You won’t believe it – Erin & Mike were talking about this around 6:45 this morning – if you want to appear thinner, do this:
Spritz yourself with a floral-spicy fragrance.
In tests done by the Smell & Taste Research Foundation in Chicago, men perceived women to be a whopping 12 pounds thinner when they wore a floral-spicy scent. They studied this for a decade, testing over a hundred fragrances – from Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie to pumpkin pie to cigarette smoke.
Men would sniff the women wearing the scents and then estimate their weight. Every time a woman was wearing the floral-spice, the men thought she was about 12 pounds thinner than her actual weight. Unfortunately, no commercial perfume has the exact scent. It’s a combination of Old Spice and floral shampoo.
In other smelly news, you’ll never cry over onions again.
Just light a candle near where you’re chopping the onions.
According to Washington State University scientists, the heat from the flame burns off some of the noxious fumes and carries the rest up and away from your nose.