[From love apple to skin bouquet ... and if it also exhaled phaeromones?]

Rev Med Liege. 2005 Dec;60(12):946-8.
[Article in French]


Skin exhales odours forming a bouquet which seems unique for each individual. The westernised socio-cultural behaviour tends to suppress them and to replace them by perfumes. The existence and the role of human phaeromones remain unsettled. Physiological and behavioural effects can be modulated by body odours and their putative phaeromones.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Odorants
  • Pheromones / metabolism*
  • Skin / metabolism*
  • Skin Physiological Phenomena*


  • Pheromones