If you haven’t found love in a scentless place, maybe you’re not looking in the right spots. Chances are you haven’t exhausted all your options unless you’ve given a Pheromone Party a whirl.
These events pair people based on the scientific idea that we all create our own unique perfume, or pheromones, to attract mates. It works for insects, cats and other creatures, so why wouldn’t it work for humans? For $US30, Pheromone Parties will help you find your next date, or perhaps the love of your life by smelling their stale, sweaty clothes. Which isn’t that creepy, except for all of it.
To prepare for the natural scent shindig, you sleep in the same clean, white, cotton t-shirt for three nights in a row to bag your own “odour print”. You bring the stank shirt to the fête in a ziplock, which is given a number, with bags marked blue for boys and pink for girls.
Throughout the bash, you’re invited to smell the shirts as you wish. Once you find the one that really gets you going, a photographer takes your picture with the bag of your choosing. The images are shown on a running slideshow, and if you see someone holding your number, then you’ve fund your musk match. Speed dating for aspiring armpit fetishists: coming soon to a city near you! [Pheromone Parties via Good]