I was reading a book on dressing to not look fat (I thiink it was the one by Darina Lo), when i read this bit on a 10yr scientific study that accidentally found this one scent combination that made men think the wearer weighed 12lbs less than their actual weight!! It was (i practically have this memorised!!) - cinnamon (which adds to alertness i think) - musk - as a stabilising base note - hyacinth - tea rose -- lily of the valley - THE key ingredient. apparently on its own, in tests, it affects the smeller's perception of their own size relative to other objects - it makes the smeller feel larger than the objects surrounding him!! - and 2 other things i don't remember, but weren't that essential.. but she did say that it was this exact one combination that did the trick, but that it wasn't commercially available, but you could get your own mixed, from real (not synthetic) fragrances.. I can't believe it!! but it makes sense... here's the funny thing - it doesn't work for female smellers!! apparently, either our brain is just wired differently, or there's no fooling us - we are just able to accurately determine someone else's actual weight! they actually use this on BDD sufferers now (to perceive themselves with.. dunno if that's working..) i'm so going to try this... at least, the lily-of-the-valley scent... (anyone know a good one?) wooww!