Cleopatra filling her ship with rose petals, wading knee-deep through them to go and meet Mark Antony, proves seductiveness is embedded in the history of perfume, right? Well, if you don't believe Cleopatra and Mark, science has since also proven that certain scents can influence a person's attractiveness.
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"History, as well as science has also proven that certain scents can influence a person's attractiveness."
Here are some of the most surprising fragrances that make women alluring and attractive to men:
"Vanilla produces the feeling of happiness universally, and it is proven that it draws people’s attention, not to mention it's a well known aphrodisiac."
Soft, sweet, but strong and intense. Vanilla produces the feeling of happiness universally, and it is proven that it draws people’s attention. Some experts say it's a natural aphrodisiac with a proven ability to seduce and even increase arousal. The natural libido booster has been used since the 1700s, when physicians recommended it to male patients to ensure potency.
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"The scent itself is very sophisticated, yet emotionally uplifting, as it helps with circulation and blood flow."
It’s rare to find a scent more associated with love and romance than the Rose itself. It has been believed that this type of flower was created by the goddess of love, Aphrodite. According to the legend, her tears and her lover, Adonis', blood watered the ground from where the red Roses grew. It was then a symbol of love until death. The scent itself is very sophisticated, yet emotionally uplifting. This is due to the fact that Rose oil helps with circulation and blood flow.
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"Musk is a popular, always soft and sexy scent, able to evoque our animalistic nature."
Musk is the most carnal of all fragrance ingredients. Originally, musk was harvested from the sex glands of male musk deers. And, apparently, it smelled pretty horrific until it had been soaked in vodka for at least a few months or even years. These things are highly unacceptable today and we don't use animal derived ingredients anymore. However, the smell still lingers. As weird as its origins may be, musk remains a popular, always soft and sexy - synthetic scent today.
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"It has been widely used as an aphrodisiac to treat impotence and relieve anxiety, as well as evoque sensuality."
Sandalwood has a very distinctive, creamy and soft scent. Originating from the Orient, it has been widely used as an aphrodisiac to treat impotence and relieve anxiety. When combined with soft florals, such as orchids, sandalwood makes women become irresistible to men.
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"Jasmine is capable of boosting your mood, as well as your attraction with it. It contains a chemical called indole, which is also naturally present in our body."
Jasmine can boost your mood levels, which is an important part of attraction. It is also a well-known aphrodisiac and is often used in perfumes because it has a rich, sweet smell, and is known to be warming and seductive. Some experts even say that Jasmine is the most sensual of all natural scents. This is because jasmine contains the chemical indole. The plant releases this strong-smelling compound to attract pollinating insects. As it turns out, indole is also present in the human body.
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YOUR NATURAL SCENT
Experts found that men highly agree on how attractive they found women's body odours. Women with higher levels of estrogen and lower levels of progesterone, according to them, produced a more attractive odor. As such, the study concluded that body odor acts as a valid clue to potential fertility. Even if you wear unscented deodorant, launder your clothes in fragrance-free detergent, and generally stay away from perfumes, you still produce a distinctive scent, which can be attractive to men.
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