Just wondering if anyone knew why xlayers have an aniseed scent. Has there been research carried out that shows bass are attracted to this smell. Has any one had any good results adding scents to their lures adding another dimension . I have been looking at the bottled oils that you can buy, you can get sardine and mackerel. I read in one of keith whites articals that he likes to cover his hands in a smelly jelly to get rid of his scent so it isn't passed onto the lure.