The Best Romantic Perfumes For Date Night

All products recommended on Fragrance Review are independently researched, tested, reviewed, and selected by our editorial team. When you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Share now or save for later!

When you’ve got that special someone that gives you butterflies, you’ll do anything to make them happy. Spending a romantic evening together on date night is just one of the ways to keep your other half smiling.

But you don’t want to turn up looking and smelling anything but your best which is why I think it’s super important to choose the right date night perfume.

When you’ve got that special someone that gives you butterflies, you’ll do anything to make them happy. Spending a romantic evening together on date night is just one of the ways to keep your other half smiling. 

But you don’t want to turn up looking and smelling anything but your best which is why I think it’s super important to choose the right date night perfume. 

The good news is that there are tons of gorgeous perfumes that are perfect for romantic dates. But it’s worth paying attention to the characteristics so you can choose the perfect scent for the occasion. Here’s my rundown of some of the best perfumes I recommend for impressing your man.

Take a look at our video on romantic perfumes here:

15 Romantic Perfumes To Wear On A Date

1. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium – Best Date Night Perfume

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

Black Opium has fast become one of the sexiest, seductive, and most passionate fragrances of recent times. It’s the epitome of what it means to be an attractive woman and I think that makes it perfect for any date night. It is one of the perfumes that men absolutely love on women.

Being an amber vanilla fragrance, Black Opium is off to a good start since vanilla is known to be one of the best fragrance notes to attract men. What’s more, it’s a feel-good scent that is as comforting as it is sexy. And since black opium is a heady, strong, and attention-grabbing perfume, your guy won’t be looking anywhere but at you.

2. Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc – The Most Romantic Perfume

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc
Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc

Coming in a bright pink bottle, just looking at Fleur Musc tells you that it’s going to be super feminine and romantic. Wearing this perfume for date night will really put you in a loving mood and it’s got a lovely balance of accords for that romantic vibe including musk, florals, and amber. 

There’s a warmth to the dry down of Fleur Musc that feels as comforting as being in the arms of your lover. While the perfume will last a nice length of time on the skin, it’s not overpowering. In an up close and personal setting, this will set the mood without choking your special someone in a cloud of flowers.

3. Gucci Guilty – The Most Seductive Perfume

Gucci Guilty
Gucci Guilty

I have loved Gucci Guilty since it was launched back in 2010. It’s an alluring, intoxicating, and powerful fragrance that works so well when you’re trying to seduce that special someone. Whether you’re on a first date or trying to wow the man you’ve known for a long time, there’s no doubt that the floral notes alongside amber and musk will bring him into submission. 

I also love that Gucci Guilty isn’t a quiet fragrance. If you want to seduce, you need to grab attention and that’s exactly what this perfume achieves. Just a few sprays goes a long way and will fill a room so even if date night isn’t such an intimate affair, you’re bound to get noticed. It lasts very well on the skin so I think it’s also ideal for those longer dates where you don’t want to have to respray.

4. Ange Ou Demon Le Secret Givenchy – The Most Sensual Perfume

Ange Ou Demon Le Secret Givenchy
Ange Ou Demon Le Secret Givenchy

My mother’s signature scent has been Ange ou Demon Le Secret for quite some time now. While it’s hard to imagine her sensual side, there’s no getting past the fact that this is true, a very sensual and alluring fragrance. 

Ange ou Demon Le Secret is a fresh scent that’s hugely feminine. Designed to intoxicate the senses, this perfume is ideal for a romantic date. I think it works very well for a date with someone you’ve established a connection with as it’s not too showy but has a very romantic and characterful vibe. 

This is also a great choice for more intimate moments as it isn’t massively overpowering. However, when you get up close and personal, the floral scent will surely entice your lover.

5. Versace Crystal Noir – The Sexiest Perfume

Versace Crystal Noir
Versace Crystal Noir

 

Crystal Noir is widely regarded as an incredibly sexy perfume for women. It’s a rich, deep, and intense fragrance that projects enormously. There’s no hiding from Crystal Noir; it’s in your face and it isn’t scared to be noticed. This is why I think it’s perfect for those late night dates or when you’re trying to grab attention. 

Wearing Crystal Noir is bound to make you feel super sexy and powerful, that’s just its personality. But it’s also a very unique perfume with notes of coconut, pepper, orange blossom, and amber. For a first date, this is an amazing fragrance to make a first impression that they won’t forget!

6. Miss Dior Cherie – Best First Date Perfume

Miss Dior Cherie
Miss Dior Cherie

A lot of people would opt for the original Miss Dior perfume and I’ll agree, it’s a stunner. My daughter is a huge fan but I think if you’re heading off on a first date, you need something a little more unique. While Miss Dior is a very well-known scent, its younger sister Miss Dior Cherie is much more unusual and a great way to make a memorable first impression. 

Miss Dior Cherie has notes of cherry, pineapple, popcorn, and caramel alongside floral notes and musk. It’s super sweet and girly which I think makes it a great choice for more youthful women, exploring love for the first time.

7. Chloé Love Story – Best Wedding Night Perfume

Chloe Love Story
Chloe Love Story

A white floral bouquet with a backstory that’s just designed for romance. It would seem that Chloé Love Story is a fragrance made for a wedding night. Whether you’re the lucky bride or simply attending as a guest, this perfume is sure to fill the air with romance and a delightful fragrance. 

And fill the air it will since Love Story is a strong and noticeable perfume. But don’t worry, it won’t offend the nose, even when things get a little more intimate. It’s got some very unique note combinations including neroli, pear, stephanotis, and cashmirwood so it’ll leave your lover with a fragrance memory that will last a lifetime.

8. Ralph Lauren Romance – Best For Summer Afternoon Picnic Dates

Ralph Lauren Romance
Ralph Lauren Romance

Romance might now be considered a classic fragrance having been launched in 1998. What I love about it is that it’s so light and fresh and perfect for those sunny afternoons in a park with that special someone. 

But Romance is also a very unique perfume with notes of chamomile, ginger, lotus, oakmoss, and exotic woods. There’s an incredibly summery vibe to it so I think it would also work well as a perfume to pack for a first vacation with a new partner. It’s quite intimate so won’t blow your other half away with its scent but it’s more than enough to impress.

There’s quite the collection around Romance with a men’s version (great for couples) as well several other takes on the original including Beyond Romance and Midnight Romance.

9. Armani Si – Best For Classy Dates

Armani Si
Armani Si

Si by Giorgio Armani is one of my go-to everyday scents. It’s incredibly elegant and luxurious, projects well without being too much and lasts all day. Why then, am I suggesting it as a date perfume? For the simple reason that it’s so darn classy. 

If you’re going somewhere special like a Michelin restaurant, the opera, or an art gallery perhaps then you want a fragrance that matches the mood. Your special someone will be blown away by your elegance and with beautiful notes of rose and vanilla, it’s incredibly alluring. 

Si is an extremely feminine perfume that, when I wear it, makes me feel as though I could take on the world. For high-end dates, it’s going to leave a lasting impression.

10. Flowerbomb Viktor And Rolf – Perfect For Attracting Attention

Flowerbomb Viktor And Rolf
Flowerbomb Viktor And Rolf

 

Sometimes, you smell a perfume that instantly makes you turn your head and Flowerbomb is one of them. This might be a very popular fragrance so I wouldn’t recommend it as a signature unless you want to smell like every other person. However, I like to keep a bottle in my vanity for those special occasions like when my man wants to take me on a surprise date. 

If you want to keep your guy’s attention then this intoxicating floral blend won’t let you down. The florals are super feminine while the musk and vanilla notes are much sexier and alluring. It’s a great balance.

Even if your man walks away for a few moments, the intense scent of Flowerbomb will linger around him. He won’t forget who he came with.

11. La Vie Est Belle Lancome – Best For An Anniversary Date

La Vie Est Belle Lancome
La Vie Est Belle Lancome

You only have to look at the bottle for La Vie Est Belle to know that this is a beautifully romantic perfume. It’s feminine, delicate, and elegant; everything you’d want for a special anniversary dinner date. 

What’s great about La Vie Est Belle is that, while it is quite a well-worn fragrance, it’s unique enough to stand out. It’s got sweet notes of fruits and praline alongside florals and a more earthy patchouli. If you want a perfume that’s going to set the tone for the evening, La Vie Est Belle will do that.

While La Vie Est Belle is quite a delicate perfume, it does project amazingly well. What’s more, it’ll linger on your skin for those intimate moments once dinner is out of the way.

12. Tommy Girl – Best For A Fun Date

Tommy Girl
Tommy Girl

Tommy Girl is a really classic scent that’s fun-loving to its very core. The perfume is totally inoffensive but sure to make a statement on your date. If you’re heading to the funfair, bowling, adventure golf or any other type of super fun date, this should be your go-to fragrance. 

But why do I say this? Well, Tommy Girl is a very lighthearted perfume with some real character. But it’s not strong enough for more low-key events. If you’re going to work up a bit of a sweat then that body heat will help to project this gorgeous fragrance. 

Tommy Girl is a floral fruity offering that’s very youthful and flirty. I’d recommend this for younger women who want to show their new guy that they’re fun, outgoing and not scared to try something new.

13. Midnight Fantasy Britney Spears – Perfect For Flirting

Midnight Fantasy Britney Spears
Midnight Fantasy Britney Spears

 

Midnight Fantasy was created to appeal to younger women and I completely get that when I smell the fragrance. I did wear this back in my 20s but now I feel as though I’m a little too mature for it. However, for youthful women looking for love, this is a perfume that’s going to hit hard when you’re batting your eyelids at that special guy. 

Britney Spears’ Midnight Fantasy is mysterious and exotic with notes of plum, freesia, raspberry, orchid, and amber. There’s that all-important vanilla note at the base which is known to be one of the most attractive scents to men. If you’re out to impress then this, coupled with the surprisingly strong projection for such an affordable perfume, is going to be your new wing girl.

14. Dior Jasmin Des Anges – Great For Feeling Feminine

Dior Jasmin Des Anges
Dior Jasmin Des Anges

I am a sucker for the Collection Prive and Jasmin Des Anges is one of my favorite floral scents. Now let me warn you; this is super flowery. If you don’t like white floral scents, this is going to be far too overpowering because it’s not a fragrance that holds back. 

Not only is it bursting with beautifully feminine florals, but Jasmin Des Anges projects like nothing you’ve ever worn before. If you’re going on a date where you want to make an in-your-face statement while still being OTT feminine, this is the perfume to choose. 

Jasmin Des Anges is brilliant as a summer fragrance owing to how floral it is which makes me think it would work well on a vacation date. However, because of the strength, you could just as easily wear this on a cozy winter date and you’d still get just as good a performance.

15. Shalimar Guerlain – Perfect For Passionate Dates

Shalimar Guerlain
Shalimar Guerlain

Before I get started on Shalimar, please note that I am reviewing the EDP. While the EDT is beautiful, I feel that where passion is concerned, you need something that is a little more highly concentrated for intensity. 

Shalimar is a true classic and has become a staple fragrance for many women. It’s a much more mature perfume so could work well for older ladies wanting to flirt but who might find Midnight Fantasy a little too girly. 

The notion of Shalimar is based around a love story and wearing it makes you feel on fire. For a seductive date with someone you can’t keep your hands off, the sexy notes of jasmine, rose, leather, vanilla, and incense will have you both lost in passion.

FAQs On Romantic Perfume

Is perfume an intimate/romantic gift?

When you give someone perfume as a gift, it’s often considered to be intimate or romantic as this is something that they’ll wear on their skin and think of you. What’s more, if you want to show someone that you know them, perfume as a gift allows you to do this. It’s because you’ll have to get to know the person in order to choose the right type of perfume, the right notes and the right strength.

Why is perfume so attractive?

Humans are programmed to judge others by scent. It’s a primal instinct and is based on the notion of pheromones when looking for a mate. It sounds crazy but the scent of a person can either bowl you over or repulse you. Perfumes are designed to achieve the former and when you get the right fragrance notes that speak to the olfactory system on a primal level, it’s instant attraction.

What perfume to wear on a first date?

Making a good first impression is a must. There’s really no right or wrong when it comes to choosing a perfume for a first date. I am a strong believer in wearing a fragrance that tells them something about you.

If you’re a fun-loving, youthful spirited person, you might go for a gourmand or fruity fragrance. On the flip side, if you want to show off your elegant character then a woody or floral fragrance will do the trick.

It’s all about showing off your personality through fragrance. However, I would suggest choosing something that isn’t too out there and might offend your date with an overpowering scent.

Can a perfume make you fall in love?

There has been research that shows being in love can affect your sense of smell. Women who are in love would always be able to detect the smell of their lover but would struggle to recognize the natural scent of another male she was close to.

When you smell an attractive perfume on a person, this speaks to your olfactory system on a level that is out of your control. While I don’t think that a perfume can make you fall in love, I do think it can be a factor in finding someone attractive.

Share now or save for later!

Fragrance Review is dedicated to providing expert opinions, information on trends and the latest product releases from major brands in the fragrance industry. We are passionate about making sure you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing your new fragrance. Read more about us here.

Leave a Comment