The 5th sense in the News: Do Monkeys Use Perfume?

A report of a study conducted on wild spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) offers a fascinating insight into possibly the use of perfume amongst primates.  These animals regularly use strongly scented crushed leaves to anoint themselves under the armpits and over the breastbone independently of any medical conditions or weather conditions. The use of perfume seems to be related to the signaling of social status and sexual attractiveness....

Well, it seems that we are wired to use perfume then -- remind me the name of that person who said that perfumes were frivolous?

Monkeys Using Perfume? Study Inverstigates

Source: World Science 

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