Whether or not you have a date for Valentine's Day (and like, who cares if not. It's more fun going out with your girls anyway.), you definitely deserve to feel your sexiest. Next to a swipe of bold red lipstick, fragrance is one element that can have a transformative quality on your mood, instantly boosting your confidence and coaxing your inner Marilyn out of hiding. We put together a list of 9 fragrances that give off a certain "come hither" vibe with every spritz. May anyone within your scent radius feel blessed to catch a passing whiff.
1. Louis Vuitton Rose des Vents
Using a blend of both May and Turkish roses, the classic notes take on a sexier vibe when mixed with pepper, violet, and a cedar base.
Louis Vuitton | $240
2. NEST Black Tulip Eau de Parfum
Certainly not one for shy violets, the tulip flower gets some added sex appeal with the addition of black amber plum, patchouli, and pink pepper.
NEST | $72
4. Maison Martin Margiela Dancing on the Moon
Sexy fragrances aren't limited to the heavier notes of the spectrum—the effervescent blend of moonflower, iris, frangipani, and jasmine sambac in Margiela's elixir prove to be downright dreamy.
Maison Martin Margiela | $180
5. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
Never have we ever smelled a more sensual bouquet than the one comprised of jasmine, orange blossom, bergamot, and tuberose
Frederic Malle | $255
6. Gucci Bamboo Limited Edition
Lily and bamboo may seem airy and unassuming at first whiff, until they mingle with sandalwood, effectively kicking the sex appeal level up a notch.
Gucci | $94
7. Outremer Vanille Eau de Toilette
Vanilla has gained serious notoriety for being an attraction scent, but there's a fine line between overly-saccharine middle school vanilla, and a more grown-up, luxurious take on the note. A handful of spicy elements help balance the effect of Outremer's formula, allowing it to fall into the latter category.
Available at Anthropologie | $18
8. Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Lumiere
It's just as sensual as Tom Ford's OG Velvet Orchid, but drizzled in honey. Additional notes of rum and sugarcane leave you with an aroma that's almost good enough to eat.
Tom Ford | $120