The scent of desire, it turns out has more to do with our biological imperative than we might have ever imagined. That magical x factor in seeking and connecting to your special someone is actually right under your nose- or at least in it. Author Rachel Herz’s new book The Scent of Desire will be the first of many volumes on the often overlooked olfactory system that will forever change how we think about our relationships. And even though I have long been promoting smell as our primary sexual sense, I had no idea that its reach went to the very core of the species regeneration.
As far back as 4500BC the Egyptians were using plant essences to make perfumes. The ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, said that “the way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.”