According to a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, smells that are best able to trigger sexual arousal signals in men, researchers found out, are to be found in a combination of pumpkin and lavender scents. Next comes a combination of black licorice and doughnut.
"On the other end, buttered popcorn only increased penile blood flow by 9 percent (but that could be because the guys were really trying to watch the movie). Cranberry got even less, with 2 percent."......
Well, if you were still hesitating, you know what to wear on Valentine's Day now don't you? I'm afraid to ask, but I'm wondering whether they tried natural feminine body smells to compare?
It seems also that most of the smells they tested implicitly point to the hypothesis that food smells that are familiar to US males might generate a sexual response in them. It is interesting to see though that not all comfort food smells (like buttered popcorn or brownie?) did trigger a significant reaction.
I would love to see certain sexy fragrances from the industry tested in a similar manner.