Natural scent of women linked to increased testosterone and seduction

Scent of Eros for women was formulated by James V. Kohl and it contains the active ingredients that Jutte and Grammer showed increased testosterone levels in men whose ratings of women’s photographs increased when they were exposed to the mixture.

2010 This news article discusses the demonstration of a sexually-relevant hormone response to the natural body odor of women, and may help to sustain interest in the use of pheromone-enhanced fragrance products for women. 2010 Women’s natural scent more seductive than perfume.  Here’s the link to the article abstract.  “…olfactory cues signaling women’s levels of reproductive fertility were associated with specific endocrinological responses in men–responses that have been linked to sexual behavior and the initiation of romantic courtship.”

2011 This news article suggests that women might gain a subtle competitive advantage by using pheromone-enhanced products that make them smell younger and more fertile.  The threatening scent of fertile women. Here’s a link to the full text of the article:  2011 “…subtle cues of fertility led to a cascade of mating-related processes–from lower order cognition to overt behavior–that reflected heightened mating motivation. Implications for theories of goal pursuit, romantic attraction, and evolutionary psychology are discussed.”

Also, see  Kohl,  Atzmueller, Fink and Grammer (2001) for the full text of an award winning review on the topic of human pheromones.

About James V. Kohl 1308 Articles
James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the evolved neurophysiological mechanism that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the sensory integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. His award-winning 2007 article/book chapter on multisensory integration: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences followed an award winning 2001 publication: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology, which was coauthored by disinguished researchers from Vienna. Rarely do researchers win awards in multiple disciplines, but Kohl’s 2001 award was for neuroscience, and his 2007 “Reiss Theory” award was for social science. Kohl has worked as a medical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, medical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people. James V. Kohl is certified with: * American Society for Clinical Pathology * American Medical Technologists James V. Kohl is a member of: * Society for Neuroscience * Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology * Association for Chemoreception Sciences * Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality * International Society for Human Ethology * American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science * Mensa, the international high IQ society