Androtics Direct, being a “research” company offers putative and experimental pheromones as part of their charade…
Why charade you say? Well, many of these “secret” molecules are already known by their actual pheromone/chemical names.
… and while they claim to be a “research” company, they have yet to disclose the actual pheromones behind the putatives line – even after years of testing and reporting from users.
This was the entire purpose of testing and reporting in the first place.
Frankly, I wouldn’t buy from them simply because of the type of sketchy antics they get up to (just read this article if you haven’t already).
Like blocking people for talking about their products negatively, pulling products off the shelves, and never putting any of their experimental products on the main product line.
They simply disappear with no explanation or reason.
But before I go off on another rant about their business “politics”, let me just say that I was fond of a few putative/experimental molecules they had on offer.
So what are putative pheromones?
Putative pheromones are just unnamed molecules that have a pheromone-like effect
Androtics Direct named these molecules randomly, by assigning names to them like p79, p86, p96, TAA, TAC etc.
They also have experimental mixes which were part of their MX series – such as MX292, MX353 and so on.
Now, putatives are the rare few Androtics Direct products that aren’t absolute trash or overpriced.
But due to their bizarre attitude towards the rest of the pheromone world, I refuse to buy anything from them (they also banned me for writing the article about them, so that’s another reason).
Luckily, most of the USEFUL Androtics Direct putative pheromones have very close alternatives
Frankly, most of the putatives are a waste of time and money.
Some of them produce weird and unwanted effects (I’ll talk about some that I’ve tried below), and you are much better off just buying molecules which are known to actually do something.
PheromoneXS in particular has been leading the way in providing excellent alternatives, although they aren’t the only vendor in the game.
The reason PheromoneXS is such a big player is because SteveO, used to work for Androtics Direct in the past.
I’m not sure of the reasons he quit, but I suspect he knew that they were lying to their customers.
In all my dealings with SteveO, he’s been extremely trustworthy and always has top notch customer service. Product quality wise, as well as dealing with queries, requests, and after sales support.
You can also get singles from Liquid Alchemy Labs and Love Scent, both of which I recommend highly.
Below are just a few putatives I’ve tried (most popular ones) and their alternatives
Note that several of the putatives have simply been wiped off planet pheromone, with no explanation about why they can’t stock the item anymore.
That’s why not ALL the putatives currently have direct alternatives.
Also keep in mind that these molecules are nothing special.
You can find many similar molecules which have been tested and proven in the human pheromone molecules summary.
P96: Closeness, connection, crushy, fallout
One of Androtics most coveted molecules, P96 is no longer a secret. It was known for being almost like androstadienone, except it had no negative effects on guys… in fact, it was popular for creating a very “romantic” and “social” kind of atmosphere around you, where people would be able to feel like themselves, feel attached to you, and for women, even develop a significant crush on the wearer.
It was also a major component in the “Instant Boyfriend” mix, along with the original A314 (which is now defunct). It was an extremely powerful combo — maybe even more so than anything currently on this site. Unfortunately, it will never be replicated, because the formula for A314 died years ago.
The combo was known for creating extreme attachment in record time. P96 was the core reason it worked, because it tended to amplify the A314 (and specifically the core ingredient, androsterone) very dramatically. It created an intimate connection right off the bat.
It also made combos of other pheromones much smoother – SteveO calls it the “bridge” pheromone, because it rounds out and amplifies other pheromones when mixed. Hands down, it is the single most valuable pheromone you can currently get. Fortunately, SteveO knows what it is and has a P96 alternative.
P86: Visual Beautifier, the “airbrush” effect
Another popular molecule which Androtics tried to hide for years was P86. It was known for being a very strong visual beautifier, which quite literally made you appear physically more attractive (and others more attractive to the wearer, naturally).
It produced some “dreamy” effects, in which certain memories made while wearing it would be remembered in a special light – like it was a significant part of your time on Earth. You often remember them fondly, in a special kind of light.
While that sounds a little “out there”, that’s what this molecule does… it creates a very emotional kin of environment. Artistic, in a way.
P86 and P96 were both molecules out of stock for a VERY long time — until Androtics decided for them to make a comeback because they were clearly losing to competitors who were offering much better products for a lot less.
I suspect they brought these molecules back because they were feeling the business pinch of bullshitting to their loyal customers and got their act together (somewhat).
Unfortunately for them, in the mean time we were busy figuring out what these molecules were… and we succeeded. We found that the actual chemical name for P86 is androstenetrione. Some people have doubts, but I strongly believe this is the case because they are very similar.
p74: The “best friend” in a bottle
P74 was another favorite among pheromone users in the AD testing community. It’s been around for years, and was known as pretty much making everyone you come in contact with feel like they are your best friend. It provided a great mood lift, excellent rapport, and instant connections with other people. People felt empathetic towards the wearer, but often at the cost of respect.
While this molecule was useful for creating friendships, it wasn’t very good unless combined with other pheromones for attracting women. It creates a lot of comfort but you had to be very careful to not overdo it – or it would be suitably named Instant Friendzone. You also had to be careful dosing this, and combining with other molecules because using a little too much could effectively neuter any alpha or sexual type pheromones.
Anyway, I originally suspected this to be epiandrosterone. However, on later uses of the product I don’t think that’s the case. Either way, there are a lot of molecules that do similar things, and you don’t have to use unnamed molecules to achieve the same thing. I think it is slightly feminine, so I never was a huge fan of this one. Social cohesion is not something I really worry about when I am out with women 🙂
p75: Alpha+masculinity, without being domineering
This was another great molecule that provided excellent effects in the alpha department. During my testing, I found that it used to create an aura of respect around me. it was calm and authoritative, however, it was not intimidating respect like androstenone tends to create. It leans more towards being seen as someone “popular”, yet masculine.
It also had a “brainiac” type of effect on me personally, I would become more articulate and be able to make more mental connections between ideas and my thought processes in my own head. At the same time, it seems to create a physical type of relaxed feeling – of being comfortable in your own skin. There is definitely a feeling of being “centered”, and being one with your body.
In higher doses (and I consider above 5mcg high), it creates a more dominant, attention grabbing aura. I believe it can be sexual, but I think it’s more “sexy” than the arousing type of attraction androstenone creates. For a long time, I suspected this to be androstAnone, however with later experiences I found that there are some minor differences. People seem to rave about this molecule all over the Androtics forum, but I think it’s pretty average and would prefer androstAnone over it.
p79: Lusty, emotional intensifier, “heavy”…
One of the more intriguing molecules from the putative line up include p79 – a known emotional amplifier. It seems to make things emotionally “heavy”, so when you feel good, p79 makes you feel GREAT. If you’re in a bad mood, it will be pure aggravation, and so forth. With that said, this molecule can be unpredictable, and quite frankly I found that it ruined mixes more often than enhancing them.
Using lower doses reduces the risk of ruining mixes, but still — it can make you as well as others around you a little uncomfortable, and I think it’s because it makes people act how they feel. If guys feel a little intimidated by you, and if you are wearing “alpha” type molecules or mixes… that intimidation can turn to full on hateration. It’s not something you want to deal with while you are with a woman or out in the field.
This “2 way effect” is mostly useful or close encounters with women who are already into you. In other words, it can be risky if you are around women who are not interested in you for the moment. It’s a molecule that you would add on once you know there is interest, so that you can amplify those lustful feelings – or risk blowing yourself out if she’s not interested and you are in the process of building it.
p83: The amazing “disinhibitor”, instant bullshit removal
Another interesting molecule that has been in circulation for a while now (and is most likely the molecule beta-THDoc – more info in resources), is p83. P83 is mainly used to create a level of extreme disinhibition. To elaborate; there is more “openness”, however, depending on the persons feelings towards you, this may be a good or bad thing.
People will feel disinhibited enough to express how they REALLY feel about you… people will not hide their feelings. If someone feels good around you, they will show it by complimenting you, being physically close, show signs of affection etc. However, if they don’t like you for ANY reason, it will also prompt them to act like that towards you more blatantly. On a side note, I also find it difficult to articulate myself properly.
It’s not a “bad” molecule – however, social situations and even being around women can get tricky. Especially if you’re not sure where you stand with someone. I don’t think it’s an “amplifier” in the sense that p79 is – but what it does do is make molecules you are wearing MUCH more obvious in terms of effects. It will give other pheromone molecules a more distinct vibe, because there is no “filter” on them. Kind of like a cigarette – when you remove the filter, the smoke will be a lot harsher.
p93: “Caucasian magic”, the blonde chick magnet
When I first got a hold of this molecule, there were some rumors that it was apparently kind of racist (lol). It was known as a Caucasian blonde chick magnet… but mostly when used by guys that are not Caucasian. Curiosity got the best of me, since I am not white, and decided to put it through the ropes and see what happened. To my surprise, it actually was very effective… and especially effective on white women. I also found that it was not effective on African descent women, nor Polynesians who are a large group down here in Australia.
However, I won’t focus on its “discriminating” qualities for this summary. Lets talk about the actual effects it had: it was a mood lifter, and produced some very noticeable rapport in record time with the ladies. Women seem to relax, and let go of stress when exposed. It seems to create a feeling of familiarity between people, even if you just met eachother — kind of like when you meet someone and “click” with them right away.
Some people also do not react well to it – there is a somewhat unapproachable aura about it. There have been instances where I have lost my patience for people and acted rudely which is out of character for me. However, once you open people they light up with enthusiasm. It creates a kind of “focused” vibe, so when you are busy you might feel that others are a distraction for you(and they will also feel this, which is what creates the “unapproachable” vibe I mentioned earlier.
- Alternatives not currently available
p102: Auditory/visual enhancement, attention grabbing, “primal”
p102 was a freebie Androtics was throwing at everyone a few years back. It was actually quite useful, as it seemed to draw attention to the wearer at far away distances. The other thing that really stuck out about this molecule is how obvious the auditory enhancement is – you can hear small noises, and find a greater appreciation for sound in the most “primal” sort of way. Walking through the city with this on is like being in a jungle, and your ears are tuned in to every sound for your survival.
Some people have reported that p102 also makes people like the sound of words coming out of their mouth… it creates a feeling around the mouth that is pleasurable, and makes sensations like kissing and touch more pleasurable.
P102 is also chemically known as EpiAlloPregnanolone – is also a component of the romantic powerhouse product XiSt. I’m not quite sure how useful it is, but it does explain why people pay a lot more attention to you while wearing it. This is consistent with the findings of testing it solo and with other products.
p103: “Don’t worry, be happy”
Commonly known as “mindless happiness”, p103 was successful at minimizing all you current issues and simply moving them to the back of your head – where they will not bother you. I felt that this molecule was a bit strange because of its inconsistency, because one moment I might be extra giddy and then the next I might be extremely focused on myself or completing a task. Sometimes, this also leads to “zoning out” mid conversation. It’s a very “happy go lucky” or “ignorance is bliss” type molecule.
It also had a slightly disinhibition effect, although not quite as pronounced as p83. It’s also different. While wearing it, I was on a strict diet, and had breached it multiple times by eating chocolates and sweets which I can ignore 99% of the time when I am at my families house. The thing is, I didn’t realize this until I had got off the p103, and noticed all the small blunders I had made while wearing it.
I think it contains an element of “IDGAF”, in a careless sort of way (which also translates to poor body language, and sometimes clumsiness). You will likely make some bad decisions while wearing it. Not because it makes you lazy (quite the opposite), but because of the fact nothing really seems to matter, except that you’re happy. I did have a few times where I overreacted at some people, but I believe this is part of the disinhibition type effect it creates.
p90: Calm authority, the understanding leader
The 9x series of pheromones all generally tend to be somewhat useful — p90 is no exception. P90 in particular seems to carry an air of wisdom or respected elder type of authority, or someone you might respect like a war veteran. You don’t question them, you don’t badger them, you simply want to be of service because of their presumed status.
With p90, people will respect you, but it will not be fearful or intimidated based respect. It’s also an attractive molecule to women, however it is not as blatant as others. In the past, AD had released an A314 version with p90 which had some distinctive effects. Unfortunately, it’s not available anymore (typical Androtics Direct bullshit).
Women seem to become more confident and chatty around the wearer – even if you are not directly engaging them in conversation. It’s like an air of having to be heard or noticed comes over them, like they are trying to impress the wearer indirectly. There is a light social element to this putative.
- P90 is no longer available at Androtics Direct, no current alternatives.
p91: Relaxed confidence, the “easy going Sunday session”
I only had a 5ml to-go bottle to test this out with, so I can’t really elaborate too much on this one. I feel as though it is a social type pheromone, which also has a minor uplifting effect on the wearer and those nearby. Some people find your company extremely fascinating, and will follow you around if you reciprocate authentically. However, as some people know already – I am quite scatterbrained and this molecule tends to amplify that quality.
When wearing it, my attention goes from thought to thought, but weirdly, it becomes easy to focus on the task at hand. I can concentrate reasonably well for 2-3 hours and only think about things related to completing my task. I also seem to find things more hilarious than usual — especially when browsing Facebook, memes and the like become so much more funnier than usual. The humorous aspect also comes through in social situations, where people will joke and vibe more openly with you.
Another weird thing is that it seems to allow me to focus on visual details more clearly, although to elaborate I will have to do more testing from the XS-Putatives line up.
p130: IDGAF, clear headed, indifferent
P130 was an interesting molecule that AD was giving away with orders a few years back. During my testing, I felt that it was a molecule that created “detachment” from your emotions – good as well as bad. For example, I remember testing p130 very clearly because I was using it to feel less attachment towards someone who had betrayed my trust at the time. To be quite honest, it was a bit of a hurt feeling because this person was a close family friend for many years.
On testing it, I realized that I didn’t really care anymore. I accepted that people letting me down was a part of life, and it is bound to happen with some people. Another interesting effect I noticed is that this was a period when I was still developing “game”, and had a lot less anxiety about approaching women. I felt that even if I got rejected, nothing wold happen… plus, women get approached all the time and won’t even remember me a week later.
The thing is, this detachment can also be BAD for your relationships in my opinion – some might disagree. Whether its friendly or romantic, people may get a sense that you don’t really care about them, and the social interaction you are having is nothing serious or deep. Although they might enjoy your company, they don’t see you as a friend (if you don’t know them), or if they are your friend/partner, then they might feel you are “distant”.
It can be an enjoyable pheromone, however I think its uses in any serious mix are limited for the reasons above.
- No p130 alternative currently available
Other putative pheromones which have either been “discontinued” or not tested
- p104 (alternative available here)
The “Experimones” Line Up
The experimones are given “TA” as prefixes, or simply “Molecule” and a corresponding letter.
I don’t know why they did this, but whatever – I will write more about these later and possibly a separate post.
- TAA: The happy, giddy, carefree fool (note: this is already known as Androsterone Sulfate)
- TAC: Sensual, buffering
- TAF: Focus and non-focus
- TAK: Possible memory effects
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