… a word from Amanda

T’was the week before Valentine’s, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…

Does this sound like you – no hot Valentine’s dates planned at all? What are you doing wrong? Are you wearing the wrong scent? Well, check out this story I stumbled across this week.

Before heading for a night out, any lengthy pampering routine just wouldn’t be complete without a spritz of perfume, right? Because we all assume a touch of Chanel No.5 is going to send all the right hormonal signals.

However, a scientist has given all new meaning to the term “signature scent” revealing that her “vagina juice” is her perfume of choice for an evening out on the town.

Sharing an excerpt of her new book “The Game of Desire with Refinery 29”, sexologist Shan Boodram was surprised by just how much attention her “delicious scent” attracted. The author claims to have worn her own natural scent several times over the years, and noted how people often “flock to her”.

Determined to test the theory out on other women, Shan asked three of her clients to see if coplulins –  chemicals secreted by the vagina – would also attract anyone, if used as perfume.

Shan asked the women to gather in the toilets of a bar. She wrote: “I instructed them to wash their hands, get in a cubicle and then move their finger around their vaginal opening. The goal was to get a sample from the Bartholin’s glands, which are the size of a pea but play a large role in vaginal lubrication”.

Shan then asked them to rub “a good amount of wetness” on their pulse points and around their collarbone and neck.

Sadly, Shan’s clients reported that they didn’t have much more success with men than beforehand. But while they might not ultimately have met “the one” as a result of the experiment, the sexologist was impressed that not one of the women wanted to wash off their “perfume” at the end of the night. She also claims it makes women “act in a bolder, more confident manner” which, in turn, could make them appear more attractive.

Is there any science behind it?

Wearing your vagina scent to bag a date might sound bonkers – but on a broader scientific level, pheromones have been proven to play a big part in human sexuality and attraction. 

So, there you have it, this could help, a strategy for Friday 14th Feb.

Onto this week’s instalment of Amanda Zips It Up and we discover the new Brow Trend adopted by Gucci,investigate Stella McCartney’s advice on keeping clothes clean and tell you how logo nails are so 2020.