Hit the Notes
While musk and tuberose are commonly tied to sensual scents, crisper types with lavender, lily of the valley, and orange also have a come-hither effect. Research has shown that men find those notes (along with "pumpkin pie") the most provocative, says neurologist Alan Hirsch of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation.
L'Occitane Lavande roll-on, $15; at usa.loccitane.com
Tom Ford Private Blend Lavender Palm eau de parfum, $195/50 ml; at Neiman Marcus.