Scent: Attraction and Repulsion

dievca caught up with one of her Nephews and caught a whiff of plain Patchuli – a strong scent she absolutely HATES.  Hey, whatever works for him and his family – just don’t stand too close to your Aunt.  She will love you from a distance after coming in for the initial hug.

That brought to mind scents, why someone wears scents and what might be attractive to others:

Apparently, Women looking for love should wear floral fragrances to attract a man, while preferring a ‘woody’ scent on potential lovers, according to a new study.

British-based bathroom supplier teamed up with, to explore the most popular scents of the year and the notes they have in common.

Their study of 3,978 men and 3,743 women, revealed that most women have a preference for men wearing a ‘woody’ scent while 85 percent of men admit they’re most attracted to women spritzed with a ‘floral’ fragrance.

A Woman’s Most Seductive Fragrance Notes:


1 Floral 85%

2 Sweet 81%

3 Fruity 78%

4 Vanilla 73%

5 Citrus 69%

6 Rose 63%

7 Aromatic 58%

8 Powdery 52%

9 White Floral 46%

10 Coconut 41%


Sexiest Smells for Men:


1 Woody 86%

2 Aromatic 78%

3 Warm Spice 72%

4 Fresh Spice 64%

5 Citrus 57%

6 Amber 51%

7 Powdery 48%

8 Balsamic 43%

9 Leather 38%

10 Musk 34%

What do you think about the rankings? dievca loves the smell of leather~

Men voted My Way by Giorgio Armani as the most popular perfume of 2020 for women, ranking highly among the scents, with blossoming notes of floral.

Meanwhile 86 percent of women said the most sensual scents for men contained the outdoorsy note ‘woody’, voting Dior Homme 2020 by Christian Dior the most popular 2020 fragrance for men.

Hmmm, dievca prefers the notes of Green Tea and Bergamot which run crisp and fruity…maybe not so romatic. Master? He just smells of himself which is very sexy and comforting to His dievca.

In the past, dievca’s nose has lead her to the following Men’s Scents (maybe it was the Men who wore them) – its just random chance that they were launched a decade apart – Good Life is the one she decided to wear herself – note the patchouli in two of them, but the one she liked best doesn’t have it and is citrusy.

Polo Raph Lauren launched in 1978:

Top notes are Juniper Berries, Caraway, Artemisia, Basil, Coriander and Bergamot; middle notes are Pine Tree Needles, Leather, Chamomile, Pepper, Carnation, Geranium, Jasmine and Rose; base notes are Tobacco, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Cedar, Vetiver, Musk and Amber.

Farenheit by Dior launched in 1988:

Top notes are Nutmeg Flower, Lavender, Cedar, Chamomile, Mandarin Orange, Hawthorn, Bergamot and Lemon; middle notes are Violet Leaf, Nutmeg, Cedar, Sandalwood, Honeysuckle, Carnation, Jasmine and Lily-of-the-Valley; base notes are Leather, Vetiver, Musk, Amber, Patchouli and Tonka Bean.

Good Life by Davidoff launched in 1998:

Top notes are Fig Leaf, Melon, Lavender, Bergamot, Grapefruit and Black Currant; middle notes are Magnolia, Violet, Amalfi Lemon and Pelargonium; base notes are Tea, Clover, Sandalwood, Almond and Amber.

Thank you to the Daily Mail UK

2 Comments on “Scent: Attraction and Repulsion”

  1. jeandeberg says:

    I LOVE the scent of YSL’s Opium — and I used to wear the men’s variant of it.

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    • dievca says:

      I had a friend in College who loved it, too —- wait! Maybe that was Dior ‘Poison’. I think it was a Coach of mine. I didn’t know there was a Men’s version. I’ll have to stop by Sephora and sniff!

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