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The Fragrances That Turn Men On—and Off / For women
On the run-up to the New Year holidays and celebrations you might want to pamper yourself with a perfume or request it as a gift from your beloved ones. Based on?Glamour’s poll, we outlined general guidelines as to fragrances that men love and loathe.
You’re not the only one who likes that just-out-of-the-shower feeling. One respondent in the?Glamour?poll said?oui oui?to Christian Dior’s orchid-infused?J’adore, claiming it smelled natural, like the girl next door. Of the Estée Lauder fragrance?Pure White Linen, one tester said, “It smells fresh—in a sexy way that makes me want to jump into bed and mess up the sheets.” He can thank the combination of gardenia petals, white freesia and dewy greens for that. Other clean scents to try:?Lancôme’s Miracle,?Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue?and?Elle Yves Saint Laurent.
Fresh Subtle Citrus
Our guy testers gave the thumbs-down to perfumes with overwhelming notes of orange or lemon, but fragrances with just a hint of citrus mixed with a soft floral scent got the A-OK. “It’s sassy, it’s got a kick,” one guy said about Clinique’s aptly named?Hint of Citrus solid fragrance. “I could see a girl with attitude wearing it.”?Hermès Un Jardin Après La Mousson?and?L.A.M.B. Fragrance by Gwen Stefani?both balance blossom notes with a fresh, fruity scent.
The smell our testers got the most excited about came from a street vendor selling meat outside a local perfumerie. But don’t douse yourself in eau de shwarma just yet. “I don’t think women should smell like food—nor should men for that matter,” quipped one guy. Vanilla, however, was the exception. The men thought?Laura Mercier’s French Vanilla Soufflé Body Créme?was lickably good.
Sugary-smelling, fruity perfumes make guys think of the candy store or the kitchen, not the bedroom. Apple, pear, honeydew and lemon scents all fared the same: “Citrusy and desserty smells make me hungry, not turned on,” another...
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