Sure, looking great can go a long way when you want to impress the ladies; but all that can go straight to the bin when your scent isn’t as pleasant. Read on for some of the top perfumes you can choose to complete the attraction package!
As a young man, I always thought decent looks, honesty, and hygiene were all I needed to land me the girl of my dreams. I worked on my self-confidence too for good measure. Though I met a few girls, I couldn’t help but compare myself to the suave guys around that always seemed to get the ladies’ attention faster than I thought possible.
Don’t get me wrong, your looks, cleanliness, and good intentions do matter; but you can definitely do more than that basic stuff! Understanding more ways you can grab women’s attention quicker is vital. One of those ways involves the power of scent.
Did you know that scent has a powerful effect on both men and women? The same way you can associate a certain homely and warm scent to your mom or a close friend; scent can evoke other feelings in individuals. You can manipulate scent to exude confidence, sensuality, and more!
Interestingly, according to research, the scent seems to affect women a lot more than men. You know what that means? Your scent can make or break the first impression a woman has on you.
The Power in Your Perfume
Have you ever wondered why girls love wearing their boyfriends’ hoodies? Your scent lingers in your clothes, and they can smell and think of you whenever they wear your items. That’s how your scent can affect your lady – it can trigger sensual, homely, or romantic feelings in her!
Scent can affect the subconscious enough to affect mood, emotions, memory, performance, choice in a mate, and even arousal. The fact that scent has such a powerful effect on people’s behaviors (and especially in women) means that it’s about time you discovered the smell to go with when you want to influence women.
Imagine that: You walk into a room confidently, and your scent enraptures the women sitting or standing close. Either they might approach you and pay you a compliment, improve your success rate when you contact them, or you’ll linger long into their memory if you were just passing by. How cool is that?
The Fragrance Behind Your Perfume
When checking out fragrances to try, you’ve come across cologne and perfume. Before they confuse you, the difference is simple: Colognes are simply a less concentrated version of perfumes. Colognes can have a concentration of about 4-8% while perfumes have an aromatic level of 15-30%.
There are numerous categories of perfumes and colognes, but understanding the fragrances behind the perfume will help you pick what’s right for you. Since there are thousands of individual scents, fragrances are divided into four main classifications to help make it easier when pinpointing notes:
- Floral. Includes powdery, and fresh-cut flower-notes
- Woody. Includes aromatic woods, dry woods, and oakmoss amber notes
- Oriental. Includes orange blossom, sandalwood, oriental resins, incense amber notes
- Fresh. Includes berry, green, oceanic, citrus, and bergamot notes
Different scents have different (or similar) effects on women. For example, leather notes exude masculinity strongly and confidently while musky notes up your male pheromones in a way that can cause arousal in a woman. Mix vanilla with a manlier aroma, and you can create a warm and secure scent.
The Best Perfumes To Attract Women[content-egg module=Amazon template=list]
1. Oud Wood by Tom Ford
Everyone knows Tom Ford is a well-known fashion designer, and his creations are unique and out of this world. So don’t be surprised when you see the high-end price tag in this sophisticated and exotic brand.
What sets Oud Wood apart from many perfumes is the presence of the rare and luxurious ingredient (oud wood), mixed with blends of rosewood, amber, sandalwood, cardamom, and vetiver.
- Distinctive and striking masculine scent
- Thousands of positive reviews from women
- Very expensive
2. Creed’s Green Irish Tweed
With notable citrus, woody, aquatic, and powdery notes, Green Irish Tweed is for the man seeking a sporty and fresh scent that is irresistible. The marine and green chords present a clean and refined image for anyone you meet – sweet and bright without being feminine. It is no surprise that this is one of Creed’s creations.
The simplicity in Green Irish Tweed has the sophistication of a mature gentleman without being overbearing. For a “cool” fragrance, GIT is dry and settles really well on your skin. The spicy and woody undertones also do a great job of bringing out your masculinity.
- Simple, clean, and unique
- A little goes a long way
- Considered a classic
3. L’HommeBy Yves Saint Laurent
There’s always something attractive in woody notes blended with the perfect ingredients. L’Homme contains a contrasting, yet perfect mix of bergamot, cedar, ginger, vetiver, violet, white pepper, and ozonic notes. The combination is a modern art masterpiece that exudes an elegance only Yves Saint Laurent can create.
You want to have a stylish and sensual effect? This is the fragrance to choose from. L’Homme is magnetic, mysterious, and have her to obsess over you long after you are gone.
- Fresh, woody, and citrusy
- L’Homme deodorant available
- Modern and elegant
- Isn’t effectively long-lasting for some users
4. Black Orchid by Tom Ford
There’s a reason Black Orchid is unisex, and that’s because the fragrance is unlike many – the creators classified it under “oriental chypre.”
The perfume has top ylang-ylang, citrus, black truffle, and black currant notes, and the spicy, yet floral heart. The base notes are vanilla, dark chocolate, amber, incense, and some woodsy whiffs.
Black Orchid is dark, vibrant, and borders on imaginary and rare. Not only is it mysterious and timeless, but it is also long-lasting and memorable. You’ll leave raised eyebrows in your wake – in a bewitching way!
- One of a kind
- Dark and mysterious
- The overall scent depends on your skin
5. Acqua Di Gio Profumo by Giorgio Armani
Acqua Di Gio Profumo is one of those fragrances that work amazingly on multiple people, even though aquatic scents can be tricky for most people. But if this perfume blends in with your skin, you better believe you will fall in love. There is a deep and elegant quality that comes with this scent.
The fragrance features an opening masculine aquatic and bergamot note, which then leads to aromatic scent comprising of rosemary, sage, and geranium. The base chord is a beautiful and spicy mix of patchouli and incense. Overall, the delicate ingredient-balance is just delightful and a must-have.
- One of the best aquatic scents
- Good longevity
- Elegant, spicy, and for use any day
- Can be a hit or miss for many
6. Creed Aventus
Creed is such a famous brand, it would be a shame if you’ve never tested any of the products at some point. Aventus is one of those perfumes you try to use as fewer times as possible to avoid getting to the bottom of the bottle. At the same time, you can’t seem to resist using it because you love how amazing you smell and feel!
The fragrance hits it off with a fresh floral and clean citrus scent (pineapple, apple, bergamot, and blackcurrant) that makes way for a pleasantly bitter note (smoky and woody). In the end, a vanilla note rounds off the entire show.
- Smells like power and success
- Popular fragrance
- Lasts throughout the day
7. Boss Bottled Tonic by Hugo Boss
If you’re looking for something a little lighter than lots of perfumes, the Boss Bottled Tonic from Hugo Boss Boos Bottled fragrances is an option for you. Boss Bottled Tonic is especially a favorite choice for the summer.
Think of a fresh, crisp, and clean scent that will brighten your day and for those around you.
The tonic contains top notes of bitter orange, grapefruit, lemon, and apple while the core contains cinnamon and ginger.
The vetiver base chord gives a woody base that adds a fantastic earthiness to the combination. Overall, there’s just the right refreshing and spicy scent that will get you through the summer and any other day.
- Simple, refreshing, and cool
- Light and appealing
- An excellent choice for men who don’t like strong fragrances
- Might be too light for some men
8. Colonia by Acqua Di Parma
We all have a little bit (or a lot) of Italian in us, and if you want Italian in a scent, Colonia is the perfume for you. Think back to 1916; the culture-rich, yet refined and elegant history. This fragrance is based on that rich history and is now a timeless classic to grace your shelf.
Colonia was considered a preserve for the wealthy and stylish movie stars; a well-kept secret that has maintained its formula to date. It contains a unique mix of Sicilian citrus (lemon, bergamot, bitter and sweet oranges), lavender, and Bulgarian rose.
- Superbly classic
- Sophisticated, stylish, and strong
- Hand-made decoration on the bottle
9. La Nuit De L’homme by Yves Saint Laurent
You ever heard of certain perfumes that are best for the flirty and exciting nightlife? La Nuit De L’homme is one of those fragrances. Though you can wear it during the day as well, it is perfect for a night out or a date (romantic or not) with a woman you want to make an instant impression.
The ingredients make this perfume a dark, masculine, and dominant announcement. Cardamom comes up top, then reveals bergamot, lavender, and cedar in the middle, creating a spicy and aromatic mix. Vetiver and caraway finish the mix off in a luxurious and elegant finish.
- Sensual, spicy, and powerful
- An excellent option for the flirty man
- Lower-than-average longevity
10. Bvlgari Man In Black
Do you want to make her feel like you’re a trustworthy man? Bvlgari Man In Black can do that for you. The leather scent contains other notes of rum, spicy tobacco, iris, guaiac wood, and tonka bean. At work and in the streets, you’ll be the man who doesn’t shy from hard work and dedication to improving your life.
- A non-overpowering scent
- A little goes a long way
- Designer brand
- Has different results on different users
What To Consider When Choosing Perfume
The more concentrated your perfume of interest is, the higher the price tag. Don’t forget that some high-quality ingredients (like jasmine) are rare or take an intense process to make the perfume. Still, don’t be cheated into buying a high-end product that isn’t worth it!
Did you know rose-scented perfumes can soothe you to sleep? If you spend a lot of time in the office, then a rosy fragrance may not be the best for you. Whether you live in cold or humid regions, or you have a particular effect you wish to create with your fragrance – choose one that suits your lifestyle.
Ever wondered why that perfume you bought and dumped doesn’t smell as good as it did on your friend? It’s because we have different chemical makeup – your pheromones and hormones determine how well or not a fragrance will suit you. Do a test before you buy the perfume; spray it on your wrist, give it a few moments, then smell decide if it is still what you want!
Your skin and nose determine whether a fragrance is too strong or too dull for you. Parfum/perfume has the utmost concentration (which makes them pricey because they are strong and can last all day with a single application. Next is Eau de parfum, followed by eau de toilette, and finally, eau de cologne (the lower the concentration, the more you need to apply).
As men, walking into a store or browsing through perfumes and making a choice may just be one of the hardest tasks on earth. Well, maybe after understanding women. Fortunately, with this list at hand, you can finally walk into the perfume store and start testing for your next best thing!