Smell is clearly an important thing within any relationship. Personal hygiene is the first key to a good scent but beyond this obvious factor there is a huge range and variety of smells to be experienced. There are perfumes, pheromones, and a vast range of scents to choose from. Which of these scents you choose can have a significant effect on your love life so it is an important area of your relationship to consider.
Why is scent so powerful?
There are three key reasons why scents are important within a relationship:
● The olfactory gland (which is responsible for smell) is one of the most effective triggers for potent memories. Consider how your mother’s cooking provokes memories of your childhood and it will be clear how this works. Smell is a powerful force so having the right, consistent smell will connect your scent with good memories.
● We react to the smell of our partners in inexplicable ways. This actually relates to the way in which we develop as children. We are attached to the scent of our mother from birth and this is why a child is largely happier in its mother’s arms than anywhere else. A similar bond is created with partners at a later age and this particular scent can trigger feelings of closeness and security.
● Attraction is, in evolutionary terms, about the attraction to a partner of good breeding stock. Whilst this is no longer the primary concern of most couples, the elements that we are attracted to in people relates to health, strength, beauty and intelligence. Scent plays a large role in this through pheromones and mental triggers.
Pheromones are natural chemical scents that are produced by the body and which act as signals for sexual behaviour. Although it is usually subconscious, chemical scents play a huge role in the sexual attraction of individuals to one another. Those with incompatible pheromone scents will find it difficult to become comfortable with one another.
It is possible to purchase pheromones which act as a perfume and supposedly attract the opposite sex. This can be effective but it is important to consider that you have your own pheromone scent and that masking it with another could form attractions that will not last.
Perfumes are more readily available and more commonly used than pheromones. A perfume acts more as an additional scent rather than a means of attraction in itself. Certain scents, however, can be incredibly attractive to members of the opposite sex (or the same sex) if they are utilised well. Wearing a scent regularly will connect that particular scent with you and with good memories. This is just one way in which you can begin to strengthen a bond with your partner through the olfactory senses.
Scents can be used to create connections with happy times by wearing them regularly for dates or by triggering them at regular intervals. The scent of fresh flower delivery, for example, can trigger happy memories whenever it is experienced as long as you build this connection. By creating associations with scents you will begin to forge unbreakable bonds of attraction with your partner.
Author Bio: Tom Mallet is an Australian freelance writer and journalist. He writes extensively in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US. He’s published more than 500 articles about various topics, including perfumes, flower delivery.
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