I agree that scent and attractiveness are largely a matter of familiar 'happy memory' associations. There are, however, IMHO, some bodily ...one wants to say 'odors' here, but Proctor & Gamble, et al, have permanently ruined that term via TV, so I'll say... 'aromas' which are naturally attractive in spite of our constantly being hammered at that bodies 'smell'
This was published over a year ago, but I just found it a few months ago. There was a Part One, which was just as vitriolic... Just in case anyone thinks they might want to try their hand at perfuming, take a read. This was on Scent Signals by the mysterious Helg...
Michael Storer Perfume: An Individualist's Impressions, Part Two
Part Two begins with Yvette. Yvette is a dyed redhead with a drinking problem. One of those women who is