The last step to getting ready for date night is always a few spritzes of perfume. It's like the icing on the cake, the finishing touch on any well-planned outfit. Some people would even feel naked without it, and we don't blame them—stepping out for the night without a vibe-setting scent sets the same kind of panic as wearing shoes that don't match.
So is choosing the right fragrance the occasion that crucial? Absolutely. If you're looking for a scent that oozes seduction, we have 10 you can shop below:
Seductive Fragrances for Women
1. Carolina Herrera Good Girl
Most of Good Girl's popularity might be credited to its sleek, stiletto-shaped bottle, but that's definitely not all to this perfume. It's the perfect balance of sweet, rich, and spicy, giving you a straight whiff of bergamot, tonka bean, and white florals at first spritz. It's as dark and elegant as it looks, so it's no wonder it's a crowd-favorite!
TRY: Good Girl Eau de Parfum, P7,800, CAROLINA HERRERA, Department Stores
2. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum
Baccarat Rouge 540 is a compliment magnet already, but if you're looking for something warmer, richer, yet equally distinct, the Extrait version is exactly that. The bitter almond note here elegantly refines the EDP's signature musky warmth and takes it to the next level. Simply put, it's signature scent material, and you won't need more than three small spritzes to prove it.
TRY: Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum, P22,250 (70ml), MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN, adora.ph
3. Chanel Coco
Being named after Coco Chanel herself speaks volumes about what you can expect from this scent. It's the quintessential vintage-smelling perfume, an unapologetic spicy-sweet amber with a romantic touch of rose. Truth be told, it's as much of a classic as the No 5 and you won't help but reach for before a special night.
TRY: Coco Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, CHANEL, Rustan's Makati
4. Guerlain Mon Guerlain
Seductive doesn't always mean dark and spicy. Sometimes, it can be powdery and saccharine like Mon Guerlain. This scent (whose face is Angelina Jolie, mind you) will have you falling in love with delicate whiffs of vanilla, lavender, and bergamot. It's fresh, romantic, yet subdued, the type of inoffensive spritz that even someone who isn't big on perfume won't complain about.
TRY: Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum, $172 (approx. P8,352), GUERLAIN, Sephora
5. Tom Ford F Fabulous
If the best way Tom Ford can describe a fragrance is "fabulous" with an expletive, then we don't blame anyone for grabbing a bottle of it without a second thought. Luckily, this perfume is worth the risk, especially if you're a leather fanatic. It also treats you to a gorgeous cocktail of sage, bitter almond, and vanilla that round up the spice with a cozy feel.
TRY: F Fabulous Eau de Parfum, P17,000, TOM FORD, Adora Greenbelt 5
6. Versace Dylan Blue Pour Femme
We heard you: Fruity florals deserve a spot on this list, too. The blast of blackcurrant and apple on Dylan Blue Pour Femme, for one, makes it an ideal spritz for the day, while the sensual peach note at its heart makes it a fitting pick for the evening. But don't get us wrong—this isn't as bright and sparkly as it seems. Instead, it leans clean, fresh, and musky.
TRY: Dylan Blue Pour Femme Eau de Parfum, P6,800, VERSACE, Rustan's
7. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Intense
Usually, "intense" versions of classic perfumes come dangerously close to being letdowns. Not this though, because it's everything you love about the OG Light Blue but with a more elegant twist. The zesty lemon and apple notes take a backseat (but they're still there, don't worry) to let the petally heart of marigold and jasmine shine. And to answer your question, yes, it lasts twice as long on the skin as the EDT.
TRY: Light Blue Eau Intense Eau de Parfum, P6,650, DOLCE & GABBANA, Rustan's
8. Marc Jacobs Decadence
By simply looking at the stunning handbag-shaped bottle, you just know Marc Jacobs had the nightlife in mind with Decadence. The fragrance inside is just as alluring, having pretty much a personality of its own. It's what emerald green would smell like if it was a color—warm, woody, with a smoky edge only a few could pull off.
TRY: Decadence Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, MARC JACOBS, Department Stores
9. Gucci Guilty Pour Femme
Gucci Guilty Pour Femme combines all the must-haves for a date night spritz sans the heaviness. It's an airy light floral with a warm patchouli base, a blend that many consider a more "innocent" take on the original Guilty that doesn't lose its essence.
TRY: Guilty Revolution Eau de Parfum, P6,950 (50ml), GUCCI, Rustan's
10. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
Black Opium is as popular as it is for a reason. The sleek black bottle houses one of the most iconic sexy gourmands, with notes of vanilla, coffee, and white florals that'll make you smell like a mix of liquor-spiked latté (if such a thing even exists) and an expensive bouquet.
TRY: Black Opium Eau de Parfum, $165 (approx. P8,012), YVES SAINT LAURENT, Sephora