Date Scents: 6 Sexy Notes He Can’t Resist

The power of our sense of smell is truly amazing”it can trigger memories, emotions, and of course, pleasure. There are many kinds of aphrodisiacal scents out there that can create attraction, heighten our sexuality, turn on our libidos, and even increase our orgasms. If you want to get in on this action, read on for our round-up of six sexy perfumes with notes of proven aphrodisiacs. You won’t be able to resist these notes he won’t be able to resist you! We promise these will drive him wild all the way through to the end of the night.

Vanilla “ Shalimar Eau de Parfum by Guerlain, $110, Sephora


Shalimar literally means temple of love in Sanskrit, so you can imagine just how sensual this fragrance is. It carries top notes of fresh Bergamot, a heart of powdery Iris, Jasmine (another aphrodisiac), and Rose (also another aphrodisiac), finishing with a dry-down of warm Tonka Bean and sweet sweet Vanilla. Interestingly, Vanilla is especially helpful for stimulating amorous propensities in older men, so opt for this note if you tend to like those silver foxes. Regardless of age though, Vanilla is credited as one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs out there whether inhaled or ingested, so he will definitely be thinking of only you for dessert.

Rose “ Café© Rose by Tom Ford, $245, Sephora

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Roses are universally perceived as the flower of love but as a fragrance, people often associate it with outdated old ladies. However, the smell of rose has lots of sexual benefits, such as boosting the libido to reduce symptoms of sexual/erectile dysfunction, frigidity, and sexual disinterestedness. Tom Ford combines his signature Patchouli with clean notes of both Turkish Rose Oil and Hungarian Rose Absolute for a double dose of the seductive scent, along with Saffron, Incense Resin, Sandalwood, and Coffee Essence to create an enticing and exotic scent for the modern day woman. This one will make him take the time to stop and smell your roses.

Lavender “ Lavender Eau de Cologne by L’Occitane en Provence, $58, L’Occitane


Historically, lavender has been known as the herb of love as women used to scent their clothing with lavender sprigs to attract men by its alluring and relaxing effect. L’Occitane’s captivatingly feminine fragrance starts with a woody, musky base that is freshened by citrus fruits for brightness and lovely Lavender for softness and sensuality. Lavender is particularly stimulating for men and enhances female sensitivity. Studies have also shown that lavender increases blood flow to the genitals, which will be especially useful for those dates that don’t end at your doorstep.

Jasmine “ Jasmin Noir Eau de Parfum by Bvlgari, $105, Sephora



Jasmine oil has been used for hundreds of years as a natural way to increase sex drive and avoid impotence and premature ejaculation, which is definitely a situation that nobody enjoys. Bvlgari decided to capture this libido-enhancing note in a super sexy and sophisticated fragrance. I mean, even the bottle is sexy! Rich notes of Sambac Jasmine Absolute, Green Sap, Gardenia Petals, Satiny Almond, Precious Wood, and Tonka Bean Absolute comprise this totally tantalizing eau de parfum for the woman who likes to give off an air of mystery.

Ylang Ylang “ Aromatics Elixir by Clinique, $85, Clinique


Clinique’s powerful potion has been around for 40 years, making it the brand’s oldest perfume. They created this classic fragrance with top notes of Verbena, Sage, and Chamomile, a base of Oakmoss and Patchouli, and a heart of Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Tuberose, and Ylang Ylang. Only a tiny amount of Ylang Ylang is needed to achieve serious sexual arousal”too much and you’ll become too euphoric. Its power lies in its ability to increase attraction, libido, and energy while promoting eroticism and experimentation, so try this one if you’re feeling frisky or freaky.

Sandalwood “ Sensuous by Estee Lauder, $105, Estee Lauder

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Sandalwood is especially powerful for men because it smells similar to androsterone, which is similar to testosterone. So, it sends out erotic signals that enhance men’s physical sensuality and sexual liberation, relieves anxiety, and treats impotence. Estee Lauder’s fragrance combines top notes of Ghost Lily, Magnolia, and Jasmine with a heart of Molten Woods and Amber, while introducing Honey, Black Pepper, Mandarin Orange Pulp, and Sandalwood at the base”really, the name says it all.

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    Hello there Caitlin Plainos! I’m loving the fact that you’ve put some perfumes ideas out there, as normally all I ever see are ones for us gals! However, I like Sandalwood perfume. My girlfriend uses this. It oil gives a sweet and woody fragrance and is one of the most valuable ingredients. Thanks again for the informative post and Happy Holidays!!

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