Fragrances That Men Like

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Fragrances That Men Like
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Scent is a powerful trigger. It can conjure up images of your childhood, or your most hated ex-girlfriend. Everyone has a different chemistry. What smells right on your sister can smell awful on you. Men appreciate that. Each man has different preferences. There are certain fragrances that men like more than others.

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Woody, spicy perfumes are sensual. The name makes it sound as though it would smell strange, but the combination of notes is appealing to men. Some ingredients in the woody fragrances that men like include pepper and amber. One such example is Victoria's Secret "Very Sexy" perfume. Tom Fords "Black Orchid" is an exciting, evening, woody fragrance that men like. As woody fragrances tend to be strong, they are more appropriate as an evening scent.


Clean, fresh scents are natural and vibrant. They are perfect for wearing during the day, or for a late-night date. Men like clean fragrances as they represent a relaxed and elegant woman. Another reason that clean fragrances are so loved by men is that it makes him think that you just got out of the shower. Some ingredients to look for in clean fragrances are gardenia and orchid. Some options for clean perfumes that will drive men crazy are "J'Adore" by Christian Dior, and Dolce and Gabbana's "Light Blue".


Sweet scents make men feel attracted to women. It works on a subconscious level to make them feel happy and relaxed. Choose sophisticated, sweet fragrances. Some ingredients in popular, sweet perfumes are strawberry, vanilla and caramel. Men like perfumes with a strong vanilla scent. A sweet perfume that men like is "Hanae Mori Butterfly". It is sweet with a touch of elegance. A whimsical sweet fragrance is "Pink Sugar". This fragrance is a grown-up, candyfloss smell.


Light, sparkling floral fragrances are  loved by men. They do not like cloying, overpowering floral scents. Floral perfumes exude femininity. Light floral fragrances contain notes such as jasmine, paper whites and gardenia. Marc Jacobs "Daisy" and Chanel's "Chance" both fall into this category. Fresh, breezy floral fragrances are suitable for day and evening wear. Gardenia is a floral scent found in perfumes that men like. One example is "Very Hollywood" by Michael Kors. It has notes of mandarin and bergamot that makes it a glamorous perfume.

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