Saturday, October 4, 2008

Scents can stimulate more than just the nose.

Ladies, next time you need to get your husband in the mood, waft the scent of some doughnuts, lavender or pumpkin pie past his nose. According to Dr. Alan Hirsch a nationally recognized smell and taste expert and the founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago scents can stimulate more than just the nose.

Women's interest was aroused by baby powder (can guarantee that anything relating to babies does nothing for this woman. it would rather make me run a mile) and a combination of Good & Plenty candy and cucumber (just the scent strangely enough).

Dr Hirsch also discovered that you can use bad smells to generate nightmares. I found this particularly interesting as Ben insists that when I don't give him an aroma therapy massage before bedtime he has nightmares. I've always thought that it was a ploy to get them more often. Perhaps the good smells help give him good dreams rather than bad dreams he has without the good smells.

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