Sexual desire and behavior is an emotion that your brain can stimulate. It's no secret that scents can do wonders for getting you in the mood, and aphrodisiac scents have proven the power to witch your mind into erotic feelings. But how exactly does desire smell like?
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"Vanilla assists in regulating the levels of relaxation and euphoria, producing the feeling of happiness."
Vanilla is known to increase sexual desire and has been since ancient times. It assists in regulating the levels of relaxation and euphoria. Vanilla produces the feeling of happiness universally around the world. Of all the materials that are used in fragrances, vanilla is the most liked globally. Once your nose senses the scent of Vanilla, your brain will induce hormones of happiness and sexual desire. There is also a belief that the smell is a significant boost to sexual potency in males.
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"Jasmine has over 43 varieties that mimic animalic musk and contains a compound known as indole, which is also found in abundance around human genitals."
Some experts say that jasmine is the most sensual of all natural scents. This scent might be one of the strongest aphrodisiacs out there, with over 43 varieties that mimic animalic musk. It has been used for its erotic properties in Asian countries going back to antiquity. The delicate white flower contains a compound known as indole, which is also found in abundance around human genitals.
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"Cinnamon is known to promote blood flow, especially in the abdominal area. Need we say more..?"
Spicy and revitalizing, cinnamon has been proven to activate arousal in both men and women. Chinese and Indian scriptures dating from 2500 B. C. give detailed instructions for its use in medicine and as a sexual stimulant. Cinnamon is the only natural aphrodisiac recognized as such in medicine, as it is known to promote blood flow, especially in the abdominal area. As it improves the blood supply to the male and female genitals, it could facilitate sexual arousal. It is used in preparations and herbal teas, but just inhaling its aroma in a relaxed atmosphere can contribute to combating a decreased sex drive.
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"Sandalwood relieves tension, relaxes muscles and elevates mood as well as spikes desire as a result."
Perhaps one of the more traditionally masculine scents, Sandalwood has been used for over 4,000 years as an aphrodisiac. Sandalwood relieves tension, relaxes muscles and is well known for its meditative properties. As the name suggests, it has a woody, muskier, yet still sweet, warm, and inviting. Women, in particular, are triggered by a sandalwood base note, which spikes desire and elevates mood.
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"Lavender enhances high levels of relaxation, which helps you enjoy the sexual experience. If you relax, then the sexual experience will be incredible as you get to enjoy each step of intimacy."
That famous historical »man-eater« Cleopatra was said to have used the scent of lavender to seduce both Marc Antony and Julius Caesar. Moreover, it is said to relax men and make them feel nurtured. The scent of Lavender enhances high levels of relaxation, which helps you enjoy the sexual experience. If you relax, then the sexual experience will be incredible as you get to enjoy each step of intimacy. The herb can assist in jump-starting a desirable sexual life.
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"Ginger was even mentioned in Kama Sutra as it's known to stimulate the circulatory system, pumping blood throughout to every corner of the body, especially the sex organs."
Spicy but sweet - a killer combination! The smell of ginger has been known to stimulate the circulatory system, pumping blood throughout to every corner of the body, especially the sex organs. Spicy and warm scents can also lead to perspiration, which can heighten chemicals that lead to sexual attraction. If you don't believe us, you can check it out yourself, as Ginger is even mentioned in Kama Sutra!
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