Yes-you read that right. Pheromones-those naturally-produced substances that trigger off attraction, confidence, lust, sex and emotions.
Ever the nerd, I knew I had to have some.
When they arrived, I was keen to try them, but forced by life's inconvenient demands upon my time, to wait for an opportune moment.
During that time, I communicated with Joe from Belle de Soir about them. They are in a Hush Hush range from Ballerina and both the pheromones and the accompanying scent are trade secrets. The pheromones last for between 3 and 4 washes they say (If they do their job properly, they're not going to survive that long I hear you say).
In their market research focus group, 75% of the women who tested them, had a positive response, feeling confident and sexy.
Despite waiting for the right moment, I took them out of their packet, to see for myself what the scent was like. They were peculiarly pleasant, with a lightly sweet, heady scent, pleasing and relaxing..
Like a small girl in a sweetshop, I returned, every now and then, for a top up, until it came time to try them on.
Now, please don't think that these stockings are all gimmicky style over substance. Even without the added allure I now possessed, because my legs were awash with pheromones, these were beautiful quality holdups.
So-this was it. Lock up your sons, your daughters and your hermaphrodite children (Lord knows how these work) for I am broadcasting powerful biological and chemical signals.
Did I feel sexy and confident? Well-yes, though how much was down to the pheromone stockings, how much was down to the moment and how much was down to the psychology I could not tell.
But hey, why not add one more weapon to the armoury, why not give yourself a boost. Out wardrobes and shelves, our drawers and cabinets are heaving with a huge range of things designed to do just that.
Want your own heady, pheromone-induced session? Then head over to www.belledesoir.com and tell them Jilly begged you or follow them on twitter @Belle_De_Soir