If you’re the kind of woman who always sprays a fragrance before walking out the door, studies show that certain scents can actually influence a woman's level of attractiveness to a man.
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Scent is a personal thing, with the power to change your mood, take you back in time or remind you of a special person.
Some perfumes and fragrances act as aphrodisiacs and have a hypnotising effect on the opposite sex. Below, we discuss six different scents that have powerful effects on a man’s body and mind.
Vanilla is one of the most attractive scents to men because it evokes warmth, indulgence, comfort and sensuality. This is a delicious smelling fragrance that has been used as a natural aphrodisiac for centuries. As far back as the 1700s, vanilla was recommended to male patients to maintain potency. Some people may find the sweetness of this fragrance offensive, but a few spritzes of it on the pulse points of the body can hypnotise a man’s senses.
The fresh and bright scent of citrus fruits has been proven to boost one’s mood as well as combat depression and anxiety. One study showed that men will actually perceive you to be younger than your actual age if you smell like pink grapefruit!
Lavender has a soothing scent which is a wonderfully romantic mood relaxer that sparks passion and makes men feel loved and nurtured. Lavender is also referred to as the ‘herb of love’ that has a unique impact on a man’s body by increasing penile blood flow by 5 per cent. Overall, lavender enhances sensitivity which can greatly work to your advantage.
The scent of jasmine is warm, seductive and it enhances sexual attraction. For centuries, some parts of Asia have used jasmine as a natural cure to improve mood, reduce emotional stress and increase libido. This sensual scent has a captivating effect on men.
You would not expect this spice to have a tantalising influence on men but cinnamon is a great aphrodisiac when it comes to drawing in a man. Sprinkling actual cinnamon powder on yourself is not practical but fragrances that have dominating notes of cinnamon increase blood circulation in men due to how they create a feeling of warmth and excitement.
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Roses are widely associated with love and romance. It’s highly unlikely that a man will be turned on by a fragrance that smells as strong as 1000 crushed rose petals. The more delicate scent of rose oil is very sensual and romantic. Perfumes that contain rose notes increase blood circulation in men.