Happy weekend, Love Scent fans!
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All right, back to business…
Last week, we gave some general advice on testing out a new pheromone product; you might want to take a look at that post if you haven’t already. In short, there are four main things to keep in mind:
- Have control days
- Experiment broadly
- Know your body language
- Be respectful
Today, we’ll take a look at some more specific tips for how to experiment with your new pheromones. Let’s get started!
1. Before You Test
Before you even head out the door to test a new product, you’ll want to prepare properly. A few important things to remember:
Shower first. Basic hygiene is always important, and showering also reduces the risk of overdosing: showering helps remove any natural pheromones you’re already producing, meaning that you have more control over the amount of pheromones you’re wearing. This will also help you separate the effects of the pheromones you’re testing and your own natural pheromone cocktail.
Pick your formula. Maybe you’re using a pre-mixed pheromone cologne or perfume like Chikara, or maybe you’re using a mix of several products, or maybe you’re testing out a DIY formula of your own creation. If you’re using an unscented formula, you’ll also want to pair it with the right scent; you typically shouldn’t wear an unscented product on its own, as many pheromones have a natural scent that smells more like body odor than anything else. Remember, the formula you choose depends on the results you want; you can choose between socially-oriented formulas, sexually-oriented formulas, or formulas that are a good balance of the two.
Apply the pheromones properly. Pulse points tend to work best, because they act as natural diffusers for the pheromones and increase the likelihood that someone around you will pick up on them. If you’re using pheromones for self-effects (to boost your confidence, elevate your mood, and so on), it can also be helpful to put a dab under your nose to ensure that you get the full effects too.
If you, like me, are the sort of person who likes detailed instructions, the Love Scent Discussion Forum is a great resource. It has plenty of anecdotes and advice from other pheromone users, ranging from first timers to seasoned pheromone pros. You can find advice on all your preparation stages. For example, you can look to the “Hit Reports” thread for anecdotes on the formulas people used and what the responses were:
- Daedelus76 reports better luck with AndrosteNOL-heavy formulas like Scent of Eros or W.A.G.G. rather than AndrosteNONE-heavy formulas: “[W.A.G.G.] is good for taking down people’s shields, especially men.” If you’re the sort of person who tends to be more on the intimidating side or needs help breaking the ice, follow his lead. (Side note: this post also has good information on how to carry your pheromones with you.)
- koolking1 had good luck on an airplane (more on that later!) with a good dose of Androstenone Pheromone Concentrate combined with Scent of Eros and Alter Ego for Men, which led to pleasant interactions with the flight attendant. Interested in a similar experience? Try a similar pheromone combination.
You can also get advice on how to apply the pheromones, which is a question we hear often at Love Scent. You can follow boyevaya‘s lead: “one drop to the wrist rubbed together and then rubbing the wrists on [your] neck.” That puts a better visual on “apply to your pulse points,” doesn’t it?
Once you’ve decided on a formula, have applied your pheromones, and are ready to go, it’s time to head out to do some testing.
2. Field Testing
The most basic requirement for properly testing a pheromone is pretty simple: pay attention to the people around you and how they are responding to you. You can either casually observe these responses, or take detailed notes. Either way, it helps to have some questions in mind to help you hone your observations. If you’re trying out pheromones in the hopes of improving your romantic or sexual life, those questions might be:
- Are you receiving unsolicited attention from potential partners?
- Are you receiving unsolicited attention from people who are not potential partners?
- Is the attention you’re receiving positive or negative?
- Is the attention you’re receiving different from the attention you normally receive–i.e. is it more positive, more negative, more intense, etc.?
- If you’re testing the formula over a certain period of time, how often did you receive positive or negative attention during that period of time?
If you’re testing out a social formula, the questions might look more like this:
- How are people (friends, colleagues, and so on) responding to your presence?
- Are people more or less relaxed around you than usual?
- Are people more or less friendly to you than usual?
- Are people more or less talkative around you than usual?
- Are you noticing any self-effects, such as elevated mood or decreased anxiety?
You might also add in some personalized questions, especially if you’re interested in the formula’s effects on one person in particular, or if there’s a specific response you were hoping to see out of them.
Now that you’ve got some things to keep in mind, you’ll need to pick a location for your test. As we’ve said before, you should test pheromones in several different places, in different situations, with different people. This is not to say that you shouldn’t test out the same location or people more than once, just that you should have plenty of different experiences to compare. Remember: what works for one person might not work for another, and a pheromone that doesn’t give you many responses today might give you plenty of responses tomorrow. There are a lot of variables that you can’t control that might be in effect one day but not the next. So keep trying!
Sometimes, you’re trying out a pheromone to see how it effects one person in particular–a friend, a colleague, a partner, a potential partner, and so on. In that case, testing is pretty easy: just wear the pheromone around that person and monitor the effects. Some people don’t like to mention that they’re wearing pheromones for fear of a placebo effect; others are open about it. The choice is yours.
The discussion forum has helpful hints here too. T-KO has advice for making sure a potential partner is getting good exposure to the pheromones you’re wearing: “Be confident and for goodness sake make sure he gets a good wiff of your ‘Brand New perfume,’ ie. stick your arm out and make him smell it.” No need to mention the pheromones, just ask for their thoughts!
On the other hand, plenty of people want to test out pheromones with strangers. Maybe you want to meet a new partner, maybe you just enjoy feeling confident and in-charge, or maybe you want to get a sense of the pheromone’s effects for future reference. If this is you, there are hundreds of possibilities for testing. Just make sure to consider whether a particular pheromone is appropriate for a given venue. Potently sexual pheromones, for example, probably shouldn’t be tested out at work, as your colleagues and bosses will not appreciate the distractions. Formulas strong in social pheromones, however, can be tested in just about any environment. (Look here for more advice on pheromones that are, and aren’t, appropriate for the workplace.)
Some of the more obvious choices for testing pheromones, particularly the more sexual formulas, are bars and nightclubs: you’re surrounded by many different kinds of people, many of whom are already on the lookout for someone who might catch their eye. Concerts and other big outdoor events are good choices, too, for sexual and social formulas alike. If you’re testing a social formula, you can also test it out at work, on a night out with friends, or even at family gatherings. You can also try out a formula at the gym.
The discussion forum has some more unorthodox suggestions, too:
- koolking1, as we’ve already said, recommends airplanes: you’re in a controlled environment with people of all backgrounds, and the close proximity all but guarantees that your fellow passengers will be exposed to your pheromones.
- punkiebear recommends “a small controlled setting instead of a night club because you may be getting hits and not even realize it”–specifically, elevators. Try the elevator in your building at home or at work and monitor the effects on those around you. That’s one way to expose someone to pheromones without asking them to smell your wrist!
If you want an example of an extended period of testing a particular product, take a look at doctordizzle’s log on testing Chikara. This gives you a good sense of what it’s like to test a product over a period of several days and how to pay attention to people’s responses.
Once you’re out testing, pay attention to your surroundings and the body language of those around you, and be prepared to take plenty of mental notes.
3. Evaluating the Tests
After you’ve conducted a test, be it at a nightclub, at work, or in the elevator at the nearest department store (whatever works!), it’s time to evaluate. Remember the questions you needed to keep in mind? It’s time to answer them. Make note of the formula you used, where you applied it, where you tested it, and what the responses were from those around you–positive, negative, and everything in between.
If you’re serious about finding the right formula, you might even want to keep a notebook full of your observations, either on paper or your computer/tablet/phone. Writing it down will guarantee that you don’t forget it later and will help you directly compare formulas.
And there you have it! Now you’re ready to head out and test your pheromones to your heart’s content. Happy testing, Love Scent fans!
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