Well... I'm hooked on these things. I don't "need" them to socialize well (Proved that to myself today and at one point last week), but they sure do make flirting more effective. I'll use at MOST 1/2 of a packet of Scent of Eros (SOE) gel solo when it comes to the gel packs. I avoided The Edge (TE) because by adding some New Pheromone Additive (NPA) I can have those phermones, and a cover scent I actually enjoy. For me, the most effective around here seems to be SOE. I haven't played with the NPA enogh to really know yet. I've also used Chikara with great results at parties. Here's my observations.
SOE (scented or not): Works great at gettin people to feel comfortable around you. Opens them up and makes them more chatty, and it seems that you can "get away with" saying/doing things that you normally wouldn't as long as you don't go way overboard.
NPA: Tried it once for me, and once for a buddy. Didn't see much on it (or TE for that matter), but I really haven't experimented much yet.
Chikara: Very limited use, but has definitely impressed me both as a social relaxer, and a subtle sexual trigger.
Alter Ego (AE): I don't have it (yet), but I really want to give this a try, a dash of this, with some SOE and NPA might just be a beautiful mix.
Perception: Well... I think with the way BDC destroyed the transdermals... I MUST give this a try!