Scent is intimate. A deeply personal affair. Certain fragrance notes have the ability to change the way you feel about yourself and how you are perceived by people – the latter for obvious reasons, of course. Sensual, sensuous, or just plain seductive – whatever you choose to call it, we all have a go-to fragrance that makes us feel just that.
Ahead, we list down a few sensual fragrances that will amp up your desirability factor, along with making yourself feel incredibly empowered and sexy (which is a must, especially for nights out painting the town red). Neither inherently masculine nor feminine, these scents smell deliciously different on everyone, regardless of sex, with an air of sensuality that only comes with being intentionally ‘gender-neutral’.
Frédéric Malle Heaven Can Wait
Inspired by the allure of a private and intimate embrace, the latest Frederic Malle’s Heaven Can Wait developed by his lifelong friend and perfumer, Jean-Claude Ellena, features warm notes of clove, pimento and vanilla joined by sophisticated powdery iris and soft musk. KENS Apothecary
Dior Ambre Nuit
From Dior’s new Privee collection, the fragrance features a sophisticated blend of grapefruit and intoxicating Turkish rose. With its sensuous blend of warm amber and flirty pink pepper, Ambre Nuit is sure to turn heads whenever and wherever. Dior
Le Labo Thé Noir
Le Labo’s Thé Noir 29 combines the scent of black tea leaves with a blend of bergamot, fig, cedarwood, vetiver and musk. The result is a sensual, dry, tobacco-esque scent that’s just as unique as it is beguiling. Perfect for date nights. Le Labo
With notes of black pepper, frankincense, petitgrain, cumin and sandalwood, the scent delves into the amber and woody depths of Aēsop’s Eidesis. The subtle floral note combines with the earthy base to create a fragrance that is both sensual and complex. Aēsop
Byredo Mojave Ghost
Musky, woody, warm, slightly floral – all perfectly balanced and subtle. Byredo’s Mojave Ghost is underpinned by a heart note of musky ambrette, a sensual centre that’s complemented by the refreshing tones of Jamaican Nesberry and Powdery Violet. Byredo
Diptyque’s Orphéon is what a sultry night out smells like. Inspired by the lively nightlife of Paris in the 60s, its woody from the cedar and patchouli, yet warm from the tonka bean and subtle jasmine note makes one feel sexy and alive. Diptyque
Chanel Le Lion
An homage to Gabrielle Chanel’s astrological sign, Leo, Chanel’s Le Lion embodies strength and sensuality. The fragrance opens with a burst of citrusy and spicy notes, including bergamot and cinnamon. The heart reveals a rich and warm blend of leather, labdanum and sandalwood, adding depth and intensity. Chanel