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Sexy Scents for Men

Want to Smell Irresistible? These Sexy Scents Should Be on Your Radar

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What fragrances do women find attractive? What are the most complimented fragrances? What fragrances will turn her head? These are some of the most asked questions in the world of fragrance and yet despite some fragrances standing out as the go-to, the reality is the best answer is more complex than a few very specific fragrances.

We put all kinds of fragrances to test in the real world to discover which fragrances were most attractive to women. The fragrance that will most attract women to you will be the fragrance that most fits your character. Every fragrance on this list was deemed ultra sexy by beautiful women around the world, but the sexiest fragrances of all was always the fragrance that most represented the man wearing the scent.

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This is the most definitive list for one simple reason — variety. Choose the fragrance that best matches you and watch as you draw the right kind of attention.

SexYÖUality by Pink Mahoghany

Imagine being alone with someone special, a bowl of strawberries in hand, dipped in chocolate, surrounded by coconut, and soaked in sparkling figged champagne. This pleasurable concoction is an inviting and enticing blend that almost begs for attention, though it doesn’t have to. A whisper is all SexYÖUality needs to conjure up feelings of seductive enchantment.

$222 at PinkMahogHany.com

Clean Team: The Purple Label by Get Right Fragrance

Juicy blackberry, blackcurrant, with a dash of intense sweetness from a ripe pineapple is embraced by lavender and cashmere. It’s smooth, it’s sexy, and it stands out as something special.

$130 at GetRightFragrance.com

Signature ROYALE XXX by Zaharoff

Proceed with caution. Quite possibly the most seductive fragrance of all time. If you’re not prepared, XXX will wreck you instead of lift you. It’s like a rumor spreading that you’re the most charming man alive, but really you’re super shy and anxious. The women of your dreams will quickly find out it was a lie and the truth will spread faster than the rumor. Zaharoff’s Joey Cannoli inspired XXX, is sex in a bottle. It’s so intense we’ve noticed an interesting trend. Men in committed relationships tend to wear XXX at home, whereas single men tend to wear XXX when they go out. Why? Because XXX is effective. It’s an encapsulation of sexual evolution. It works at a psychological level piquing primal interest. Proceed with caution because wearing it won’t give you confidence, but if you have that confidence, the aura that surrounds this scent is undeniable.

$150 at Zaharoff.com 

Ovation for Men by Shawn Crenshaw

Whether it’s a first impression or a first date, this is the scent that captivates for a lifetime of love and happiness. That’s what Ovation for Men embodies. The fresh, spicy opening has an air of sensual, sexual musky essence, while a heart and foundation of leather, vanilla, and subtle tobacco introduce warmth and intimacy.

$110 at OvationFragrance.com 

Ovation for Men Sport

The DNA of the original sensual sensation is very much present in Ovation for Men Sport, but this time it’s fresher, more vibrant, and energizing. Yes, this is a sporty scent, but the freshness lasts from beginning to end making it a perfect fit for the man always on the go.

$110 at OvationFragrance.com 

Zenobia by Tomavicci

Blackcurrant and orange blossom burst open with fruity freshness, while a decadent spicy vanilla, elevated by saffron and amber, leather, Moroccan cedarwood, and oud, envelopes the scent. With the vanilla leading the way, the other notes dance around for a stunningly alluring fragrance that makes a statement every time we walk into a room.

$228 at Tomavicci.com

Explorer Platinum by Montblanc

Opening with vibrant grapefruit and crisp violet leaves, Explorer Platinum dries down to smooth, chilled woods. This scent exudes cool confidence with an air for adventure.

$85 at Macys.com 

CHESS by Legends Avenue

This is a heavy sweet and spicy vanilla, tonka show stealer. Wear this at night when everyone else is wearing the same popular fragrance and women will be drawn to the dark, mysterious aura wrapped around you.

$120 at LegendsAvenue.com

Rōzu by Aēsop

Perhaps the most traditionally masculine rose fragrance ever, Rōzu is for the man that has shied away from rose fragrances in the past and is ready to show the world what he’s made of. A rugged rose grapples with woods and spices, a deep earthy tone, and light smoke.

$195 at Bloomingdales.com 

Calle Ocho by Fulton & Roark

Spicy cinnamon, boozy rum, bitter chocolate, booming tobacco leaf, all layered with a thick tonka bean. Quite possibly one of the greatest fragrances of all time was created as a solid fragrance. The good news is Fulton & Roark is tearing down walls and entering the spray fray. The solid and spray smell exactly the same and they are amazing.

$60 at FultonAndRoark.com 

Smoking Hot by Kilian

Bright green apple, tobacco bursts in a stunning smoky essence dominating from the very first spray. Immediately, the realization that this is not your typical tobacco fragrance comes to life. Anyone who has ever smoked hookah or been around it, will appreciate the detailed nuances in which Kilian has captured here. Smoking Hot is the definition of dark and mysterious with a playful charm.

$290 at bykilian.com

Carmina by Creed

While marketed towards women, the reality is fragrance truly has no boundaries. Opening with a prominent rose de mai, this rich, sweet, sparkling rose essence becomes enveloped in juicy black cherries, before captivating notes of myrrh and frankincense enter the fray to add an alluring masculine spirit. Powerful and long-lasting, Carmina is a statement scent for that man comfortable and confident in his sexuality.

$445 at CreedBoutique.com

Sweet Tobacco Spirits by 18.21 Man Made

18.21 Man Made’s first ever fragrance is a timeless attractor. Since its launch this fragrance has been garnering compliments and attracting attention everywhere it's been worn. Opening with a powerful honey and red wine blend that lasts for hours, a subtle bit of a salon, shaving cream vibe floats in the background until the dry down starts to overtake this fragrance. Here vanilla and tonka shine and it all comes together in this smooth honeyed-vanilla pipe tobacco-like fragrance.

$86 at Amazon.com

Black Phantom by Kilian

Seductive and edgy, this refined blend of coffee and sweet, bitter dark chocolate has been soaked in rum, whisky and cognac highlighting an ideal balance of class and attitude.

$290 at NeimanMarcus.com 

The Omniscient Mr Thompson by Penhaligon’s

Penhaligon’s Portraits collection is an absolute treasure trove of incredible fragrances, but when it comes to seductive allure, Mr Thomson is above and beyond anything that came before it. Smooth creamy iris, with intensely sweet vanilla, a subtle smokiness, all sprinkled with sesame seeds — one spray of this has temptation calling.

$310 at Penhaligons.com 

The Valley by Icon de Parfum

With a boozy, amber, vanilla, and tonka scent, The Valley is like a magical potion. This sweet, heady concoction draws people in from the moment they walk into your vicinity.

$49.99 at icondeparfum.com 

Acqua di Gio Parfum by Giorgio Armani

This is for the man who loves the classics but doesn’t want to remind her of an ex.The original Acqua di Gio is one of the best-selling fragrances of all time and for good reason — it is beyond amazing. However, a best-seller means a lot of people have worn the original and a lot of memories are tied to it. With Parfum, you can conjure up the good feeling of being by the ocean in a tropical paradise while creating new memories for her. Whereas the original leaned heavy on the tropical essence, Parfum levels up with the oceanic experience.

$198 at Macys.com 

Back to Black by Kilian

Opening with an intense dark cherry tobacco, Back to Black is about to take you for a ride. As time passes, the cherry note subsides and the tobacco becomes drenched in a brooding vanilla and honey sprinkled with lightly bitter spices. A veil of smoke dances around to further entice the senses.

$290 at NeimanMarcus.com 

Millésime Impérial by Creed

This is for the man that lives and breathes the coastal aesthetic. Boat life is what he is all about and you better believe he spends his free time riding the ocean waves. Fruity, salty marine notes, on clean wood highlights a man making the most of every moment of his life.

$345 at NeimanMarcus.com 

Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford

Dried fruits and spices are layered over bold textured tobacco leaves, unfolding into a mesmerizing, head turner. Tobacco Vanille has long been established as one of the best tobacco fragrances, but it’s so much more than. There’s depth and character which shines a light on the man wearing it as someone with a story to tell.

$295 at Macys.com 

Polo Red Parfum by Ralph Lauren

Sometimes a fragrance just hits, and Polo Red Parfum just hits. Bergamot, blood orange, cedarwood. Bright, woody, and energizing in all the right ways.

$103 at Macys.com 

African Leather by Memo Paris

Opening with a head-turning spicy blast of cardamom that draws you in, African Leather will captivate from the very start. Eventually saffron makes an appearance as well and that only further draws attention. In the background, something interesting is happening, leather has been building and developing and slowly making itself known. This is the definition of a slow building seduction.

$310 at Bloomingdales.com 

Vanille Fatale by Tom Ford

If you love vanilla, but want something that elevates the vanilla experience, Vanille Fatale is the answer. It is a sweet vanilla overload, enhanced with plum and rum. If Tobacco Vanille was too tobacco heavy for you, Vanille Fatale has all the depth and character of Tobacco Vanille but with far less tobacco. Vanilla truly is the star and it will cast a spell on the wearer as well as those around him.

$295 at Sephora.com

Ombré Leather Eau de Parfum by Tom Ford

For the man who wears cowboy boots and wears them well, Ombré Leather Eau de Parfum is the man always seeking new adventures and never afraid to get his hands dirty. This is loud raw leather that only begins to soften after hours of wear and even at the end when it finally dries down, it never loses its allure.

$155 at Sephora.com 

Chez Bond by Bond No. 9

Fresh spicy fragrances tend to be compliment getters, but sometimes a fragrance comes along that hits the fresh spicy genre out of the park — that fragrance is Chez Bond. A mix of sparkly citrus, herbal greens, vetiver, and violet leaf work together like a compliment magnet.

$265 at NeimanMarcus.com 

Spicebomb Infrared Eau de Parfum by Viktor & Rolf

Since the very first Spicebomb was released, the original and all its sequels have been massive compliment getting fragrances. Just when everyone was ready to accept Spicebomb Extreme as the game changer, Infrared turned the tables and now Infrared Eau de Parfum is about to flip that table. Infrared Eau de Parfum is a warm, spicy, sweet passionately intense red pepper that steals hearts.

$134 at Sephora.com

Uomo Born in Roma Intense by Valentino

This spicy vanilla, ambery fougère is as intense as its name implies. Side effects may vary, but don’t be surprised if Uomo Born in Roma Intense garners a ton of compliments.

$110 at Sephora.com 

American Psycho by Xyrena

It’s wild that it’s taken this long for an American Psycho inspired fragrance to be released.Yes, at first look, a movie about a psycho killer may not seem like the place for fragrant inspiration, however, Patrick Bateman is likely the most well-groomed killer in cinematic history. With his grooming routine highlighted in the film, a fragrance makes perfect sense and there’s no better name to fulfill the promise of an American Psycho fragrance like Xyrena. It even has a watermark on the label. Opening with a bright sweet sorbet, quickly mint and spices wrap around the sweetness before finally the entire fragrance becomes enhanced by a metallic ambroxan. American Psycho is a sweet, spicy, and sexy, signature worthy scent.

$128 at Xyrena.com 

Vince by GUY FOX

GUY FOX has earned a bit of a reputation as the fragrance brand that releases compliment getting fragrances. Vince is a fougère and a call-back to a different era in fragrance. Crushed lime and mint gin mix for a dash of charm and a powerful dose of sophistication to introduce a modern take on a traditional style.

$68 at GUYFOX.com 

The Most Wanted Parfum by Azzaro

Bourbon vanilla, red ginger, and an accord of incandescent wood mingle to create a magnetic scent that pulls people in. There have been many releases in the Wanted line, but the Parfum stands above all in terms of pure magnetism.

$118 at Macys.com 

Zuma, 1975 by Thin Wild Mercury

Unexpected beach vibes for those who don’t want typical beach vibes. Bergamot and coriander, ocean waves and jasmine sambac, in addition to sandalwood, vetiver, and ambrette musk come together like a memory captured in a photograph. Salty, smoky, sandy — it’s all there — for a sultry day at the beach.

$165 at ShopThinWildMercury.com

Ralph’s Club Elixir by Ralph Lauren

As of writing, the Ralph’s Club franchise has been going for just a few years, but it has never been better than the Elixir. Notes of green mandarin, cardamom, grapefruit, orris butter, patchouli, and fir balsam absolute all blend into an absolutely intoxicating fragrance that turns heads everywhere we go.

$140 at Macys.com 

Tonic Water by Mizensir

An oceanic fragrance unlike any before it. Perfumer Alberto Morillas is perhaps best known for his aquatic fragrances, but Tonic Water flips everything he designed with mainstream brands on their heads. Tonic Water is an ultra realistic interpretation of the ocean by a sandy beach. However, it’s not that simple. Szechuan pepper settles into the background with a burning desire that lights the freshness on fire with a slightly sweet and spicy nuance that cannot be ignored.

$285 at MizensirParfums.com 

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