Seductive Scents

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.

Coach Poppy Blossom perfume
Poppy Blossom

$65 - fruity floral
Lancome La Vie Est Belle perfume
La Vie Est Belle

$75 - iris gourmand
Marc Jacobs Dot perfume
Marc Jacobs

$69 - fruity floral
Dior Miss Dior Le Parfum perfume
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.

Yves Saint Laurent Nu perfume
Yves Saint Laurent

$105 - spicy oriental
Lady Gaga Fame perfume
Lady Gaga

$55 - floral oriental
Tom Ford Cafe Rose perfume
Tom Ford
Cafe Rose

$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.

Beyonce Midnight Heat perfume
Midnight Heat

$49 - fruity floral gourmand
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire perfume
La Petite Robe Noire

$80 - fruity floral
Diesel Loverdose perfume

$65 - oriental
Meet the LBS (Little Black Scent)

Chanel Coco Noir perfume

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.

Trending Scents

  • 60% - Spices (patchouli, amber, sandalwood)
  • 34% - Musk
  • 32% - Rose
  • 29% - Vanilla

(Wyar, Leah. "4 Scents No Guy Can Resist." Cosmopolitan Sept. 2012: 238-241)

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