PHEROMONE

Osmopherine (female copuline) and Osmopherone (male copuline)

The olfactive ingredient is an important instrument for the orientation of our social, sexual and individual behaviour.

A certain proportion of adults is able to recognize its own sexual partner, or the sex of other people, by the smell of the clothes they are wearing (Eibl-Eibesfeldt, I.). Certain distinct pheromones render both men and women receptive to contact, while other sexual pheromones encourage contact from women only (Eibl-Eibesfeldt, I.).

Human smells constitute signals of a sti­mu­lating nature (Schleidt, W. M.) which in some cases attract and in other repel. They are camouflaged by deodorants which, in particular, eliminate the differences between sexes (Schleidt, W.M.); this represents a strategy of mimicry (Eibl-Eibesfeldt, I.) which, in final analysis, could be considered an error of today's culture of appearance, harmful to natural interpersonal communications.

The use of perfumes is intended to bring out personal odour in a less disagreeable manner than it would have in its own biological state, but it is just as true that the biological signal of availability is thus destroyed, unless it is reconstructed by selected pheromonic copulines.

In the composition of both male and female deodorants, the interrelational significance of the olfacto-genital correlation must be taken into consideration, hence the advisability that products used in personal hygiene be endowed with a note of biological odour. It follows that the natural biological odour does not induce others to behave in a certain manner, but provides an unequivocal signal of availability to whomsoever, at that particular moment, is able selectively to perceive it (Rialdi, G.).

This also conditions the formulation of perfumes to the detriment of their artificiality and in favour of an ever greater naturalization or “humanization”. Osmopherine and Osmopherone , selected pheromonic copulines, are the answer to this problem. Initially developed asosmosteniant steroids (1978), they have been successively integrated with osmosteniant elements identified in specific human acidophile microflora cultures, and reconstituted.