It's no surprise that scents play a strong role in capturing the attention of members of the opposite sex, but what exactly are the top women's perfumes that attract men? It may be helpful to first understand what it is about fragrance that is so alluring.
The Power of Pheromones and Fragrance
Pheromones are natural substances produced by a fertile body that are transmitted externally. This airborne "message" acts as an aphrodisiac and may (or may not) appeal to the opposite sex.
Though pheromones are not technically scented, they evoke reactions similar to those that might occur if an actual fragrance were present. This occurs thanks to the Vomeronasal Organ, which is located in the nasal passage. It exists solely to detect pheromones, which are, in great part, responsible for the potential sexual attraction between two members of the same species.
Perfumed fragrances may not be produced by the human body, but they can evoke strong desires and emotions that can enhance attraction in the opposite sex. When a perfume has a scent that is commonly associated with a man's libido, you have a greater likelihood of evoking desire. According to SpeedDate.com's Sr. Communications Manager, Hannah Russin, "Studies show that men associate the scents of cinnamon and vanilla with love." So if you're looking for specific scents, choose a perfume laced with one of those scents.
Perfumes That Will Help Attract Men
Despite its scientific support, it's no surprise that many beauty companies have capitalized on the great pheromone "phenomenon." Though there is greater scientific proof of the pheromone's success rate amongst insects and various animals, its irresistible promise of luring potential mates makes these perfumes much more popular than they would be otherwise. It's no surprise, then, that they're among some of the top women's perfumes that attract men.
- Pheromone Perfume: This is the scent that started it all. Beauty entrepreneur Marilyn Miglin's extensive research resulted in a heady blend of jasmine blossoms, tonka extract, wild grasses, exotic barks, rare wine resins and much more. Of course, it's marketed as the "fragrance of love" and has spawned a variety of spinoff scents. In existence since 1979, it has remained a consistent favorite through the years.
- Lavanila Laboratories Vanilla Lavender: Though lavender is primarily associated with relaxation, it's also thought to be one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs out there. Blended with sweet vanilla, it creates this intriguing love potion.
- Demeter Fragrances: If you're in search of singular scents that aren't blended with others, try Demeter. Their Pumpkin Pie fragrance is something of a classic now, with notes of pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, clove and ginger creating an authentic aroma that just might turn his head. Likewise, you're unlikely to find a black licorice-scented perfume anywhere else. Demeter's Licorice scent is remarkably true to its name. You'll also find singular lavender and vanilla scents here.
- Pure Romance Basic Instinct: This roll-on pheremone-laced perfume by leading relationship product company, Pure Romance, is unique in that it blends with each woman's natural body scent to create a different, tantalizing smell. It can also be worn alone or blended with other fragrances.
Each man will have individual preferences, and there are many perfumes a man may find attractive. In addition to cinnamon and vanilla, there are other ingredients that can be alluring. If you're browsing perfumes for that perfect sexy scent, consider one with one of the following:
- Oak moss or mahogony wood: These woodsy ingredients provide a musky scent.
- Coriander or clove: These lend a slight spice to the perfume.
- Peach or orange blossom: These ingredients give off a light, innocent scent that can be alluring.
- Amber: Amber perfumes actually contain plant or animal extracts such as Benzoin, a sap of an Asian tree. This lends a rich exotic scent to the fragrance.
Putting It to the Test
At some point in your life, you'll likely receive a compliment on your fragrance. Though studies do suggest that certain fragrances are more likely than others to attract a potential mate, that shouldn't discourage you from wearing scents that you happen to love. So if you can't stand the thought of smelling like vanilla or lavender, don't fret - spray on what makes you feel your best and enjoy the confidence that comes along with that.