Researcher: Nose determines the choice of partner! Why some women can be more attractive

Researcher: Nose determines the choice of partner! Why some women can be more attractive

Certain women smell particularly well for the nose of men

Some women have a smell that seems irresistible to men. What is meant is not the newest perfume, but the smell of natural sex hormones that women secrete. A Swiss research team now investigated these hormones more accurately and noted that some women are particularly attractive to menopause at certain times.

Researchers at the University of Bern have shown that the nose should be trusted better than the eyes when it comes to reproduction, because women who are particularly well suited for reproduction show this through their sexual hormones, which are observed by male noses. These hormones determine the monthly cycle of the woman, her fertility and body odor. In times when women are particularly fertile, they also shed most sex hormones to communicate unconsciously with men. The study results have recently been published in the journal "Proceedings of the Royal Society B".

The most effective and attractive perfume women become completely free – their own sex hormones. During the most fertile days of the monthly cycle, this fragrance is the strongest. A high estrogen content and a low percentage of progesterone should be particularly attractive for men. (Image: Piotr Marcinski /

Listen to the nose when choosing a partner

In animals, mutual smell is a natural act to get to know each other. People are more discreet about this. Nevertheless, unconscious messages are transmitted through the body odor, which can cause similar reactions in the other person. Previous studies on the subject have already shown that women smell differently on different days during a monthly cycle. During the most fertile days of the cycle, women radiate the most attractive fragrance on the male nose.

New insights

These findings are not new and have been proven by previous studies. The Bernese scientists started on this point and asked themselves which information is exactly transferred about these sex hormones and whether there are individual differences between the smells of women. As the researchers have found, there are some women who can create a particularly strong attraction to their scent.


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