When you come face-to-face with a woman, there are many things she notices about you, like your eyes, your lips, your style, and your presence. But before anything else, she notices your scent, and frankly, there’s nothing sexier to a woman than when a man smells good.
That said, all gentlemen should have a signature scent. Fragrance is part of your own personal style, and a sexy, masculine cologne can instantly make you more attractive, sexier, and seem more powerful. Science says so, so you know it’s true.
A study conducted by Craig Roberts at the University of Liverpool in association with Unilever’s research laboratory found that altering your natural body odor, a.k.a. wearing cologne, can make you feel more confident, and it makes you more attractive to women. True story.
In the study, which was published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, researchers had men wear cologne every day for several days, and then evaluated them on self-reported confidence levels, as well as how others perceived them.
The researchers found that the men felt significantly more confident when they wore cologne, which is cool and all, but it’s not the best part. It was also discovered that when men wore cologne, women who could see but not smell the men perceived them to be veeery sexually attractive, relative to men who didn’t wear cologne, suggesting that when you feel confident and sexy, women find you irresistible.
Is that reason enough to go ahead and pick out your signature scent if you don’t have one yet? Good! But since only you can pick a fragrance that works with your body chemistry, I can only lend a helping hand and show you some of the best colognes out there. It’s the least I can do.
Behold, 5 of the sexiest new colognes you can wear. You're welcome.
Colonia Mirra, Acqua di Parma
One of the darker, more sensual colognes on the market, Colonia Mirra is a new fragrance from Acqua di Parma, combining the alluring aromas of balmy patchouli, fresh orange blossom, nutmeg, and warm hints of myrrh, creating a hypnotic, heady fragrance for the mysterious man women can’t stay away from.
Get it here for $295.
Citizen X, Ex Nihilo
With crisp mastic tree, provocative white pepper, musk, and ambery woods, Ex Nihilo's newest creation, Citizen X, is woody, elegant, and the epitome of masculinity, fit for a man of classy sophistication.
Get it here for $325.00.
Amazingreen, Comme des Garçons
For those who enjoy a signature scent of the more fresh and breezy variety, this might be the cologne for you. With refreshing notes of palm tree leaves, green pepper, and dew mist, mingling with an alluring base of smokey gunpowder and white musk, this captivating fragrance is downright irresistible to women.
Get it here for $105.
Santal 33, Le Labo
With spicy notes of cardamom, sandalwood, leather, musk, and amber, Le Labo’s Santal 33 is a magnetic and seductive scent that speaks to the edgy yet sophisticated kind of guy that women can’t get enough of.
Get it here for $265.
Black Leather, CLEAN
One of the more strikingly edgy colognes on the market, Black Leather is the perfect blend of spicy and smooth, with notes of balmy musk, citrusy bergamot, and black peppercorn, dressed up with subtle hints of black orchid, Juniper, and refreshing spearmint.
Get it here for $84.