I have always been told I give off the smell of sweet butter. I put no thought into it the first time I heard it, but more and more I was being told this. Subsequently, I had always noticed my husband had a familiar smell but I couldn’t put my hands on it. Then one day it hit me, he smells like sweet peas. Specifically, his breath smelled like it. Still, at this point, I didn’t think too much about it. After I had my second daughter, I was playing with her one day and noticed she, also, smelled like sweet peas! I didn’t know what it meant, us having these distinct smells, so I decided to do some research into it and found out about pheromones.
The definition of pheromone is an agent secreted by an individual that produces a change in the sexual or social behavior of another individual of the same species; a volatile hormone that acts as a behavior-altering agent. Which basically means you smell . The reactions from pheromones can modulate sexual activity or affect aggression. In animals it is released through skin, urine, feces, and their breath, just like my husband’s. Scientist found that in humans it is mostly secreted through our skin and usually associated with sweat glands and areas having hair.
I also found that women’s underarm odors can synchronize the timing of other women’s reproductive cycles. This explains why women who live together often develop synchronous menstrual periods. I have noticed this a countless number of times when working or living with other women. But I always just thought it was coincidence, pretty cool.
Pheromones are believed to help attract the opposite sex. If this is true, maybe you don’t need to use all those perfumes and deodorants to attract that special someone. Ever met someone and immediately you clicked or seen a couple and wondered how they ended up together….well maybe, just maybe, it’s pheromones at work.