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I’ve long thought of perfume as my favorite psychological weapon in the art of seduction: invisible, and fraught with potential to push you into lust or horror with such a grace that you can’t see coming.
Perfume is like language in the way that it can wound and seduce at the exact same time. When my system is so shocked by the opener of a perfume, I’m forced to stop to examine it like a sensory car crash — watch it unfold in glorious detail, to examine the remains and smoke and ruin.
Do I consider this service my foolproof ticket to wifedom? But it’s already proven to be so much more interesting than other cruising mediums I’ve tried. That an invisible weapon can also be a courteous gesture. And, more seriously: that isn’t the kind of person I’m attracted to anyway.My first crush smelled unfortunately of mildew but I couldn’t keep my hands off him, so who am I to put reason over attraction?Given that I have a spectacularly depressing success rate of matches vs actual communication on Tinder, I figured nothing could really be worse than what is already uneventful. For smell.dating, they require of you a few things: I sent in the money and promptly forgot about it until I got the shirt in the mail. At the same time, a growing body of research suggests that a person's genetic compatibility, gender, age, and predisposition to illness are reflected in their "smell signature." Even in blinded experiments, subjects' smell preferences align broadly with their sexual desires." So my questions then inevitably became: how do I hack this shirt to make sure everyone who smells me falls in love with me?Before I started, I thought having my control over scent taken away from me would be fun, but now I realized that it was actually terrifying and vulnerable in ways I hadn’t bargained for. What if this experiment just proved my deepest fear: that I am utterly unremarkable?At the end of the party the photos were projected onto a wall and everyone was able to see which other guests liked the smell of their sweat.Despite the obvious gross-factor, Pheromone Parties seem to work: Prays reports that 12 of the 40 guests hooked-up, and 6 of those couples ended up dating for a significant amount of time.While the potential daters mingled with each other, they took breaks to smell the different bags.If they liked what they smelled, a photo was taken of them holding the bag with the dirty t-shirt they were attracted to.Everyone emits a different smell, and at Pray’s first Pheromone Party, attendees were required to wear the same shirt to bed three nights in a row (no perfume or deodorant allowed), put it in a Ziploc bag, and bring it to the party.40 guests showed up, with well worn in t-shirts in hand, and each shirt was labeled with a pink or blue post-it (depending on the owner’s sex) and a number.