We have come a long, long way down the path of evolution over the past few hundred thousand years, and yet there’s no getting away from the fact that our animalistic instincts remain central to so much of who we are and what we do. Nowhere is this more evident than in the arena of physical and sexual attraction; our base instincts still respond to the magnetism of others and our senses lead our physiognomy in ways we often struggle to rationally understand.
Chemical signals and pheromones have a remarkable impact on both the sexes and our sense of smell is absolutely fundamental when it comes to our search for a potential partner. The olfactive centre of the brain maintains its potent erogenous power, and men seeking to attract the opposite sex can make full use of this factor by seeking out scents which heighten their magnetism, increase attraction and elevate libido.
Perfumiers the world over have long been aware of the power of scent when it comes to attracting the opposite sex, and men’s fragrances today still feature many of the key ingredients discovered throughout history and identified for their aphrodisiac quality. The sense of smell is one which possesses a rare evocative intensity, especially upon the female brain. Women may not realise it (which is partly why it is so effective), but their noses play a central role in their attraction to a man - those chemical signals stealthily enter the brain, triggering all kinds of synaptic responses, and encouraging the individual to make an introduction or engage in the courtship rituals we know as flirting.
For modern men, a well-selected perfume is a key player in his arsenal of seductive weaponry. With a scent which not only combines certain aphrodisiac ingredients, but which reflects the most attractive, alluring, or seductive aspects of his personality, he can increase his chances of seeking out a compatible partner. Furthermore, such a perfume may have a series of other magnetism-boosting effects, too. It will raise his confidence levels, increase his sense of masculinity or his presence in a room, and may even trigger a genuine libido-heightening effect upon himself.
Naturally, all of these effects and transformations and all of these signals and messages, take place on a cumulative yet deeply subtle level. The atmosphere we carry with us is like an invisible aura, yet one which speaks volumes about who we are, what we want, and how capable we are of delivering a perfect connection. We may think of ourselves as evolved, elevated, and liberated from our animal instincts…and yet there is an undeniable aspect of even the most sophisticated facets of humanity which still responds, often dramatically, to these most subtle of chemical communications.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the essences, elixirs, and scents with a proven aphrodisiac effect upon women and explore the perfumes which men can use to heighten their sexual presence and appeal.
Jasmine - Deeply sensual, evocative, and alluring, Jasmine has been prized as an aphrodisiac for centuries across the East. Its erotic appeal is due to the presence of a compound called indole, which is directly connected to the libido.
Rose - We often think of rose as a decidedly feminine scent. However, a delicate use of this highly romantic floral essence in a men’s perfume can have a significant aphrodisiac effect on the opposite sex.
Cinnamon - Cinnamon compounds are commonly used in chemical aphrodisiacs and natural remedies for low libido, due to the fact that they increase blood flow to where it is needed the most. Cinnamon scents in perfume also have the effect of alleviating the mood, bringing women closer with a sense of joy and wellbeing.
Patchouli - Deliciously green, woody, and earthy, Patchouli has a remarkable effect on women, increasing both attraction and excitement with its potency and incredible sillage. No wonder it has become such a popular ingredient in men’s perfumes in recent years!
Tuberose - One of the world’s most prized perfume ingredients, Tuberose possesses an incredible allure which never fails to command the attention of women and draw them in with an essence of mystique and magnetism. Victorian doctors were so convinced of Tuberose’s powerful aphrodisiac qualities, they believed this essence could trigger spontaneous female orgasms!
Musk - Potent, sultry, and deeply seductive, Musk is one of those ingredients which needs no introduction. With its animalistic essence, Musk elevates the natural fragrance of the skin, and attracts women by suggesting hidden depths, alongside a sense of protection and safety coupled with adventure. A proven aphrodisiac, it forms the core of many popular perfumes.
Ylang-Ylang - Ylang-Ylang is said to heighten sexual pleasure, and imbue its wearer with an almost addictive allure. Delightfully calming and slightly euphoric, Ylang-Ylang also helps increase circulation, allowing for more pleasure, more appeal, and a greater aphrodisiac effect!
Cannabis - It should probably come as no surprise that Cannabis has a decidedly euphoric effect on those who encounter it, but its aphrodisiac qualities are only just beginning to be understood. Women love the essence of adventure that comes with this scent, and it’s said to be a deeply arousing essence when worn by men.
There you have it - a run down of aphrodisiac scent essences said to excite women, increase male sex appeal and heighten confidence and sensuality with every use. Unleash your erotic potential with the power of scent!
Oud - Tuberose | Woody Floral
Rose - Sandalwood | Floral Woody
Vanilla - Raspberry | Oriental Fruity
Ocean - Sage | Aromatic Marine