Masculine appeal

Masculine appeal

Musky, woody fragrances are manly, but not man-repellent. On a woman, they're a little unexpected and a lot sexier. Female writer Isabel Ong recommends seven.

Chanel Coco Noir EDP, $252.

A sensual number that combines fruity (grapefruit, bergamot) and woody (Indonesian patchouli, sandalwood) notes.

Estee Lauder Modern Muse EDP, $130.

A light jasmine scent enhanced by strong notes of amber wood and musk.

Comme des Garcons Wonderoud EDP, $196, Escentials.

A well-rounded fragrance with notes of natural oud, sandalwood and vetiver.

Bulgari Le Gemme Noorah EDP, $249.

Creamy vanilla adds a feminine touch to notes of tobacco and oak.

Eau de Gaga EDP, $99, Sephora.

An intense fragrance infused with a touch of leather and sandalwood, and a light whiff of lime.

Memo Italian Leather EDP, $315, Escentials.

The addition of green tomato leaf to leather and myrrh adds a touch of crispness.

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid EDP, $160, Tangs Orchard.

Rich rum and citrus notes give this floral scent a spicy quality.

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