Last edited by crunkjuice; 28th August 2008 at 12:24 PM.
I love sharp and green, Fou d´Absinthe turns me into a sniffing junkie. I could inhale men+fou d´absinthe for hours if he´d let me
Aqua di Gio is a nightmare, it makes me sneeze and I find the smell uninteresting. I agree with Egoiste though, also sexy.
it depends on your body chemistry, but I know for a fact that certain scents have made women hot and bothered around me. Doubly so since i'm not particularly confident/smooth as it is, and scent-less these situations are disasters so I really notice when things are working. So much so that the magic seems to happen right after i get a "heat" whiff of my own cologne. The thing is, even when women think it's the guy, a lot of times the chemicals and natural stuff in certain scents DO get them going.
In my case, it was night and day, without certain scents, they'd physically look the other day, with them, body contact. and more After CONSIDERABLE trial and error I realized that colognes strong with PATCHOULI seemed to be the magic formula, but that's just with my own chemistry.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Sean John - Unforgiveable
To me, it's not only about how a scent smells, but the associations it triggers in my mind. Aqua di Gio triggers some bad associations to me(someone who wears perfume just to get closer to girls and he heard of this because everyone wears it). Now, to me, my favourites are:
1)L'Eau D'Issey Miyake - it has some pretty cool associations in my mind that 1280adam and my boyfriend know. It reminds me of the first... nevermind. :P
2)Pi by Givenchy
There are others too, but these came to mind now.
@moondeva:I love the guys in the Paco Rabbane ads. :">
@Mario:Your post was funny.
I found that misting a scent on making it cover you instead of direct sprays to somewhere works wonders. This is why I've gotten complimented on every, single fragrance I own... just ask Delia
Current Top 4
Creed Aventus - The One EDP - Aqua Di Gio Profumo - Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Chanel Egoiste (orginal formulation) is the sexiest smell ever, but I'm not sure you can buy it anymore (though someone did tell me you could get it on cross-channel ferries!
The new Prada Homme fragrance isn't bad either!
Good luck in whatever you are planning to use this information for!
Mimi ; 0
Chanel pour Monsieur and Dior pour Homme. Elegant and understated, that works for me!
Having read through this sticky, the complementary sticky on the guy's board and comparing it to the general posts I have read I found one obvious fact. We guys are clueless as to what we should be wearing around the various ladies in our lives. Apparently we are more oriented towards intimidating or impressing other guys that we are in making the ladies happy. Somewhere along the line we got our signals crossed.
I did my own little investigation which I will never post. It is top secret since I need every advantage I can get. I will say that the ladies fall into several scent reception categories. The intimacy receptive situations, the "I like you as a brother" phase, the office friend and possible future lover, and the "just smile and keep walking" situation.
To complicate things, ladies have one series of scent preferences and girls have another.
All of this is said to let you guys know that the answers are here if you look and use a little intuition and intellect. For myself I found several male or uni scents for each phase. This allows me to HOPEFULLY guess what is appropriate for each lady. It is amazing what you can learn on a slow Saturday morning.
Guys quit listening to each other and let the ladies guide you. They do know what they like.
Now if you still want to do the macho thing, forget the commercial scents. Go cut the grass, then come in and take a shower. By the time you are done you might be just right for an interesting afternoon.
Keep the suggestions coming ladies. We may be a little slow but we can be guided.
Pi by Givenchy on my boyfriend it is extremely erotic and I'm glad that I didn't smell it on an other man, it would have be terribly disturbing...
Otherwise Ambre Sultan de Serge Luten, Habit rouge de Guerlain, Terre de Hermes are beautiful on a man too, maybe it is more for a 40 years old man, a mature and confident person...
Night, what a pleasure to find you here!
I really think it's a combination of the particular guy's physical & mental characteristics with the fragrance he wears. Often, there is a contrast factor that can be very appealing. My two faves were each worn by ex-boyfriends that I really liked in general, so of course that was part of it. They wore Aramis JHL and Chanel Egoiste (both of these need to be applied very lightly). I would actually characterize these fragrances as a bit feminine, and while both of these men were very masculine, I think their choice of scents brought out a bit of romance and intellect in them. They both always seemed to have an air of elegance about them, and I do think that scent can influence that. The olfactory sense is very powerful.
This is such as interesting question and there are so many ifs and buts that go along with it - particularly the associations you form with a particular scent.
In my view there's nothing, NOTHING, so sexy as a confident man who is in control and exudes power (of himself), and his scent has very little to do with it. BUT, to be honest, even if Daniel Craig walked in wearing a patchouli frag I'd be sprinting in the other direction!!
Some scents are just too unpleasant to bear and the way many fools wear them makes me want to gag - perfumes are for smelling, not tasting!!
I love Vetiver on my husband. I don't necessarily think its a 'sexy' fragrance though, so don't know if I'd feel the same with it on another man.
He has the dregs of a bottle of Estee Lauder's Intuition lurking too and that's beautiful on him, quite close, and definitely one that makes me want to sneak up behind him and nuzzle his neck...
He wore various Calvin Kleins when I first met him and they left me cold really. Moved on to Issy and while it was okay it didn't really push my buttons. He did, I just didn't like the perfume. He likes Gucci for men now and as a fragrance I'm not overly impressed, but it makes him feel good and I just can't resist that confidence in him....
But, as has been said before, fresh sweat....gets me every time!
This question got me thinking and I remembered something after I logged off and thought I would share it with you.
(this is a bit silly, btw, so don't hold it against me....)
The sexiest man, by far, that I have ever met was a friend at university. Women (and gay men!) of all ages would literally throw themselves at him, which we would often laugh at. Apart from a drunken dalliance at a party we were just friends, though I was by no means immune to his allure. He was funny, intelligent, good looking, fit and so confident to be occasionally intimidating. He could walk in a room and you'd hold your breath in anticipation.
And his fragrance..... HAVEN"T A CLUE. I seriously don't think he ever wore one. I don't ever remember smelling so much as his deodorant and the only conversation we ever had about perfume was at a ball when he said I smelled good (Fendi).
It's not the smell, it's the man.....
I love Paul Sebastian. I know it is an 'older fragrance', been out for quite awhile, but I do not there is anything like it. So stately and sexy. Smells of 'sex appeal' and enpowerment. A fragrance does not a man make, but a fragrance does enhance the man, forgettable NOT.
The 2 that absolutely do it for me are:
Creed's Green Irish Tweed and Vetiver. i love most of the Creed scents, but there is something about those 2 that drive me crazy. i cant get enough.
I don't know about you guys but I never fail to turn a head or two with Black XS (Paco Robanne)
I also use fructose hair spray to keep the sweet smell alive...
They seem to go well.
I like the smell of normally clean man (you know, washes his clothes, has good hygiene) who is sweaty. Let me know when that gets bottled!
Turns on: Armani Attitude, D&G The One, Dior Homme, L'Occitane Badian.
Turns off: Jean-Paul Gaultier -scents, the worst is Gaultier2. Also aquatic scents and sporty scents.
I adore Dunhill for men -sex in a bottle ! - and when I was a teenager - I used to swoon over the smell of Drakkar Noir !
Tom Ford for men is good too as is Tommy Hilifiger for Men . I just love these scents on a man .
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Depending on the type of "sexy" man...different fragrances would be fitting, and enhance his attractiveness certainly..
I think that an older, elegant, intelligent man smells great in Heritage.
A smoking-hot, confident Latin man with swagger, Antaeus..or Azzaro.
A spunky, modern, younger man with worldly panache, Gucci pour homme.
And a perfect gentleman can always wear Pour Monsieur Chanel.
Part of the trick, for me, has always been if men find the same sort of scents appropriate
for themselves that I would issue them, if I were their perfume counselor. (haha)
Men who know who they are, who are smart about scent and know how to use fragrance, are powerfully sexy.
Conversely, men who get it wrong can almost be a embarrassment.
For example, only a few men I have ever met can be Kouros, but I have smelled it on so many, and its really off putting . I just pretend not to notice.
There are safe fragrances, too. Like Un Homme YSL or even Polo. Good bets for the unsure.
I guess,ask yourselves, what kind of man are you? What associations come to mind when you smell certain fragrances? What is the synthesis of the experience: what images come to mind? What places?
And which ones are most congruous with your self image? Pick the finest example that fits. Be a force to be reckoned with.
I have no idea what it is that my dad used to wear, but I used to sniff his shirts because I liked it so much.
I work in a candle store and the yankee "amber glow" scent reminds me of it.
I don't know much about men's cologne other than that I do like musky/ambery/piney/woodsy scents, as long as it's not too heavy or cheap. Nothing says "I'm a stupid frat boy" better than Axe body spray. Avoid it and it's imitators. Also, Hygiene and health are important there is no scent that will make an unattractive man attractive.
At the store I work at, we sell a line of scented candles by Archipelago that are so good I wish some of them were perfumes. The "Stonehenge" scent kind of makes me want to bang the candle. :/ It bills itself as "smoked cedarwood, bergamot and Amber" so my suggestion is to look for scents with notes of that.
The scents on the right man 4 me are- Cool Water, Ferrari Red, Eternity, Polo Blue, Nautica (Blue juice not the teal one), Kouros, Givenchy Pour Homme, Hugo Boss, Fahrenheit, and Burberry London...that's all I can think of right now.
What is it that women love about La Male? I just cant stand smelling like a pastry shop.
I don't think a man's cologne has any bearing on whether or not I find him sexually attractive.
I can love his cologne and want get close enough to sniff while having no sexual interest in the man himself. Or I can find the man very sexy, while having no attraction at all to his cologne. They're just not all that related for me.
Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren!
Really, does any topic exist about which scents men love?
my blogger friend got a sample of Brooklyn Bond No. 9. Smells like a winner! Cant wait to get it for my husband!
Ok, now this might be a little confusing. I bought a large sample of Muscs Kublai Khan by Serge Lutens for my husband based on it's crazy reviews. When he first put it on I was horrified (as I thought I might be) and said "Whoa big fella, maybe you should go wash off the lion pee you're wearing!" and took several steps back. It certainly hit me with a tidal wave of dry, sun-drenched king of the pride urine (and maybe a hint of booze?) as if this particular lion had partied too hard. I was repulsed, even reeling from it. But then I thought to myself that I should give it a chance to develop a few minutes due to the hefty price tag and unusual reviews. We weren't going out so what the heck? Why not. Several minutes later, after it dried down a little and his skin absorbed it (he's very hot-blooded and his body temperature helped this scent out) I couldn't stay away from him. It still offended me a little, but it also lured me in like nothing I had ever experienced. Muscs Kublai Khan is like the bad boy you shouldn't want. He's a little dirty, parties too much, has had way too many women-but no matter how much you should try to resist you just can't. Not long after it dried down I was all over my husband and we ended up glad we had no plans for the night I would never suggest wearing this out unless it was to a club or bar. It was made for night, and catching a woman.
ok ladies out of my relatively small cologne collection compared to some, what would you say is the sexiest out of the scents i own?
dolce and gabbana pour homme
chanel platinum egoiste
chanel allure sport
davidoff cool water game
ralph lauren romance silver
or black suede by avon LOL
i am just intrested to see what you would find more attractive on someone out of these. thanks!!