The Most Seductive Scents (As Proven by Science)

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There’s no denying the powerful connection between scent and mood, the way a single whiff of a particular fragrance can elicit a ridiculously strong reaction (see: the pungent smell of Acqua Di Gio you’ll forever associate with your high-school boyfriend). Fortunately, not all scents are quite so off-putting. In fact, some have the opposite effect, drawing others in, making them swoon.

With this in mind, we set out to uncover the most seductive scents, the ones that have been proven to allure, enchant, and entice. All in the names of research, of course. And because we may or may not have a (slinky, provocative) opening in our fragrance wardrobe.

From warm vanilla to beguiling musk, keep scrolling for the six most seductive scents!

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