Can scents set off arousal? These scents will get you within the temper
What scents are known to trigger arousal?
“Ylang ylang is an aphrodisiac essential oil that is often added to floral perfumes,” said an InterParfums representative. “The oil has traditionally been revered for its ability to relieve sexual anxiety and increase performance. It has a high concentration of β-caryophyllene (a sesquiterpene found in cloves, rosemary and black pepper), which leads to an increase in testosterone, one of the most important sex hormones.”
The spokesman shared the evidence: “An increase in this hormone was detected in the saliva of women after inhaling ylang ylang.”
According to the InterParfums spokesperson, lavender essential oil is also known to have positive effects on sexual health. They pointed to a 2019 National Library of Medicine study in which they found that lavender improves nearly every aspect of the experience for older women — mentally and physically.
As InterParfums suggested, “Diffuse some on your bedroom pillows for a good night’s sleep and maybe some extra satisfaction.”
“Conch Sage is excellent when libido is low due to hormonal changes like menopause,” said the senior perfumer. “It can act as a balance to bring relief and improve the moment.”
According to the representative of InterParfums, studies have also shown the positive effects of rose oil on sexual dysfunction. In 2015, Zyto (a company that enables better wellness choices) found that male participants with mental health issues experienced an improvement in their depression and sexual dysfunction after being administered rose oil.
The InterParfums rep adds, “It is widely considered to be one of the best essential oils for libido.”