We use cookies to give you the best personal experience on our website. If you continue to use our site without changing your cookie settings, you agree we may place these cookies on your device. You can change your cookie settings at any time but if you do , you may lose some functionality on our website . More information can be found in our privacy policy.
Please provide more information.
Stylus no longer supports Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9. Please upgrade to IE 11, Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge. This will ensure you have the best possible experience on the site.
Brief Published: 3 May 2012

Pheromone Parties


Stripping the dating game back to the primal basics of attraction, US-based artist Judith Prays has launched a dating service that pairs guests based on their scent, called Pheromone Parties.

Participants are instructed to sleep in a clean cotton T-shirt for three consecutive nights to ‘capture’ their odour before placing the garment in a zip-locked bag. The bags are then numbered and labelled pink for girls and blue for boys. Guests then smell the bags throughout the party.

If a guest finds an attractive scent, they take a picture with the bag, which is projected in a slideshow on the wall. If the T-shirt owner sees someone holding their number, that’s their cue to start a conversation.

For more scented delights, see the Stylus reports Scenting the Scene and Directions in Scent.

Pheromone Parties