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Welcome to Scent of Eros.com (sister site of Pheromones.com)

Who developed your human pheromone-enhanced product?

James Vaughn Kohl has worked as a clinical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, clinical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people.

James V. Kohl is certified with the American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, and the American Medical Technologists. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the International Society for Human Ethology and Mensa, the international high IQ society. 

Kohl began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992, and continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones.

Presentations: James V. Kohl was invited to participate during the prestigious International Behavioral Development Symposium: Biological Basis of Sexual Orientation and Sex-Typical Behavior (1995), which is reported here: "... 89 scientists participated... [T]he conference was... the first to assemble virtually all the top researchers in the field."  He returned to participate in the equally prestigious second symposium held in 2000, and the third symposium held in 2005.

Publications: His 2001 peer-reviewed journal publication Human Pheromones: Integrating Neuroendocrinology and Ethology (with distinguished colleagues from Vienna) detailed the role of human pheromones in heterosexual attraction, and received The Zdenek Klein award for the best paper linking hormones and behavior. James Kohl recently contributed a book chapter on human pheromones to the Handbook of the Evolution of Human Sexuality. “The Mind's Eyes: Human Pheromones, Neuroscience, and Male Sexual Preferences" was simultaneously published in the Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality. For his most recent publication, he received the 2007 Reiss Theory Award from the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS). The award is given annually for the best social science article, chapter, or book published in the previous year in which theoretical explanations of human sexual attitudes and behaviors are developed.

In conjunction with the award, Kohl was an invited plenary session speaker at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) in November, 2007, which was held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In 1996, James Kohl established the Internet domain pheromones.com as an information source - when the concept of human pheromones was a new concept. Pheromones.com continues to include the latest information that supports Kohl's biologically based model for the development of human sexual preferences. This is one reason why James V. Kohl is considered by many to be the foremost internationally known authority on human pheromones. Even a 2004 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology and/or Medicine (i.e, Dr. Richard Axel) has a link from his laboratory: the Axel Lab, to pheromones.com.

James V. Kohl's 1995 book was released in 2002 as an updated paperback edition. Kohl’s concept of human pheromones, which was first presented in 1992, is no longer new. Using a wealth of published research findings, he has fully detailed the overwhelming evidence for the effect of pheromones on physiology and their unconscious affect on human sexual preferences and human sexual behavior. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the physiological effects of pheromones by linking them to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. 

 Additional Presentations and Publications:

Kohl, J.V. (2007) The Mind’s Eyes: Modeling the Development of Diverse Sexual Preferences. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality 50th Annual Meeting November 6-11, Indianapolis, Indiana.(powerpoint presentation available for $10 US funds via PayPal to jvkohl@bellsouth.net)

Kelahan, L., Hoffmann, H., Kohl, J.V. (2007) [Putative human pheromones] may condition a human hormonal effect/behavioral affect. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality 50th Annual Meeting November 6-11, Indianapolis, Indiana

Kelahan, L., Hoffmann, H., Kohl, J.V. (2007) [Putative human pheromones] may condition a human hormonal effect/behavioral affect. Association for Chemoreception Sciences 29th Annual Meeting April 25-29 Sarasota, Florida.

Kohl, JV (2006) The Mind's Eyes: Human Pheromones, Neuroscience, and Male Sexual Preferences. Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality. 18 (4) 313-369.

Kohl, JV (2006) The Mind's Eyes: Human Pheromones, Neuroscience, and Male Sexual Preferences. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. November 9-12.

Kohl, JV (2005) Human Pheromones, Neuroscience, and Male Homosexual Orientation. International Behavioral Development Symposium. Minot, ND, Aug 3-6. This symposium presentation is linked to an introductory article: Perfuming the Mind in the Fall 2005/Winter 2006 issue of Entelechy: Mind and Culture.

Kohl, JV  (2004) Book Review: Pheromones and Animal Behaviour: Communication by Smell and Taste by Tristram D. Wyatt. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Kohl, JV (2003) Human Pheromones; current information. Pheromone Conference, March 21-23, Laughlin, Nevada. see information HERE

Kohl, JV (2003) Book Review: The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession and the Last Mystery of the Senses by Chandler Burr. New York: Random House (2003). Reviewed by James Vaughn Kohl.

Kohl, JV and Francoeur, RT (2002) The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality (updated paperback edition). available here:

Kohl, JV (2002) Homosexual Orientation in Males: Human Pheromones and Neuroscience: neuroendocrinology: The Bulletin for Section #44 (Psychotherapy) of the World Psychiatric Association and the Across-Species Comparisons and Psychopathology Society 3 (2), 19-24.

Kohl JV (2002) Homosexual Orientation in Males: Human Pheromones and Neuroscience: Sexually Dimorphic Neuroanatomy and Sex Differences in Behavior. The Bulletin for Section #44 (Psychotherapy) of the World Psychiatric Association and the Across-Species Comparisons and Psychopathology Society 3 (4) 14-19.

Kohl, JV. Pheromones and Human Sexuality. Orange County Mensa Regional Gathering. August 9-11, 2002. Costa Mesa, California

Kohl, JV (2001) Book Review: The Biology of Love by Arthur Janov. New York: Prometheus (2000).

Kohl, JV  (2001) Olfaction and Imprinting. Across-Species Comparisons and Psychopathology Bulletin: 2 (5), p. 23. 

Kohl JV, Atzmueller M, Fink B, & Grammer K (2001) Human Pheromones: Integrating Neuroendocrinology and Ethology. Neuroendocrinology Letters: 22(5) 309-321.HERE

Kohl, JV (2001) Human Pheromones and a Mammalian Model of Mate Preference
Association for Chemoreception Sciences, Sarasota Florida, Apr 25-29

Kohl, JV (2001) Anoxia: The Cause; and Primal Scream Therapy: The Cure-All. Book Review: The Biology of Love by Arthur Janov. The Journal of Sex Research: 38 (4) 381-2. HERE

Kohl, JV (2000) Human Pheromones: The essence of, and basis for, sexual attraction. Mensa Regional Gathering. Las Vegas, NV, Dec 15-17.

Kohl, JV (2000) Human Pheromones and Mammalian Behavior. International Behavioral Development Symposium. Minot, ND, May 25-27.

Kohl, JV (2000) Human Pheromones: The Chemistry and Scent of Eroticism. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Western Region Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, Apr 6-9.

Kohl, JV (1999) Human pheromones and physical attraction: more than meets the eye. Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Salt Lake City, UT, Jun 2-6.

Kohl, JV (1998) Human pheromones and the neuroendocrinology of behavior. International Society for Human Ethology, Fourteenth Biennial Conference, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, Aug 19-23.

Kohl, JV (1998) Primacy of olfaction. Across-Species Comparisons and Psychopathology, 11, 5, 19-21.

Kohl, JV (1997) Human pheromones. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Western Region Annual Conference, Newport Beach, CA, Apr 3-6.

Kohl, JV (1996) Mammalian olfactory-genetic-neuronal-hormonal-behavioral reciprocity and human sexuality. Association for Chemoreception Sciences, Sarasota, FL, Apr 17-21.

Kohl, J. (1996). Human pheromones: Mammalian olfactory, genetic, neuronal, hormonal and behavioral reciprocity, and human sexuality. Advances in Human Behavior and Evolution. http://psych.lmu.edu/ahbe.htm

Kohl, JV (1995) Human pheromones: linking the nature and the nurture of human sexuality through reciprocity in olfactory-genetic-neuronal-hormonal-behavioral relationships. International Behavioral Development Symposium: Biological Basis of Sexual Orientation and Sex-Typical Behavior, Minot, ND, May 25-27, 49.

Kohl, JV (1995) Olfactory-genetic-neuronal-hormonal reciprocity in learning, memory, behavior and in immune function. 3rd International Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine and Biomedical Technology, Las Vegas, NV, Dec 9-11.

Kohl, JV (1994) Human pheromones: the link between the nature and the nurture of human sexuality? Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, Miami, FL, Nov 3-6.

Kohl, JV with Francoeur, RT, Perkins, A, & Coleman, E. (1993) Hormones and human sexual behavior. Symposium: Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, Chicago, IL, Nov 4-7.

Kohl, JV (1993) Are olfactory-hormonal relationships primary determinants of human sexual behavior? Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, Chicago, IL, Nov 4-7.

Kohl, JV (1993) Olfaction, the endocrine system and human sexual behavior? Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, Chicago, IL, Nov 4-7.

Kohl, JV (1992) Luteinizing hormone: The link between sex and the sense of smell? Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, San Diego, CA, Nov 12-15.

For further information, or to inquire about either a reciprocal site link or an email link to this site please contact James V. Kohl:  jvkohl@bellsouth.net

Anecdotal information about how pheromones have influenced your behavior, or the behavior of someone you know, is always welcome. Unfortunately, Kohl is not always able to respond to such information.

Links to colleagues:

Dr. Richard Axel: 2004 Nobel Laureate (Physiology or Medicine)

Miscellaneous Mental Health Resources

The Lucifer Principle and The Global Brain
Howard Bloom's theories connecting pheromonal transmission, social mood swings, history, evolution, physiology and psychology have been called "mesmerizing" (The Washington Post), "revolutionary" (Elizabeth F. Loftus, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington, author of Memory and Eyewitness Testimony), "a long step forward in the human effort to understand human biology" (Dr. Richard Bergland, founder of the department of neurosurgery, Sloan/Kettering, author of The Fabric of Mind), and "great fun to read" (Martin Gardner, author, "Mathematical Games" section, Scientific American, 1956-1983, contributor, The New York Review of Books, author, The Annotated Alice, The New Ambidextrous Universe, On the Wild Side, etc., etc.). Wired Magazine compares Bloom's book The Lucifer Principle: a scientific expedition into the forces of history to the works of Charles Darwin.

Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children 
Greg Bear's award-winning science fiction shows that he is well informed about human pheromones and their affects on behavior. He incorporates his scientific knowledge, while anticipating knowledge that is yet to come. Greg's "raw insight" is amazing!

Helen Fisher reviewed The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality before it was published in 1995, and said "This is science at its best, with adventure, ideas, and lots of facts... You will never look at your lover or your family the same way again."

Teresa Binstock: Interests/Expertise: autism, vaccination,  genomic sex differences which are neither gonadal nor hormonal; immunological components of sexual- and gender- orientations. See her publication: Binstock T.  An immune hypothesis of sexual orientation. Med Hypotheses. 2001 Nov;57(5):583-90. Abstract HERE:

Dr. Michael Baum's Lab

Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute: Pheromones and Communication

Prof. Tim Jacobs: Smell Research Laboratory

Dr. Karl L. Wuensch: Anosmia

Dr. Regina Maiworm - Human Olfactory Communication by Pheromones

Dr. Irenaeus Eibl-Eibesfeldt: Human Non-Verbal Communication

Dr. Nick Neave: Pheromones

Dr. Martha McClintock: Pheromones/Behavior and endocrine function

Dr. Ray Noonan's Links (see Sexuality and Gender)

Dr. Marty Klein's Sexual Intelligence

Debby Golden's sex site

Dr. J. Michael Bailey

Dr. Ivanka Savic

Monell Chemical Senses Center

Sense of Smell Institute