The Best Colognes/Perfumes to Apply To Attract Women
If you smell great, women will immediately be more drawn to you. Simple? Not really. A handful of supermarket shower-gel in the morning and a spritz of Lynx under each arm, does not a woman-magnet make.
How Scent Attraction Works
You may be skeptical, but there is some real science behind scent attraction. While the specific fragrances that draw women in depend mostly on personal taste, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help you pick out a cologne that turns heads for the right reasons.
Pheromones are chemicals that act as messengers between individuals and contribute to attraction. These chemicals are produced naturally through sweat and saliva and can be a source of arousal for both men and women. Androsterone is the specific pheromone men possess that women go crazy for and is an unconscious source of desirability.
Some colognes actually have artificial pheromones in them in the hopes of stimulating that natural attraction. Others simply mingle with a man’s natural scent for an irresistible fragrance.
What Scent Profiles Are Sexiest to Women?
Again, this is nothing but a generalization since scent preferences are unique to each individual. However, some research has been done that allows us to claim the following scents are the most attractive to women:
One scientific study showed that men whose diets are high in fruits and vegetables produce pheromones that are especially attractive to women. While that may be one reason to include more fresh produce in your diet, it also means that selecting a cologne with fruity notes may be a good game plan.
Musk, which originates from animal glands, is a raw and carnal scent that can be extremely sensual. Luckily, many men’s colognes have a base or mid notes of musk, so this is an easy one.
Aquatic fragrances and those that contain mint are attractive to women because they smell clean and hint at good hygiene. Wearing a cologne with an aquatic or minty accord can enhance the effect of a hygienic appearance, which is important when attracting females.
Fragrance notes such as vanilla and tonka bean have been shown to help people feel relaxed, which also aids in attraction. These kinds of scents are welcoming, disarming, and can even be sensual.
Michel Germain Séxūal
Michel Germain, the lauded perfumer behind Sexual Pour Homme, was inspired by his marriage to create this fragrance. His goal in developing this particular scent was to make something that would draw his wife closer to him; that would promote intimacy and celebrate the bond. The resulting fragrance starts with top notes of Indian basil, Italian bergamot and clementine, and French melon, hitting both vegetal and fruity notes. The heart of the fragrance includes sage, lavender, and geranium for an alluring touch, followed by sandalwood, patchouli, tonka bean, and vanilla to seal the deal.
Show off your wild side and attract the woman of your dreams at the same time with this classic fragrance. First you have a warm base of ambroxan and cedar, then you have the freshness of bergamot, and the unexpected kick of pink and Sichuan pepper. The best part about this cologne is its versatility. Rub it onto your pulse points before a date to make an excellent first impression, or spritz a bit on your collar before work to stay fresh all day. You’ll want to make this your signature scent after just one use.
Le Male Jean Paul Gaultier
The first whiff you catch of Le Male is pure mint—refreshing and invigorating. Next you’ll discover a subtle floral aroma that melts into an oriental heart of cumin, orange blossom, and cardamom. At its base, this cologne holds steady with vanilla, amber, and tonka bean. Men who feel confident in their own unique sense of style will especially appreciate this unusual fragrance.
La Nuit de L’Homme
Turn to this fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent when going out or staying in with your date. You’ll ooze passion and sensuality thanks to the spicy, woodsy, herbaceous notes of La Nuit De L’Homme. Bergamot, lavender, and cedar.
Acqua di Gio
Acqua di Gio is the aromatic equivalent of a day spent lounging on the deck of a yacht in the Mediterranean sea, and brings to mind visions of romantic dinners paired with Italian wine and Vespa rides through charming coastal towns. This aquatic fragrance begins with bright bergamot that unfolds to reveal geranium, sage, and rosemary. Patchouli ties the whole fragrance together with its woodsy, musky notes.132