The History of Pheromones
The first pheromone, Bombykol, was discovered in 1953. Scientist concluded that this pheromone was secreted by female silk moths to attract male moths over large distances.
Because pheromones act outside the body of the individual who is secreting them,affecting the behavior of another individual, they are also known as “behavior changing agents”.
Pheromones are found in every animal species and, besides being used for sexual communication, they are often used for bonding, coordination, and territorial marking.
There is a pheromone group called “slower acting” pheromones that impact the physiology of the recipient. One interesting example taken from the animal world is the one observed in mice. When in danger, mice send alarm pheromones that make other mice “freeze” their actions.
Attractant pheromones, the ones we are particularly interested in, are used for rising attention. To illustrate their influence, here is another example observed in animals, this time in boars. Namely, when the boars are sexually attracted, they salivate in excess, thus sending pheromones in the air.
In the past few years, the number of women who are looking for information on pheromones and perfumes online has increased. This means that women are getting more and more aware of the magical odor of pheromones and their ability to attract men.
The fact that the most famous designer brands like Chanel have released pheromone fragrances seems to confirm this as well. But is it really true?