Your choice of fragrance is very personal, and most of us have a few “classic” fragrances we keep around. (Every day perfume, sexy perfume, first date perfume, etc.) But if you are looking to change things up, or if your guy has even expressed a dislike for your current perfume, consider these tips below.
Scents Men Love
Most guys like the smell of vanilla. Maybe it reminds them of their mom baking cookies, but whatever, it still turns them on (in some cultures vanilla is an aphrodisiac). If your guy likes vanilla, try an Oriental perfume (think Christian Dior’s Poison). You can also find tons of body products (body wash, body lotion, etc.) with vanilla scents.
Guys like cinnamon, too (maybe his mom baked ginger snaps?) Not that I’m implying he has a thing for his mom. It’s just that men seem to like fragrances that remind them of cookies. Cinnamon is also considered an aphrodisiac, which may add to your guy’s attraction to these fragrances. Try L de Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka, which is a blend of vanilla and cinnamon. How can you lose?
Lavender, believe it or not, is also a favorite with most guys. I’ve read that Cleopatra, one of the original seductresses, wore lavender oils. Like vanilla, there is a plethora of fragrances and bath products available with lavender scents, so experiment until you find one that both you and your guy enjoy.
I once read that guys like pumpkin, too, but I’m not sure if that’s available as a perfume. There are bath products available in this scent, though. You can also purchase pumpkin scented candles, so maybe a few in the bedroom? Try it and let me know.
Scents They Don’t
A lot of guys don’t like fragrances that are too floral or fruity. Floral scents like Gucci Rush or Jo Malone White Jasmine, or Ralph Lauren’s fruity Lauren may smell divine to us, but your man may not care for it. That goes for floral perfumes that are categorized as fruity-florals – a double whammy for most guys.
Also, there are certain perfumes that smell like bug repellant to guys (something to do with the way their sense of smell interprets certain elements of a perfume), so if he asks if you are worried about mosquitoes maybe save that fragrance for work. A lot of celebrity fragrances seem to affect guys this way.
Of course, if your guy is attracted to a fragrance that smells like a big bunch of lilies, go for it! It all boils down to what the two of you like.