A woman has revealed the manipulative yet effective way to make sure an ex never forgets you – and you might not even know you’re doing it.
Morven Caesar, a 21-year-old college student from Canada, has more than 32,000 followers on TikTok, where she “rants about random things,” according to her bio.
The content creator, using the handle @chillinwithmytraumarecently shared a trick she learned in high school that’s guaranteed to make you memorable.
Morven stitched a video of TikTok star Dan Hentschel and claims he conditions his partners to associate the smell of extinguished birthday candles with their relationship – so they never get over him.
Morven Caesar, 21, from Canada went viral on TikTok after sharing a classic conditioning trick to make sure your ex never forgets you
Morven stitched a video of TikTok star Dan Hentschel claiming he conditions his partners to associate the smell of extinguished birthday candles with their relationship
“Let’s talk classical conditioning of your romantic partner,” she began.
“While deliberately conditioning your romantic partner to blow out birthday candles with you is surprisingly toxic, there’s a much more common way it’s done.”
The psychology major explained that when you get into a new relationship, you should pick a signature scent and stick with it.
“Your body wash, your candles, your perfume should all match a cohesive scent,” she said. “And then when the relationship ends, you can change your scent…
“But for your ex-partner, that scent will be ruined, and when they smell it on another girl, if they ever just smell it, they’ll think of you.”
Morven warned that this trick is ‘definitely manipulative and poisonous’.
“Going into a relationship thinking about how you’re going to get the upper hand when the relationship ends may not be the healthiest,” she said, “but it’s also very effective.”
“Have you ever done this or think it happened to you!?” she asks in the caption.
The psychology major explained that you can classically condition your partner by using perfume, but she warned that this is ‘manipulative and toxic’ behavior
Morven said that when you get into a new relationship, you should choose a signature scent. “Your body wash, your candles, your perfume should all match with a cohesive scent,” she advised.
If you and your partner break up, that smell will ruin them and always remind them of you, according to Morven
Morven’s video has been viewed over 110,000 times and received dozens of comments from people confirming that the trick works
Morven’s video has been viewed more than 110,000 times and received dozens of comments.
Many people have noted that they have had exes who associate them with a particular smell, even if it was not their intention.
‘I did it by accident and never realized it until I saw my ex and he said my car smells just like me/my perfume. I never realized, he remembered,” one person replied.
“My ex tells me when he smells Dark Kiss by Bath & Body or Coco Chanel he remembers me,” added another.
“I can never smell Sweet Pea out of bath and bodywork without thinking of her,” someone else shared.
One TikTok user also noted that the trick can backfire and make you think of your ex.
‘Okay but I already do this because I only like certain smells… but then when I smell old scents I ALSO GET MEMORIES,’ explains the person.
Woman reveals the ‘manipulative and toxic’ trick she learned in high school that will ensure your ex NEVER forgets you