I’d never heard that you should also smell like yourself, though, until I joined a matchmaking service called Smell Dating. After 72 hours, the cotton was pickled in my essence.
For three days and nights I wore the same cotton T-shirt, through sweaty workouts and while I slept. I passed off the damp, stained tee to the New York University researchers who run Smell Dating, who saw it not as an object of disgust, but as boyfriend bait.
Embracing him after a long day, he smelled right like others haven't — all man, all mine.
He thought he was being rude perspiring all over the place, but I didn't mind.
I made scones for breakfast, leaned against the counter to get close to the herbs as they baked.
Whether interventions like these are successful is a current area of research.Researchers believe that our unique bodily scent plays a larger role in our social lives than we know.Now, social media entrepreneurs are putting that science to the test. Everyone knows that to find true love, you have to be yourself.Without perfume to guide my invisible persona, whoever smelled my shirt might actually see how fucking my life is from day to day. On my first day wearing the shirt, I bucked the rules entirely.I don’t wake up and smell like burning forests and dryads and gold — I pay my way into that illusion. I wore jasmine scented all natural deodorant and sprayed my favorite perfume in the air of my room and walked around the scent plume — I wasn’t it, so to speak, but if a few molecules dropped on the cotton then IT WAS MERELY A COINCIDENCE, YOUR HONOR.