Mediterranean, spicy or sensual – the new attractants score high in versatility.

If you want to be a successful seducer, you need more than the power of persuasion. In the end, the nose decides, ultimately we are ruled by pheromones. But we humans play a skillful olfactory trick on nature by using perfume. The current highlights are bewitching with Mediterranean, spicy or sensual ingredients. Hugo has been one of the bestsellers on the shelf for 20 years. The classic has now been rejuvenated and is turning the fragrance world upside down with Reversed, combining Calabrian bergamot, grapefruit, rosemary essence and vetiver. Grey The One from Dolce & Gabbana creates Mediterranean freshness with grapefruit, coriander, basil, cardamom, lavender, geranium, clary sage, vetiver, patchouli, labdanum resin and tobacco. Those who prefer their fragrances a little more wicked would do well to try Guilty Pour Homme from Gucci. Sensual seduction is promised with a mix of lavender, Amalfi lemons, African orange blossom, patchouli, Virginia cedar and vanilla. L’Eau Super Majeure d’Issey will certainly join the line of the best classics. The fragrance combines the lightness of the Mediterranean with Southern temperament. This is created through a combination of clary sage, rosemary essence, black salt from dark patchouli, strong amber wood notes, cashmeran, tonka beans, Madagascan vanilla, leather and smoke. Lovers of unusual and uncompromising perfumes reach for Serge Lutens. The career changer, who began his career as a photographer for Vogue in the 60s, now indulges his penchant for the artistic and magical in his fragrances. Also true for L’Innommable. Benzoin resin and cumin take centre stage. The new Le Gemme-Trilogie from Bulgari is very much influenced by musk – the favourite fragrance of perfumer Jacques Cavallier. Whether you choose the elegant Opalon with neroli, amber and ginger, the fiery Yasep with mandarine, Szechuan pepper and sandal wood or the mysterious Falkar with agarwood and leather – the super nose has yet again created a masterpiece.

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