Bare Essentials

A pheromone is a chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species. Pheromones play a big part when it comes to the chemistry between you and your main squeeze. Many perfumers claim that their fancy bottles are packed full of manufactured or “natural” pheromones, guaranteed to drive us mad with desire. However, there is no scientific proof that this version works, so don’t part with all that cash yet.
We all tend to love our partner’s natural scent. It involves a sense of home or adventure for those playing the field (riding dirty). That being said, do not stop showering regularly. No one wants their olfactory senses overwhelmed with B-O. Washing all your bits and pieces thoroughly is super important, and no amount of product you douse yourself with will ever compare to a healthy and clean body.

Paphrodisiac elements can only be found in food. Guess what, certain elements found in fragrances possess the power to make your head spin, (in the best way possible) by evoking long lost memories, creating new ones and altering your present state of mind.
Those bottles of perfumes, lotions, and oils you covet not only make you smell irresistible but also work as an aide to get your motor running prior to a roll in the hay.
Let’s talk about a few ingredients in your favorite fragrances that double as aphrodisiacs and help you and your partner get in the mood to take things to the next level:

Heady and exotic, the essence of this flower is guaranteed to really get you both hot and bothered. No wonder it’s referred to as the “Queen of the Night”.
Jasmine provides a balancing action on both male and female hormones and can apparently even boost your confidence levels. Let’s be honest, bold is beautiful…

An Ayurvedic favorite, the benefits of rose essential oil are never-ending. It smells amazing, it contains anti-inflammatory properties, (bloat be gone) and most importantly, rose oil stimulates blood flow to the loins. The Force is strong with this one.

Sure, it smells like a dessert, but no one ever complains about that, do they? The scent of vanilla has a very calming effect on the olfactory nerves. This can help you relax when it’s time to do the deed. Do try to find perfumes, candles or bath oils with natural vanilla essence, even if it tends to be pricey since synthetic vanilla can verge on the sickeningly sweet side.

Studies show that women are turned on by the scent of fresh cucumbers. And no, it has nothing to do with the shape! The verdict is that this unlikely candidate causes arousal in women. Why not buy her cucumber scented candles and lotions for the bedroom and find out for yourself?

If all else fails, reach for the ginger in your pantry. Ancient Roman’s relied on it to set their sexuality on fire! Who are we to argue with the Romans?

Abdullah Al Chemi

A graduate from BUFT, Abdullah Al Chemi is passionate about fashion and lifestyle trends.