Cologne

15 Best Colognes to Attract Ladies – 2023 Update

Let’s get this out of the way: even the best cologne to attract ladies is not going to magically get you laid. 

A designer fragrance is a string to your bow, not a magic bullet.

It’s great for first impressions and attracting attention, but you’ll have to take it from there.

You’ll need something that has a bit of personality. Something that represents you, and gives a little hint of the sort of Gent you are.

My top pick is The One for Men by Dolce & Gabbana. This cologne speaks to classy masculinity, with warm, ambery tobacco on a deep woodsy base. It collects compliments without fail.

For younger Gents, 1 Million by Paco Rabanne is a must-try. This sweet and seductive fragrance is made for busy clubs and parties, with enough firepower to help you make an impression.

If budget is the priority, look no further than Intimately by Beckham. This sophisticated creamy fragrance smells far more expensive than it actually is, with a spiced edge to lend some warmth to date night.

For Young Gents
Top Pick
Budget Choice
4.8
5.0
4.7
$77.00$64.99 ($19.11 / Fl Oz)
$71.99 ($21.82 / Fl Oz)
$13.90 ($5.56 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Exuberant and vibrant fragrance for youthful revelry.
  • Lasts 8 - 10 hours, which will get you through the whole day.
Pros:
  • A warm and rich fragrance ideal for dates in cooler weather.
  • Rich amber and tobacco in the base balance masculinity with seduction perfectly.
Pros:
  • A seductive scent that evolves from refreshing citrus and nutmeg to a softer woodsy/creamy base.
  • Great performance for the price with up to 6 hours of longevity.
For Young Gents
4.8
$77.00$64.99 ($19.11 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Exuberant and vibrant fragrance for youthful revelry.
  • Lasts 8 - 10 hours, which will get you through the whole day.
Top Pick
5.0
$71.99 ($21.82 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • A warm and rich fragrance ideal for dates in cooler weather.
  • Rich amber and tobacco in the base balance masculinity with seduction perfectly.
Budget Choice
4.7
$13.90 ($5.56 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • A seductive scent that evolves from refreshing citrus and nutmeg to a softer woodsy/creamy base.
  • Great performance for the price with up to 6 hours of longevity.
02/01/2023 06:42 am GMT

It’s important to pick the right scent for the right occasion. You don’t want to blow your date’s head off, but if you’re not detectable what’s the point? 

I’ll cover my top picks for tried and tested head turners, and let you know when and where to deploy them, based on:

  • Note profile (what does it smell like)
  • Longevity (how long does it last)
  • Projection (how subtle/strong is it)
  • Value for money
  • Occasion (season, time of day, setting)

So let’s work out which scent is right for your date.

TOP PICKS

Best Romantic Scents for Men in 2023

The One for Men Dolce & Gabbana – Best Cologne for Date Night Overall

1 Million by Paco Rabanne – Best for Young Men

Intimately Beckham – Best Budget Cologne for Attracting Girls

Armani Code – Best for a Classy Bar

Obsession for Men Calvin Klein – Best for Retro Seduction

Hollister SoCal – Best Fragrance for a Summer Date

Burberry Brit – Best Cologne for Romance in Winter

And plenty more…


Best Colognes to Get You Laid – The 7Gents Guide

The One for Men Dolce & Gabbana – Best Cologne for Date Night Overall

The One for Men is one of the best date scents on the planet. It captures that feeling of the first kiss with somebody you’ve been admiring for a while.

Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men
$71.99 ($21.82 / Fl Oz)

A warm and rich fragrance ideal for dates in cooler weather.

Rich amber and tobacco in the base balance masculinity with seduction perfectly.

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02/01/2023 12:22 am GMT
Occasion: Evening seductionLongevity: 7 hours
Age group: 25 – 45Projection: Moderate
Season: Fall/WinterValue for money: 4.5/5
Dolce Gabbana The One: Need to Know

It’s excitement, intrigue, and satisfaction – all wrapped together. 

I call it “fall in a bottle”. This sweet and woody blend uses rich tobacco and amber and is perfect for providing warmth and masculinity during autumn.

Another suitable name is The Ankle Breaker. After all, that’s what will happen whenever a lady walks by you and has to do a 180. 

This is a sexy, romantic fragrance that women seem to love to get close to. Every hug is followed by an involuntary “Oh God, you smell incredible!”.

In the opening, there’s a dash of sour grapefruit, livened up by the fresh spice of ginger and cardamom. Once the fragrance settles, you’re into the warmer, richer elements of amber and tobacco.

It’s held together by subtle cedar in the base, which provides The One for Men with the necessary bite and masculinity.

I was perfectly pleased with the performance and longevity, and don’t have to worry about reapplying throughout the day to keep collecting compliments.

This modern masterpiece is a case study of seduction. Whether you’re looking to impress on a first date or bring some new life to your relationship, The One for Men is only going to enhance what you’ve got going on. 

Top Notes:Grapefruit, Coriander and Basil
Middle Notes:Ginger, Cardamom and Orange Blossom
Base Notes:Amber, Tobacco and Cedar
The One For Men Dolce Gabbana Fragrance Notes

1 Million by Paco Rabanne – Best for Date Scent for Young Men

This was my go-to fragrance for the ladies at college. Many an evening spent at the student bar wearing this, with uncharacteristically positive levels of success.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Paco Rabanne 1 Million
$77.00 $64.99 ($19.11 / Fl Oz)

Exuberant and vibrant fragrance for youthful revelry.

Girls seem to absolutely love 1 Million - it's a thing.

Lasts 8 - 10 hours, which will get you through the whole day.

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02/01/2023 06:42 am GMT
Occasion: Sweet Club Banger Longevity: 10 hours
Age group: 20 – 30Projection: Strong
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 5/5
Paco Rabanne 1 Million: Need to Know

1 million by Paco Rabanne is perfect for lively and energetic Gents on the younger side. The beautiful citrusy, spiced combo manages to smell expensive without being pompous or self-important. 

It’s a lively and engaging scent that will raise your game along with the moods of those you encounter.

paco rabanne 1 million bottle next to open box

The opening is a bustling blend of juicy citrus fruits. Blood orange and grapefruit and both sweet and bright, waking you up.

Then, things start to warm up a little. Flecks of spiced cinnamon enter the scene and conjure a homely, rich sense of freshly baked pastries. It’s a comforting sense that stays on the right side of “sickly sweet”.

It’s held together on top of a bed of amber and woodsy notes that lend 1 Million its necessary bite.

Despite the sweetness in the top notes, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. This cologne, at its core, is rooted in masculinity and sensuality.

paco rabanne 1 milion box and bottle stood up

Girls love it, and with good reason. 

Just keep in mind that this stuff is strong. 1 million gets a bit of a bad rep because some young people tend to overspray, so make sure you keep things subtle. Just a couple of spritzes of this Paco Rabanne cologne will last up to 10 hours. 

Top Notes:Blood Mandarin, Grapefruit and Mint
Middle Notes:Cinnamon, Spicy Notes and Rose
Base Notes:Patchouli, Woodsy Notes, Leather and Amber
Paco Rabanne 1 Million Fragrance Notes

Intimately Beckham – Best Budget Cologne for Attracting Girls

This warm, aromatic fragrance smells as expensive as designer fragrances that cost three times as much.

Intimately Beckham Intimately Beckham
$13.90 ($5.56 / Fl Oz)

A seductive scent that evolves from refreshing citrus and nutmeg to a softer woodsy/creamy base.

Great performance for the price with up to 6 hours of longevity.

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02/01/2023 03:14 am GMT
Occasion: Romance on a BudgetLongevity: 6 hours
Age group: 18 – 35Projection: Moderate
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 5/5
Intimately Beckham: Need to Know

Intimately opens with refreshing citrus and nutmeg, before moving into a warmer amber and star anise heart. It’s soft yet masculine, and the sort of scent that’s going to collect plenty of compliments from girls.

It dries down to a creamy, woodsy base that lasts a long time compared to other budget colognes. If you’re liberal with the sprays, you’ll crank out six hours of fragrance with Intimately.

This masculine fragrance is perfect for date night, feeling powdery and sophisticated but with enough “edge” to it from the spiced elements.

For the price, you really can’t go wrong. If you’re looking for an evening scent that can go the distance, Intimately is a great bet.

Top Notes:Cardamom, Bergamot and Grapefruit
Middle Notes:Nutmeg, Violet and Star Anise
Base Notes:Sandalwood, Amber and Patchouli
Intimately Fragrance Notes

Armani Code Eau de Toilette – Best for a Classy Bar

Girls absolutely love this sophisticated attention-grabber – I pick up plenty of compliments while wearing it.

Armani Code Armani Code
$98.00 $57.50 ($13.69 / Fl Oz)

A seductive and masculine blend of citrus, herbs, leather, tobacco, and woods.

One of the most established compliment collectors in men's fragrances.

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01/31/2023 06:49 pm GMT
Occasion: Dress to ImpressLongevity: 7 hours
Age group: 20 – 40Projection: Moderate/Strong
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 5/5
Armani Code: Need to Know

The opening offers a bit of brightness from bergamot and lemon, which drifts into a more earthy heart of star anise and sage. It all sits on a classy, masculine base of leather and guaiac wood – with a classy touch of pipe tobacco.

Armani Code would suit crisp days in fall/winter, but is also wearable as an evening fragrance in spring/summer months.

I have been getting 7 hours of longevity, with projection that is noticeable without being overpowering. Probably about 3-4 feet for the same number of hours, depending on humidity and temperature.

It’s one of those colognes that fragrance snobs will look down on. Sure, it’s popular, but for a reason – you’ll pick up compliments wherever you go.

Top Notes:Lemon and Bergamot
Heart Notes:Star Anise, Olive Blossom and Guaiac Wood
Base Notes:Leather, Tonka Bean and Tobacco
Armani Code EDT Fragrance Notes

Obsession for Men Calvin Klein – Best for Retro Seduction

Obsession for men is nostalgically referred to as “’80s in a bottle”, capturing the hedonism and allure of the decade. It’s an opulent and provocative fragrance that girls go nuts for.

If I feel like I haven’t been complimented on my scent for a couple of days, this is one of the fragrances I’ll reach for to put that right.

Calvin Klein Obsession for Men Calvin Klein Obsession for Men
$108.00 ($16.12 / Fl Oz)

A balanced blend of spice, musk, and woodsiness.

Girls absolutely love this seductive and alluring fragrance.

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01/31/2023 01:27 pm GMT
Occasion: Mature masculinityLongevity: 4 – 5 hours
Age group: 30 – 50Projection: Moderate
Season: Fall/WinterValue for money: 4.5/5
Obsession – Best Calvin Klein Colognes

It opens up with top notes of mandarin and bergamot, before moving into an exotically spiced heart enveloped in myrrh, lavender, and sage. There’s substantial wood and musk in the base notes which give the composition some sensual growl. 

The issue here is that the longevity could use some work; I struggle to notice the scent 4 – 5 hours after application. But that should be enough for most evening dates.

Top notes:Cinnamon, Lavender, Coriander, Mandarin Orange, Lime, Bergamot, and Grapefruit
Middle notes:Myrrh, Nutmeg, Carnation, Brazilian Rosewood, Pine Tree, Sage, Jasmine, and Red Berries
Base notes:Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk, Patchouli, and Vetiver
Obsession for Men Fragrance Notes

Hollister SoCal – Best Fragrance for a Summer Date

Hollister SoCal is the perfect summer cologne for a beach date.  It’s laid-back, tropical, and spells fun and freedom.

Everyone seems to love it- especially girls. This sweet, creamy, woody blend is a hit and collects compliments wherever I go.

Hollister SoCal Hollister SoCal
$49.99 $43.69 ($12.85 / Fl Oz)

Creamy-sweet coconut on a base of masculine woods and musks.

Excellent value with 6 hours of longevity.

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01/31/2023 02:33 pm GMT
Occasion: Cocktails at SunsetLongevity: 6 hours
Age group: 20 – 35Projection: Moderate
Season: SummerValue for money: 4.5/5
Hollister SoCal: Need to Know

The scent opens with a blast of coconut and melon, before shifting gear to vanilla sweetness mixed with a coniferous pine. After a few hours, you arrive at a sexy, woody base with a deep and earthy scent of dried driftwood, heated by sunny days.

It’s musky and sensual, with creamy woodiness. Unaggressive, but decidedly masculine, too.

Plus, it’s incredible value for money. If I tried SoCal blind, I’d probably guess it was five times the price.

Top Notes: Melon, Coconut, Lemon, and Lime
Heart Notes: Pine, Cedar, and Vanilla Bean
Base Notes: Driftwood and White Musk
Hollister SoCal Fragrance Notes

Burberry Brit – Best Cologne for Romance in Winter

Brit makes me think of Sherlock Holmes, but if the book version were brought into the present, perfect manners and all.

Burberry Brit for Him Burberry Brit for Him

This powdery, spicy fragrance smells simultaneously classy and edgy.

Upbeat and fresh with bright ginger, warm cardamom, and aromatic nutmeg.

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Occasion: A romantic stroll through the cityLongevity: 8 hours
Age group: 25 – 40Performance: Moderate
Season: WinterValue for money: 4.5/5
Burberry Brit: Need to Know

Brit stands out from most men’s fragrances, flipping a key rose note on its head and managing to present it as fundamentally masculine. This powdery, spicy fragrance smells simultaneously classy and edgy.

It’s a beautiful expression that would suit a sophisticated romantic, roving the streets for his love on a morose winter’s day.

burberry brit bottle and box

The spice comes from bright ginger, warm cardamom, and aromatic nutmeg, but it’s not a heavy, Christmas spice. In fact, it feels upbeat and fresh, almost like a modernized Old Spice. 

The addition of greener notes in the dry down help to enforce the outdoor, rose garden sense, with the cedar base adding a necessary streak of vitality to keep Brit feeling potent.

burberry brit bottle and watch

Burberry Brit lasts for about 8 hours, with a moderate to light projection that will be detected by others from around 1 meter away. A low profile, but enough to pick up compliments from those standing next to you in my experience. 

Top Notes:Ginger, Cardamom, Green Mandarin and Bergamot
Middle Notes:Wild Rose, Nutmeg, Cedar and Spicy Notes
Base Notes:Tonka Bean, Cedar, Gray Musk, Oriental Woodsy notes and Patchouli
Designer:Antoine Maisondieu
Year launched2004
Brit Fragrance Notes

Luna Rossa Black – Best Prada Cologne for Date Night

Luna Rossa Black is a darker, deeper cologne for date night – like a love song played an octave lower.

This Prada cologne is a great date fragrance for a gent who wants to appear manly without coming off as too loud and obnoxious. It’s just the right level of arrogance.

Prada Luna Rossa Black Prada Luna Rossa Black
$155.91 $130.71 ($38.44 / Ounce)
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01/31/2023 03:31 pm GMT
Occasion: Late-night seductionLongevity: 7 – 8 hours
Age group:Projection: Strong
Season: Fall/WinterValue for money: 4.5/5
Luna Rossa Black: Need to Know

Notes of vanilla and caramel in the heart lend a slightly sweet, gourmand vibe that girls seem to love. The other Luna Rossa colognes are comparatively soapy and airy, while Luna Rossa Black feels richer, with a slightly thicker body.

There’s also a touch more masculinity in the base from an extra dash of woodiness – but not enough to feel anywhere near overbearing. It’s a sophisticated and comforting evening fragrance that hints at confidence rather than screaming about it.

You’ll get 7 – 8 hours of scent out of just a couple of sprays, with pretty powerful projection for the first 2 – 3 hours. This is the sort of fragrance it’s easy to overspray if you’re not careful!

Top NotesBergamot
Middle NotesAngelica and Patchouli
Base NotesCoumarin, Amber and Musk
Luna Rossa Black Fragrance Notes

Boss Bottled Night – Best Hugo Boss Cologne for Date Night

If you’re looking for a fragrance that is effortlessly sexy but not overplayed, look no further than Boss Bottled Night.

Hugo Boss Bottled Night Hugo Boss Bottled Night
$84.00 ($25.45 / Fl Oz)

Perfect for the suave, sophisticated Gent. Effortlessly sexy.

Tasteful florals bring a touch of sweetness in a way that still feels masculine.

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01/31/2023 06:01 pm GMT
Occasion: Night-time seductionLongevity: 6 – 7 hours
Age group: 25 – 40Projection: Light
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4.5/5
Boss Bottled Night: Need to Know

The heart contains intense African violet and borders on floral sweetness but in a decidedly masculine way.

In the base, you’ll find woody birch which brings everything back down to earth. There’s also a sense of rugged black leather and a fair dollop of sensual musk which helps steer the floral notes back toward seduction and allure.

It’s the perfect fragrance for impressing a beautiful date over dinner and wine. This Hugo Boss cologne is suave and will fill you with confidence. 

Longevity here is perfectly good, with the smokey darker elements sustaining for between 6-7 hours. 

The projection is soft to moderate, so you’ll have to get up close to garner many compliments beyond those of the beautiful lady on your arm.

Top Notes:Lavender and Birch
Middle Notes:Violet
Base Notes:Woody Notes and Musk
Bottled Night Fragrance Notes

Seductive Homme Blue – Best Guess Cologne for Date Night

Guess’s Blue offering is sort of misleading. To my nose, it’s not a “blue” type fragrance at all. It’s a combination of a sexy seductive scent with sweet freshness more in the mood of a green cologne.

Guess Seductive Homme Blue Guess Seductive Homme Blue
$28.95 ($8.51 / Fl Oz)

Sweet freshness that girls love. Probably more of a "green" cologne than "blue".

Excellent longevity for the price. Will survive a full summer's night with no problems.

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02/01/2023 08:47 am GMT
Occasion: Staying fresh on a dateLongevity: 7 hours
Age group: 25 – 40Projection: Light
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4/5
Guess Seductive Homme Blue: Need to Know

It’s elegant and masculine, like the rich sweetness of a fresh unburnt cigar. It’s heavier than your typical blue fragrance, for sure. 

This sort of sweetness seems to get a lot of female attention; it’s one of those fragrances that women just seem to love to be around. 

The cardamom note in the opening is most noticeable and a gourmand lover’s dream. It’s sweet and woody and, bordering choco-nutty with a hint of spice. 

Seductive Homme has a cozy feeling that’s perfect for a casual coffee date or movie night. It’s light enough to entice and intrigue without blowing anyone’s head off.

If you’re after a room-filling fragrance that will have all eyes on you, look elsewhere. 

The projection is good for the price, projecting an arm’s length scent bubble for the first couple of hours, and around 7 hours of noticeable scent overall.

Top Notes:Citruses, Black Pepper and Cardamom
Middle Notes:Geranium and Sea Notes
Base Notes:Sand, Moss, Cashmere and Woodsy Notes
Seductive Home Blue Fragrance Notes

New York Nights – Best Bond No 9 Cologne for Men on Evenings Out

New York Nights smells like banoffee pie that’s been slightly burnt around the edges. It’s a unique and enjoyable fragrance that is gourmand but without being too rich.

It’s just a delicious, creamy blend that will make you smell good enough to eat.

Bond No. 9 New York Nights Bond No. 9 New York Nights
$298.73 $212.49 ($64.39 / Fl Oz)

Burnt-banoffee sweetness in the top notes, underpinned by an irresistibly creamy drydown.

Compliments galore from this Bond No 9 men's cologne.

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01/31/2023 05:16 pm GMT
Occasion: Seductive sweetnessLongevity: 8 hours
Age Group: 21 – 35Projection: Light/Moderate
Season: Fall/WinterValue for money: 4/5
New York Night: Need to Know

New York Nights for the sort of guy who wants to smell good, not aggressive. It’s one of the best colognes to attract ladies, by the way. After a hug, I always get compliments about how delicious I smell. 

There’s a drizzle of rich caramel, and it smells as if there’s coffee brewing nearby. The patchouli grounds the decadence and prevents things from wandering off into sugary-sweet territory.

New York Nights, as the name suggests, isn’t for blazing sunshine. This is a comforting and cozy fragrance best deployed as the night draws in, ideal for crisp winter or fall wandering. 

I get really good longevity from it as well. For the first couple of hours, you’ll carry a strong scent bubble, with at least 8 hours of intimate fragrance. Yum.

Top NotesGardenia, Jasmine and Carnation
Middle NotesPatchouli, Flowers, Sandalwood and Sea Notes
Base NotesCaramel and Coffee
New York Nights Fragrance Notes

Ultra Male – Best Jean Paul Gaultier Cologne for Date Night

Ultra Male does exactly what it says on the tin. This is a compliment-pulling club banger, rife with playful bubblegum sweetness and a dessert-style gourmand.

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02/01/2023 10:08 am GMT
Occasion: Good enough to eatLongevity: 7 hours
Age group: 28 – 48Projection: Strong
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4/5
Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male: Need to Know

The opening reminds me of freshly baked pears with vanilla. It’s creamy, soft, and unique enough for signature scent consideration.

In the base, there’s some warmth and depth from spices and woodsy tones. They add a woodsy, masculine foundation for the inviting sweet notes to perform on. It’s a perfect balancing act that reminds me of crème brûlée from a high-class patisserie. 

One spay to the chest and another to the neck is enough for most situations, to avoid the sweetness becoming cloying and overpowering. 

Ultra Man is a case study in seductive mass appeal, and definitely, one to consider if impressing the opposite sex is on your agenda. 

Top Notes:Pear, Lavender, Lemon, Mint and Bergamot
Middle Notes:Clary Sage and Cinnamon
Base Notes:Vanilla, Patchouli, Cedar and Amber
Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Man Fragrance Notes

Polo Red Extreme – Best Ralph Lauren Cologne for Date Night

Polo Red Extreme will put enough pep in your step to boost your charisma and energy when chatting to ladies.

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Occasion: Energizing date charismaLongevity: 8 hours
Age group: 23 – 38Projection: Strong
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4/5
Polo Red Extreme: Need to Know

It revolves around a tart, sharp cranberry note, which is incredibly lively. It’s sweet and sour at the same time and smells deliciously fresh.

This, coupled with energizing coffee and zingy grapefruit, is enough to add jet fuel to any interaction. 

But it’s not all about zip and zing. Red Extreme is rounded out by darker and smokey wood accords in the base. These added elements of mystery and seriousness stop Extreme Red from becoming a full-throttle, sunshine, fruity scent. 

It’s got enough personality to rock on a date at the dive bar, but is also subtle enough for a candlelit dinner.

Top Notes:Blood Orange, Cranberry and Coffee
Middle Notes:Sage and Chocolate
Base Notes:Amber and Woodsy Notes
Polo Red Extreme Fragrance Notes

La Nuit De L’Homme – Best Yves Saint Laurent Cologne for Date Night

Nighttime is the right time. La Nuit De L’Homme (or “the night of the man”) is a peppery, intense cologne that is destined for evening wear.

YSL La Nuit De L'Homme YSL La Nuit De L'Homme
$99.00 ($30.00 / Fl Oz)

Subtle and sophisticated, destined to catch the attention of ladies.

This dark, gloomy fragrance is perfect for evenings at the bar or classy parties.

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01/31/2023 09:31 pm GMT
Occasion: After-hours romanceLongevity: 6 – 7 hours
Age group: 25 – 40Projection: Moderate
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4/5
La Nuit De L’Homme – Need to Kow

This is for when you’re going out, dressed to the nines, and don’t mind being the center of attention. 

Soothing aromatics like lavender and bergamot are punctuated by cardamom warmth and vetiver freshness, producing a complex cologne that evolves and intrigues. 

It’s been a bestseller for over a decade, and not by accident. La Nuit de L’Homme is tried, tested, and trusted by thousands of Gents worldwide because it works.

Women like a man who isn’t afraid to make an entrance. This YSL offer guarantees that while keeping things classy.

Top Notes:Cardamom
Middle Notes:Lavender, Virginia Cedar and Bergamot
Base Notes:Vetiver and Caraway
La Nuit de L’Homme Fragrance Notes

Man Intense – Best Jimmy Choo Fragrance for Date Night

Man Intense is a dark, semi-sweet fragrance that feels modern and youthful.

Jimmy Choo Man Intense Jimmy Choo Man Intense
$104.00 ($31.52 / Fl Oz)
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01/31/2023 03:01 pm GMT
Occasion: Date nightLongevity: 3 hours
Age group: 28 – 45Projection: Moderate
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 3.5/5
Man Intense – top Jimmy Choo perfume for men

This seductive and alluring fragrance is the best Jimmy Choo cologne for date night and is a hit with most women under 40.

It starts soapy and sweet with a spicy kick, before calming down with patchouli and labdanum. There’s a fruity opening that evokes the melon accord in Jimmy Choo Man, combined with tonka bean and black pepper in a smokey sweet concoction.

Unfortunately, like Jimmy Choo Man, performance is not good – particularly for an “Intense” offering. It lasts just 3 hours before becoming a skin scent. I find I have to spray Man Intense on my clothes to come close to lasting a full day without reapplying. 

On the plus side, one thing that struck me is the atomizer itself. It’s excellent, with great power and consistent distribution, it’s one of the best I’ve come across. 

Top Notes:Melon, Lavender and Mandarin Orange
Middle Notes:Black Pepper and Geranium
Base Notes:Patchouli, Labdanum and Tonka Bean
Jimmy Choo Man Intense Eau de Toilette Fragrance Notes

How to Choose the Best Cologne to Attract Women

If you want the ladies to notice your cologne, there are a few important things to consider:

Environment:

The perfect cologne for a whiskey bar could be a disaster at a festival and vice versa. 

Intimate indoor spaces call for something subtle. You don’t want to be that guy who is overpowering everyone with their fragrance. “Look at me, notice me” isn’t a good look”.

If your cologne is overbearing, you’ll find women will compliment you on it because they think they’re supposed to – not because they actually like it. 

They notice you’ve made an effort, overdone it, and feel embarrassed for you.

This is particularly noticeable in a club environment, where the men feel compelled to compete with each other. It results in a death spiral of cologne dowsing- and is not the way of a Gent. 

If you’re on an outdoor date, you’ll need something with a bit more power to compete with the ambient fragrances carried by the breeze.

Weather/ Season:

Similarly, consider the heat. Hotter temperatures carry scent further and project more intensely as your cologne will evaporate and diffuse more easily.

Most cologne descriptions will explain which season the fragrance is best suited for, so be sure to check it suits your needs before committing to a purchase.

Note Profile:

Your note profile will depend on what sort of Gent you are. 

Are you all about youthful energy, excitement, and spontaneity? 

Or are you more of a cool, collected leader?

Either way, you’ll want your cologne to make sense in the context of your personality.

Younger guys tend to lean towards sharper notes like citruses and spice, while older chaps might prefer more traditionally masculine accords of leather or woods. 

The best way to find out what suits you is to go to the perfume section of your local department store and try a bunch. Have fun experimenting, and make a note of which notes resonate with you.

Once you’ve got an idea of what notes you like, you can use them to guide your search. Combine your favorite elements to find a cologne that feels like it was made for you.

Until then, the colognes I’ve included in this guide are all relatively crowd-pleasing. They’re all unique with particular strengths, but still tried-and-tested best sellers with mass appeal.

Longevity:

If you want a cologne to keep you covered all day, you’ll want something with at least 7 hours of longevity.

The longest-lasting cologne for attracting ladies is 1 Million by Paco Rabanne. It lasts for 10 hours, which is top-tier. It’s the sort of scent you’ll still smell on yourself when you wake up the next day.

Closely behind, I’d recommend Polo Red Extreme as an energizing scent for daytime dates, or Burberry Brit if you want something cozy for Winter romance. Both colognes last an impressive 8 hours and will be noticeable all day.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the strongest performers on this list of seductive colognes.

FragranceLongevity
The One for Men Dolce & Gabbana7 Hours
1 Million by Paco Rabanne10 Hours
Armani Code7 Hours
Burberry Brit8 Hours
Luna Rossa Black7 – 8 Hours
Seductive Homme Blue7 Hours
New York Nights8 Hours
Ultra Male7 Hours
Polo Red Extreme8 Hours
Best Colognes for Attracting Ladies – Longevity Comparison

If longevity is a primary concern, make sure you skip out on Jimmy Choo Man Intense. It’s a perfectly pleasant fragrance that would lend some class to a short coffee date. But short is the keyword here; it lasts an underwhelming 3 hours.


For Young Gents
Top Pick
Budget Choice
4.8
5.0
4.7
$77.00$64.99 ($19.11 / Fl Oz)
$71.99 ($21.82 / Fl Oz)
$13.90 ($5.56 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Exuberant and vibrant fragrance for youthful revelry.
  • Lasts 8 - 10 hours, which will get you through the whole day.
Pros:
  • A warm and rich fragrance ideal for dates in cooler weather.
  • Rich amber and tobacco in the base balance masculinity with seduction perfectly.
Pros:
  • A seductive scent that evolves from refreshing citrus and nutmeg to a softer woodsy/creamy base.
  • Great performance for the price with up to 6 hours of longevity.
For Young Gents
4.8
$77.00$64.99 ($19.11 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Exuberant and vibrant fragrance for youthful revelry.
  • Lasts 8 - 10 hours, which will get you through the whole day.
Top Pick
5.0
$71.99 ($21.82 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • A warm and rich fragrance ideal for dates in cooler weather.
  • Rich amber and tobacco in the base balance masculinity with seduction perfectly.
Budget Choice
4.7
$13.90 ($5.56 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • A seductive scent that evolves from refreshing citrus and nutmeg to a softer woodsy/creamy base.
  • Great performance for the price with up to 6 hours of longevity.
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FAQ- What You Should Know About the Most Attractive Colognes

An attractive cologne isn’t going to make or break a date- but it can certainly help

With the right fragrance, you’ll capture the imagination of any lady you meet – but it’s up to YOU to capture their heart.

Why not give one of my recommendations a try, or drop a comment below with your favorite seductive fragrance?

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