The sexiest perfumes to wear this Valentine's Day
Whether you judge a perfume’s sexiness by how it makes you feel, or it’s effect on a prospective or current partner, there are some perfumes that straddle (ooh la la!) both ideals and have truly proven their power as plain all-round-alluring.
Physical attraction is known to be influenced by scent and can also play a part in chanelling your inner-Beyonce when it comes to your own self confidence, so why wouldn’t you boost your chances by wearing a divine-smelling fragrance!
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There are some common threads among perfumes known for their sex appeal: opulent florals like orchids and tuberose, musky or woody primal notes and more nostalgic, warm gourmand notes like vanilla and spice.
We’ve rounded up some fragrances with these elements, famed for increasing the odds when it comes to seeking a close encounter of the sexiest kind!
bh loves L-R: Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower, Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Her, YSL Black Opium, Alaia Paris EDP, Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal by Night, Tom Ford Black Orchid.
Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower 50ml EDP, $369
Famous for its intoxicating hit of pure tuberose, Carnal Flower's sophisticated scent gives the wearer an instant kick of seductive self confidence.
Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Her 80ml EDP, $190 from Life Pharmacy
The perfumer that created the ylang-ylang and vanilla-heavy Pure XS For Her said his goal was to capture ‘the essence of an orgasm’. Say no more.
YSL Black Opium, 50ml EDP, $179 from Life Pharmacy
Addictive notes of black coffee entwined with white flowers forms a scent beloved by so many, YSL Black Opium has become one of NZ’s best selling fragrances - perfect for after dark.
Alaia Paris 50ml EDP, $170
Lighter than the other options, Alaia Paris has a warm skin-like quality, the notes of freesia and peony mingling with leather and musk.
Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal by Night 50ml EDP, $169, from Life Pharmacy
Dripping with a delicious honey heart, as well as fruit and wood notes, Scandal By Night's delectable nature almost universally draws others closer.
Tom Ford Black Orchid 30ml EDP, $148
Rich, dark and luxurious, Black Orchid is a potion of heady florals and unplaceable spices. A head turner for sure.