Women's Fragrances Men Like (and ones they hate)

Women's Fragrances Men Like (and ones they hate)

Turn on your dude with our scent guide
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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.

 

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Anonymous's picture

ok,you have done a fairly good job on "Women's Fragrances Men Like (and ones they hate) Turn on your dude with our scent guide ".
Now help us, guys!
What Men fragrances do women like(and ones they hate)? Where should we spray it.

Anonymous's picture

Most men wear too much fragrance. Some splash it on their palm, then splash it all over their face and neck. Then they have one smelly hand. Men should do the same as women; just one spritz behind each ear lobe, then, under each armpit, and if desired, behind each knee. The other option is on the thigh, up high, near the groin area where the legs meet the groin, a warm place.) That's all, because men's fragrances are very strong. (I've occasionally felt ill becasue my guy companion was wearing far too much fragrance; too overpowering.) GUYS: don't put on too much fragrance!!!!! Bring a woman along when shopping for a fragrance.

Anonymous's picture

Says who? Which men? Where? Who does the research for these blurbs? If only the writer was a man, he could speak from personal experience, or even of his own tastes in the matter?
Lacks any credibility/10.

Anonymous's picture

This article is great -- if you FLIP it 100% !! Poison is the most vile product I've ever had the displeasure of being exposed too and it nauseates me fully from across a room! and unless you're 60 or older stay away from this crap advice offered here. 40 is not too old for fruity floral which leads me to believe the author is either over the hill or a gold-digger dating a senior citizen and these are his preferences because he's thinking of his long dead mother!

Anonymous's picture

Women, please note, try wearing Eau de Toilette or cologne instead of a perfume. These are weaker versions of the same scents.
Yeah, some guys do put on too much. This is because they use cologne. I never use cologne just for this reason. A splash of most aftershave products does the trick, although, some aftershaves are also strong (like Brut). I even water down some products put wetting my palms before I splash the product on to them then the face and neck area.

Anonymous's picture

I was thinking the same thing! (I'm a guy.) Vanilla and food smells belong in the kitchen, not on a woman. They give me a headache and make me want to find fresh air. I love the citrus scents and scents like anais anais, (which may be considered floral by some.)
I think articles written for women by women are generally misleading, probably on purpose, to get women to buy crap (like vanilla scented perfumes) that they will have to throw away b/c their bf begs them not to wear it.

Anonymous's picture

Absolutely bogus article! Not only there is no blanket statement for all guys in all cultures, obviously, most of the data for the fragrances mentioned are all wrong! (Poison doesn't smell of vanilla but of tuberose and musk, Rush isn't floral at all, Lempicka smells of licorice not cinnamon etc etc.)

Anonymous's picture

ok,you have done a fairly good job on "Women's Fragrances Men Like (and ones they hate) Turn on your dude with our scent guide ".
Now help us, guys!
What Men fragrances do women like(and ones they hate)? Where should we spray it.

Anonymous's picture

Most men wear too much fragrance. Some splash it on their palm, then splash it all over their face and neck. Then they have one smelly hand. Men should do the same as women; just one spritz behind each ear lobe, then, under each armpit, and if desired, behind each knee. The other option is on the thigh, up high, near the groin area where the legs meet the groin, a warm place.) That's all, because men's fragrances are very strong. (I've occasionally felt ill becasue my guy companion was wearing far too much fragrance; too overpowering.) GUYS: don't put on too much fragrance!!!!! Bring a woman along when shopping for a fragrance.

Anonymous's picture

Says who? Which men? Where? Who does the research for these blurbs? If only the writer was a man, he could speak from personal experience, or even of his own tastes in the matter?
Lacks any credibility/10.

Anonymous's picture

This article is great -- if you FLIP it 100% !! Poison is the most vile product I've ever had the displeasure of being exposed too and it nauseates me fully from across a room! and unless you're 60 or older stay away from this crap advice offered here. 40 is not too old for fruity floral which leads me to believe the author is either over the hill or a gold-digger dating a senior citizen and these are his preferences because he's thinking of his long dead mother!

Anonymous's picture

Women, please note, try wearing Eau de Toilette or cologne instead of a perfume. These are weaker versions of the same scents.
Yeah, some guys do put on too much. This is because they use cologne. I never use cologne just for this reason. A splash of most aftershave products does the trick, although, some aftershaves are also strong (like Brut). I even water down some products put wetting my palms before I splash the product on to them then the face and neck area.

Anonymous's picture

I was thinking the same thing! (I'm a guy.) Vanilla and food smells belong in the kitchen, not on a woman. They give me a headache and make me want to find fresh air. I love the citrus scents and scents like anais anais, (which may be considered floral by some.)
I think articles written for women by women are generally misleading, probably on purpose, to get women to buy crap (like vanilla scented perfumes) that they will have to throw away b/c their bf begs them not to wear it.

Anonymous's picture

Absolutely bogus article! Not only there is no blanket statement for all guys in all cultures, obviously, most of the data for the fragrances mentioned are all wrong! (Poison doesn't smell of vanilla but of tuberose and musk, Rush isn't floral at all, Lempicka smells of licorice not cinnamon etc etc.)

brittani's picture

I totally agree.

Dude's picture

First I'm a dude so here is my opinion for what it is worth =) I think for the most part the article is on mark except the “Mom” parts. For me and my observations most men like the stuff that smells like food and that's not a “Mom” thing, my mother was a feminist and refused to learn how to cook... I dislike TV dinners to this day! It is really a Pavlov's dog thing and remember the quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If you want to bring out the wolf in me... smell like food. The article points out vanilla, cinnamon & pumpkin. I love those perfumes and that Aussie shampoo smells awesome (smells like grapes I think) & citrus smelling stuff. I like Obsession and Poison also.

I loathe Lavender and Jasmine, it smells like a dusty old grandma fart and who wants that! Total turn off. I can not stand Ysatis perfume or any other nasty perfume like it. I've ended dates with a quickness because of it. I've even bought perfume for girls I've dated telling them I like this and do not like those perfumes that burn my nose and make me sick. But some would continue to use the nasty perfume, strike 3 your out.

Observations: hot chick at work that we men all follow around like a puppy (and she is smart also) will wear some good perfume and we puppies will trip over each other trying to please her. The days that she wears a bad perfume.. not so much, enjoy her from far away. She's smart and realizes that the perfume is a man repellent and does not wear it again. She knows how to play us like Pan's flute.

Men's cologne I wear Polo, Dakar and sometimes old school Royall Bay Rhum. The girls seem to like it and I do too. I had to give up on Chaz back in the day, few seemed to like it, so it had to go.

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