There are plenty of movies that deal with marriages that end in cheating as well as troubled relationships with men that stray for whatever reasons that we won't get into here. What is important is how naive men can be when considering or even engaging in extra-marital or dating affairs. A leading and critical sensibility for women in relationships is the sense of smell and when men cavort with other women, the scent is brought into their home and few if any women won't notice.
A woman's sense of smell is up to four times more sensitive than a mans
It is common knowledge that a women's sense of smell is up to four times more sensitive than a mans and therein lies one of the problems for would-be cheaters and honest men who may spend one to many nights at a business dinner with female co-workers . Ultimately, the scent is easily transferred and if there is any contact, the fabric will hold onto that scent and transfer it to wherever you might go. Especially at home where a constant, familiar scent would be broken by the new fragrance introduced to the environment shared with your wife, girlfriend or partner.
Most women are very attuned to the differences from familiar scents to another womans. There are standard fragrance categories worn by women, such as patchouli, ylang-ylang, orchid and other florals as well as citruses and musks prepared specifically within womens fragrance formulations. It is an easy pick-up for women and yet men don't seem to understand the giveaway, honest or not.
Independent from mannerisms and the scent of sex, which are obvious giveaways, female fragrances are not as subtle. Most men will allow the fragrance to transfer onto their hair and neck, which are prime distribution points for scent especially when there is a little tension. A misconception about fragrance is that it is best to put them on your pulse points because they are hot. In fact, few men would have the fragrances transferred to these points and it wouldn't matter anyways. The old habit of placing fragrances on your wrist, under your chin and onto your neck, is a ploy by the fragrance industry to waste more of the fragrance on areas that don't disseminate the fragrance. Particularly without the attention to detail of true hot-points that act as personal atomizers as the heat on your body increases and adds your own scent to that of the fragrance.
Men don't know about these hot-points and most women don't either. Their sense of smell, however, will pick them up immediately. They include the chest or decolletage, hair-line above the forehead and behind the ear, the small of the back as well as under your nose, so you too will have your mood changed and subsequently your hormones and attitude. That is the power of having scent rub off on these areas. The scent will be carried powerfully and immediately, especially when they break the equilibrium of the environment that you share with your partner.
Equal parts science and emotions
It is equal parts science as well as emotions, but the results are real and quick and any man or woman for that matter should be aware of this reality. Don't take it for granted. Consider your reasons for straying and the potential consequences when a foreign scent is brought into the environment that you share with your wife, girlfriend or partner. The impact is real and denying it is a surefire way to descend into an unpleasant stream of arguments and accusations.
So before you consider walking into your home or your partners home after cavorting with another woman (and if you are in the LGBT community, it goes for you too), secure your environment and your own scent. Don't try to add more as that would also cause an exclamation point to be raised. It is out of the ordinary and unusual and that raises a red-flag. Don't even consider taking a shower and using scented soaps and shampoos if it is out of your ordinary routine and certainly, if you do get intimate, then a few hours of airing out might limit the impact, but any woman with a moderately estrogen driven sense of smell will pick-up that something is not quite right.