Common Types of Human Pheromones In Perfumery

Although there are many different types of pheromones that exist in humans, animals, and insects, usually only one fatty acid chain group of pheromones is used in pheromone perfume or cologne blends. The chemical makeup of these pheromones are quite similiar. Note that these are hormonal pheromones; meaning naturally they are released to regulate the bodies processes. The use of pheromones in perfumery is both an art and a science, since not every human pheromone can be synthesized and used to attract mates.

Potential exists for other types of pheromone chemicals to be used in the future. However, protein and amino acid based pheromones are not as easily sensed because they do not evaporate easily Some sort of carrier would be necessary for these types of pheromones. Thus, traditionally synthesized pheromones are expected to be the industry norm for the foreseeable future.

Synthetic Production Versus Naturally Produced Pheromones

There’s talk of the controversy between natural pheromones produced from humans versus lab synthesized pheromones. When it comes down to it the chemical composition of these pheromones there is virtually no destinguishable difference. Furthermore no scientific inquiry has ever addressed this issues in an academic research environment. On an applied level, pheromones in perfumery have been used for years to supplement the natural pheromones of the wearer and to attract women (or men).

Human Pheromones in Perfumery:

  • Androstenone – Said to give an aura of alpha dominance. Can create fierce competition and rivalry. Sexually arouses women because of these traits.
  • Androstenol – Presents youthfulness and socialibility. Tends to spurr lots of chit-chat, friendilness, empathy, and comfort. Works well as an icebreaker for the “seduction phase”.
  • Androsterone
  • Androstadienol
  • Androstadienone A1
  • Copulins – Secreted naturally during ovulation. Men often note increased attraction to women having more copulins.
  • Estratraenol

You’ll find detailed information about each of the pheromone chemicals mentioned above in each section. In addition each section contains recommended pheromone products that contain high concentrations of that particular pheromone.