Written by Dave Rich

On April 18, 2014

We have divided our Pheromone Frequently Asked Questions into the following sections to make for easy browsing. The first section is Pheromones in General, the second section is Pheromone Product Info, and the third and final section is Using Pheromones.

Pheromones in General

Pheromones are natural chemical scents that have no distinguishable odor yet have a powerful affect on social behaviors, especially mating. Scientists have long known of their affect on members of the animal kingdom, but new evidence is emerging to strongly suggest they have a profound effect on human beings as well.

According to James Kohl, well-known pheromone researcher, these undetectable pheromone odors can accelerate puberty, control women’s menstrual cycles and may even influence sexual orientation. The odors affect whom people have sex with and how often and how mothers and infants bond. They also help people distinguish family members from lovers and can even influence learning and brain development.

Are the Pheromones You Sell Animal or Human?

No animals were harmed in the making of these pheromone products. When pheromones first hit the scene, they were made from the glands of the musk deer. No manufacturer needs to use animal products in their scents anymore. These pheromones can now be easily created in a lab and they’re all human, not animal. Some companies are just a scam, offering products with no pheromones or very low dose pheromones. Those are the ones you should watch out for.

Do Pheromones Have an Odor? I Thought They Were Unscented

When you get a full whiff of the pheromone Androstenone, you’ll definitely know it. Most people describe the scent as “BO” or stale perspiration. It’s not the most attractive smell at full strength, but at a lower dose and combined with other perfumes or colognes, the smell is undetectable.

The scentless claim means that the effects are just as powerful at lower doses, where the scent is not detectable. The response happens subconsciously without a need to detect the smell with the standard olfactory senses. The organ that detects the pheromones is called the Vomeronasal organs. The pheromones are like a subliminal message on tape that only these organs can detect. The smell is there but you don’t notice it because it’s masked by other smells. Your perfume or cologne acts as a carrier for the pheromones. People will want to get a good whiff of the pleasant fragrance and that’s when the pheromones go to work.

What Does “VNO” Stand For?

The VNO stands for Vomeronasal organs. They transmit information detected from the pheromones to the brain and operate separately from the part of the nose that detects normal odors.

Are Pheromones Only for Heterosexuals?

No. Pheromones can be used to enhance your social and love life, regardless if you’re male or female, gay or straight. Pheromones naturally increase your confidence and make you feel more youthful and attractive.

What’s the Difference between Androstenone and Androstenol?

Androstenone and Androstenol are both testosterone-linked pheromones. Androstenone is the strongest, most aggressive pheromone attractant and it’s what makes “Primal Instinct” so powerful. The pheromone product “Attraction” contains both. As a matter of fact, most Stone Lab products contain both.

Pheromone Products Info

Why are There So Many Different Products if the Effect is the Same?

All of our pheromone products influence behavior. The one you choose will depend on how you want their behavior to be influenced. For example, the pheromone product, “Edge Trust” draws people in with a chemical called oxytocin, which has been scientifically proven to increase feelings of trust. It’s a subtle attractant that’s very affective without coming on too strong. “Primal Instinct”, on the other hand, is magnetic. It exudes sexuality and makes those around you take notice. When choosing pheromone products, be careful to choose one that has a good reputation. Love Scent, which has the largest user base on the net, is the reason this site exists at all!

How Do I Choose the Best Pheromone Product for Me?

The best way to choose the right pheromone product for you is to read as much information as you can about each product. Look over the information in the pheromone information library. A good place to start is the product guide.

What’s the Best Product for Beginners?

The best product for beginners may depend on the user and the desired outcome. We offer pheromone gel packets at a lower cost so you can try them out before committing to a larger purchase. “Scent of Eros” is one of the highest-rated pheromone products and is ideal for pheromone newbies.

What Pheromones Should I Use to Attract the Same Sex?

There is interesting new evidence to suggest that gay men and lesbians produce different pheromones than their straight counterparts. Because of this, new pheromone products are being produced specifically designed for the gay community.

However, the pheromones sold on this website can assist gay men and women in enhancing their masculinity or femininity to attract members of the same sex. For example, lesbian women who feel more inclined toward the masculine may see benefit from using pheromones designed for men. Gay men more inclined toward the feminine may find using pheromones designed for women to work in their favor.

Another option for gays and lesbians may be to experiment with pheromone products designed to be used by men or women. Gay men, the only pheromone products you should avoid are those containing Androstenone, as this is a very “non-gay” pheromone.

Is There a Difference Between Manufacturers?

Most manufacturers produce similar products with corresponding price ranges. The top manufacturers are:

  • LaCroy Chemical
  • Stone Research Lab
  • Primal Instinct BDC Concepts

Is Primal Instinct Your Best Product?

Primal Instinct is our strongest product. This is why it’s the most expensive. The concentration of pheromones is among the highest and a little goes a long way. The manufacturer recommends only 2 drops per 10ml bottle, which means the bottle will last a very long time.

How Long Do Pheromones Last on Your Body/Clothes?

This depends on your body chemistry and how and where the pheromones are worn. For example, if you use a few drops of scent on your wrist in the winter, it can last until you shower it off the next day. If it gets on your clothing, it can last for days or even weeks!

What Happens if You Mix Two Pheromone Products Together?

To learn more about the benefits of mixing two pheromone products together, visit the forums. Many users mix two or more products together to achieve synergistic affects greater than could be realized with a single product!

Using Pheromones

How Do I Make the Most of Pheromones?

Pheromones are tools and like any tool, it takes time to master the use of it.

Men: Pheromones don’t do all the work. Rather, they enhance your good attributes. When using them, be the “good guy”. Look for opportunities to be helpful to the women around you. Make them laugh, flirt with them, pull out their chairs. Be there for them but don’t come on too strong. Allow the pheromones to draw them to you naturally. Chemistry has a way of working on its own.

Women: Ice queens may be beautiful to look at from afar, but they’re hardly approachable. When you make eye contact with a man you’re interested in, offer a warm smile or a friendly “Hello”. You don’t have to make the first move, but you do need to appear approachable so he’s not too intimidated to speak to you.

Everyone: It takes more than just a spray of pheromones to get people interested in you. You need to do some of the work on your own. Start by feeling sensual and attractive. Dress the part. Be friendly, funny and helpful. People, especially women, are naturally drawn to people whose lives appear to be going in a positive direction.

Where Should I Apply the Pheromones?

The typical perfume “spots” are fine for starters; wrists, behind the ears, neck and chest. You can also apply them under the armpits, the thighs, legs and even pubic area. Be sure to take caution when using them in delicate areas. When applying to clothing, use small amounts and don’t apply to fine linen as it could stain.

Can I Mix Pheromones with my Own Cologne or Perfume?

Yes. That’s what they’re designed to do. When mixing, it is best to use unscented pheromone products to mask the musky scent. If you try to mix scented pheromones with your favorite scent, you might end up with unexpected results.

How Do I Mix and Use Pheromones?

Pheromone colognes (dab-on oils)**(Passion Pheromone Attractant, Passion Copulins Concentrate, and Pheromol Factor) can be used just like regular cologne. Use your nose as a guide for the best amount. As time passes, you’ll notice the smell may gradate to its musky pheromone smell.

Scented concentrates (scented Edge, scented Primal Instinct, Alter Ego, scented Attraction) are extremely concentrated products designed to mask the odor of the pheromones, which some people may find a bit offensive. Because of their highly concentrated formulation, only a small amount need be applied. Again, let your nose be your guide.

Unscented concentrates (unscented Edge, unscented Primal Instinct, unscented Attraction and Andro 4.2) are also extremely concentrated. Since they do not have the camouflage offered by the scented concentrates, it’s possible to overdue them. Overuse of them can cause the opposite affect of what you’re going for.

Some people describe the scent of pheromones as similar to body odor and it’s not always easy to use your nose as a guide. Over 25% of men cannot detect their own pheromone scents, which means you could be turning people off.

Your environment and setting also come into play when trying to attract a mate. There’s a fine line between, “Damn, this guy puts me in the mood” and “Damn, this dude could use a shower”. When trying pheromones for the first time, begin with 1 spray (Edge and Attraction) or 1-2 drops (Primal) and work your way up. Also, use a good cologne to cover up the scent when using unscented pheromones. Experiment until you find the right combination for you.

Additive Products (New Pheromone Additive NPA, Androstenone Fragrance Additive AFA) are extremely concentrated formulae designed to be added to your own favorite perfume or cologne. These come with their own separate instructions and should be mixed accordingly. You may also use a pocket-sized atomizer and keep it ready for use “in the field”. Plastic (not metal) syringes from your local pharmacy can be useful for extracting small, controlled amounts of the additive products. New Pheromone Additive has a plastic dropper which customers find very useful.

Super Primer Essential Oils come in a handy dropper bottle which makes mixing them with unscented pheromone products a breeze. Since these unscented pheromone products can have a strong musky odor that may be a turn-off when used on their own, these essential oils are ideal to cover them up. The dropper bottle is very easy to use.

Simply fill a spare atomizer with your preferred unscented pheromone product, squirt in a dropper full of SP e-oil and give it a shake to mix. Apply it and see how it smells once it’s dried. You can always add more so start with just a few drops. With an oil-based product, such as Primal Instinct, you may want to try this process in the reverse by adding the Primal Instinct directly into the SP e-oil bottle.

Un-rated pheromone colognes such as Yes, Lure, IR Colognes and APC are products we have no data on or unimpressive data on, but customers still keep coming back for more. For some, they’re a go-to product because of their great smell and lasting effect. Plus, they can be affectively spiked with enhancing additives.

Skin or Clothing: Which is Best?

Both skin and clothing applications have their advantages. When you apply it to your skin, the affect of the pheromones happens quickly but they can also wear off faster. Applying it to clothing can have a more subtle affect but be careful; the scent can last through several launderings. Unscented pheromone sprays such as Edge are most effective on clothing. (Take care when using on delicate fabrics.)

What Can I Expect from Using Pheromones?

Pheromones are more a tool than a magic wand. You have to learn how to use them and practice makes perfect.

Tips for Men: Pheromones enhance the masculine aspect of a man, giving him a powerful, studly essence that exudes confidence. Just remember, if you walk into a dance club or grocery store looking like Clint Eastwood, women may be more intimidated than attracted. Women are drawn to powerful men but only if they feel you’ll use that power to protect them, not exploit or control them. Look into her eyes, smile and be approachable.

Tips for Women: Fear is your worst enemy. If you’re interested in a man, you don’t have to make the first move but smile and be approachable. Men like a little mystery and seductiveness but they also need a little warmth to encourage them.

Okay, I’ve Been Using This Stuff for a While and Nothing is Happening. What Gives?

  • A – You may be using too much. If it’s not working for you, dial it back a little. Remember, a little goes a long way and if you’re overdoing it, you may be turning people off instead of on.
  • B – Be mindful of the “BO” affect. This goes especially for men. It is estimated that 25% of men cannot detect the smell of these pheromones but women can. Depending on her own personal chemistry, time of the month and relationship status, an overuse of pheromones can be detected as offensive. For best results, dab a little on your wrists and put some cologne over top.
  • C – Also, beware of the “CES” or “Clint Eastwood Syndrome”. If you walk down the street looking masculine and tough, you may run all of your rivals off, but women won’t be far beind. Try not to look scary or like a lone wolf. Smile and be approachable. A little mystery is fine, just don’t overdo it.
  • D – Remember to keep it positive. People want to be around those that are having a good time. Just relax and enjoy the ride. Your confidence, smile and helpful attitude will help open the door to exciting romantic possibilities. The pheromones are just there to give you an extra edge.
  • E – Go out and mingle. If you only apply the pheromones and hope your ideal mate will show up on your doorstep or throw themselves at you in the street, you’ll be disappointed. The pheromones help but you need to do some of the legwork yourself.

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