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10 Fragrances That Are Guaranteed to Turn Men On

Cliche Wynter
by Cliche Wynter Published on April 30, 2015

There's really nothing like the scent of a woman. We'd even go as far as to say that our signature fragrances can become a tiny part of our identity. So naturally we want to make sure the lasting impression we leave on our partners is a good one, especially when it comes to seducing them. So what are some of the best fragrances to turn men on? We went in search of answers.

When we asked Thomas Strouse, fragrance buyer at New London Pharmacy, what perfumes turn men on he paused before dishing, "Anything that evokes pleasant memories of childhood." Yes, we know that might sound a bit creepy at first, but this isn't something he just pulled out of his hat. Science just happens to back up his claim. According to studies, smells can in fact trigger emotional memories; so it isn't a far stretch to assume that positive experiences from the past (including childhood) can make you more attracted to specific scents.

New London Pharmacy's Marketing Director, Wesley Rowell, helped further. "Men like fragrances that are old fashioned," he said."But modern enough that it doesn't smell like mother." In other words, stick to the classics, as men aren't quick to follow trends the way we women are. Take note, girls!

Both gentlemen were in agreement that we stay away from anything too sweet and too spicy. As far as specific notes, aim for perfumes with vanilla, citrus, tuberose (and other white flowers).

They told us 10 of their favorite fragrances that are guaranteed to turn men on. Wesley even threw in some fun quips.

Check 'em out.

Montale ROSE MUSK

Wesley says: "The absolute sexiest rose on the market."

As if the bottle weren't great enough, the Montale Rose Musk contains rose, jasmine, and musk that all come together for a light and irresistible scent.

Available for purchase here.

Creed Love in White

Wesley says: "A true lady, but one that you can't keep your hands off."

A true lady, indeed. Creed Love in White made its international debut here in the United States with an unveiling so grand, the Empire State Building lit up in pure white in its honor. Its top note is orange zest from Southern Spain, followed by rice husk, white jasmine, daffodils, magnolia, Bulgarian rose, vanilla, ambergris, and sandalwood.

Available for purchase here.

Etat Libre D'Orange TRUE LUST

Wesley says: "The name says it all."

It's described as being "a marriage of mystery, an uneasy merger of hearts and minds and flesh. A blend of Putain des Palaces and Dangerous Complicity, a union of temptation and peril." Sounds pretty intense. True Lust's notes include jasmine, lily of the valley, ambergris, leather, tangerine, ylang-ylang, rum, ginger, rose absolute, animal notes, and sandalwood.

Available for purchase here.

Acqua di Parma ROSA NOBILE

Wesley says: "The classiest rose anywhere for men who crave subtlety."

Perhaps as pretty and as feminine as it gets. Rose Nobile is charming in its ability to be subtle while making an impact. Upon first whiff you'll be hit with notes of Sicilian Mandarin, Calabrian Bergamot and pepper. As the fragrance settles you'll notice peony, violet, lily of the valley, Centifolia Rose, cedarwood, ambergris, and musk.

Available for purchase here.

Juliette Has a Gun ANYWAY

Wesley says: "Is she even wearing perfume or does she just smell that sexy?"

Romano Ricci, brand founder, says, "Anyway is not about running away from reality, just adopting a different state of mind, that of the crazy optimist…anyway." The fragrance is a light medley of green lime essence, neroli essence, hedione, jasmine absolute, and Ambroxan.

Available for purchase here.

Nasomatto ABSINTH

Wesley says: "Just like the drink, completely addictive."

Per the brand's site, this perfume is designed to "evoke degrees of hysteria. It is the result of a quest to stimulate irresponsible behavior." It seems like the just the thing to look for when wanting to turn a man on, huh? It's earthy with woody greens and dry herbs - without fuss, but very effective.

Available for purchase here.

Tom Ford VELVET ORCHID

Wesley says: "Smooth like a Panther."

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid happens to be one of our personal favorites. While it has a hint of spice, it isn't overwhelming as notes of citrus, vanilla, and florals provide the perfect balance.

Available for purchase here.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD

Wesley says: "Sex in a bottle."

It's described as being "rich" and "luxurious"; made with the purest and most expensive oud from Laos. The scent contains notes of woody cedar, patchouli, and saffron.

Available for purchase here.

Rodin Olio Lusso PERFUME

Wesley says: "A jasmine orgy."

Known for its long lasting scent, this oil based fragrance carries with it notes of jasmine and neroli.

Available for purchase here.

Robert Piguet FRANCAS

Wesley says: "Worn by Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Case closed."

How could you not be tempted to give this a smell after you hear it's been worn by two larger than life icons? It comes complete with tuberose, jasmine, jonquil, lily of the valley, white iris, and pink geranium. In case you were looking for heaven in a bottle, this is it.

Available for purchase here.

What are some of your fave fragrances? Tweet us @wewomenUSA!

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