Do THESE sexy smells get you in the mood? The top 30 list of romantic scents has been revealed…


by Emma Dodds |
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A survey has revealed the top most romantic smells as voted for by the British public - do any of these get YOU feeling flirty?

The survey, commissioned by Yankee Candle, polled 2,000 adults to find out which scents get us in the mood for some lurve.

The obvious ones came top, like flowers, perfume and aftershave. But we were a bit surprised to find out that certain foody smells actually get people feeling frisky too.

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The research also found that over three-quarters of adults feel that smells are important in a partner, with three in 10 people saying that a date's perfume or aftershave would put them off the person.


But true.

Dr. Lynda Shaw, a cognitive neuroscientist and psychologist, explained why smells might be so important to us in a sexy sorta way.

She said: "When we inhale a scent, it reaches the olfactory receptor cells at the top of our nose and then travels to the limbic system in our brains, resulting in chemical and physical stimulation.

"The limbic system is associated with memory, emotion and mood which therefore explains why our sense of scent plays such a powerful role in physical attraction."

Ahh. It ALL makes sense now... Eek.

We don't exactly get the science behind it but smells make us feel frisky, alright? (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

Top 30 favourite romantic scents in British people

  1. Perfume

  2. Log fires

  3. Aftershave

  4. Fresh flowers

  5. Fresh linen/cashmere

  6. Rain

  7. Vanilla

  8. Mulled wine

  9. Bonfires

  10. Mixed spices

  11. Coffee

  12. Cinnamon

  13. Freshly washed clothes

  14. Spiced apple

  15. Freshly baked bread

  16. Chocolate

  17. Sunday roast

  18. Cakes baking in the oven

  19. Apple crumble

  20. Gingerbread

  21. Fireworks

  22. Cherry

  23. Leather

  24. Leaves

  25. Saffron

  26. Whisky

  27. Old books

  28. Sparklers

  29. Conkers

  30. Biscuits

What's YOUR favourite sexy scent? Let us know over on Facebook and Twitter.


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