Happy Friday, Love Scent fans!
This week, we’re going to answer one of the most common questions we hear from people interested in pheromones: where is the best place to apply pheromones?
This is, of course, an important question! Unless pheromones are properly used and properly applied, they can’t do much for you. So, where should you apply them? To your skin? To your clothes? To your hair? Let’s take a look!
START WITH THE PULSE POINTS
When someone asks us where they should apply their pheromones, we usually tell them to apply the pheromones wherever they normally apply perfume or cologne. Most people apply their scents to their pulse points, which are the parts of your body where your veins run close to the surface of your skin (making it easy to feel your pulse, thus the name “pulse point”).
Why the tradition of applying perfume to pulse points? It’s because the skin can be slightly warmer here than in other areas due to the blood running so close to the surface. Fragrances are activated by warmth (scents don’t travel very far in the cold), so giving them a little boost of warmth, but not high heat, can help them work better and be noticed more. With pheromones, the pulse points can act as a natural diffuser, putting the smell of the pheromones out into the air.
In the early days of perfume and cologne, fragrances were very heavy and often oily, so putting them on the pulse points was essential–otherwise their scents wouldn’t get very far off the skin, and no one would smell them unless they were standing very close. There is some debate among perfumers about whether modern perfumes (which tend to be lighter and thinner than older perfumes) must be applied to the pulse points to work their best, but most fragrance experts still recommend the pulse points as the go-to fragrance application spots.
Most people can easily feel their pulse on their wrists, their throat, and the space right behind their ears, so this is where we recommend applying pheromones. Other places where the veins run close to the skin are the crook of the elbow, behind the knee, and the ankles; you can try these spots too if you’d like. Just remember: if you are using an unscented pheromone, either mix it with your fragrance first or apply the pheromones first and then apply your fragrance over them.
Most people follow this process: spray the fragrance on the wrist, gently rub the wrists together, and then dab the remaining perfume on the throat and behind the ears. If you would like to apply it to the elbows, back of the knees, or the ankles, spray some additional fragrance there. (Just be careful not to overdo it on strong pheromones.)
What about other parts of the body? Can those be good application points too? Let’s talk about that!
BEYOND THE PULSE POINTS
Some fragrance experts recommend experimenting with other application areas in addition to the pulse points. Depending on the carrier of your perfume or cologne, different parts of the body might work better than others.
If you have a water-based or alcohol-based fragrance, applying to other areas of your skin in addition to the pulse points may work well for you. Some recommendations are the underside of the arm (start at the elbow and give a good spray all the way down to the wrist), the chest, and the thighs. Because water- and alcohol-based fragrances are lighter, they have an easier time diffusing into the air and don’t necessarily need to be restricted to the pulse points, though they might not travel as far when applied elsewhere.
Now, many pheromone molecules are heavier than the fragrance molecules, so they might not travel as far as the fragrance without the help of the pulse points’ warmth. But remember: the cover fragrances in pheromones can work to bring people closer to you, so even if the pheromones aren’t traveling as far, the fragrance can catch people’s attention and draw them in–thus exposing them to the pheromones. This is why the right cover fragrance is so important!
If your fragrances are oil-based (as many natural fragrances are), some fragrance enthusiasts recommend putting the fragrance in your hair or beard. When worn in the hair, fragrances and pheromones can last all day–maybe even longer–because it clings to the hair fibers and isn’t broken down by your skin’s natural self-cleansing process. That said, the fragrance (and pheromones) might not travel as far, so wearing fragrances and pheromones in your hair or beard will work best in intimate situations where someone will already be very close to you.
Of course, you don’t need to restrict yourself to our recommendations here. Experiment with all sorts of different fragrance locations for your pheromone products to find what works best for you!
FRAGRANCES ON FABRICS?
You may have seen recommendations for fragrances, including pheromone fragrances, to be worn on fabrics. Some examples are shirt cuffs and collars, scarves, and even bedsheets. There are some pros and cons to this approach. Let’s start with the pros.
The main benefit to putting fragrances and pheromones on fabrics is that fabrics are not self-cleansing like our bodies are. While your skin will break down pheromones and their cover fragrances within 6-8 hours, and your hair’s oils will start to break down pheromones and fragrances within a day or so, fabrics don’t get clean until…well, until you clean them. Fragrances do naturally fade over time, but when applied to a fabric, they can last for days.
Fabrics also allow people with sensitive skin to use fragrances. If your skin reacts badly to fragrances or the carriers for pheromone products, applying them to fabric can spare your skin the irritation and let you enjoy some of the effects.
There are some cons to this approach, however. The main drawback is that fabrics cannot diffuse fragrances or pheromones into the air, so you would need to apply a lot of a fragrance to make it noticeable–and someone would need to be standing right next to you to feel the effects of the pheromones. In the case of pheromones or fragrances applied to linens such as bedsheets, this wouldn’t be too much of a problem. But if you’re trying to grab someone’s attention from across the room, it can make things harder.
There is also the problem of staining. Many fragrances, including pheromone perfumes and colognes, contain ingredients that can stain more delicate fabrics and can discolor sturdier fabrics before they are washed. This may or may not be a problem to you personally, so use your best judgement. If you’re worried about staining, make sure to test a small patch of fabric that isn’t normally seen by other people to see how bad the staining will be.
Fabrics are an unusual place for fragrances, but depending on the circumstances they might work perfectly well. As we said before, experiment broadly and do what works best for you!
There you have it, Love Scent fans! Some of the best places to wear pheromones. We hope you’re ready to start experimenting with all the different possibilities!
What are your go-to spots for wearing pheromone fragrances? Are you a traditionalist who sticks to the pulse points, or do you like applying them other places too? What about fabrics? Share your thoughts in the comments! As always, you can also contact us directly with your thoughts, questions, and concerns. Also be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get free samples and to be the first to hear about blog posts, exclusive promotions, new products, and more!
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