Happy Friday, Love Scent fans!
Today, we’re going to be answering a frequent question we get from people curious about using pheromones–specifically, from people curious about using unscented pheromones. People frequently want to know if these pheromones can be worn by themselves, without any additional scents of any kind.
Usually, this question comes from people who are very sensitive to fragrances. Many people experience sneezing, itchy eyes, headaches, or even asthma attacks when exposed to fragrances, so they and the people around them need to be careful of the scents they wear. We understand, and we’d like to make sure you have all the information you need to make a good decision about potentially using unscented pheromones. So let’s take a look!
REMINDER: WHAT ARE UNSCENTED PHEROMONES, ANYWAY?
An important thing to keep in mind when using unscented pheromones is that the “unscented” part doesn’t mean the pheromone has no scent at all; it just means that it does not contain any additional fragrance, such as a perfume or a cologne. Most unscented pheromones still have a scent to them, because pheromones themselves have a scent–some stronger than others.
For example: one of our most popular products, Alpha-7 Unscented, does not contain a cologne or perfume but does have a strong scent by itself. This is due to its high concentration of sex pheromones that smell like body odor to most people. (Some people are more sensitive to the smell of these sex pheromones than others, so even if you don’t find Alpha-7 Unscented that stinky, chances are good that the people around you do.) If you wear Alpha-7 Unscented without any fragrance, you’ll smell a bit like sweaty gym clothes. Not exactly the sexy scent of attraction!
On the other hand, another one of our most popular products, Liquid Trust, contains a pheromone that barely has a scent of its own. Liquid Trust mostly smells like its carrier liquid, which is a mix of perfumer’s ethanol and water. Once the ethanol evaporates off, Liquid Trust doesn’t smell like much of anything.
In between Alpha-7 Unscented and Liquid Trust (at least in terms of smelliness) would be products containing only social pheromones. Pure AndrosteNOL, for example, has a faint pheromone smell, but most people do not find its natural scent at all unpleasant. People will be able to detect the pheromone smell, but they won’t be bothered by it like they would probably be by the scent of Alpha-7 Unscented.
So, basically, not all unscented pheromones are the same in terms of smell; the only main thing they have in common is that they don’t smell like a perfume or a cologne. Beyond that, there’s a range of natural pheromone smells to contend with.
ARE UNSCENTED PHEROMONES MORE OR LESS EFFECTIVE?
Another critical thing to remember when using unscented pheromones: pheromones are detected by a completely separate part of our olfactory systems than other smells. There’s a special organ in your nose called the VNO (short for vomeronasal organ) that is specifically designed to detect pheromones, but doesn’t pick up other smells. Meanwhile, other receptors in your nose pick up other smells and odors, but don’t detect pheromones.
So, even if you wear pheromones with a heavy dose of perfume or cologne to cover up any unpleasant odors that the pheromones bring to the table, the pheromones themselves won’t be any less effective. You and people around you will smell the scent of your cover fragrance, but everyone’s VNOs will still be detecting the pheromones underneath the fragrances.
In short: unscented pheromones aren’t more or less effective than scented pheromones as long as you use a cover fragrance when needed. If you need a cover fragrance, but don’t use one, people will steer clear of you because of the unpleasant smell–the opposite reaction you want when using pheromones. If you need a cover fragrance, and do use a pleasant one, the fragrance will keep people from smelling any unpleasant natural pheromone smells and will help the pheromones work better.
WHEN TO USE A COVER FRAGRANCE WITH UNSCENTED PHEROMONES
We generally recommend always using unscented pheromones with a cover fragrance, simply because cover fragrances themselves can enhance the pheromones and help them work better even when they’re not necessarily needed. But if you or someone you’re regularly in contact with is sensitive to fragrances, it’s not always possible to wear them. So when can you get away without using a cover fragrance, and when do you really need to use one?
Let’s take a look at some products that can be worn without a cover fragrance, some that may or may not need a cover fragrance depending on when and how you use them, and pheromones that should always be worn with a cover fragrance (and therefore avoided if you can’t use fragrances).
Can be worn without a cover fragrance:
- Liquid Trust–as we mentioned above, this product is virtually scent-free after the alcohol in its carrier evaporates off, and never requires additional fragrance; the ideal choice for people sensitive to fragrances.
- Super Primal for Him–this AndrosteNOL concentrate does not have a strong smell because its pheromone ingredient doesn’t have much of a noticeable odor; it can be worn without a cover fragrance in most cases.
- Pure AndrosteNOL–this pure pheromone contains the same pheromone ingredient as Super Primal for Him, but at a higher concentration and with a different carrier liquid; most people can wear it without a cover fragrance, but use your best judgement.
Can be worn without a cover fragrance in some circumstances:
- New Pheromone Additive for Women–this unscented pheromone concentrate does contain some of the smellier sex pheromones, but at low concentrations; some people may be able to wear it without a cover fragrance, but if people comment on an odd smell, be prepared to cover it with some sort of scent.
- Super Primal for Her–this AndrosteNONE concentrate contains one of the smelliest pheromones around, but at a low, user-friendly concentration; it’s theoretically possible to use it without a cover fragrance, but be ready to cover it if people are sensitive to the smell.
- Chikara Unscented–this product contains a blend of pheromones, some stinkier than others, at a medium concentration; some people have successfully used it without a cover fragrance, but you should be ready to use one just in case.
- Some Pure Pheromones–some pure pheromones, such as Estratetraenol, AndrosteRONE, AndrostaDIENONE, and AndroSTANone, can be worn without a cover fragrance in certain circumstances; it will depend on your sensitivity to their natural smells, and the sensitivity of those around you, so you may need to use a cover scent with them.
Should always be worn with a cover fragrance:
- Love Scent Copulin Concentrate–this pheromone has the most intense smell of anything in our catalog, and most people find it overwhelming unless diluted and covered with a fragrance; a few drops in an entire bottle of your favorite perfume will probably be all you need.
- Primal Women–this product contains AndrosteNOL and the same copulins found in Love Scent Copulin Concentrate, but at a much lower concentration; that said, the copulin smell is still there, so be prepared to pair this one with a cover scent.
- Alpha-7 Unscented–as we said above, this one smells like body odor when it’s not paired with a fragrance, and we don’t recommend wearing it without a scent of some kind; any cover scent will do, as long as it adequately covers up the pheromone smell.
- New Pheromone Additive for Men–this one has just enough of a strong odor to need a cover scent in all but the rarest of circumstances; its blend of pheromones is a bit musky and a bit reminiscent of body odor, though not to the same degree as Alpha-7 Unscented.
- Pure AndrosteNONE–this is one of the smelliest pheromones, and this product has it at its highest possible concentration; we definitely don’t recommend wearing this one without a cover scent of some kind.
Using unscented pheromones isn’t necessarily complicated: even those that require a cover fragrance don’t need anything particularly special, and can simply be paired with your favorite perfume, cologne, body spray, essential oil blend, scented pheromone, or any other kind of scent. The key to using unscented pheromones successfully is to know what you’re working with, how you and those around you will respond to it, and planning accordingly.
There you have it, Love Scent fans! We hope that those of you who are interested in using unscented pheromones feel prepared to make an informed decision now!
Do you have experience with using unscented pheromones? Have you ever used an unscented pheromone by itself when you should have worn a cover scent? What was your experience? Tell us in the comments! You can also feel free to contact us directly with your questions, comments, and concerns. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about blog posts, new products, exclusive promotions, and more!
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