Unlike many other pheromone-enhanced fragrances, Scent of Eros for men does not contain androstenone, because androstenone has repeatedly been shown to have an unpleasant (urinous) scent–typically described as “smelling like a pig.” If you learn anything about pheromones, you’ll understand why using androstenone in a fragrance product probably is not a good idea.
Instead, Scent of Eros for men incorporates androsterone (from the rapidly changing adrenal hormone response) and androstenol, which has been linked through human studies to positive changes in women’s hormones and in women’s mood.
Androstenol and androsterone give men more natural and pleasant masculine appeal. Both androstenol and androsterone are very pleasant musky scents.
There are many fragrances that could contain either animal or putative human pheromones. Advertising for these “pheromone-containing” fragrances (or fragrance additives) typically contains “wild” claims. Kohl is often asked which one works, or works BEST. His response: “there is no scientific data that supports the claim that any “pheromone-containing” fragrance or fragrance additive acts as an aphrodisiac. Even the “scientific” studies funded by Winnifred Cutler’s Athena Institute in an effort to support her product claims, have repeatedly been refuted (e.g., see links from the Scientific Evidence page of this site). The best anyone can expect is that wearing a pheromone-enhanced fragrance will enhance their natural appeal, or provide a boost to the wearer’s social status–as perceived (albeit unconsciously) by peers. This type of boost can be very beneficial during social interaction. Did you ever wonder why some men and women just naturally seem to attract everyone around them? It’s either their natural scent or their pheromone-enhanced scent.
Spend some time on this site and you will find out for yourself why products developed by James Vaughn Kohl receive so many testimonials. You’ll also be able to better recognize the plagiarism and false representations of Kohl’s work on other sites. Or, simply compare Kohl’s published works to claims by other people who are have no scientific support for their marketing of their “pheromone” products.
You should be concerned when advertisements fail to disclose the active ingredients, or when they mention research on the VNO in an attempt to validate their marketing claims. The human VNO is not required for human pheromones to elicit their effects, and failure to disclose active ingredients wreaks of “snake oil” marketing scams. For example, during the Montel Williams television show that aired on November 16, 1993, Winnifred Cutler said, “Well, I can’t tell you the exact secret formula. But I can tell you it contains human pheromones, DHEA. And they’re dissolved in an alcohol, a standard cosmetic alcohol, SD40. During her appearance on the Sally Jessy Raphael television show that aired on February 2, 1994, Cutler claimed that “There’s a patent pending for it.” She has since continued to claim that the patent process prevents her from disclosing her product ingredients. The full text of her 1992 patent is available HERE. Is she trying to hide something? She has repeatedly claimed that she “discovered” human pheromones with co-workers who do not make any similar claim. Shouldn’t someone who “discovered” human pheromones have had the foresight to acquire the domain name www.pheromones.com? James V. Kohl acquired it soon after his book was published in 1995.