When you want to smell delicious to someone special, look for alluring notes of vanilla, jasmine, lavender and sandalwood; they have aphrodisiac effects, according to research. Thanks to perfume expert Patti Kapla, vice president of Business Development for FragranceNet.com, here are our must-have sexy scents.
1. Dolce Vita by Christian Dior
A brilliantly-concocted fragrance, it’s no wonder Dolce Vita is a top-seller. Bottom notes of vanilla and sandalwood are the underlying secret recipe for sexiness. Meanwhile, warm tones of magnolia and rose blend with cinnamon, peach and apricot for just the right amount of spicy and sweet. $107.19 at FragranceNet.com.
2. Shalimar by Guerlain
A classic sexy scent, Shalimar by Guerlain has entranced women with its alluring fragrance ever since its introduction. Shalimar perfectly combines a feminine, stylish character with exotic florals and vanilla, for a romantic, complex fragrance that’s high in character. It’s a warm balance that’s evocative but never overwhelming. $139 at Sephora.com.
3. See by Chloé
Distinctive and dramatic, See by Chloé blends bergamot, apple blossom, jasmine and ylang-ylang notes and finishes with a base note of musk, creating a scent that is feminine and powerful yet playful and flirtatious.$78 – $98 at Macy’s.
4. Joy by Jean Patou
A truly classic fragrance loved by women since 1930, Joy by Jean Patou is a beautiful blend of rare oils and aphrodisiac notes such as jasmine. This effortlessly alluring perfume is perfect for a sexy evening, yet elegant and flexible enough for daily use as well. $190 at NeimanMarcus.com.
5. Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
Lovely is a deeply evocative scent that carefully balances a subtle tone with fruity and musky elements. It’s an attractive bouquet that has a delicate and appealing construction that blends musk apple, lavender and amber in perfect balance. This bright, fresh perfume is great for a night out. $21.99 – $48.99 at FragranceNet.com.
6. Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
Show your inner passion with Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior. In this fragrance for women, a strong scent of jasmine mixes perfectly with lower tones of amber, almond and woods. Hypnotic Poison is the ideal way to add a touch of mystery and intrigue to your life. Splash it into the creases of your arms before you head out for an exciting date or a meeting with a new love and enjoy the increased sense of romance it brings. $59 – $79 at Sephora.com.