As a vet pheromone cologne user, I’m always on the lookout for good new pheromone products. To strangers, the idea of pheromones are pretty dubious.
I don’t blame them – most mainstream pheromone products like pherlure or nexus have blatant over-advertising which would set “reasonable” bullshit detectors off.
Of course, there’s a “sucker born every minute”, and that’s exactly the target market of such deceptive advertising.
Hopefully, you’re smart enough to at least research a product or company before investing your hard earned money (and that’s why you’re on my site :)).
If you want to know more about a product or company I haven’t mentioned yet, I’ll show you 3 “red flags” you should look out for when you come across a pheromone cologne product.
- Hype, exaggerated claims, snake oil
- “Strength” claims – and why this is deceptive
- False “proof”
These 3 things could help you very quickly establish scam artists from legitimate pheromone vendors.
While there are some legitimate pheromone vendors that do use some of these elements, these basic guidelines should steer you away from the most dubious ones.
Red Flag #1: Hype, exaggerated claims, snake oil
This is one of the most irritating things I have ever come across on the internet. And it doesn’t just include pheromone colognes.
Ruthless marketers are always making ridiculous claims like…
- “get 6 pack abs with no effort” or
- “lose weight with our new miracle pill” or
- “say this magic line and make drop dead gorgeous models fall at your feet!” or
- “make money online by clicking a few buttons”
You catch my drift? It’s unrealistic, blatant deception that drives massive amounts of sales online. People are always looking for an easy solution to their problems, and will fall for anything that promises results. Don’t be one of them.
One my main grudges at the moment is with a product called “Pherazone”. I’ve already debunked Pherlure (another shady pheromone
vendor), so we’ll use Pherazone to demonstrate how to spot bullshit when you see it.
On the Pherazone website, they make claims such as…
- “Even if you’re short, fat, balding, and have no money, you can begin attracting women with ease.”
- “Imagine MORE DATES, MORE SEX and INSTANTLY ATTRACT THE PARTNER OF YOUR DREAMS?”
- “Scientists have managed to isolate individual pheromones that trigger human response making you irresistible.”
Uh, no. I feel like I need a shower after just reading that garbage.
Even when I review and recommend great pheromone products, I’m always telling you that you should hit the gym, eat well, and always be improving yourself in all areas of your life.
You still have to put in effort to have a great personality, and develop desirable qualities to attract women (like confidence, humor, success, etc).
… And not just to attract women, but to get ahead professionally and socially. Its the overall package that can really set you above and beyond the competition. This will make you a winner in life – whether you wear pheromones or not.
Pheromone colognes are an aid, not a crutch.
If a product sounds like its trying too hard to sell something, it’s probably garbage. Clearly, Pherazone is trying to make you believe it’s the only magic button solution for all your attraction problems… which doesn’t exist, and probably never will.
On the other hand, more reasonable claims like appearing more attractive, or increasing your perceived status are much more accurate and more likely legitimate.
2.) “Extra strength” pheromone cologne – why this is deceptive
The second you should look out for are pheromone products that claim they are 10x, 100x or 1000x strength (or whatever number).
Once you understand pheromones, you know that more isn’t always better.
For example, imagine spraying yourself with 100mcgs of androstenone.
Because this is a highly “aggressive” pheromone molecule, you would simply get ignored or people will start acting aggressively towards you. That’s called an “overdose” effect.
You can experience overdose effects with single pheromones or products, and they all have varying negative side effects. Using high doses of pheromones will usually backfire in very unpleasant ways.
That’s why there really is no basis for the 10x, or 100x, or 1000x strength pheromone cologne products. There is no set “standard” for how strong a pheromone product should be in the first place.
You can find this type of deceptive advertising on pheromone products from eBay.
And once again, Pherazone comes at us again with claims that they have “10x more pheromones than other leading brands”. Some of the best companies (such as Liquid Alchemy Labs) don’t disclose what pheromones they use, and in what concentration. That would make it impossible for Pherazone to make that claim.
There are loads more, but you should understand that this is a PLOY to make you think you’re getting “more bang for buck” — when that’s really not the case.
3.) False “proof”
This is one of the trickiest parts of figuring out if pheromone cologne products are for real or not.
Just a few days ago, I was stunned to discover that the Pherlure pheromone company had actually fabricated a fake pheromone molecule. They also created other websites to try and “prove” that it existed, and falsely claimed that the University of Chicago had done studies on it – when there were none to be found.
That was one of the more elaborate schemes, and just proved they were out for your money.
The other type of false proof you should look out for is when companies advertise stuff like this:
“Odorless pheromones are secreted by many animals to attract mates. But they’re also synthesized and marketed to consumers as potions to increase sexual attractiveness. They’ve been sold for years, but news studies and claims are making these items hotter than ever. Paris Hilton knows. She added them to her latest perfume.”
“Pheromones are chemical signals emitted by animals and plants to communicate information to their own species. Pheromone signals include scents emitted by female moths to attract a mate” “Hence the different smells may explain why we as humans are attracted to certain people and not to others.”
“The power of smell is undeniable, as the multi-billion dollar perfume industry testifies …… researchers at the University of Chicago say they have the first proof that humans produce and react to pheromones.”“There could be important practical implications from this finding.”
“You’ve never heard of pheromones? Well, it’s time to learn about the part they play in your sex life, because it could be substantial.” “If you’re looking for the man or woman of your dreams, unsuspecting pheromones in your body scent are most likely playing a large and
very clever role in mate attraction”
Once again, Pherazone uses these authority figures who have reported on pheromones as “proof” that THEIR pheromone colognes work.
No, they’re not the only ones (just felt like picking on them today). But you should always be wary when companies use reputable sources to try and give their product credibility. Also, apart from websites like the ones above, studies will usually be referenced (like the Do Pheromones Work article), or just claiming that x university did studies when they really didn’t (it’s hard to verify).
You should always do your homework on pheromone cologne products before deciding to invest your money.
There are online communities that can help, but results are usually mixed because a lot of people don’t really use proper testing guidelines. They usually think just because they got a few smiles indicates a product is working, when there is much more that needs to be tested.
There are also biases for certain vendors. And a host of other reporting issues — such as not picking up all the effects or mixing with other products (which skews results).
If you just want to dive in with your first pheromone cologne product, you might find this guide pretty useful, so check it out 🙂
Or just contact me through the form. I’d be happy to help you out!
Thanks for reading, hope you make an informed decision 😀