3 Tips For Properly Using Pheromones

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Okay, back to business!

This week, we’re going to go over a few tips for properly using pheromones.

Most of you probably already know the basics of pheromone use: apply your pheromones to a pulse point like the throat, wrists, or behind the ears, and, in the case of most unscented pheromones, pair with your favorite cover fragrance. A lot of people find that this is enough to ensure a great experience with pheromones. If it’s enough for you, keep doing what you’re doing!

If you’re still having issues with getting the results you want, though, have a look at the tips below. You might find the information you need to improve your experience, and your results!



“Overdosing” basically means using too much of a particular pheromone, whether it’s a pure pheromone like AndrosteNONE or a pheromone cologne like Alpha-7. More is not always better when it comes to pheromones, and using more than you need can backfire. If people are avoiding you, being unusually confrontational or aggressive with you, or appear intimidated or aggravated by you, you’re probably overdosing. Maybe they’re overwhelmed by the dominant aura you’re putting off, or maybe they just don’t like the strong smell coming from your direction. Either way, overdosing defeats the purpose of wearing pheromones.

Some people are more prone to overdosing than others. Younger people, for example, naturally produce more pheromones than older people, so it’s easier for them to use too much. Some people naturally produce more of a certain type of pheromone, too, so adding more of it can quickly lead to an overdose.

Some pheromones also carry a higher risk of overdosing. Sexual pheromones, for example, should be used sparingly by most people, because their effects are naturally more aggressive and dominant than than you see with social pheromones.

The risk of overdosing increases when you combine different pheromone products. For example, while Chikara and Alpha-7 can produce excellent results when used together, both also contain AndrosteNONE, so using them together can result in an overdose if you use too much of both–especially if you already produce plenty of AndrosteNONE on your own. So be sure to keep each formula’s contents in mind when mixing.

So how can you avoid overdosing? It’s actually pretty easy:

  • Start with less–use the minimum recommended amount, and only use more if you’re sure you need it
  • Practice good hygiene–bathing regularly ensures that you don’t have too much of a natural pheromone buildup on your skin, making it less likely that you’ll overdose by adding more pheromones
  • Know yourself–be aware of how you’re perceived without pheromones; if you’re already an alpha type, using strong, dominant pheromones can rapidly lead to an overdose, so use them sparingly (or avoid them altogether)
  • Use cover scents–sometimes overdosing just makes you smell unpleasant, so make sure to use a nice cover fragrance to mask the natural scent of pheromones

Follow those easy rules, and you can minimize your risk of overdosing and have a much more pleasant and successful pheromone experience.



You may have heard that pheromones last 6-8 hours on your skin, and that is generally true. But why don’t they last indefinitely? Well, some are absorbed into the skin (we’ll talk more about that in the next tip) and some are sweated off, but most are metabolized and converted by the bacteria on your skin.

Once you put pheromones on your skin, those pheromones come into contact with the many, many bacteria that live there. Those bacteria will soon metabolize the pheromones and convert them into something else entirely. This isn’t something you can avoid, but it’s also not something you need to worry about too much. The bacteria are just doing what they do.

There is one side-effect of this natural process you need to consider, though: the end product of the bacterial conversion can be much smellier than the pheromone you originally put on. Similar conversions are actually part of the reason your sweat smells the way it does. Some pheromones (like AndrosteNOL) have smellier end results than others, even though they might not smell like much when they’re first put on your skin.

So, if you want to avoid a quick conversion into something smelly, avoid areas that are particularly bacteria-rich, like your underarms or groin. This won’t allow the pheromones to last forever (there isn’t a single square inch of your skin that isn’t covered in bacteria), but it can delay the process a little and allow the pheromones to last a little longer.

At the end of the day, wash off the pheromones (or rather, the by-products that the bacteria left behind) so you can start fresh tomorrow. Which brings us to our next point…



Pheromone buildup is something that mostly happens to people who wear pheromones every day, and wear them in the same place every day. Basically, it means that larger-than-normal amounts of pheromones get absorbed into your skin and remain there, which makes it difficult for you to judge how many pheromones you actually need and can negatively impact the effects of even the most dependable formulas.

If you were having great luck with a pheromone at first but are seeing fewer good responses as time goes on, or you’re having inconsistent responses, or you have good responses the day after application rather than the day of application, you might be experiencing buildup.

For most of us, buildup is something to avoid. It makes it difficult to judge the amount of pheromones you should be wearing because you can’t be sure of how many are already on your skin, and keeps you from enjoying consistent responses to your favorite pheromones.

Luckily, buildup isn’t too hard to avoid. Just follow these basic guidelines:

  • Wash thoroughly–give your application points a good scrub at the end of every day to make sure you can start with a “clean slate” the next time you apply
  • Avoid consistently large doses–this helps you avoid overdosing to begin with, and also makes sure you won’t suffer from too much buildup; limit high doses to special occasions
  • Take breaks after large doses–if you used a large dose yesterday, try avoiding the same pheromones today

See? Avoiding pheromone buildup isn’t difficult, and makes sure your experience with pheromones is much more consistent and pleasant!


There you have it, Love Scent fans! If you haven’t been having much luck with pheromones, make sure you’re aware of the various issues discussed here and address them if need be. We want you to enjoy these products as much as possible!

If you want to explore more tips for using pheromones, have a look at these resources:

And, of course, contact us with any questions you may have!


Have you deal with overdosing or buildup in the past? Have you noticed that some pheromones fare worse with bacterial conversions than others? Tell us about it below! We always love to hear from you!

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