New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center reveals that women's faces are rated as more attractive in the presence of pleasant odors. [...] The findings suggest that the use of scented products such as perfumes may, to some extent, alter how people perceive one another.
"Odor pleasantness and facial attractiveness integrate into one joint emotional evaluation," said lead author Janina Seubert, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist who was a postdoctoral fellow at Monell at the time the research was conducted. "This may indicate a common site of neural processing in the brain."
— See the press release at Pleasant smells increase facial attractiveness.