Perfumes and the Women Who Love Them
by: Jim Jin
If it is Valentine’s Day, then many men resort to flowers
or candy to show the women in their lives just how much they really care.
For the bigger holidays such as birthdays or Christmas, men typically
reach a bit deeper into their pockets for the larger ticket items such as
jewelry or perfume. But the reason why so much perfume is sold in any
given year has far more to do with hormones and the feelings created by
certain scents than by the gift-giving rationale of men.
Perfumes, colognes, and scented oils have been part of
human civilization since the time of the ancient Egyptians and beyond.
Jars and vases filled with exotic fragrances have also been found in
ancient Chinese burial sites. In fact, the use of perfumes has no exact
starting date as its exact history is unknown. All that is truly known is
that women and men have been using cologne and perfume to enhance their
own scent for thousands of years will continue to do so for the
In any given year, 66% of men and 75% of women find
themselves buying cologne or perfume during the course of a year.
Researchers believe that part of the reason why women love receiving
perfume (and also when men love giving perfume as a gift) is due to
pheromones. Pheromones are hormones thought to stimulate sexual appetite
or interest and they are triggered by scent.
So do women love perfume because it makes them want to
have sex? No, actually the scent has a more dramatic effect upon men.
While the effect is less pronounced in women, certain colognes worn by men
have been known to produce a similar desire in women. Although a link
between the scent of perfume and increased sexual desire has been found,
researchers do not believe that it explains the desire to wear perfume on
a daily basis.
In fact, most scientists believe that human pheromones and
their impact upon our behavior has decreased over the years as we have
become more advanced and civilized. While most scientists conclude that
scent once played a rather large part in human mating habits, they believe
that it has relatively little to do with sexual attraction in this day and
So then…why do women love perfume so much and why is it
such a popular gift during the holidays? It actually seems to be due to
the simple feeling created by wearing any fragrance that one finds
appealing. In fact, the feeling created by a woman wearing perfume is
similar to that made by a candle used for aromatherapy. It is soothing,
subtle, and slightly romantic but not really sexual in nature.
Of course, it does not really matter why precisely a woman
loves wearing perfume. All that is truly important is that she does love
to smell great and the attention she receives when wearing her favorite
perfume. In time, the perfume and the scent of her own body will combine
into a singular aroma that will literally become her own scent.
As the sense of smell can recall the most vivid of
memories, it is this unique scent of a woman combined with her perfume
that people tend to remember most when thinking of that person. Men will
often buy the same perfume for a woman even years after she has ceased
using it because it is the scent they have come to identify with that
And yet, women do move on to new perfumes and always seem
to be on the search for a new scent to adorn their bodies. Of course, it
is not surprising for some higher end perfumes to cost $100’s of dollars
per bottle which is why a large number of women and men find themselves
shopping for their favorite brands online. The Internet can also be a
great place to find deals on new perfumes and fragrances as most websites
generally offer a much greater selection than traditional stores.
The love of perfume by both men and women may be
completely instinctual and somehow related to sexuality. However, the fact
is that perfume just plain smells great and therefore puts us in a good
mood. Who doesn’t like something that smells good—be it a pot roast or a
garden lily? Of course, pot roast has a tendency to make us hungry…so what
does the smell of fine perfume make us? There has to be a really good
reason why perfume is so popular, now doesn’t there??
About The Author
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