What is the source where it says that Hermione smelled toothpaste and Ron's hair? In the book it cuts off after she says fresh cut grass and new parchment, that she stopped there looking all embarrassed. --BachLynn23 22:24, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

In the book she hesitates, and then stops embarrassed. JKR said in an interview, that the third thing she was thinking of was the smell of Ron's hair. The toothpaste comes from the Sixth movie and since the book doesn't contradict it, it is also canon. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 22:42, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Something within this topic doesn’t really add up for me. If Armortentia causes a “powerful infatuation or obsession”, but the drinker smells what he/she really desires or likes … shouldn’t that mean that Armortentia only kind of amplifies already existing feelings? So that, in the end, if someone drank Armortentia, he or she would only be more obsessed with the person they already have feelings for?

I mean, couldn’t that be kind of a reason why it is called the most powerful Love Potion? Because it doesn’t create new/false feelings but only shows or amplifies already existing ones?

Noxsoulmate (talk) 22:18, November 4, 2013 (UTC)

I was wondering much along the same lines as Noxsoulmate. I've been looking for information but seem to come across speculations and come short on cannonical sources. What if Person A already has feelings for Person B, that is to say Person A truly loves Person B (whether unbeknowest to them of otherwise (reasons being denial, early budding relationship, personal conflicts, or any reason under the sky really), then person B gives them the potion. I would imagine in the case of denial or not knowing their feelings they then would be forced to entertain the idea not to mention act on the potion itself, but what if that wasn't the case? In short, I'm asking what if a person is given a love potion by a person with whom they are already in love? Are their feelings then, like Noxsoulmate mentioned, merely intensified?

countcavalcanti 19:42, August 17, 2016 (UTC)

There are no confirmed cases of Amortentia actually being consumed in canon. As far as Love Potions in general go, the only known uses of them have been cases where the drinker has no affection for the brewer. Therefore, there is currently no canon answer for this. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 09:53, August 23, 2016 (UTC)
A possibility is that Amortentia is as powerful as it is not because it builds on existing feelings for people but because it transfers those feelings to a new target.Estrildis (talk) 21:14, August 4, 2018 (UTC)