The Scent of a Woman

Years ago Alex Comfort, who bedded a lot of women, told the readers of New Scientist  – as I recall – that brunettes were more possessive in how they kissed, blondes smelled floral, and redheads had a natural scent that is “heady and rather tiring.”

Comfort not only wrote The Joy of Sex but was a professional biologist and there is a surprising amount of anthropology in his most famous book.

Be that as it may, here is more on the history of observations on the scent of redheads:


7 responses to this post.

  1. I knew about pheromones but I had no idea red heads were different in that regard. Well, to a certain extent I must have because it makes perfect sense.


  2. If it’s not true, it’s to the point.


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on June 4, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      I haven’t had anything like Comfort’s experience. So I don’t know. I do know that redheads can be very attractive visually. In fact some of them are the most attractive of all women … strawberry blondes with hair like spun gold and skin like porcelain.

      Also I have certainly experienced revulsion at a woman’s “chemistry”. I have cited this old quote before – “in love, even the civilised man must let his nose decide.”


      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on June 4, 2016 at 2:08 pm

        Roger Sterling: I like redheads. Their mouths are like a drop of strawberry jam in a glass of milk.

  3. Posted by Julian O'Dea on June 11, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Red: A History of the Redhead. By Jacky Collis Harvey.


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