http://hit-central.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=4&t=001340 This is the only reference to the SOE Gel that I\'ve seen .
There\'s a reference in the latest newsletter.
For some reason I can\'t seem to find a more recent newsletter than February. Has there been one since then?
SOE gel is supposed to arrive at the warehouse any day now. Mainly the idea was to create little one-shot packets of some sort that could be used as samples, but I will put them up for sale on the site in case there is any need for them as a separate product aside from the regular oil format SOE.
SOE gel comes in little soft foil packets like you get ketchup in at a restaurant. The purpose of the gel formulation is just to make it easy to get as much as possible out of the packet without it pouring out as soon as you tear the nozzle open. The rest is just the same as the standard SOE; same fragrance; same pheros. I don\'t think it will work as a hair gel, as such, but I suppose it could be applied to the hair much more effectively than the oil could.
The Pheromone News has been getting mailed our every month (April went out last night). If you were looking in the \"back issues\" file, I haven\'t put much in there for a while. You can subscribe to Phero News at: http://love-scent.com/zine
I have been posting them on the forum every month, but April is the first issue to come out in HTML format and it didn\'t post properly. I will have to upload it to the Phero News page and post the link.
I\'ve always gotten the Pheromone News in the past, but recently had my CPU in the shop for a major hard drive enema, which accounts for why I couldn\'t find a March issue in my old mail.
But then I did a forum search on all three boards using your member number and still couldn\'t find a March issue. Was there one?
Yes, there was, but maybe I forgot to post it. Here it is.
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LAST MONTH\'S SURVEY & CONTEST RESULTS
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LAST MONTH\'S SURVEY RESULTS
Men: What can you do to help put the woman you have just met at ease as you get to know each other?
Women: You see a guy at a party you do not know. You would like to meet him and you suspect he would like to meet you. Would you be able to approach him first? If not, what can you do to make it easier for him to approach you?
-- First, relax. This is not a confrontation or a contest. This is another human being like yourself. Focus on the person and not the gender. Treat this new acquaintance as you would wished to be treated, with respect and thoughtful consideration. Be a good active listener and keep the air of conversation light and sprinkled continuously with timely, tasteful humor. In other words be yourself, be real, and don\'t sweat the small stuff. Finally, remember, if you don\'t feel worthy and deserving of love and friendship inside, neither will anyone else.
-- Don\'t talk about your other girl friends past or present. Don\'t talk about your weird siblings or about medical problems. That shuts the door right away. Just watch what you talk about and you\'ll be okay.
-- Try to keep in contact and help her know you care and that you want to know her. Communication is the key.
-- Be as calm and collective as possible. An uptight jerk isn\'t gonna attract anyone. Buy her a drink. Alcohol always lightens the mood and makes you more comfortable. Tell FUNNY jokes.
-- Don\'t jump to romance. it makes women uncomfortable a lot of the time. If she thinks your a pig who\'s just out to jump in the sack then you\'re making her uncomfortable.
-- Do stuff to make her feel comfortable around you, like offer to do stuff for her, be interested in her, just make her feel like she is a friend to you.
-- First of all, a gentle smile is important to help anyone feel at ease. After that, ask some general open ended questions to break the ice. From there, carry on with topics that she appeared to be comfortable with if she\'s still interested or backoff slightly if she still doesn\'t appear to be comfortable.
-- I try to find something humorous to say, not a joke per se, but a quick humorous response to something they are talking about. Sometimes followed by a light pat on her shoulder.
-- Keep it relaxed, easy-going, light-hearted and positive. Also focus on appreciation. Find specific things to praise about the woman but don\'t go overboard and overwhelm her if she\'s not used to getting a lot of positive attention. You can sense it, feel it: there\'s no \"rule\" you can follow; each person and situation is different. Most of all, get yourself into a positive, loving state and the woman will feel it and relax and open up around you.
-- Don\'t go for \"the touch\", allow her to touch you first. Too many guys want to touch girls, and while this may be O.K., it is often too much of a gamble because touching a girl the wrong way too early can kill any chances you had.
-- Yes, I would be able to approach him. I would fix a small fruit plate. I will then ease over to him and say, \"Have you tired the fruit? It is very sweet.\" After that I would say with a big smile. \"Hi my name is *****. And your name is?\"
-- Try wearing a \"conversation starter,\" such as an unusual hat, tie, piece of jewelry, or other accessory. Give people a good excuse to come up to you and say something about it. I have a friend who even used to go to conventions or meetings and wore his nametag upside down, so people would come up to him and point that out to him.
-- I think that if we show our love and kindness that people will be drawn to us.
-- You can pick a shy guy out a mile away, so be nice, and go up to him!
-- If he already approached you, be inquizitive and ask about his life, stoke his ego, ask about his job. Talk about guy stuff for a while.
-- Be yourself and be relaxed. no one will feel comfortable w/ you if your not comfortable w/yourself. Come clean and smell good! I know that sounds dumb, but if you look and smell good, it\'s so much more pleasant to be around you and it makes him notice you, so he\'s more comfortable, which will make him feel more attracted to you, thus making him want to come up to you.
-- Be delicate. Most guys like a girl who is feminine. They also like a girl who is smart so don\'t act dumb. The converstation should not be dwelling on you.
-- I would try to get a drink at the same time as he does, e.g. To just approach him like that I would be afraid that my intention were too obvious. So I would try to get into a natural situation were you happen to stand beside each other. Then I could say something very general, a comment ont he party or the food or anything else just to break the ice.
-- If I don\'t feel like walking over to him, I will mill around the crowd, not staying at any conversation too long, and see if he follows or tries to join in to one of the groups that I am in, and sometimes that will get a conversation going between us that can lead to some more \"getting to know each other\" time.
-- I would be able to approach a man I didn\'t know without problems. Smile pretty and make sure you make eye contact. The worst thing that could happen is that he wouldn\'t be interested.
-- Be attentive: guys love an attentive girl. Stroke his ego!! He\'ll love ya for it. You may never have sex with him, in fact, you may never even end up seeing him again. But truthfully you\'ve contributed to the mans pride and that\'s what gets him up enought to talk to you.
Pheromones and Fragrance
by Grant Osborne
Reprinted with permission
Back in June, we had an inquiry from one of our visitors inquiring about pheromone enhanced cologne\'s. To be honest, Basenotes hadn\'t a clue! We knew of Realm and Jovan\'s long gone Andron, but other than that we knew very little about pheromones. So we did some research....
If you skip to the back of a \'men\'s lifestyle\' magazine, you\'ll probably find some advert for a pheromone enhanced cologne. Along with quotes like: \"I didn\'t believe it but it really works - I had to literally peel the women off me!\". Sounds good doesn\'t it?
So, what is a Pheromone? Well, each species of animal gives off pheromones - it\'s like a \'chemical messenger\'. Each species of animal can detect pheromones from the same species. We detect them using a smell sensory organ in the nose called the vomeronasal organ (VNO), it\'s actually different from the sense of smell - it\'s like a sixth sense. different pheromones influence feelings such as confidence, well-being and sexual desire.
Although the discovery of the VNO was many years ago (in 1703 by F. Ruysch). It was mainly assumed that the pheromone detector was redundant in humans a bit like the appendix, or nipples on men. It\'s only relatively recently that it\'s been realized that our VNO\'s do work.
We give off these pheromones naturally, but because we have a shower in the morning and use deodorants, then we cover up most of our body with clothing, the poor old pheromones can\'t compete. No wonder it was thought the VNO was inactive in humans- we didn\'t have much for it to detect.
This is where pheromone enhanced scents and their like come in - we can supplement what we\'ve already washed off.
Possibly one of the most famous pheromone enhanced scents is Realm by Erox Corp. Erox was set up in 1989 by anatomist, David L Berliner. Berliner had discovered how to isolate the human pheromones that help put you at ease and boost confidence and well-being. When you feel more confident more can be achieved. We spoke to some Realm wearers:
Frank D told us:
\"I do notice a \"sense\" of well-being to ME when first applied. It was somewhat startling the first time, since there was an increase in heart rate associated with it. As for women\'s reaction, I still feel that is closely tied with presentation, grooming and overall personality -- regardless of the fragrance. So any success with these pheromone based fragrances might be tied in more with how they make you feel about yourself -- which is projected, and noticed, by the women around you.\"
Another Realm fan, Ziggy, told us:
\"I was selling advertising at the time. My sales went up. People would stop me (even at the gas station) just to be friendly. The results must\'ve been from the fragrance since nothing else changed about me.\"
However, not everyone found Realm worked for them. Thomas K said:
\"I tried Realm for Men. I must admit I bought it to attract some women and to hopefully arouse my current. [It] Didn\'t work. It was a pleasant scent, and just about everyone liked it, and in the beginning as I wore it I felt and acted more confident, which did get me a little more notice. After that, nothing else.\"
Although Thomas felt it didn\'t work he mentioned that it made him feel more confident, which is what Realm was designed to do. One complaint we heard regarding Realm was although users liked the scent after a while they got bored of it. Obviously this could be a problem if you want to try Pheromones but didn\'t like the scent it was sitting in.
Luckily, unscented pheromone products are available. One of the internet\'s main players in the pheromone market is Love-Scent.com, set up in 1998. We spoke to the director, Mr Bruce Boyd about the most popular pheromones he sells.
\"The most popular by far are the unscented, very concentrated products. Specifically: The Edge, New Pheromone Additive, Primal Instinct (unscented), Andro 4.2
\"My regular customers mix their own \"combos\" as they call them, and these super concentrated products are the chemistry sets they use to build them. Most of the pheromone products on the market contain very little actual pheromones (including a few that I sell) and are of little help if used on their own other than they may give the wearer some confidence (the \"magic feather effect\"). The truth is that pheromones can and do give spectacular effects to anyone taking the time and energy to find the right amount, type of real pheromone ingredients, spots on the body etc., to match their own natural pheromone signature, and personality. This is something I am sure you are familiar with in the fragrance world. The cologne that works well for one individual may be a total bust with another because it is simply not believable on him/her. Colognes speak on your behalf to others and they say what they want to say, not necessarily something that works with the way you dress, look and act. For example, I have a sample bottle of the pheromone containing product Realm which I could never wear. It smells nice, but it is not \"me\". You get a whiff of somebody wearing the wrong cologne (or even just too much for that matter), you almost get an image of a man splashing on after shave in a TV commercial. When you smell a woman with the \"right\" cologne, you are transported to another dimension because everything works together (facial expression, clothes, body, fragrance). Anyway, this concern is even more important with pheromones, and the science has barely gotten off the ground. At the moment, to get miracle stories you have to \"roll your own\" unless you just happen to be very lucky. And to do that, the \"phero gurus\" (who you can meet on my forum), are mixing the above products with designer colognes, essential oils, scented pheromone products, deodorants, lotions and/or applying various products separately to different parts of the body until they find that magic combo that works for them.
Some popular scented products that also contain a lot of pheromones and/or have proven themselves effective on their own or when mixed are: Alter Ego, Attraction and Pheromol Factor\"
Basenotes then became intrigued. Mixing stuff together sounded fun. It was like chemistry at school. We spoke to some of the Phero-Gurus on the love-scent forum.
Matt told us \"The holy grail is the \"right combo\" of two or more pheromone products in just the right ratio. My own experience is that some women are a bit friendlier and more relaxed around me. No clothes being ripped off. But a factor that isn\'t often mentioned is the effect of the pheromones on the wearer. As we know, when wearing a good cologne, you are often more confident and magnetic. One more thing. High end pheromone products smell like cat piss and it\'s necessary to cover them up with a good smelling cologne. maybe A*men?\"
We know someone that has good results with A*Men anyway so imagine the effect when added to pheromones! We also spoke to another forum regular, Ken M.
\"I have had several very positive experiences with them. Since wearing them and finding my ratio of the different pheros. They are not sure fire for anything. But they do really work. Well here is one example of the power of phero\'s.
\"On the last Memorial Day weekend. I was working in our nightclub and it was wall to wall people with 450 or so in the club and another 300 or so waiting in line to gain entry. I have worked these weekends as the manager/cooler for the last 6 years or so. On the first night of weekend (Friday) it was normal. With all the bitchy and PO\'s folks in line and dealing with them all night long. The second night I wore my phero mixture (The Edge with New Phero Additive - both from love-scent, and my cologne with a bit of glycerin for staying of the scent). My first hour or so I thought was a fluke with dealing with the folks as they were mad or PO\'d when they came to the door but in speaking with them they seemed to relax right out and actually joke a bit on entry. Had more hugs from girls and just little conversations with them on through the night.\"
Ken then goes on to tell us about a cigarette break when a girl had got very friendly with him. I\'m sure you don\'t want all the details. The girl then inquired about what cologne he was wearing.
\"Told her it was blend a friend makes for me. She then hugged me again took a big sniff and squeezed me tight and told me she would be back in a few weeks and wanted to know if I was available for dinner or something more. Gave her my card and told her to give me a call. Long story short, 2 weeks later she came back and we had a good weekend. And she really kept saying how nice my scent was.
While this is not the norm. I think the pheros had something to do with it. Have had many hard in depth conversations with women in social settings and hugs and looks etc. I work as a Risk Management Rep for a casino do I usually have irate guests to deal with. And I have found that in face to face situations, folks seem to chill out and really pay attention to every syllable I am saying to them. No back in my face replies. All in all, pheros are a great tool for personal as well as professional situations.\"
Trying them Out
So Pheromones have lots of fans. For \'Scientific Reasons\' Basenotes decided to try them out. Armed with New Pheromone Additive and Alter-Ego from Love Scent and Entropy from Interneeds, Basenotes enticed a bunch of volunteers to experiment.
Entropy smelt like a cheap after shave. Okay, so it definitely wasn\'t Cool Water but we had a job to do. What we found. Girls were very friendly, but maybe no more than usual. We felt confident though. Shame it didn\'t smell better.
2. New Pheromone Additive
Designed to be added to cologne. On it\'s own it smelt a bit musky. We added a few drops to Body Kouros from YSL and went out to play. What we found. Women kept telling us how nice we smelt and tended to hang around us a lot. As this was an experiment in the name of science we didn\'t want to take advantage of the situation!
3. Alter Ego.
Can be used on it\'s own or as a mixture. We tried it with some Chrome by Azzaro What we found: Similar story to the Pheromone additive, we felt pretty confident and were often told how good we smelt. Women were very touchy-feely.
Overall we were quite surprised, especially as we were all a bit skeptic. Not everyone had the same success but it\'s probably a case of trying different formulas and seeing which works best.
The Future of Pheromones
Bruce from Love-Scent is optimistic about the future of Pheromones.:
\"I think that some day pheromones will be used extensively in medicine, and the stage we are in now will be looked upon as the stone age of pheromones. Pheromones have been shown to have an effect on hormone levels, so I think that having an understanding of the science of pheromones both store-bought and natural can help us remain youthful and sexually active further into old age than would normally be possible.\"
And for those of you who think this whole pheromone deal is a one way street designed for men to attract women, well you couldn\'t be further from the truth. Love-Scent carry a range of pheromones designed for women too. And just as we thought we\'d seen all the combinations we received a press release from 10% productions.
The new fragrance \'Ten\' was launched in November 2001 with the slogan: \"Gain confidence...seduce the senses...get the man\". The fragrance is the first pheromone scent designed for the gay market. President of 10% productions, Greg Nimer says \"Most men\'s fragrances are what I call either \'full throttle\' or \'full brake.\' They\'re either overpowering or they disappear. I wanted to create something long-lasting, but not overpowering -- decidedly masculine, but clean and fresh -- that wouldn\'t completely take over a room,\"
We think that if you are unsure about whether pheromones would work for you then give them a try. Most are reasonable priced so it\'s worth buying some for \'experimental purposes\'. We had lots of fun!
We would like to hear from you if you\'ve had experience with any pheromone products.
Basenotes would like to thank the following for all of their help in researching and writing this article: Bruce Boyd at Love-Scent and the Love-Scent forum members, Erox Corp (Realm), Interneeds, Human Response Laboratories and Tammy Carter.
Most of the products mentioned in this article can be purchased from Love-Scent.com.
Grant Osborne, Editor, Basenotes.com firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.basenotes.com The Online Guide to men\'s fragrance and grooming
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[ April 21, 2002: Message edited by: Bruce ]
I was going to order a back-up of SOE at your offered discount price of $39.95, but the listed price was still the original $49.95. Is there anything I\'m missing? [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
Yes, there is something you\'re missing.. This newsletter was originally sent out on March 20th, around the time the price of SoE went from $39.95 to $49.95. It\'s been $49.95 for nearly a month now.
Single Use Pheromone Packets! NICE! [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
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