Can a Few Drops From this Bottle Attract Men by the Truckload?

October 1998
Copyright ©1998. Fitness Magazine.

FITNESS INVESTIGATES: Fitness writer road tests Athena Pheromone 10:13tm for Women for an article in Fitness Magazine. Excerpted by Athena Institute

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By Hallie Levine

I‘ve been told every single woman goes through a dry spell. Still, this past summer I found myself in such a man drought I was thirsting for even an unsolicited catcall. Due to a crazy workload, my love life had fallen to the sidelines and I couldn’t remember the last time a guy asked for my phone number. I needed something to blast me out of my non dating rut.

Then I heard about Athena Pheromone 10:13 (click for product details), an odorless formula you mix with perfume that supposedly enhances a woman’s sexual attractiveness. It is a chemical copy of human pheromones – natural substances given off by healthy men and women that have been studied for their role in attracting members of the opposite sex.

Research scientist Winnifred Cutler, Ph.D. (click for bio),… created a synthetic copy… and now sells the resulting mixture for close to $100 for 1/6 ounce…I called and placed an order.

The pheromone formula arrived in the mail the same day as a party invitation from a good friend for that Friday night. I carefully followed the label’s instructions and mixed the entire vial of clear liquid with 4 ounces of my favorite nonspritz perfume.

Pre -party, I dabbed some behind my ears and neck, slipped on a sexy little number and off I went. Within minutes of my arrival I locked eyes with a cute sportswriter named Alex.

The conversation flew and soon we were cozied up in the corner sharing intimacies. “You’re great,” he murmured at one point, leaning toward me and kissing the back of my neck. Two hours later, I’d scored a date for Sunday evening. That night I fell asleep giddy with my smashing pheromone success.


Every morning, I dabbed on a few drops of my pheromone-pumped perfume before leaving the apartment. I noticed an unusual number of men eyeing me on the street, in elevators, and in checkout lines. Some even stopped me for directions and one asked for change of a dollar. Nice…

After wearing my elixir for three weeks, I went away for the weekend to the summerhouse I was renting with friends. What better place to test my pheromones than the local pub?

Nanoseconds after my arrival, I was accosted by a Matt Damon look-alike. “You’re gorgeous,” he said, staring at my breasts, “you know who you look like?” he asked. “No,” I said, hoping he’d say Cameron Diaz. “Barbie”...Barbie?

Time to move on and test my pheromone powers with a guy whose IQ was greater than my bra size. *** Trying to make my way to the bar’s bathroom was like crawling through quicksand…


Sunday afternoon, I came home to a flashing message light. Three messages, all from Alex, begging me for a date. Yes! Yes! Yes! I met him at a candlelit tapas bar wearing a slinky black dress and a seductive smile.

“I have to confess,” he admitted after several glasses of sangria. “I don’t think I can keep my hands off you.” He walked me home, engaged me in a kissingfest in my apartment foyer, and left only after I promised to see him again very soon.


COMMENT FROM ATHENA INSTITUTE: Both Athena Pheromone 10:13tm for women and Athena Pheromone 10Xtm for men are cosmetics that can increase your attractiveness to the opposite sex. Neither product is an “aphrodisiac.”

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