"I'm here to find love just like anybody else"
While this may seem like an average night at a bar, these folks are going about it a slightly different way.
"I said, 'Hey this sounds different, let's give it a try'"
"Sniffing T-shirts sounds weird, but you know people will do anything for love, " says Evan Roberts.
Partygoers are using their keen sense of smell to sniff out a mate. It's the valley's first pheramone party, hosted by Fascinations and Phoenix Mingles at Scottsdale's Red Revolver.
I'm an adventurous person, I'll try anything once, even sniffing."
"I mean, it has to be real, animals have that sixth sense or whatever it is, I think," says party-goer Lori Harrison.
Here's how it goes: attendees bring the shirt they've slept in and it gets assigned a number. Then they gather around the table of shirts and sniff away.
"Umm.. Strawberries," says one sniffer.
"They kind of smell the same," says Harrison.
Then they take pictures with the shirt that made them weak in the knees.
"Primitively pheromones had a really big role for us because it really helped with mate selection," explains Dr. Shannon Chavez.
Dr. Chavez is with the She Clinic in Gilbert, Arizona. She says we can't see or even smell the pheromones, but we have receptors in our nose and mouth that pick up on them. "Everyone's pheromones are different from another's, It's almost as unique as a fingerprint."
Dr. Chavez says it's good sometimes to shut off the cognitive party of chemistry and just get back to basics. It's smelly enough it just might work.
"Why is not as viable as love at first sight?"
(Lindsay Reiser for CNN)