Loss of eyes associated with increased chemosensory abilities leads to a hypothesis of increased tactile sensitivity for food choice and mate choice.
This fact can be explained to a general audience by saying that food odors cause us to eat what causes us to produce pheromones that cause us to associate, or not associate, with other people. In this context, pheromones are social odors.
Our results indicate that people select specific perfumes that suit their individual body odor and they thus provide an insight into the highly individual nature of perfume choice.”
Individual body odor (i.e., pheromones) enhances appeal as does fragrance use. This is the concept of human pheromone-enhanced fragrances that I detailed in Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors.
The all-too-common visual approach to human physical attraction is akin to the visual perception of attractive foods being causal to the development of food preferences.
There is only one animal model for food choice and for mate choice.