If I handed you an invitation, to join me and several others, for a Stinky Shirt-Sniffing Party, would you come?
It’s getting to be a thing… You have to bring your own sweaty, stinky shirt, in a zipper-lock bag. Then, after appetizers, get ready for “the main attraction,” if you will.
The shirts are all identified with a number or a fake name, and laid out for each guest to take a turn at smelling. Each guest then marks down which shirts had an appealing scent. Afterward, the guests are then united with their preferred “aromatic partner(s).”
It either makes a lot of sense, or just a lot of scents.
But it all has to do with pheromones. They’re the chemicals we sweat out, after exerting ourselves. And they’re a big part of what attracts us to each other.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that one woman, who recently hosted such a party in the City by the Bay, said it was a “different take on mating… so visceral, and subconscious.”