Declaration, molecule 01, hinoki
Creed Ambre Cannelle, Chanel Egoïste (not Platinum), Amouage Interlude, Gucci Pour Homme I and Envy.
Declaration, molecule 01, hinoki
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
First of all, thanks for all the replies!
It's interesting to see that some people believe or do not believe a fragrance can be sensual/seductive. Interesting discussion.
I've seen a lot of Dior Homme and Gucci fragrances coming by, and the funny thing is, yesterday i went out to buy the new fragrance and i ended up with Gucci by Gucci.
Runner up's were YSL pour Homme, Dior Homme and Terre d'Hermès.
Main reason for my choice is that Gucci by Gucci lasts so long on my skin, while Dior Homme and Terre d'Hermès we're gone in about 3/4 hours. I love the YSL pour Homme aswell, but the endnotes seem a little bit soapy, but i'd definitely buy it when my current bottle of Gucci by Gucci is empty.
As i've mentioned in my first post, it was kind of hard to explain what i meant with seductive and sensual. And i agree that the fragrance industry propagates the 'magic potion', but i also believe that a good fragrance will positively trigger one's senses.
I've written down all the suggestions you made. I'm not the 'fraghead' yet, as Sol Invictus said, but i'm absolutely valuing fragrances more and more and this thread is a nice opener to see what's out there.
Guerlain - L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme
Guerlain - L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme extreme
Christian Dior - Dior homme
Christian Dior - Dior homme intense
Gucci - Envy
Chanel - Egoiste
Calvin Klein - Obsession
Histoires de Parfums 1740 Marquis de Sade
Histoires de Parfums Amber 114
Divine - L'Homme sage
Lorenzo Villoresi - Musk
Frederic Malle - Musc Ravageur
Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
Montale - Black Aoud
and many others, it all depends on your taste I think
You're right about that, Aphexacid, Egoiste didn't do well on me.
What is seductive per se is you yourself and what you'll use as a fragrance is also a matter of your own taste and style. For instance for me Cool Water works great. I know, I know it's hillarious, but in my case the thing is serious. The scent blends so well with my skin chemistry, attitude and style that it's just puzzling. M7, Body Kouros, Envy for Men etc. never impressed women when I was wearing those frags. In fact, it's not the frag that should impress anyway.
In that way i believe the fragrance can really play a big part in the way of being attractive to women.
Don't get me wrong, i'm not craving for a fragrance that'll attract women, neither do i believe that a fragrance can make you more attractive, but where i was looking for, was a fragrance that could be an addition to the seducing part to stimulate another sense.
I think fragrances can work quite psychological, as example; whenever i smell the same fragrance as my ex girlfriend wore >4 years ago, it still reminds me of her. (in a neutral, non melancholic way ofcourse ;-) )
D&G The One
The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.
I think that while a fragrance will not in and of itself create attraction (nor negate aversion, in the case of the jerk wearing Tobacco Vanille), it definitely can help. I, for one, am very sensitive to smells and can very much feel my mood or my feelings about someone shift in one way or another depending on what they're wearing. Likewise, when I wear something that makes ME feel confident, sexy, flirty, I know that I give off an energy that people around me respond to in a positive way.
A couple of thoughts for the OP based on recent experiences...
Aventus -- Recently bought it for my husband. I adore my husband and am generally attracted to him, but when he wears the Aventus I find myself wanting to jump him on the spot. ("Kids, go ahead and finish your dinner. Dad and I need to talk in our room for a few minutes." Kidding. Sort of.) He was previously wearing Egoiste Platinum, which smells great on him but does not have the same effect.
Tom Ford Noir -- A work friend was wearing this last week. I had to fight off the urge to nibble his neck every time I walked by. Which is not my usual state of being in that situation.
Also, the guys I know go a little nuts when I wear Sycomore. Another work friend was interested in trying it for himself, so I made him a little decant. He's since changed jobs and he reports that his mostly female new coworkers have a similar reaction to Sycomore. It's not one that frequently comes up in the sexy fragrance discussions, but it's gotten me more compliments and flirtation that any scent I've ever worn.
Last edited by FooDog; 12th January 2013 at 02:39 PM.
"Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."
- Bruce Lee
It really matters little what scent a man wears (as most women and men are not frag heads) as long as the scent is not too powerful and overwhelming.
If on the prowl, men should try not to wear anything that make a statement one way or another. Just a pleasant scent, albeit some of these scents might be boring.
It is true that some scents are aromatherapeutic, but most grooming fragrances don't fall into this category. It is safe to say lavender is soothing.
On the whole, a man should wear what HE likes, be it Kouros or MKK if he wants.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
Terre de Hemes EDP - Sniff as much designer frags as possible before venturing into the niche / Dark side! Lol
I believe fragrance seduction is not so much of what you wear but how you wear it. It has to project at just the right volume that the woman you're interested in catches the occasional teasing whiff when you move, but on leaning closer she gets a glimpse of its deeper more interesting facets. Interesting enough to draw her in even closer (hopefully into your arms), to snuggle up and get a good sniff....
That's when she finally took off in a hurry, to leave you cursing the day you bought........
I can see why you went with Gucci by Gucci Clearance. It doesn't get much respect here but I think it's a pretty good frag. It's dark, a bit smoky, and much more masculine than a lot of the stuff out there.
If you're ever interested in something that smells quite similar, but is lighter and more sheer - more suited to summer days and warm summer nights - check out Romance Silver by Ralph Lauren. To me, it smells exactly what I would imagine "Gucci by Gucci PH Summer" would smell like, if it were to exist.
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
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If you go clubbing then you should try spice bomb as it attracts attention no matter how much people rant against it, the second option for a close quarter encounter is dior homme intense its feminine vibe with the right personality can do wonders but keep it for dates and other gatherings nothing with too much physical activity (doesnt include going down on you know what, actually helps with leaving a mark on the memory of that someone ), Terre d'Hermes is a good fragrance but I'm not a big fan of that initial citrus burst, it gets good with the vetiver kicking in after a while, if you can get your hands on the original M7 as I did yesterday, you should feel at ease, its nice and sensual with that middle eastern vibe, and if all else fails try some musk oils if you can find any
Imo TdH is not sensual or seductive at all.
I am surprised that there has been no mention of Rochas Man, if you want sensual and seductive that's what you should go for.
In its price category and market segment, Burberry London for Men would be hard to match: yes, sensual, maybe even seductive beyond any doubt, since it has a both comforting and alluring vibe to it, but also, it manages to smell at the same time modern, elegant and mature, without becoming too formal, elitist or conservative either.
Also, Versace Dreamer, though different, would fall into a comparable category. Quite affordable yet high quality, liked by younger and more mature peer groups alike, sensual and gourmand, yet also with touch of classy masculinity due to the tobacco drydown (also present in Burberry London).
As far as seduction, I believe fragrance has a multiplier effect. If you have zero game, the best fragrance in the world won't do anything (0*X = 0). The more seductive you are, the more influence your fragrances has (women are more sensitive to smells and if you are really charming the more ancillary things like scent will play into her memories). That said, I agree that the multiplier is still pretty small if you were to attempt to quantify it in any real way. Test out fragrances you like and look at some of the suggestions but just don't panic if the ones you like aren't considered "sensual" by the fragrance community.
For seductive try Black Orchid and TF Tobacco Vanilla (more expensive though unless you buy a decant), these two are on the unique side but not too unique.