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Fragrance: Keep the Passion Alive

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Tijon Fragrance Lab

As summer comes to an end, don’t let the sun set on your relationship; keep that heat alive by incorporating fragrance into your life. While there are many ways to invoke or maintain the passion in a relationship, the use of fragrance is not often considered. However, it’s a simple fix and highly effective.

Scented oils, perfumes, and other fragrances have been widely used by people since early civilization. Today, fragrances can be found all around, from scented candles to your favorite bath and body products. People often don’t realize that the scents in these products lead to emotional and physically stimulation. There are numerous reasons why people wear fragrances, but ultimately it boils down to the fact that they make us feel happy. However, this happiness is heavily dependent on the individual. It can range from the presence of pheromones, memories the scent invokes, a feeling of escape, and the ability to express individuality through fragrances. All of these emotions can lead to a stronger and happier relationship as well as work to keep the passion alive. For the purpose of this article, I will focus on pheromones as they relate to scents and attraction.

Pheromones are scent-triggered hormones that work to stimulate sexual appetite. Logically, this hormone plays an important role in human sexuality and desire. While it’s not the first question asked among our Tijon customers, the discussion of pheromones is undoubtedly had during our fragrance creation classes. We have even begun carrying a pumpkin spice soap, which is shown to increase penile blood flow by 40%. A pheromone is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species working to impact the behavior of the receiving individual. Enter sex pheromones. Sex pheromones are released by an organism to attract an individual of the opposite sex for one purpose and one purpose only: to encourage the receiving individual that it’s mating time. While humans like to think of themselves as, well humans, at the end of the day, we are all just animals. The classic story of boy meets girl is highly influenced by sexual attraction, which is heavily determined by pheromones and scent.

That being said, don’t you think it’s time to look a little deeper into the scent that you’re emitting to your current or potential mates? The fragrance you spray on before a date (be it a first date or a date with your husband of 30 years) could be the difference between a lonely night and a not-so-lonely night. Analogs of the natural human hormone can be found in some fragrances triggering increased sexual appetite. The list of known pheromones is constantly growing. Though, most of the currently recognized pheromones only work on men. As such, women wearing these types of perfumes instill greater sexual desire in the men surrounding them while boosting her own self-esteem as her feelings of being attractive and adorned grow. This certainly makes any woman feel happier and a happy woman results in a happy man.

So, if you’re looking to keep that heat alive, you should definitely take notes on the following:

  • Men become more sexually aroused upon smelling Pumpkin and Lavender
  • Women become more sexually aroused upon smelling Cucumber and Anise.

Do with this information as you will.

For more information on fragrance and their impact on various aspects of our lives, come in to Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique located on 7853 Herschel Ave. La Jolla. You can also visit us online at www.tijon.com

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Interesting Facts about Scents and Smell

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Tijon Fragrance Lab

While we are Fragrance specialists (with certificates to prove it!), the Tijon team is still learning new and fun facts everyday. Smell is such a complex scent that has such a great effect on our day-to-day lives. I will impart upon you the fun facts that we have learned regarding scents and smells!

We all have a sense of smell and it is constantly in use, whether we realize it or not. Smell is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, elements of our everyday experiences. Here are some truly amazing facts about what that nose of yours does for you each and every day.

  1. You really can “smell fear”

People can unconsciously detect whether someone is stressed or scared by smelling a chemical pheromone released in their sweat, according to researchers who have investigated the underarm secretions of petrified skydivers. That being said, if you plan on going skydiving anytime soon, you should probably come in Tijon Fragrance Lab beforehand.

  1. Everyone has a unique “smellprint”

No two people smell things the same way. So when you’re arguing with a friend about how good or bad something smells, maybe you should just agree to disagree.

  1. Good scents make you happier

Smelling something that you perceive as pleasant has a profound effect on your mood. So wake up and smell the roses.

  1. Women have a stronger sense of smell then men

So it is no surprise a woman knows the milk has gone bad long before the men that they live with.

  1. Pregnant women have weird food cravings because of their sense of smell

Because of a woman’s hypersensitive sense of smell during pregnancy, she develops a abnormal sense of taste leading to bizarre cravings like jalapenos and ice cream.

  1. There are fewer scents then people think

Researchers hypothesize that there are only 7 types of primary odors: musky, putrid, pungent, camphoraceous (like mothballs), ethereal (like dry cleaning fluid), floral, and minty.

  1. Scents can cue memories

Most of your scent memories, however, are cued during the beginning of your life unlike visual or other sensorial memory types.

  1. You actually smell with your brain

Most people assume you smell with your nose, but the actual process occurs in your brain as part of the olfactory system.

For more fun facts about scents and smells, come into Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique and take a custom fragrance class! You can book a class online at www.tijon.com or call us at 619.821.8219.

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Women Win When it Comes to Smell

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Tijon Fragrance Lab

Okay, they may be faster and stronger in most cases, but men aren’t always physically dominant. It is proven that women have a keener sense of smell than men. Seeing as smell has the ability to effect our moods, our sense of taste, and our overall quality if life, I’ll take it. Richard L. Dotty, director of the Smell and Taste Centre at the University of Pennsylvania, says that the male/female differences may be cultural or they may be hormonal.

Society’s Effect on Male/Female Smell

While things are changing, men and women still tend to have distinct roles in our society. There are definitely men in traditional women’s roles and vice versa, but traditionally women are encouraged to take an interest in cooking, fragrances, and flowers. Men, on the other hand, are not encouraged to participate in the things that are associated with scent and smell. As a result, women tend to use their sense of smell more often then men. As is the case with all things, when you exercise it, it begins to improve.

Hormonal Effects on Male/Female Smell

Hormonally speaking, a women’s sense of smell fluctuates more than a mans. This makes her more aware of fragrances and odors. These fluctuations seem to be influenced by the release of certain hormones during the menstrual cycle. Estrogen increases smell acuity in the first half of the month, and again in the early months of pregnancy, while progesterone decreases the ability to smell in the last half. This works to explain why it is common for a pregnant woman to be suddenly deterred by certain foods during different stages in her pregnancy. Since sense of smell greatly affects your ability to taste foods; if the way something smells changes in your mind, it is very likely the taste will change as well. This also works to explain a women’s desire for chocolate during a certain time of the month. So all you men out there, be sure to honor when your girl friends express their desire for chocolate, not only is it is scientifically proven but you may get into some trouble if you don’t.

With this keener sense of smell, it should also be noted, that women can be much more attracted to a good-smelling man.  Therefore men: do not hesitate to get that perfect Cologne. Who knows? It may be life changing.

If you would like to hold all of the power in the scent you wear, visit Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique and create your own custom fragrance. We are located at 7853 Herschel Ave in La Jolla and you can reach us at 619.821.8219 or visit us online at www.tijon.com.

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