The Most Appealing Scents for Men and Women

Physical attraction is a phenomenon that engages all the senses not the least of which is smell. In fact, in the animal kingdom scent is the key method for finding and attracting a mate. For us it is a bit more subtle but still a driving force when it comes to what appeals us to the opposite sex. But it is not just about smelling clean or smelling good. Certain aromas are known to have a greater appeal than others. Perfumes and colognes that mimic food aromas, for example, are among the fragrances that have the strongest appeal. Here are few powerful aromas that are bound to be noticed by the opposite sex.

Men’s Fragrances that Appeal to Women

  • Licorice:  This scent is said to greatly enhance arousal in women affect.  According to a study by Dr. Alan Hirsch this scent, which comes from anise, combines well with cola and with cucumber as well.  Cereus No.11 for Men is one such cologne that combines these powerful attractants.
  • Pumpkin Pie:  According to Hirsch, this scent raises female arousal by 11%. It can be found in Pumpkin Pie by Demeter.
  • Dark Chocolate:  Chocolate is one of the many food odors that appeal to both sexes but to women in particular according to some studies.  Ralph Lauren Big Pony Red #2 is an example of a fragrance that combines dark chocolate with a hint of black pepper.
  • Lavender, Sage and Pepper:  This powerful triumvirate of aromas balances a sense of tenderness with power increasing its appeal to women.  Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme perfectly blends these aromas and adds to it dry notes of cedar wood.
  • Grapefruit, Vanilla:  This combination is intense but not overwhelming and mixed with an amber musk – as it is in Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Terrible – captures the opposite sex’s attention with its contrasting aromas.

Women’s Fragrances that Appeal to Men

  • Vanilla:  According to the Hirsch study, Vanilla is one food aroma that highly appeals to men. For maximum appeal it is recommended that women combine vanilla with amber and musk as in Clean Skin 2.14 oz/ 60 mL Eau de Parfum Spray for Women.
  • Floral and Woodsy fragrances:  These fragrances according to Hirsch can be used to appeal to men.  Calvin Klein’s Secret Obsession and Tom Ford’s Black Orchid are two examples of perfume’s that combine floral and woodsy notes.
  • Spicy Florals/white wood:  Two perfumes that combine these notes include Lolita Lempicka’s Si Lolita and Daisy Marc Jacobs.

Yes, certain aromas will always be known to elicit a positive response in people more than do others.  Modern day perfumers know this and carefully look at every study on the psychology of smell and attraction. At Lily Direct we sell fragrances that will appeal to the opposite sex and will increase your appeal as well.

Mother’s Day

Lily Direct provides a wide variety of beauty products at wholesale prices and with Mother’s Day less than a week away, here are some of our last minute gift ideas. Order now to take advantage of our free shipping.

Very Irresistible by Givenchy: Feminine fragrance created with five rose variances (Centifolia, Peony, Fantasia, Passion and Emotion), infused with star anise, and verbena leaf.  We carry the 2.5 oz spray, 1.7 oz spray, 0.13 oz mini splash and 6.7 oz Body Cream.

Daisy Eau So Fresh Sorbet by Marc Jacobs:  A delectable spring treat.  A reinterpretation of Daisy, fruitier and bubblier it transports you to a place that is exhilarating, happy and fun.  It is a mixture of natural raspberry, grapefruit, pear, violet, wild rose, apple blossom, musks, cedarwood and plum. We carry both the 4.25 oz and the 2.5 oz spray.

See by Chloe: An addictive floral fruity fragrance that captures the personality of a young woman fully embracing life.  It is a mixture of bergamot, apple blossom, jasmine, ylang-ylang, vanilla, musk and sandalwood.  We carry 3 piece gift set consisting of a 2.5 oz Eau De Parfum Spray, 2.5 oz body lotion and a 2.5 shower gel.

Prada Candy Perfume by Prada: A myriad of floral notes coming together to create a scent fully of life, vitality and flirtatious. It is a mixture of sparkling cedrat, bouquet of cosmos, benzoin, caramel and white musk.  We carry the 2.7 oz spray.

Flower in the Air by Kenzo: A modern fresh, airy and ultra-feminine scent.  The fragrance inspires a person to follow their dreams.  It is a mixture of bergamot, pink pepper, rose, cedarwood and musk.  We carry this scent in both the 3.4 oz and 1.7 oz spray.

Gift sets for Mother’s Day

Beauty by Calvin Klein: Is a fragrance representing beauty, maturity and self-esteem.  We carry a 2 piece gift set consisting of a 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum spray and a 3.4 oz Luminous Skin Lotion.

Caesars by Caesars World: A warm fragrance combining orange flower, musk, sandalwood and rose.  We carry a 3 piece gift set consisting of a 4.0 oz Eau de Parfum spray 3.4 oz body lotion and a 3.4 oz bath & shower gel.

Live by Jennifer Lopez: A combination of fruity and floral scents designed to add a spring to your step.  We carry a 2 piece gift set consisting of a 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum spray and a 6.7 oz body lotion.

Relieve stress after a long day with a skin soothing bath.

Juicy Couture caviar bath soak by Juicy Couture: A lush mish of watermelon, mandarin, passion fruit, apple, tuberose, caramel brulee with woods and patchouli.  We carry a 7.5 oz bottle.

Lily Direct carries an extensive inventory of scents, lotions and creams.  Go to our site and see many more selections available for delivery just in time for Mother’s Day.

Gift Sets: Designer Perfumes, Colognes & Unisex Scents

Do you need a simple last-minute holiday gift, but dread long lines and poor stock? Contact Lily Direct for the most affordable assortment of designer fragrance gift sets for your loved ones. These scents make fantastic gifts and are the perfect way to express love and gratitude this time of year.

The Lily Direct website divides its collection of fragrance sets into the catagories Women’s, Men, and Unisex. There is a vast selection of inexpensive items available, and most of them are the designer brand we know and love. Calvin Klein’s Eternity collection, The One by Dolce & Gabbana, Thierry Mugler, and many, many more.

Prepare to be delighted by the array of scents and styles, sure to satisfy every taste of any fragrance connoisseur on a budget. Don’t let the amazingly low prices distract you from the sheer class of the selection. Juicy Couture’s namesake scent is among Lily Direct’s best sellers, but you can also purchase brands like Hugo Boss and Hermes from even the clearance section of the website!

If you are in a pinch this season, beat the hectic shopping scene and opt for affordable designer gift sets from Lily Direct.