We've seen thousands of perfume commercials over the years that feature young models and actresses claiming that a certain perfume makes women sexier. They promise that you can seduce someone just with a few spritzes on your sensual zones like your neck, your wrist, and more. But does perfume actually make you seem like that seductress instantly? Or does it actually turn people off? After all, we do know those people who are actually allergic to perfumes that promise to attract rather than repel.
According to a new study, the dazzling commercials aren't lying to you. That little bottle can make you prettier, and for some ladies younger!
Monell Chemical Senses Center released research that women's faces are rated more attractive when they are accompanied with pleasant odors. Cognitive neuroscientist, Janina Seubert believes that this may show a common site of neural processing in the brain.
It is, however, not clear whether scent can influence real visual perception of facial features or how we evaluate the face emotionally in the brain.
Researchers found that things like wrinkles and blemishes along with perfume actually made the woman be perceived as being older, while a younger woman who sprayed on some perfume were perceived as being younger. Sorry older ladies, looks like the youngins won this battle.
Researchers also found that when both age groups wore something with an unpleasant smell they were perceived to be a similar age. So ladies, it looks like your investment in that perfume is a good one after all!
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