Do Pheromones in Perfume Really Work?

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If you are a lover of perfume, you may have noticed that more and more pheromone-infused fragrances are making their way to the shelves. They claim to make you more sexually attractive and promise to be your next favorite aphrodisiac. Well, it’s time to find out if this is true or not, because if so, we already know what your next gift to yourself needs to be!

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There are many experts and studies that go back and forth on whether or not these products do anything more than make you smell delicious. There is quite a bit of gray area in the idea that humans share the commonly known attribute of pheromonal attraction that animals have. According to a study published by the National Institute of Health, “a pheromone is comprised of one or only a few chemicals,  has well-defined behavioral or endocrine effects, and is little influenced by learning. To date, no chemicals have been isolated in humans that meet such criteria.”