone with oily skin and/or living in a humid climate should apply less.
TIP TO MAKING YOUR PERFUME MORE LONG-LASTING: Because scent clings to oil and moisture, adding moisture to your skin before you spritz yourself will result in a longer-lasting smell. Lotion will do the trick, but an especially effective method is to take a small dab of Vaseline, put it on your inner forearms and rub them together before you apply perfume to this area. It will make even the faintest toilet waters last much longer.
Heat also magnifies scent, which is why perfume is generally applied to “pulse points,” which are areas of your body that release more heat because of vessels just under the skin, or places warmed by friction or movement. These points include ear lobes, throat, between breasts, in the bend of the elbow, and behind the knees, to name a few. Behind the knees is an area that is seldom taken advantage of. It tends to be a moist area (giving perfume something to stick to) due to sweat and active bending as one sits and walks, and it is also a warm place because of vessels close to the skin. It should also be noted that smell wafts upward… so don’t forget behind your knees!
Another consideration to be had when applying perfume is whether or not you might be expecting any, shall we say, “affections.” Perfumes smell great but typically taste very bitter. Instead of my earlobes, I like to apply in the crease behind my upper ear. It’s a warm spot from which scent will be delightfully apparent to anyone close to your face, and if your earlobes are receiving any “affection,” it will be without a bitter taste that might offend your affectionate admirer ;)
And lastly, I should mention to avoid spraying clothing, jewelry, or porous surfaces with perfume. The acidic alcoholic content can damage certain materials and in some instances certain fragrance ingredients can possibly stain.

ABOUT ME:
Sometimes a gift, most times a curse, I have a very sensitive nose and am constantly conscious of the smells around me. I can easily identify my family members and friends by their scent alone, I can smell when my kids are coming down with an illness long before symptoms manifest themselves, and the yummy whiff of a baby’s head is like catnip to me. Because I am so very affected by my sense of smell, I am infinitely curious and always researching the science of scent and the many ways we are affected by aromas. This is what led me to launch this line of perfume products. I sincerely hope that you experience as much pleasure wearing it as I have had in creating it.

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