I recall seeing the film’Scent of a woman’ starring Al Pacino as a retired blind Colonel of the US military. If I remember Al Pacino makes a comment that I wish I had a girl in bed and got up in the morning with her odor pervading the bed. Does odor have a meaning as far as sex is concerned? More so for a man, the smell of a woman could be intoxicating.
The theory of smell or to use the scientific vocabulary pheromone is nothing new. Basically, it is a chemical substance secreted by certain animals like insects that often functions as an attraction for the opposite sex.
Could this be extended to the human being as well? Scientists aren’t that sure but some people do believe it has a bearing on a relationship. It is not an outlandish thought that people in a subconscious manner may use the scent of the opposite sex partner to forge a closer relationship. Catching on this are a few enterprising individuals in the united states and India who arrange get-togethers that help people pick partners based on scent. These parties are different from normal parties that introduce people for friendship and marriage.
Many parties are now being organized in New York, Los Angeles and Mumbai where the party takes on a shade that is radical. I attended one such celebration which includes the woman’s sweatshirt or T-shirt being placed in a plastic bag and given to the potential guys. The men sniff the sweatshirt from a number of them on a table and choose which one they prefer.
If any man likes the odor emanating from a particular T-shirt he will inform the organizer of the celebration. The following involves the man’s photo with a short being projected onto a screen. Now it is up to the woman to take him as a date. I smelled a specific sweatshirt and liked the smell and signaled my acceptance. I was thrilled when I was introduced to the girl who was from Assam that the’Far East’ of India. Whatever the scientific foundation of the the fact is that these get-togethers take love to a volatile level.
Research studies have shown that the response of men and women can be ordered by a set of immune response genes. The human nose can pick up this incredibly small chemical signal. I will, however, concede that although the scent is a powerful aphrodisiac, yet to rely just on scent is not the end all and be all of life. It is just another part of the varied expertise in life.