Pheromone oils can work in VERY different ways from their alcohol based counterparts in terms of self effects, and effects on others. But which one is the best?
Pheromone oil vs alcohol – it doesn’t really seem like a big deal …
But sometimes one mix may work for someone, and for someone else it’s a complete bomb (and vice-versa).
Whether it’s due to body chemistry, our “natural” personalities, or our resistance to being controlled is highly debatable.
Nobody really knows why at this point.
However, what we do know is that there is a BIG difference in how a specific formulation (whether it’s oil based, alcohol based, or anything else) can completely change how a product works.
For example, in my Evolve-XS review, I mention that the alcohol version of the product works, but it simply hits too hard and fast which can be a little off putting to women.
It is exactly the same pheromones, in the exact same ratios…
The carrier (in this case, pheromone oil) made all the difference in the results I got.
In a moment, I’ll elaborate on some of the differences to see which “type” might be best for you.
Frankly, I personally prefer pheromone oils for a wide variety of reasons.
However, alcohol based mixes still have their place, and there are pros and cons to both.
Here are some of the CORE differences in how they work.
- Pheromone oils typically have a MUCH larger concentration of pheromones per ml, than alcohol based mixes. As an example, a single 10ml bottle of XiSt contains a whopping 58.23 mg of pheromones, while the 10ml version of the alcohol based mix contains 28.94 mg.
- Self effects tend to be SIGNIFICANTLY better with pheromone oils vs pheromone sprays. Due to the high concentration of pheromones, the “cloud” it creates is much more concentrated than an alcohol based carrier. Although alcohol is effective, it tends to “spread” the signal from the pheromones around (sometimes this means the target isn’t sure who’s responsible for making them feel a certain way).
- Alcohol based pheromone sprays can “hit” targets faster, whereas pheromone oils hit “deeper”… what I mean by that is alcohol tends to disperse a LOT quicker and hit your targets almost immediately. However, oil based pheromone products can take longer to hit – but when they hit, it’s nuclear. It ranges from several minutes to hours depending on the target, the specific product you’re using, your natural personality, etc.
- The “projection distance” from alcohol based products is much better than oils. Most pheromone sprays will work in a range of 10-15 ft, with closer obviously being much better to ensure your target gets a good whiff of the pheromones. With pheromone oils, this range is shortened to about 4-8 feet being the max projection limit. In order to get the most from your oil based pheromones, you must be in close range of your intended target.
- Pheromone oils tend to last about 6-8 hours, whereas alcohol based products last roughly 2-4 hours optimally. There is a lot of variation because it depends on the specific product, your body chemistry, and your environment. There are some exceptions, such as x22 by Hax Pheromones where it has a short half life, but in general oils tend to diffuse a lot slower.
- Pheromone oil works slightly better, because they are perceived in a more “natural” way… the slow diffusion of oil means that your target, and people around you will “believe” your pheromone signature more easily. Sometimes, there can be resistance to a pheromone signal, because it is overwhelming, or doesn’t “suit” you (congruence). In fast paced environments like bars or nightclubs, using an alcohol-heavy mix is preferable.
Remember, all this doesn’t mean that “alcohol” based mixes are bad, they are the most popular format for pheromone products.
Both pheromone oil and alcohol based mixes are still powerful, but if there is an oil based version of a product I would definitely reach for it first.
On another note, most pheromone companies use a mixture – typically a 1:10 ratio of oil to alcohol in order to “fix” the pheromones.
Obviously if it was ALL alcohol it would evaporate too quickly to be useful.
Which brings me to my next point…
Should you choose pheromone oils or pheromone spray?
There are several things you should consider, which includes:
- Environment. If you are going to be outdoors, it would be better to choose a spray format, because the “cloud” will be larger… with oils, they have a shorter cloud, meaning your subjects will have to be closer in order to feel the effects from the pheromones.
- Duration. If you are working in an environment where you want the pheromones to last as long as possible, oils are a much better choice. The effects can last 3-8+ hours (depending on the product itself). With the standard alcohol spray based products, the effects typically last 2-4 hours (again, depending on the product).
- Cost. Although the pheromone oils typically cost more, you should remember that they last much longer, less product needs to be used, and can also be mixed with standard colognes to increase their “cloud” range. Sprays cost less, but you will end up buying them more often and having to “top up” if you are using them throughout the day.
At the end of the day, everyone is different and has different situations
where they need certain products to work.
For example, if you know you are going to have limited time with a target, it might be best to go with a spray type product because it hits quicker.
If you are going to have a few hours around a desired target, then using a pheromone oil might be your best bet.
It’s up to you to exercise sound judgement and choose a product suitable for you.
As long as you understand the basic differences between pheromone oil and alcohol, then it’s pretty easy to do.
Also, if you’ve found a great pheromone product, then always check with the vendor to see if the product is available in different formats.
Be sure to choose a pheromone oil or alcohol based product depending on what you NEED, not just because the oils tend to work a lot better…
You might even find that the sprays work better for YOU personally.
Remember this is all subjective – and even though I did not like the original version of Evolve-XS (as stated earlier), the oil version worked fantastically…
Conversely, both versions of XiSt work very well for me, and I often use the 2 together to create even faster results with the “reset”/romantic type of effects it creates.
The spray version of the product hits quickly, while the oil works its magic in the background.
Just have a think about your requirements before you buy, and it’ll be fine – the point is, don’t stress about this too much, either format will work!
Thanks for reading,
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If the carrier makes the difference, can’t you just rub an oil based product in with the spray solution on your skin?
You said choose wisely but all I take away from this is that if you buy the sprays, at least when the oil is available as well, you’re playing pot luck. Ie. If you buy the spray and feel it doesn’t work for you, then you won’t know for sure that it’s just the spray and the oil won’t be amazing.
It’s a bit depressing when considering all the products around with a good reputation, it puts me off trying the spray versions at all at PheromoneXS. The idea that I might spend good money on a spray and still not be sure the oil isn’t wondrous by comparison. And the annoying this is that PheromoneXS is probably the number 1 company and is meant to have developed a diffusion system, so how can it be that this still resulted in such a night and day difference between the sprays and oils?
I think there may have been a bit of a misunderstanding, presumably because it sounds like it is a night and day difference. However, you shouldn’t really worry too much because spray products do work, and work well. All I am saying is that the diffusion method changes how quickly it can hit, and to what degree… it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work. I’ve actually made a bit of a blunder in this article, stating that Evolve-XS doesn’t work in spray form.
It does, actually, its just that it hits hard and fast, and sometimes this can throw things off with women because its not a natural progression into feeling sexual with you… with the oil, its slower diffusion feels more natural, and doesn’t quite hit women over the head like the spray (which is why I think I had a lot more success with it). I prefer using pheromone oils, because I don’t like having to top up every few hours and I am quite active, so sweating can be an issue. By all means, feel free to request pheromone oil samples along with any spray products you might order from PXS.
Also, as for mixing in a regular cologne with the pheromone oil, the difference is that usually there is a ratio of pheromone oil/alcohol to ensure a specific diffusion time frame… when you start mixing it with alcohol, it will burn off more quickly and may make things a bit weird (some pheromones will burn off faster than others).
Hey Joe, i just read a comment on here but lost it, I read that someone had issues with the delivery of L2K an you lost contact with them have you heard anything new I’m thinking trying it out but now wondering if there not responding back if they formula is the same? So with that in mind if i can’t get L2K whats should close to it that i try.
If it helps I’m 47yo male (thou most people think im in my 30s )an shy at times, Spanish American just looking at getting laid.
Hi Patrick, that issue was resolved a long time ago – AD had some fulfilment orders, but as far as I know everything is cool now 🙂
Hey Joe, can you add a paragraph or two about weather/environment? For example playing voleyball at the beach, vs. wearing pheromones in an air-conditioned office. Thanks!
Hi Mike — thanks for the suggestion. I’ve gone ahead and added it.