Did you know that women are more attracted to the way a guy `smells` than how he looks? Well, it is true - as was found in a recent study.
About 300 students of a college were used in this study - and they almost always rated the olfactory cues (a.k.a. how they smelled) of their potential mates as more important than visual cues (a.k.a. how they looked)!
In another study it was found that the more you sniff, the better he looks! 32 women were asked to rate the attractiveness of men`s faces in photos. Then the experiment was repeated while the women were secretly exposed to male pheromones- (all-but-odourless substances secreted from the male body) -which can be sniffed out by, and are thought to be attractive to, members of the opposite sex. And it was found that with the pheromones in the air, the women rated all the men as being more handsome.
Note: Here is your clue, guys - Smell nice!
Scents and sensibilities
Before you go shop hopping for perfumes, make sure you are in the right mind-set for perfume shopping. And boy! You have lots to choose from - according to your skin type, complexion, moods, diet and even zodiac signs! Some tips to help you sniff the right kind for you...
Your fragrance should be one of the most subtle and personal messages that you send. If you are the bubbly kind, go for a perfume, which has a `sporty` or `fresh` note. If you are generally considered an intense person, then `mushy` is the note for you. And if you are a teasing flirt, then `fruity` note blends better with your nature.
Now go ahead and try those counters. Pick and choose.
Tips on the right way to use perfumes
- Place the perfume in a cool place and always in a vertical position.
- The best place to apply a perfume is on the skin behind the ears and on the pulse points.
- Don`t apply on the clothes as it might leave behind a stain.
- Never spritz your hair with your favourite fragrance.
- Spray the fragrance on body parts that make close contact with air.