By Grace Vasquez
It was the famous TV character Dr. Frasier Crane who said, “Love enters through the nose” and now there’s a study to back it up.
University of South Florida researchers had 103 women, ages 21 to 31, smell fragrance strips that were spritzed with either a male pheromone, or plain water. They were then all given two 12-ounce glasses of non-alcoholic beer. The women who sniffed the male pheromone drank a tenth more than women who only smelled the water. The scientists say natural male scents make women want to have a few drinks because in our society there’s an automatic association between drinking and having sex.
Now, I have a problem with this study because women were offered a male scent and a strip with no scent. How does a man wearing cologne affect a woman? Would a woman still drink more with the natural male scent?
I think most women would agree that a male’s natural scent is attractive and all that it implies, masculinity! Yum! I’ll drink to that! ~grace