Feminize/ raised a series of related thoughts that spin off intriguing insights into her cigarette smoke & its impact on the ones surrounding her.
A woman uses pleasant aromas to enhance her impact on those in her proximity; her social contemporaries. Her choice in perfumes reflects on her judgement and sense of good taste.She will influence her mini-environment just by being there....its what the perfume was designed for. Men, now, are more scent-conscious than before, but their use of fragrances is usually at a lower intensity level. That's the more socially accepted norm.
But basically, she's aware that her aroma is going to speak for her and she's counting on this non-verbal announcement to be effective.
Now, the moment she lights up her cigarette, things change dramatically;she dominates [absolutely] her immediate surroundings. The violent intrusion of the aroma of her smoke guarantees her that much.Said impact is amplified enormously if the room had been relatively odor-free before ignition,now her aura of freshly introduced scoarch completely takes over....screaming out in bold contrast *I am here and I,m having a cigarette*. Its the message nobody can ignore.
Now within the mammals, the sense of smell is still one of the most powerful stimuli to which we respond; and humans are no exception. So her overwhelming dominance of her proximal space with her cigarette & exhales makes her supreme mistress of the moment, without having uttered one syllable.
If this reasoning holds, then a smoking woman has a potential advantage over her non-smoking sister, at least socially.
And that advantage may extend over a non-smoking male, as well.
In other words, the introduction of her dominance-smell [lightup/exhale] confers commanding powers on her right away, and linger until the last whiff of her smoke has dissolved away into oblivion.
I don't know if that process is feminization, or simple heirarchy manipulation, but the Header Image got the thought process going and these possibilities for understanding another sublime desire of cigarette smoking related spin-off topic.
V notes: Just moved Friedatheant's very interesting comments to the appropriate thread.