When it comes to romance and attraction, your sense of smell is more important than you think.
A recent study published in Biological Psychology examined the importance of smell in human attraction and relationships. Unlike some studies examining pheromones, an area not well understood in the human animal, this study focuses on the regular, run-of-the-mill sense of smell.
Spilled on clothes, furniture, carpeting and in the car, the smell of coffee is a signature scent.
It’s my signature scent: coffee and cream.
I wear it on all my clothes, and dash it on rugs and upholstery. Drop drips on sueded shoes. Like a pre-teen soaking stationery in perfume, I’ve been known to drench papers, important or not. There are several drying on papertowels as I write. Coffee and Cream is not an unpleasant way to smell, but it’s not Chanel. It is, however, a more reasonable way to smell than eau de pineapple, which was how I reeked after a shift at the cannery (which is another story).
He was cute, scruffy and just my type. Unfortunately, that dirty didn't wash off.
I have a type: the scruffy, sensitive man's man. A yoga epiphany about meeting this guy came through when I met Josh. After our first date, things were great. But two minutes into date number two, I realized I had a problem. Rather, Josh had a problem: he smelled really bad.
Kate Walsh's new "Boyfriend" perfume inspires us to find which male scents we love most.
Private Practice’s Kate Walsh is going to give you the chance to "wear him" when she debuts her new perfume "Boyfriend" on the Home Shopping Network, November 11. Inspired, we pulled together the top 6 men's fragrances we women love most.
Skip the musk: it's these fragrances that really make men drool.
Baked goods, candy, fruit—skip the musk: it's these scents that really make men drool. The Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation (say that 5 times fast) sniffed out the smells that attract men most. The surprising finding? It wasn't just perfume that they loved: it was the scent of some common yummy foods that got the guys aroused.
From heavy breathing to lip-licking, some things are sexy from only one gender.
Women and men are wildly different. Ladies are soft, smell nice and are purty. Most dudes are lumpy/coarse, smell like motor oil and bear meat and are generally utilitarian in terms of looks. Because of your sensuality, delicateness and otherworldliness, there are a handful of sexy things you can totally get away with doing. But it is spectacularly weird and decidedly unsexy when we try the same moves.
"I Married A Stranger" hopes to discredit the idea that seeing is believing.
Imagine falling for someone you've barely met let alone never seen? This is not the premise for a faceless Facebook application. It's the new Fox reality television show titled, "I Married a Stranger."
Things women smell, saying goodbye to old toys, lying to appear more attractive.
Love Bytes: three must click sex, dating and relationship links.
Women notice stinkiness. Men don't. Did we really need a study to tell us this? [Dear Sugar]
How discard your old sex toys, without trashing the planet. [Em and Lo]
Is it really lying if in your heart you feel like an astronaut? [Shine]
Meeting people can feel like an advertising campaign. You accentuate the good and minimize the bad. So, stretching the truth is a tough balance. You want to have a good enough story to engage someone, but if you make it too good, they will be disappointed when it turns out to not be true. Setting the bar low might work-when you start dating you turn out better than advertised. But if you set the bar too low in the beginning, then that love interest may not want to follow up and get to know more about you.