Pheromone perfumes present a new road into the vast world of scent. Dr. Winnifred Cutler is the scientist who co-discovered human pheromones in 1986, and she developed Athena Pheromones in 1993 and 1995. The Athena Institute offers a odorless pheromone additive for both men and women.
Athena Pheromones 10x is an alcohol based trade secret formula and intended to be mixed with 2-3 ounces of one’s favorite fragrance. Her company says it contains “synthesized human male pheromones that are a chemical copy of the natural pheromones produced by the body of a sexually-active male in his mid-twenties.” Athena for Men is a product that has been in production for 15 years. Dr. Winnifred B. Cutler actually developed this product in 1995 and it is sold worldwide. According to Dr. Cutler, her products are synthesized from human pheromones and formulated to increase attraction and intimacy from the opposite sex.
Duration can be subjective and vary per individual. In cases where there is heavy smoking or a lot of sweating, this product may not last as long due to breakdown and masking of pheromones. It’s best applied to pulse points like the neck and wrist. Dr. Cutler has been featured on television shows, such as on ABC’s 20/20 news program.
Several pheromones are included in Athena for Men. The three main active pheromones include androstenol, androsterone, and androstenone. These are all pheromones found in many of todays popular colognes and perfumes.
Science’s “gold standard” test of whether a product works is called a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Her two products have been tested in 3 such studies—which were published in peer-reviewed, respected scientific journals and presented to professional societies. Although her additive pheromone does provide a high concentration (15 mg), the pheromones market has grown fierce since she first introduced her patented pheromones.
There is no shortage of options for the consumer. As pheromones continue to cement their status in everyday society, we will see more and more products introduced.