Scents and sensibilities – the most attractive perfumes and aftershaves revealed


Does perfume really make you more attractive? And if so which scents will have you turning heads the most? eHarmony can reveal the results of our exclusive study to determine which perfumes and aftershaves men and women are drawn to the most.

Our scientific T-shirt test revealed that wearing a scent can make you 65 per cent more attractive to the opposite sex than just natural body odour. We have revealed the top brands for both men and women in our gallery below.

Smell can be a powerful stimulant, particularly when it comes to memories, and 7% of our test subjects said they chose their current fragrance specifically because it made them think of a partner or loved one.

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5. Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb

This 'antidote to today's reality' was named fifth most attractive by men in our study.

5. Hugo Boss -bottled

Meanwhile, women found the 'unmistakeably masculine' scent of Hugo Boss's Bottled to be their fifth most attractive.

4. Rihanna - Reb'l Fleur

R'n'B star Rihanna's celeb scent came fourth in the perfumes men found attractive.

3. Vera Wang - Princess

Feel and smell like a princess with this scent from Vera Wang, which came third from top amongst men.

4. Joop - Jump

Described as smelling of rosemary, caraway and grapefruit, this fruity scent was fourth favourite amongst women in our test.

3. Diesel - Only The Brave

With it's distinctive fist-shaped bottle you may not have to be too brave to try this scent, as it came out as the third favourite amongst women.

2. Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium

Described as a 'glam rock' perfume, this scent takes the number two slot in the men's results.

2. Davidoff - Cool Water

Just missing the top spot as most attractive to women, this sporty eau de toilette has been described as perfect for daytime wear.

1. One Direction - Our Moment

The chart-topping boy band also hit the number 1 slot in our study, with their perfume named the most attractive to men.

1. Armani - Code

Women were won over by this modern and seductive fragrance from Armani.

Couple smelling each other


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