Human pheromones: social odors and food odors

June 14, 2011 | James Kohl

Food odors are chemical signals that are similar in similar species.  Social odors are chemical signals that are different in different species. Similar species develop similar preferences for similar food odors associated with foods. Similar species do not develop similar social preferences because all species prefer the social odors of their own species.

Social odors are commonly known as pheromones. In mammals, food odors effect the hormone-dependent development of food preferences. Pheromones influence the hormone-dependent development of social preferences. Exposure to pheromones, like exposure to food odors, begins at birth. When an organism consumes sufficient amounts of food during its development, it matures and reaches its social potential and it begins to produce pheromones that further its adult social potential.

Spices enhance the odor of food to make it more appealing. Pheromone-enhanced fragrance products make people more appealing.

Scent of Eros products are formulated by James V. Kohl, a clinical laboratory scientist. Products for men enhance appeal by making men smell more masculine. Products for women enhance appeal by making women smell more feminine. That’s how Kohl’s pheromone-enhanced products can cause the behavior of other people to change. It’s not rocket science; there’s no sixth sense or special organ required. It’s clinical laboratory science.  Kohl, Kelahan, and Hoffmann have shown that a mixture of pheromones influences flirtatious behavior in women, and increases their level of attraction. The poster presentation of these results is available for free.



James Vaughn Kohl

James Vaughn Kohl

James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones.