As a single female dog trainer in New York City, I think a lot about ways in which I can be most appealing to animals. Specifically, single men and dogs of all genders.
The answer is Fideau, a perfume for every woman who loves dogs (in a non-sexual way, of course).
You see, both men and dog respond to kindness, smiles, soft caresses and kisses. Both tend to like bacon and tennis balls. But the scent that used to be most apparent to men I encountered wasn’t as appealing as it was to my canine friends. Because I spend my days training dogs, my nights sometimes left me smelling like liverwurst and freeze-dried lamb lung. I carry both on my person much of the time.
Fideau is a scent that was especially created for me by master perfume maker Love Potion, to complement meaty scents, giving them sweet and musky overtones that are scientifically proven to conjure thoughts of sausage dipped in maple syrup. But the main ingredient is the copulins, a female pheromone that was carefully designed to trigger feelings of tenderness in both dogs and men.
Here is what the animals are saying:
“Anna Jane, one whiff of this and I knew I would follow you on my hands and knees wherever you wanted to lead me,” — Hugh Jackman*
“May I lick you?” — Jon Stewart**
“Let’s snuggle for a bit and then you can feed me bacon” — Marlon Brando***
* Cocker Spaniel of Astoria
** Boston Terrier of Park Slope
*** Great Dane of St. Mark’s Place