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Top aphrodisiac perfumes for men to wear, revealed ​

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Although scent is subjective, there is science behind which scents trigger arousal in both men and women. Interested in this, the experts at OnBuy Men’s Aftershave were keen to discover the most common perfume notes that are responsible for increasing sexual tension. After analyzing the scents deemed to have the best aphrodisiac qualities, they compared their relative popularity on the perfume website Fragrantica to determine which notes were most likely to set hearts racing.


The Most popular male scents which are proven aphrodisiacs are ranked as follow, out of 5

Scent                        Average rating on Fragrantica (out of 5)

Spices                       4.03

Vanilla                      4.02

Woody Notes          3.99

Citruses                   3.98

Musk                        3.97

Mint                         3.95

Cucumber               3.94


Spices are the most popular type of male aphrodisiac scent, receiving the highest comparative rating on Fragrantica – with an average of 4.03 out of 5. Spicy notes are warm and fresh, providing the ultimate sexy male fragrance. According to Fragrantica, some of the best fragrances consisting of spices are Le Oud male by George Kordahi, Afnan Perfumes by Adwaa Al Sharq and Lost Lovers 2021 by Maison de L’Asie.


Vanilla is the second-highest-rated aphrodisiac scent, with an average rating of 4.02 out of 5 on Fragrantica. Commonly recognised for its warm and soothing properties, this sweet scent has been linked to sexual arousal, proven to reduce tension and stress, acting as a natural aphrodisiac. According to Fragrantica, the most popular vanilla fragrances to go for are Alhada by Tola unisex 2015 and Scents of Man Little Fig Tree.


In third place are woody notes with an average rating of 3.99 out of 5 on Fragrantica. Woody scents make the perfect masculine fragrance and are frequent notes in men’s cologne nowadays. As the name suggests, woody notes are derived from wooden materials such as trees, pinecones, and grass. According to Fragrantica, the best woody fragrances to go for are Kafka on The Shore 2020 by La Folie a Plusieurs and Homme by Christian Dior.


Cucumber is scientifically proven to be an aphrodisiac; a study found that the scent rises women’s blood flow by 13% – suggesting that the freshness of cucumber works effortlessly in perfumes, which will leave the ladies wanting more. If you are looking for a perfume containing cucumber notes, the most popular choices you can go for are Happily Ever After by Grassroots or Manantial Rose by Dominican perfumes.

Most popular scents to gift women this Christmas

Along with male scents that are aphrodisiac, OnBuy Women’s perfumes have provided a list of the scents that men most like to smell on women, making them perfect gift options for Christmas this year.

Scent               Average rating on Fragrantica (out of 5)

Pumpkin         4.23

1. Pumpkins crave Bread by Arcana Craves

2. Thrushcross Grange by Poesie


Cinnamon        4.05

1. La Lettera Da… female 1989 by Claudio La Viola.

2. Lady Oud female 2016 by Al Zahra.


Champaca        4.05

1. Eve’s Secret female 2009 by Esme Rene

2. Lotus Rising unisex 2020 by April Aromatics


Vanilla               4.02

1. La Lettera Da… female 1989 by Claudio La Viola.

2. Tola Alhada unisex 2015


Ambrette         4.01

1. Enfleuria 2020 by Josh Rosebrook

2. Perfumes Carnival 2010 by Suzy Larsen


Lavender         4.01

1. Morning Mist 2016 by Ahwaz Fragrance

2. Glistening 2018 by Boadicea the Victorious


Patchouli          4

1. Royal Luban 2018 by Elixir Attar

2. Al Faransi Islamabad 2017 by Abdul Karim




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