First impressions, like always, are important. But when it comes to going on a date you need to ensure you leave an impression. Fragrances can play an important part in getting compliments and helping gain attraction from the get-go, they are even a fun conversation starter that can lead to many different topics. This post’s focus is on the fragrances you should wear. For your date, you want quite warming, sensual and dare I say ‘erotic’ fragrances that will help to put sparks between you and the lucky lady (or guy).

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Here are 5 fragrances that pair well for an intimate date night setting.

Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP

This one I would say is a favourite amongst 98% of women and hits all the right requirements. It’s priced well, you can find it available in most places, it’s one you can easily try and is viable for becoming a signature scent. The One is a sweet, spicy amber fragrance that is delicious to the nose.

Be warned, this fragrance has been recommended by almost everyone and will be on lists of other date night fragrances so you may not smell ‘unique’, but it’s recommended for good reason as it’s a modern masterpiece by master perfumer Olivier Polge (working for Chanel at the minute). Also, although this one is the parfum version, it’s by no means a beast fragrance so expect average performance (one to spray just before you leave your car).

You can get the Eau Dau eau de toilette version of The One as it smells the same and could save you some money. Just be warned the projection and longevity is even more short-lived on that version so I’d only recommend the EDT if the parfum is stretching your budget.

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Comme des Garçons Floriental

This oriental amber garden comes from one of the most underrated designer houses that just continues to pump out unique and interesting fragrances. A unisex fragrance that works extremely well on confident women and men, Comme des Garçons have created a fantastic creation.

With its distinct glazing red bottle design (that needs to be laid as it won’t stand up) this is a fantastic warming scent. For spice lovers especially, Floriental will make you stand out and does portray an image of success and youth. Signature scent worthy and quite versatile during the colder months, but I’d save for limited usage to keep the magic that comes out of the atomizer special.

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Acqua Di Gio Profumo

It’s no wonder this is one of the most popular fragrances, Acqua Di Gio Profumo is an aquatic marine staple that you’ll find in most collections.

This one is the most versatile fragrance on this list, as it can be worn safely all year round and on any occasion. Its citrus, fruit, and aquatic scent profile is professional, but with the added incense note it becomes seductive and warming at the same time.

A true pick for modern-day gentlemen, Giorgio Armani hit a home run with this one.

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Paco Rabanne Invictus

For the young men out there (of course the more mature crowd can too) Invictus is a great fresh, sweet, clean fragrance this is great for dates through all seasons. The sweet bubble gum note of this powerful beast is a woman-pleaser and will fetch you some compliments. The bottle design is my favourite and is true as you will smell like a champion with this one.

Go easy on the sprays with this one, I’d say one behind each ear and try to find the 50ml under £20 for great bang per buck (or pound).

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Our Pick| La Nuit de l’Homme

A masterpiece fragrance, and our pick. Yves Saint Laurent is king when it comes to mass-appealing designer fragrances. De l’Homme is a beautiful spicy cardamom punch that invites people into your intimate bubble, perfect for an evening dinner. A staple in one’s collection and a very confident and sexual fragrance that will get you compliments.

This is as sensual (but safe) as it gets, a shame about its performance as it’s gone through the reformulation curse, but even so, it’s still worth wearing which says a lot about this gem. Be prepared for an invasion of your personal space as your date will want to get a closer smell.

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