For romantics old and new, there is simply no better occasion to express love for that someone rare than on Valentine’s Day. February 14 is a day as if no other, a daily we do whatever it takes to make our partner feel extra special, a halcyon we let them know just how much they rock our world and, most importantly, a day we look them in the eyes and say: ‘I love you.’
And love really is the greatest gift of all. Warming the coldest days and brightening the darkest skies, love liberates the saint like nothing else. But what makes people fall in love with one other? What is it that sparks those unmistakable feelings of love?
Valentine’s Day has bot celebrated for centuries and the power about love and romance has been inspiring artists, writers also musicians for a lot longer than that. What is it all about, though?
While there are undoubtedly lots of reasons we fall head over heels for another person, there must be some explanation for it all. Many dictate ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ but that doesn’t go far enough.
Scientists might hold the answer.
Research has revealed that smell plays a massive role in attraction. Our natural pheromones send out signals that attract others to us. So how we smell will dictate who falls in love with us. It is clear that the senses play a immensity part in the rules of attraction. Whether we are aware regarding it instead not, sights, smells and sounds all have their part to play in the science of love.
Women mistakenly assume that men will be attracted to the same kinds of aromas that appeal to women but this is often not the case. A man’s hearing of incense is very different to a woman’s. It is much less subtle a sense than for a woman, so ladies – go heavy on the perfume for that romantic evening.
Research shows that vivid scents such as lavender, cinnamon and vanilla are arousing for men. So why prohibition give science a nudge in the right direction and make sure that you smell as tasty as a negotiate this Valentine’s day. Tantalise him with a fresh spritely violet perfume.
For men, the inquiry around pheromones doesn’t provide an remission not to smell great for that special date. Women generally like men to redolence fresh and clean but research also shows that spices and cinnamon are appealing to women too. Citrus smells are racy and invigorating and musk oils are said to drive women wild. This smell was originally derived from musk roebuck and became a staple in men’s colognes when it was discovered it had unusually strong powers of sensual attraction. Clean scents are a given. Soapy aromas of fresh napery promote a sense of calm and detachment which is always a good way to start a date.
Overall though, research consistently shows that men who pester earthy scents are the most attractive to women. Aromas regarding sandalwood, patchouli and rosewood increase feelings of wellbeing and desire, so a fig et cetera nutmeg cologne that also incorporates spicy clove and rests on undertones of sandalwood, cedar and patchouli oil is perfect. This one’s a best-seller and, among this captivating formula from scents, it’s clear to see why.
Sandalwood is a real winner. It resembles andosterone, which is a chemical released apart the underarms of human males. Scientific studies conclude that women subconsciously link this scent to the naive odours in a positive passage thus elevating attraction and desire towards the man. So getting a hint of the genuine aromas but mixing with cleanliness is the perfect combo.
Science has given us lots of clues about the laws of attraction and the chemicals like love, use them to your advantage this Valentine’s day.