Women go crazy for the smell of a man. But just what mysterious alchemy makes the ultimate male scent? Susan Irvine follows the trail in the November 2013 issue of Vogue. Invest in one or more of the 10 most irresistible colognes, according to real women. Because who else are you trying to smell good for. Women have more sensitive smell receptors than men and prefer certain scents only when they are fresh, such as androstenol, which is emitted when sweat and oxygen intermingle.