The Yummy-But-Weird Scent That Drives Guys Wild

Good news for people who love autumn!

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Before you go out in hopes of meeting someone, you probably do a few things to amp up your sex appeal in an effort to learn how to turn him on.

You put on the right clothes, you pick the most flattering hairstyle, you do your makeup, and you choose a certain perfume or spray to wear.

But are you making the right choice if your goal is to pick the sexiest scent that will draw men in? There are many scents out there that are considered "sexy." When it comes to male cologne and body sprays, they are all about selling the idea that their spray will instantly make women magnetized to them.


Now, of course, we all know that women don't turn into rabid animals over a scent, just like how men don't, but it doesn't help to get people to turn their heads.

Here's the yummy-but-weird scent that drives guys wild, according to research:

Turns out, pumpkin pie is an aphrodisiac! We smell it around this time of year, but it may be responsible for ramping up your sex appeal.

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According to The Real Science Of Sex Appeal, if you're a lady looking to get lucky with a man, you need to smell like pumpkin pie. Author Alan Hirsch had 31 men smell 46 different scents and then measured their increase in penile flow. Pumpkin pie was the winner by increasing their blood flow by 40 percent.


For straight men, however, the sexiest scent isn't on the Thanksgiving dessert table. The scent of cranberries only increased blood flow by 2 percent. And, it turns out, pumpkin pie doesn't quite cut it with the ladies. Maybe it's because it sadly reminds them that pumpkin season is over.

Dr. Hirsch later used 30 women participants and let them smell different scents, then measured their vaginal blood flow. Pumpkin did get the ladies' blood flowing, but not like the Good-&-Plenty-and-cucumber combination. It won due to a 13 percent increase in blood flow.

So, pumpkin lovers, it looks like you can reasonably stretch your obsession to year-round and use a pumpkin pie aphrodisiac to get the blood flowing. But come Christmas and New Year's, it looks like you'll need to find a new scent. Perhaps fresh snow or peppermint?

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Here are 10 yummy-but-weird pumpkin pie scents to drive a man wild:

1. Hilliard's Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Fudge

This seasonal delicacy has a delightful “pumpkin pie” taste in an adorable little pie tin. 


2. Homesick Pumpkin Picking Candle

Imagine: Walking through a cool fall day with vibrant leaves welcoming hayrides on the search for the perfect pumpkin.


3. Sweetology Pumpkin Spice Box

Pumpkin spice cake ... in a cup!


4. Scented Designs Pumpkin Pie Dessert Candle

Notes of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg are followed by a delicious middle of pumpkin pie.


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5. Demeter Pumpkin Pie Fragrance

Pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, a touch of ginger, and a hint of cloves — and there it is, the perfect pumpkin pie scent!



6. Kodiak Pumpkin Power Cakes

Mmm, mmm — the smell of pumpkin pie waffles in the morning.


7. Magnolia Bakery Pumpkin Pie

A literal pumpkin pie scent — with a buttery crust and silky-smooth custard filling.


8. PB&J Pumpkin Pie Fragrance Oil

Rich and creamy with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon.



9. Sheila G's Pumpkin Spice Blondies

A crisp brown sugar base with rich cream cheese chips and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


10. Poo-Pouri Pumpkin Spice Spritz

Let the aromas of buttery pumpkin, cinnamon, and brown sugar carry you further into fall bliss.


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Nicole Weaver is a senior writer for Showbiz Cheat Sheet whose work has been featured in New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, and more. Andrea Zimmerman is the editor-at-large of Yourtango.

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