They say the way to a man’s heart is through is his stomach…
I don’t know about his heart, but certain other organs sure seem to respond to food:
Thirty-one men, aged 18 to 64 years… underwent olfactory testing with the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), a 40-item, forced choice, scratch and sniff odor detection and identification test… The effects of 30 odors on penile blood flow were assessed by comparing a subject’s brachial penile index while wearing an odorized mask to his average index while wearing an unodorized mask. This was done for each subject for each odor.
Here are the 10 odors that elicited the largest responses:
1. Lavender and pumpkin pie
2. Doughnut and black licorice
3. Pumpkin pie and doughnut
5. Lavender and doughnut
6. Black licorice and cola
7. Black licorice
8. Doughnut and cola
9. Lily of the valley
10. Buttered popcorn
Well, I know doughnuts, black licorice, cola, and pie are some of MY husband’s favorite foods, but I had no idea they could have such an effect on him.
This study explains a lot.
:shock: I am obviously wasting my money on perfumes and oils! According to that study, it would appear that all I need for Jim to find me alluring is some pumpkin pie and doughnuts. LOL
Oh wait … actually I knew that … :mrgreen:
I rather enjoy the smell of Lavender. When I was a kid there was this bush (or tree?) of it that grew wild against the house. Dad cut it down but it didn’t take long to build itself right back up. Smelled wondermous. :-)