Wednesday, July 25, 2012
P-ew, baby it's you
Amy Taxin, AP, writes about pheromone parties. In NY and LA, singles attend parties with a slept-in t-shirt to be sniffed by other party goers.
Humans can sniff out scents leading to weaker offspring.
The t-shirts are put in a plastic bag—people sniff in the bags and if they find one they like, a photographer projects the person’s pix on the wall so the owner of the shirt can see their admirer before owning up to the shirt.
One party goer bypassed t-shirts that smelled ordinary for those that smelled unique—spicy, rather than baby powder.
Half a dozen couples hooked up.
Smells are very evocative.
What’s next for Facebook—scratch ‘n’ sniff?