Writer Allison Ramirez had a perfume made up blending her vaginal juices and essential oils
The scent we give off – chemicals known as pheromones – are believed to play a big role in attraction.
One woman has gone to extremes to put this to test: by using her own vaginal secretions as an aphrodisiac perfume to attract men.
After carrying out some research into how, writer Allison Ramirez discovered 'you basically just have to stick a finger down there and then use said finger to dab your "natural perfume" on your pulse points.'
According to the history books, this was a method of seduction used by courtesans of medieval Europe, who spritzed their vaginal secretions behind their ears and necks and on their chests.
But Allison felt this was 'a bit uncivilized' and enlisted the help of a perfume maker to create her own personalised scent.
The '20-something' social media manager tested the product on a string of dates and was pleasantly surprised to find it worked. One romantic encounter ended with a smooch in a photo booth and another led to a text to meet up again.
Here she reveals in more detail all about her encounters armed with her 'secret weapon'.
Courtesans of medieval Europe dabbed their vaginal secretions behind their ears and necks and on their chests (stock photo)
The Los Angeles journalist, writing for Cosmopolitan, carried out an experiment to see if her 'natural scent' made her more attractive to men
The Los Angles journalist, who carried as part of an experiment for a Cosmopolitan feature, consulted with Saskia Wilson-Brown, the founder and director of the Institute for Art and Olfaction, who runs perfume making workshops.
She told her that essential oils rose, cinnamon, aniseed, and benzoin have aphrodisiac qualities and could work mixed with her womanly juices.
However, she warned that 'body fluids and sweat are not stable, and probably wouldn’t do well in a formula'.
Saskia also informed her scents like pumpkin pie, lavender, licorice, and doughnuts have been found to increase blood flow to a man's erection in a study carried out by the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago.
Pheromones are chemicals that are secreted in our sweat and other bodily fluids that are believed to influence the behavior of the opposite sex, such as triggering sexual interest.
Several studies have shown that people who produce higher than average amounts of pheromones have greater success with members of the opposite sex.
Lots of experiments prove men find women far more attractive and attainable when ovulating than at