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How To Catch Her Eye, As Told By Four Women

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The smile might be the appetiser and the well-cut suit and conversations are the main but every woman always remembers dessert. And when you’re at the bar, your scent, or lack thereof, is the final course that will make or break your night. We chat with four women and find out what catches their eye when they’re at the bar as well as the type of scents they prefer on their men.

Rebecca Eu (@becseu)
Social entrepreneur at Project Love Mei, dreamer

How do you like your man to smell?

I feel like everyone has this natural scent and your cologne should complement this smell, not overpower it. I’d like my man to smell clean and not make me feel like I’m stepping into the Abercrombie store.

What kind of scents attract you to a man?

Something woody for the night and fresh for the day. I like scents that are inviting and warm like maninka fruit and leather. I also like vanilla and coffee. Maybe it’s because I love food!

When you’re in a bar and a man walks in, what would make you take a second look?

His face and eyes. If a guy walks in and he’s already on his phone, it really doesn’t matter what he looks like. I find men who observe and are aware of themselves very sexy. Also, please don’t wear incredibly tight shirts. It’s the male equivalent of a camel toe.

Do you think every man should have a signature scent?

Hell yes. I think having a signature scent is more important than guys tend to believe. Don’t douse yourself in the scent. It’s intimidating and uninviting. Instead it should be unintentional in a way but comforting enough to want me to lean in. The cologne should say something about his character and charm.

Charmaine Yee (@yeecharmaine)
Radio and TV presenter, energiser bunny

What kind of scents attract you to a man?

I like men to wear something soft and sensual but fresh and citrusy. I feel that it makes them masculine, clean and fresh. Scents are so evocative, so when I smell that same scent anywhere else, I’ll be reminded of him.

When you’re in a bar and a man walks in, what would make you take a second look?

The guy that will really catch my eye is the guy who makes other people laugh, or is the centre of attention in a non-obnoxious way. Plus, if he has a good smile, he’ll get more than a second look!

How important is the man’s scent to you in the art of seduction?

There is no doubt this is so important. I’ve started conversations and given compliments based on a man’s scent. I think what he wears says a lot about his personality. Also, if I’m comfortable enough with him, I’d actually lean in and take a whiff!

Vannessa Lee (@feedvannessa)
Co-founder of Alter Ego and A Poke Theory, “suppressed cat lady”

How do you like your man to smell?

Clean and manly. I like him to wear scents with body/depth to it. Cheap colognes aren’t nice because the scent is so one-dimensional, it’s like a slap in the face. To all men out there, please don’t drown yourself in that scent. There’s nothing more off putting than a man reeking of cologne.

When you’re in a bar and a man walks in, what would make you take a second look?

Sharp dressing & a good physique! It’s definitely a plus point if he wears a scent although I am fine without any perfume as long as he doesn’t smell odd, or bad.

Do you think every man should have a signature scent?

Yes! The only awkward part is if another man is wearing the scent you love so much on your man…

Sarah Thia (@storiesbysarah)
Marketing manager, storyteller

What kind of scents attract you to a man?

I like clean, musky and non-spicy scents. But the natural scent of a man can be quite intoxicating too. I’m not referring to BO! Although if I have to be honest, I like a man to smell of sex and sweat.

When you’re in a bar and a man walks in, what would make you take a second look?

Three things. His face, how he is dressed or presented and how he carries himself.

How important is the man’s fragrance in the art of seduction?

Very important! If I am repulsed by the guy’s fragrance, it will be a turn off resulting in the attraction factor being close to zero. Most women are very good at associating scents with people.

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