Feeling your best not only includes how your hair, nails and skin look, or the banging outfit you just bought, but also how good you smell. Body sprays, perfumes, lotions…they’re all part of a routine to make sure we present our best self to the world. Turns out, there’s more to smelling nice than just putting a little bounce in our step. There’s actually a scientific reason why we like to smell nice and like others who smell good too!
Attraction to other humans is something that takes place on a chemical level in our brains. We give off pheromones, and when our brain likes the pheromones another person sends out it can lead to attraction and even feelings of love and empathy. Of course, this all happens on a subconscious level that begins in our very own noses.
It’s been found, however, that scents not only attract you to other people (and other people to you) but they also change people’s perceptions of others. Sounds pretty crazy, but the way you smell can actually have an effect on other people’s feelings and opinions of you. Some research has even shown that women who smell spicy or floral are perceived to weigh less. So, this New Year, instead of making a resolution about the gym, all you really need to do is change your perfume!
The bottom line really is this: smelling good not only instills confidence, but it turns out that it also impacts how the world sees you. Feeling good and smelling nice are good for you and for the people around you, so next time you’re in the market for a new scent make sure you do your research. Think about what kinds of things you want to come to you (a new love interest, a new job) and do your own scents experiment!
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