Alright, guys – listen up. This is serious business, and you best pay attention. Today we’re going to talk about How to Smell Good So The Ladies Love You.

(For those of you young dudes who want to hook up with other young dudes, I’m going to go out on a limb and say you know what you’re doing already, so this is for the guys who might need a little more help, okay?)

Cool. So.you got your game on, your gear’s tight and on point, BUT…you need to finish it off with a cologne that puts it all over the top, right?

We feel you here at Scentbird. A great scent is a killer stand-in if you don’t have the same classes together, or if she’s off vacationing with the fams, and you’re stuck at home working at some ridiculous job. She can take a shirt with a remnant of your scent with her on a trip, or wear it to school and always have you around.

(Seriously – this works. Always take note if she likes something you wear all the time, and that it’s lightly scented with your favorite cologne.)

Allow us to offer three different styles of fragrance that will definitely get her attention and keep it, and help you step up your game when it counts.

The Fresh, Clean, Sporty Option
Caron Pour un Homme Sport

This is the cologne for when you want to smell cool and confident. There’s lots of citrus and lavender in the top notes, and lavender will always make you smell clean, guys. It’s got a masculine, “new bar of expensive soap” smell that is instantly appealing.

Pour un Homme Sport also has a little ginger and nutmeg in the heart, and spices like this are great with citrus. They work together well, and won’t overwhelm your date. This citrus/spice set-up is found all over men’s colognes, so if you like how it wears, you can quickly get different brands that all have versions of this.

The Manly Man Option
Helmut Lang – Cuiron

Leather scents are a must-have in any young man’s arsenal. It’s hard to find other fragrances that come off as manly as a quality leather scent, and they can wear in a ton of different ways.

Cuiron is a great choice for Prom Night and crushing it in a new suit, and especially for that moment when your date opens the front door and you completely lose your mind.

Cuiron Helmut Lang

The Hopeless Romantic Option
The One for Men by Dolce & Gabbana

When all you can think about is her, it’s best to have a cologne that is all SHE thinks about, right?

Dolce & Gabbana’s The One is a spicy, citrusy, and masculine scent that perfume Stefano Gabbana designed as “a classic men’s fragrance that would last for years and be the type of scent that women adore.”

The One is equal parts citrus and aromatic spice. Bergamot, coriander and basil to start off with, and then cardamom and neroli in the heart, which creates a cologne that’s both cool and hot, and that’s exactly where you want to be. The drydown has a little tobacco and cedar also, for a sophisticated, exclusive men’s club feel.