Using individual pheromones and being able to gauge their effects is the hallmark of a true pheromone enthusiast. With an understanding of their individual effects, you’ll be able to tweak and customize your ready made products for every situation – or even create your own blends from scratch.
Below is a list of pheromones that are available and have been (or are currently being studied). Simply click on whichever ones you want to study to read more on it.
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- Androstadienone – Effects include: women “longing” or feeling love/affection towards the wearer. Women feel a sense of “fulfilment”, contentment, mood elevation, safety, and comfort.
- Alpha Androstenol – Effects include: becoming very sociable, open, happy and confident. Enhances conversations by making thoughts flow fluidly and can increase verbal skills. Commonly used as a “buffer” for more aggressive pheromones, to make them less intimidating.
- Beta Androstenol – Effects include: feeling a deep Connection connection with the wearer. Gets people to trust you, and open up about potentially very serious or secret things they normally hide away from other people. Can open the door to develop strong connections and bonds with men and women.
- Androstenone – Effects include: Women feeling sexual arousal, possible intimidation, respect/aggression from other men (you may be perceived as a threat or violent if misused). Androstenone is one of the first molecules to be used in pheromone cologne formulas because it’s the most effective for creating sexual tension with women.
- Alpha androsterone – Effects include: Being seen as reliable, trustworthy, having lots of knowledge or wisdom. It can also be very serious, and often paired with other pheromones to give androsterone more character (such as it’s beta isomer, epi-androsterone). It seems to attract women looking for a “father figure” or someone for a long term relationship. It can create clinginess, jealousy, and insecurity when a woman is interested in a man wearing this pheromone.
- Androstenetrione – Effects include: Making everything appear more “beautiful” including people, objects, and how you perceive everything. People also see you as more attractive than you actually are ass it seems to have an “airbrush” or halo type of effect on people. It can also intensify emotions good or bad, and seems to be very attention grabbing even from a long distance away.
Androstadienone – The “Love Pheromone”
Scientific name: androsta-4,16,-dien-3-one
Nicknames: Androstadienone, A1, dienone, “The Love Pheromone”
Androstadienone is among the most studied pheromone molecules in the scientific community. However, the INTERESTING part which you probably want to know about, is the effects it has on women and how to use it correctly.
Androstadienone is dubbed the “love pheromone” for a reason.
For a start, it’s used commonly in attraction and comfort products in male pheromone colognes. The reason?
There a few, which I’ve listed below:
- Makes women feel deeply connected to the wearer, and creates a “yearning” for his presence. It’s somewhat of a “prince charming” effect, as reported by women in the pheromone community.
- Creates “romantic, crushy” vibes for the wearer from women, however it may take several hours for this feeling to fully manifest. Some women are hit instantly, while others may take longer.
- Women judge wearers of androstadienone as more attractive than without. Read some of these studies.
- Has a long term “memory imprint” effect. Women will remember the feelings they get around the wearer, and think about him more often in a positive light.
- Seems to remove “space” between men an women. Men report women gravitating, and breaching their personal space regularly.
- Androstadienone can make women feel affectionate towards you and want to have physical contact – touching, cuddling, kissing, etc.
- Alleviates PMS symptoms and elicits feelings of comfort and intimacy
- Reduces nervousness, anxiety, and other negative feelings
- Can make women more accepting of sexually aggressive behaviour and pheromones. It is an excellent addition to sexual/alpha pheromone colognes if it isn’t already in the formula.
- Women report that when exposed to Androstadienone, they get a feeling of being “safe” and being protected. They let go of stress and discomfort, followed by a feeling of well being.
- Increases the sensitivity of the skin, and pleasure of being touched (due to a higher level of arousal when exposed to androstadienone).
- The overall vibe is “romantic”. Androstadienone acts as a bonding agent between men and women, and can be used with new and current partners to strengthen the relationship. This can even change the way you are perceieved by female “friends”, and get them to see you in a romantic light.
There is a downside
I highly recommend not using androstadienone as a single pheromone molecule in high doses. ESPECIALLY when you’re with other guys.
It’s known to have some pretty depressing effects on the wearer, as well as men around him (while women get all dreamy!). In essence, androstadienone is a double edged sword – extremely powerful for attracting women, yet causes major negative side effects for men.
When using a pheromone formula that includes androstadienone, you shouldn’t have to worry about the negatives too much. The manufacturers are usually aware of this fact, and keep it in a controlled dose with other molecules to make it effective, without bringing your mood down.
Some reports suggest that men who are already “depressed”, may not experience the side effects as badly. Men with higher testosterone levels are also more adversely affected as I’ve found, being a regular gym-goer.
More androstadienone is effective, but you will most likely feel so bad you’d rather not go to that level. My only recommendation is that you try it, and see what happens to you.
There are a few people who report no negative effects, so if you’re one of the lucky ones feel free to go bananas! For the rest of us who get negative self effects, I’ve tested a few different suppliers to help you make a decision.
A note on Androstadienone suppliers and their differences
Androstadienone also happens to a bit “touchy” about it’s purity, how it was manufactured, extracted, and mixed. Small variations in it’s production seem to change its effect slightly. Here are some findings on specific suppliers.
Liquid Alchemy Labs (The BEST quality single molecules I’ve found. The self effects are moderate, but easily dealt with). It is absolutely MIND BLOWING with Nude Alpha – a product especially designed to be used with androstadienone).
Alpha Dream (note: Alpha Dream provides the highest purity of androstadienone, BUT in my experience it also has the WORST negative side effects. I have used 30 mcgs of the stuff, and felt horrible for days afterwards. It’s effect is strong on women, but it comes at a price – your sanity!).
Cohesion (PheromoneXS made this SPECIFICALLY to counter the negative effects of androstadienone. Very good product, however it’s not a single molecule – it’s a blend with 2 other pheromones).
Alpha Androstenol – The Communication Pheromone
Scientific name: 5alpha-androst-16-en-3-ol
Nicknames: Alpha-Androstenol, Alpha-Nol, A-Nol
Alpha-androstenol is generally known as a mood elevating, attractive, and friendly pheromone. Alpha-Androstenol seems to make people feel more comfortable around the wearer, so he/she appears more approachable.
Women who smell Alpha Androstenol as a pheromone are more likely to initiate social contact, as well as be more open to being approached by males when exposed.
Alpha-androstenol pheromone effects:
- Creates a fun, upbeat, approachable vibe for other people. Can cause extreme chattiness in both men and women– however, it is not a “deep” connection. Very surface level type interactions can benefit from Androstenol.
- Projects an aura of youth, health, and vitality.
- Can cause a “drunken” feeling when worn in high doses, and increase the effects of alcohol consumption.
- Women who are exposed to Alpha-Androstenol tend to initiate social contact with males, and are more likely to be friendly and receptive to males initiating contact with them. Androstenol does cause talkativeness in females, sometimes to the extreme.
- It has also been shown to increase secretion of luteinizing hormone in human females who are exposed to it, and may therefore physiologically prime women for mating behavior.
To further understand Alpha Androstenol’s properties as a pheromone, I found a study that the University of Warwick conducted on men and women using Androstenol as a pheromone.
The study found that men rated women higher on the attractiveness scale. Women also rated men higher on the attractiveness scale.
However, men DOWNGRADED other men’s attractiveness while they were exposed to Androstenol.
From personal experience, as well as the correlating study – I’ve found that while Alpha Androstenol can cause chattiness, and high spirits, it also lowers the status of the wearer when worn alone (especially in higher amounts – 40mcg+).
When you reach this “overdose” territory, you may get ignored, people might be annoyed by your very presence, and treat you like a child. This happened to me at a party and I embarrassed myself. Don’t let it happen to you.
You don’t have to worry about this too much though. Most pheromone product manufacturers know that it should only be used a secondary pheromone, alongside more powerful “Alpha” or “aggressive” type pheromones in male formulas.
Do not discount Alpha Androstenol based on a few negative overdose effects. It’s still extremely useful in many standalone pheromone products for men and women. It’s excellent for party atmospheres, or just using it alongside more “aggressive” mixes to make them a little more friendly.
Higher doses of Androstenol can reduce, and neuter the sexual aggressiveness of other pheromones – there is a balance that is usually taken care of by most pheromone companies (especially vendors I recommend on this site).
Androstenone – The Sexual Pheromone
Scientific name: 5-alpha-Androst-16-en-3-one
Nicknames: Androstenone, enone, none
Androstenone or –none, is a predominantly male pheromone. It’s the most widely known and studied pheromone molecule used in mainstream product lines. And for good reason – androstenone is the hardest hitting sexual attraction pheromone we know of at this time.
You can even find them in restrooms being sold as “pheromone attraction” colognes in vending machines for a few bucks. I’ve used them, and they DO work – however, there are much more effective products on the market.
The top effects for wearers of the androstenone pheromone include sexual attraction, “leader of the pack” effect, and also intimidation (to males and females – females are turned on, but may be shy and give you disinterest if you don’t play your cards right).
Androstenone pheromone creates a very dominant presence, and when felt by women, it exudes sexual prowess.
Here’s a quick summary of the type of vibe androstenone pheromone can create:
- Sexuality, masculinity, alpha status
- Boosts your sexual attractiveness
- Creates a “jock” or “bad boy” kind of aura
- Increases flirtation and sexual advances from women
- Conveys that you are virile and healthy (ready to “mate” in the animal kingdom 😉 )
Pretty neat huh?
Yes, the androstenone pheromone can do all that – just imagine what all the others can do!
Just a fair warning before you go out and buy a dozen bottles of this stuff – it’s extremely important to NOT overdose on androstenone. It can have catastrophic effects if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Negative/overdose effects of androstenone pheromone:
- Can cause aggression in other males and provoke fights
- Make women bitchy towards you
- Can get you labeled a creep if you don’t play it cool
- Make people ignore you
- Intimidation – this one is big. Don’t go wearing heavy androstenone products to work, or in the day time where a heavy sexual vibe isn’t appropriate. Nightclubs, parties, and bars where women looking for one night stands is where the money is.
Androstenone is usually combined with other molecules such as androstenol to help the affected targets into “accepting” the aura being given off by the wearer.
Why does this happen?
Scientists and researchers at Duke University have concluded that androstenone pheromone releases a stress hormone called “cortisol” when females are exposed to it. You may be thinking, “why would I want to stress my girl out?”
Well there’s a good answer to that – and if you’re one of the guys too chicken to drive powerful androstenone based attraction products, you’re missing out.
Because studies also show that the fastest way to reduce cortisol is to have sex.
My advice about this is to NOT be one of those guys that can’t handle some bitchy behaviour from women. It could be that they’re attracted, but annoyed that you’re able to make them feel at ease. Humor, and flirting can really change a bad situation around if you have on too much androstenone – but it is an acquirable skill.
- Asian and older males typically require higher doses than most people.
- By working out (and you should be anyway), you may not require as much even if you are a little bit older (say the 30+ crowd).
- This is very personal and experimental. You may have to play around with the dosage to understand the level you can tolerate without negative effects on you or other people.
Alpha Androsterone – Status, Authority, Wisdom, Trust, Reliability
Scientific name: 3-alpha-Hydroxy-5-alpha-androstan-17-one
Nicknames: Androsterone, erone, rone
ALPHA – Androsterone, a weak steroid with androgenic activity – while named similarly to androstEnone, has completely different effects on the wearer and those exposed to it via pheromone cloud. Alpha-androsterone is often paired with beta-androsterone (or epi-androsterone) to give it some youthfulness, charisma, and sociability.
While I don’t claim to know all the science behind this one (there’s very little compared to androstEnone and androstadienone), there is evidence to prove that homosexual men produce lower levels of androsterone to Etiocholanone.
High ratios of Androsterone in males project authority, respect, and trustworthiness.
Older males usually have higher ratios of androsterone compared to their younger male counterparts.
Androsterone is typically used to provide some “stability” to mixes. Research conducted by myself and others on pheromone forums think it helps to make the signature given off by OTHER pheromones more believable.
Here’s a summary of things Androsterone can do:
- Can create clinginess/possessiveness/jealousy over the wearer. This was a discovery I made recently after I found women becoming clingy to me over a short period of time… read on more below about this.
- Gives people a sense of safety, or protection around the wearer
- Gives the wearer an aura of respect, trust, and reliability
- Incites flirtatious behavior from women
- Gives the wearer a boost of confidence and masculinity
- High “alpha male” social status. Leader of the pack effect – without the negative aggressive “badass” vibe of androstEnone
- Improves the mood of women around you
- Can give off a “daddy” vibe, and attracts women looking for a father figure. Many high quality women are attracted to this vibe, as well women with “daddy issues”.
However, don’t be fooled by all the positive effects androsterone can have. Although not quite bad if you overdose on AndrostEnone, it can still have negative effects if used wrongly.
Negative/Overdose effects include:
- Coming off very seriously
- Create a negative impression of you
- Give off a “boring” vibe (you must temper it with other pheromones!)
- Getting clinginess from crazy women
- Being more irritable
- Can get other people to “test” you by calling you out or getting confrontational
- Androsterone by itself is not very interesting – it really comes to life when combined with more “charismatic” pheromones.
I highly recommend taking it easy and using minimal doses with the younger women as they may not perceive you as being “fun”.
There are however young women out there looking for a “daddy” to take care of them which is the type of vibe androsterone creates – hey if that’s your thing… then it’s your responsibility 🙂
I suspect I naturally produce a lot of this pheromone already. The reason is because many people think I’m more “mature” for my age but still am cool – AND – I’ve attracted women with weird daddy issues (divorced folks, princesses, etc) without them. I also feel very confident wearing androsterone based (or products intended to boost social power) and it makes clingy, jealous, and insecure.
My current girlfriend has a very “outspoken” personality, and she always gives clues that the product is working. More affection, “I love you’s” and more…
Androstenetrione – Beautiful, emotional, and dreamy…
While there is not much reporting from the pheromone community, I was lucky enough to receive some capsules from a member who ordered androstenetrione from a reputable source at the time. It’s not available as commercially as other pheromone molecules are at the moment, let alone in a “spray and go” format. I had to mix it up in oil and alcohol before testing, but it was fantastic while I lasted. To this day, it remains on of my favorite molecules of all time.
Here are my notes on it:
- From the get-go, I noticed that Androstenetrione had a wonderful beautifying effect on me and other people. I saw many women who I would normally consider unattractive… for some reason cute, or endearing somehow. It has the same effect on other people too – people will also see you as cute, attractive, and endearing. Androstenetrione seems to drive itself, in a way – as in it looks for the beautiful, which has a powerful effect on people’s psyche.
- I was one of the first ones to consider the androstenetrione is a core part of the Nude and Nude Alpha products, and possibly (Aqua Vitae) in the Liquid Alchemy Labs product line. They have similar effects – attention grabbing from a distance, and makes people appear more attractive.
- Androstenetrione also seems to make myself and others affected more emotional. It intensifies emotions whether they are good, bad, or ugly… women especially seem to feel “lovey dovey” when around the wearer or have more affection.
- Androstenetrione has a very heavy, euphoric “dreamy” kind of feel… I often remember memories whilst wearing androstenetrione in a very “special” kind of light. and intimate, and even important parts of my life in retrospect. I remember the time when my best friend at the time (who was not my romantic partner) had so many laughs and felt very deeply about eachother. She was so important to me, but I just remember moments like this as very deep and moving.
- Because of the above observation, I also believe androstenetrione is a very strong “imprinting” pheromone… you can deeply embed yourself into someones memories by using it because of how unique it feels. Everything is intensified to an almost unreal level at high doses – which may leave you tired but happy at the end of the day.
- Androstenetrione is a very “crushy” molecule. Women will definitely feel magnetized by your presence because of how you make them feel… all the effects it seems to have combined are like a BOMB going off in their heads. I truly think this is why Nude and Nude Alpha have such extreme effects on women.
- It’s almost a “hypnotic” kind of feeling – and it makes people want to touch and be touched (kino)… as I mentioned earlier, androstenetrione seems to make women behave very affectionately towards you, which also results in women wanting to touch, be touched, and feel comfortable with touching. Again this is a very notable effect with the Nude line by Liquid Alchemy Labs – it’s almost like superglue for women you know.
How to get Androstenetrione
Unfortunately, some things have gone south with a supplier that we trusted when this test first went down. It was a company called “House of Muscle”, but late reports seem to say that there are no noticeable effects or they have filled it with a bogus filler. I would highly recommend avoiding buying any supplements so you can cook this stuff up until we have a reliable supplier.