Studies

"Imagine an invisible, undetectable force that's powerful enough to override your sense of reason yet draws you to someone with an almost animal passion. These aren't Cupid's mythological arrows, but real shots of human pheromones. Scientists have been researching for years whether or not humans, like other animals, exude these secret scents, with attention focused on a small organ composed of two small pits a few centimeters up the nose."

"You've never heard of pheromones? Well, it's time to learn about the part they play in your love life, because it could be substantial. The concept of a human pheromone has been debated and researched for years..."

"Odorless pheromones are secreted by many animals to attract mates. But they're also synthesized and marketed to consumers as potions to increase attractiveness. They've been sold for years, but new studies and claims are making these items hotter than ever. Paris Hilton knows. She added them to her latest perfume."

"A gene that could explain how humans pick up powerful chemical signals called pheromones may have been pinpointed for the first time. The discovery promises to give scientists a new understanding of our basic instincts."