With the bat of an eyelash or the slip of a bra strap, you get your man’s engine revving. You know where his buttons are and you know whether it’s leather or lace that help push them.
Well, add one more weapon to your arsenal: apparently your fragrance can also have a direct effect on your man’s libido. So forget about the way to his heart being through your man’s stomach: it may, in fact, be through his nose.
Fact #1: Scent is the only one of the five senses that attaches directly to the limbic system.
So? So your limbic system is also ruler of your memories and emotions. That means that the slightest whiff of a fragrance can transport your man back in time to wherever those neurological receptors take him—the way roses perhaps remind you of your mother or fumes from charcoal BBQs remind you of dad. The average person is able to recognize about 10,000 odors with 65 percent accuracy after a year.
So even if you’re sporting Sunday sweats, a spritz of your trusty Yves Saint Laurent Opium  can easily get your man thinking back to the steamy rooftop rendezvous where he first huffed the smell off you.
Fact #2: Sweet scents make him sweet on you.
Research shows that men become aroused around women who smell “simply sweet.” Tasty candy-like scents are comforting and familiar and will attach themselves to childhood memories of simpler times with mom and the playground—enabling your man to loosen up and show you more affection. Don’t get too literal and smear icing on your pulse points though; stick with subtle hints of fruits and florals mixed with a balance of other warm notes.
Try Tresor by Lancôme,  which blends pineapple, apricot, rose, and peach with sensual vanilla, musk, and sandalwood.
Fact #3: Scents can sway emotions, or change entire perceptions.
Because scents connect to emotion the way they do, sporting romantic scents on dates shows you put in extra effort to connect with him. This in turn can enhance your man’s level of feeling and make him more emotionally sensitive. Likewise, you can use heavier musky scents to show your more daring side, if you’re feeling a little shy; these sensual notes will show you’re in a carnal mood as easily as a pair of red stilettos.
Fact #4: Scent helps determine how males choose mates.
Science has shown that from caveman days, people have used pheromones to connect with different partners (pheromones are the odors emitted by the body to announce our fertility). These carnal scent confessions shine through light fragrance odors and are the universe’s natural aphrodisiac— so if you really want to get close, never douse yourself in scents (no matter how erotic they are). Cuz a little whiff of your own natural niceness drives him pretty wild too.
By Jessica Linnay for Perfume.com