Most of us would agree that human beings are guided, controlled, dictated and governed by subconscious desires that we are ‘more than likely’ unaware. Not only are we ignorant of the significant ‘all too obvious clues’, promptings, implications, distinctions, and surprising consequences, but more importantly we, sometimes, (more often than not) ignore or deny -much to our chagrin – those sensations which lead us into circumstances, situations, events and relationships not easily explained. These unexplained episodes result in “inexplicable feelings” as such, ones we can’t possibly begin to understand, much less define. In other words, we, sometimes, either discount or deny the ‘whirling’ sensations without trusting our first instinct.
These hidden desires, not only, motivate, encourage, confuse, constrict, dissuade, and support decisions and actions we probably don’t properly understand or appreciate fully, at the time, but oftentimes, leave us feeling vulnerably exposed, especially where new involvements are concerned. Instead of ‘zoning in’ with what’s going on down under, we attempt to fill and justify the awkward space with anything available or convenient to us, at the moment. To complicate matters further, we try to interpret the meanings of our reactions to the various situations with only half the information supplied, which only complicates the already muffled scenario.
The truth is: we have absolutely no clue as to why we are attracted to and attract the people we draw into our lives, other than we are vibrating at a certain frequency (some may call this ‘chemistry’) which acts as an electromagnetic resonance which immediately pulls the person into your field of echoing energy. Another, more simple way of explaining this mysterious phenomenon is to say: we all possess a certain innate scent that attracts some and repels others. It is easy to embrace, accept, and incorporate the idea of “following a certain scent” (like a blue tick coonhound) than try to differentiate and explain the various magnetized properties of electrified elements and chemical compositions we put off as human beings. Bottom line: these resonating properties are radiating from a distinctive scent we put off as prompters.
More than likely, these underlying unclear nudging prompters show up in the least likely places, at the most inauspicious times, in blatant emotional displays that shock us, or at the very least cause us to ponder ‘silent embarrassing or guilt-ridden thoughts of fantasy or disgrace’. Wow! What a mouthful to inject in a simple definition of ‘physical chemistry’ between two people! In these moments of perplexing confidential personal confrontations, we dare not utter our private thoughts aloud. But, while we try to process the uncombed thoughts, we are forced to ask ourselves the question: “where did those feelings come from or WHY did I think that?”
Some may interpret these unexpected uncomfortable sensations as natural ATTRACTION. Others, however, are bombarded with expressing unsettling words that don’t make one bit of sense. Regardless of how the feelings are explained away or reasoned out, the fact remains that we unconsciously, automatically respond to a well-preserved scent of attraction. Emotionally, we are ‘smitten’ and do/say/feel things according to unknown factors lodged somewhere between the recesses of our suppressed memories and the current emotional temperature of activities in the environment.
At other times, due to a certain unmistakable scent, we are simply baffled by certain reactions which cause us to either act totally out of character to certain people, places and events. It’s something that happens of itself. We know instinctively whether we like something or we don’t! No if, ands, or buts about it. We just plain KNOW! We can’t say WHY we know. According to the Father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, “The quickest way to trigger an emotional response is with scent.”
I am convinced (current research also strongly suggests) that the power of scent is the single most influencing factor in determining a person’s predispositions. You don’t have to understand why something or someone appeals to you, but you will have to respond to those initial stirrings in order to discover more about the apparent mystery. In fact, you are powerless to do otherwise.
Thus, begins the challenge of paradoxical pursuit. Following an individual scent that has lured you. Like a Blue Tick Coonhound on the ‘hot’ chase of a raccoon, the object of your affection will soon be treed, you hope. The pursuit involves the old ‘cat and mouse’ chase of ambiguity and, at first, secrecy. Coyly denying the obvious attraction works, too, for some. Be that as it may, something of an inexpressible nature has been set in motion to unlock the door into the unknown aspects of yourself revealing veiled motivations unknown to you at the time.
It will take the complexity of the intimate involvement to unravel, disclose and address various features which make up who you are. These facets will be brought to surface and reflected in the uniqueness of the relationships, circumstances and people you choose to get involved with. This unmistakable, illogical quest for the other is divinely ‘raw’ in nature. How could it be otherwise?
Some of you may say that attraction to certain people is obvious. Nothing very mysterious, at all, right? Wrong! The ‘all too common’ desperate seed of loneliness, boredom, and/or restlessness begins to stir pushing its way to the surface seeking union, making for an easy target for the first available party that shows any interest. And, I say “I beg to differ.” Holding at bay: that apparent lame excuse, something far more incomprehensible is at work. Something beneath the obvious that is pulling your strings. It’s called ineffable scent which is the imploding impetus for your actions. And, thoughts of desire!
What could that mysterious impetus be? FRAGRANCE, that’s right. The smell of the encounter has inadvertently caught your nose. And, like that same Blue Tick Coonhound in heat, you’re quick on the trail of your new found fascination, no matter where it leads. No matter the briars, brambles and overgrown weeds; nothing will stop you (short of debilitating illness) in capturing and maintaining the passionate sensual aroma which has so concretely arisen in your life. This Divinely manufactured indelibly imprinted scent (PERFUME) locks onto its duplicate matching compliment with ‘no holds barred.’ “IT” is the honing apparatus of delirious pleasure sought and fulfilled in sacred union.
There’s an ongoing debate with chemists as to whether scent is triggered by receptors or vibrations. (Another lengthy article of discussion for another time) Either way, the point remains: certain fragrances work specifically for you and only YOU! Imagine walking into a Bakery where several different delicious aromas linger in the air. Notice how you immediately are drawn to a specific scent.
Nothing else will satisfy. The same exacting experience happens when you meet a designated person on your path. Although you may not immediately become aware of it; the innate scent of that individual grabs your ‘gut level’ attention, filtering and eliciting uncontrollable emotions. You can’t get him/her out of your mind. A deliberate act of the Divine in operation has been activated, using a distinctive fragrance to attract or repel.
Preferred scent (PERFUME) is something incredibly difficult to explain or comprehend. Bottom LINE: You are able to detect, without a moment’s hesitation, a fragrance you love or despise. You just know! It’s generative passion at work. Sort of magical, I guess. Anyway, enhancing, enlivening, and accentuating our natural scent encourages an overall sense of well-being. A Plugged in feeling, unresponsive to anything else except the natural desirous response. Remember and never forget: WE ARE PLEASURE SEEKING CREATURES. We feel better (pleasure-full) about ourselves when we know we smell good (desirable).
Can you enhance that ‘natural and convenient’ sacredly erotic scent of you and thereby increase the chances of your being more sexually attractive and appealing? Of course you can, or the Perfume business wouldn’t comprise more than $6 1/2 billion in retail sales.
Paula Andrea Pyle, M.A.
Mode of Cosmic Therapy©
Senior Perfumer Zabania© Perfume