Beyond smelling amazing, these new perfumes have incredible perks -- starting with the power to make a man want to linger within inches of your body for hours on end.
Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, 4 Scents No Guy Can Resist, in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Sept. 2012 issue.
If you want to smell - GIRLIE-GIRLIE
Historically, florals have been associated with femininity and romance. The perfumes below have hints of rose, tuberose, and honeysuckle.
$65 - fruity floral
La Vie Est Belle
$75 - iris gourmand
$69 - fruity floral
Miss Dior Le Parfum
$82 - oriental chypre
If you want to smell like a - TEMPTRESS
Packed with intoxicating spices and musks (typically more common in colognes than perfumes), these fragrance smell unexpected and exotic on your skin.
Diptyque 34 Boulevard
$100 - chypre
Yves Saint Laurent
$105 - spicy oriental
$55 - floral oriental
$205 - floral oriental
If you want to smell good enough to - NIBBLE ON
Studies show swee-smelling "comfort" scents have male-arousing powers. These contain amber, vanilla, and licorice.
Lovestuck Floral Rush
$68 - fruity floral
$49 - fruity floral gourmand
La Petite Robe Noire
$80 - fruity floral
$65 - oriental
Meet the LBS (Little Black Scent)
The color of a perfume often signals the mood it evokes.
So it makes sense that given fall's wickedly sensual palate, things are getting darker. Take Chanel's latest creation Coco Noir, $130: Its onyx bottle, a first for the brand, looks as mysteriously sexy as the aroma smells. The trend continues with Tom Ford Jardin Noir and Lady Gaga Fame.
- 60% - Spices (patchouli, amber, sandalwood)
- 34% - Musk
- 32% - Rose
- 29% - Vanilla
(Wyar, Leah. "4 Scents No Guy Can Resist." Cosmopolitan Sept. 2012: 238-241)