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You'll Know Me By The Way I Smell

It’s my signature scent: coffee and cream.   I wear it on all my clothes, and dash it on rugs and upholstery. Drop drips on sueded shoes. Like a pre-teen soaking stationery in perfume, I’ve been known to drench papers, important or not. There are several drying on papertowels as I write. Coffee and Cream is not an unpleasant way to smell, but it’s not Chanel. It is, however, a more reasonable way to smell than eau de pineapple, which was how I reeked after a shift at the cannery (which is another story).

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10 Scents That Drive Men Wild
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10 Scents That Drive Men Wild

Curious as to what types of scents turn men on? We polled ten men and got the scoop on the perfumes and fragrances that make a woman absolutely irresistible. Keep reading to find out.

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Can This Fragrance Make Men Fall In Love?

Harvey Prince put research into practice with Eau Flirt, a perfume with pumpkin and lavender notes that "men subconsciously associate with happy, positive and stimulating memories." Both pumpkin and lavender are also proven olfactory aphrodisiacs. Since 2007, the company has created fragrances that tap into the psychology of scent. One perfume called Ageless Fantasy is supposed to make women who wear it smell younger by combining fruity scents people associate with childhood memories. Another called Chutzpah promises to imbue women with confidence—and presumably, keep them from being a putz—via whiffs of citrus and precious woods. Well, bottle me up and call it Skeptic. I wasn't convinced, but I couldn't resist the chance to let my perfume do the flirting for me.

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Is Coca-Cola An Aphrodisiac?

Smell and taste expert Dr. Alan Hirsch—whose last study showed that the smells that turn women on vary by where you live (coffee in NYC, grass in Minnesota)—explained that some of the soft drink's ingredients actually can affect how you feel inside. Vanilla and caramel, he says, make us feel secure and comfortable, while orange and lemon oils, as well as cinnamon, make you feel awake.

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6 Men's Fragrances Women Love Most

Private Practice’s Kate Walsh is going to give you the chance to "wear him" when she debuts her new perfume "Boyfriend" on the Home Shopping Network, November 11. Inspired, we pulled together the top 6 men's fragrances we women love most.

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5 Fragrances That Make Men Drool

Baked goods, candy, fruit—skip the musk: it's these scents that really make men drool. The Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation (say that 5 times fast) sniffed out the smells that attract men most. The surprising finding? It wasn't just perfume that they loved: it was the scent of some common yummy foods that got the guys aroused.

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10 Things Women Love About Men

As fierce, independent women, we like to think that we don't need men. And we don't. We can change our own tires... open our own jars... move our own furniture... Still, it sure is nice to have men around. Which is why YourTango put together this nifty little list of the 10 things we love about them. Guys: Consider this a love letter from us to you.

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Morning Breath: A Turn-On?

Anyone who's been in love, lust or a variation of the sort knows about becoming attached to a scent. Tommy Hilfiger cologne, Old Spice deodorant with a hint of sweat, and Trident gum all come to mind. The funky side of this olfactory attraction is when the reminding scent happens to be an unpleasant one. Armpits, for example, are not famously sweet smelling. Yet, nestling into a man's nook and inhaling a mix of his natural body odor (likely with a trace of deodorant) can be oddly comforting, erotic or both. The same goes for morning breath.