It’s true: If you smell good, you’re immediately more desirable to the opposite sex.
And even though it’s not a rule that you can’t wear a summer scent in the fall or winter, a seasonably appropriate cologne may appeal more to a lady’s senses. “You want something warm that will make her want to cozy up to you” in the cooler months, says Irina Burlakova, a perfumer at Givaudan, a Swiss company that develops fragrances for many major brands. “Try to look for rich scents with dark woods, warming spices, and amber notes in them.”
Don’t worry if that last part sounded like nonsense, because we’ve got you covered. When you’re ready to trade in that tired old deodorant spray for a special-occasion scent—you’re not in junior high anymore, dude—pick up one of these 10 favorite fragrances of the season:
1. John Varvatos Artisan
2. Guess Seductive Homme Blue
3. Ralph Lauren Big Pony Red #2
4. Gucci Guilty
5. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
6. Homme by David Beckham
7. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Terrible
8. Issey Miyake L
9. Nautica Aqua Rush
10. Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge
Click through the gallery for more info on each one. Choose your favorite and use it before that date tonight, and trust that you’ll be thanking us tomorrow morning.