How to seduce with your senses to up your dating game

Seduction is all about sensuousness and it's a subtle art – here's how to own it

Promotional feature with BOSS The Scent

Seduction is all about sensuousness and it's a subtle art – here's how to own it

With Baby It's Cold Outside still ringing in our ears, this chilly weather has to be good for making romantic connections. After all, who doesn't want someone to snuggle up with when the mercury plummets?

When you're looking for the magic to happen, heightened sensuality is the way to attract a partner. But how?

Subtlety is the ace card as our pointers reveal. And, with this in mind, we’re taking beauty and style inspiration from our latest #GirlCrush, Dutch model Birgit Kos. The new face of BOSS The Scent, she's effortlessly sensuous in this ad with Jamie Dornan.

Sight lines....

We've all experienced the thrill of spotting someone who walks tall and exudes confidence, so mirror that everywhere you go. Good poise is hot – stand straight, chin lifted and sashay like you're on your own personal catwalk a la Birgit Kos.

Nothing radiates inner confidence like a fresh-faced beauty look that's natural, yet polished. And for style, the minimalist look wins hands down. Go for a demure, elegant maxi with a deep V back that reveals just a hint of bare, scented skin. Throw on an edgy leather jacket for a nonchalant finish and there'll be no danger of looking like you've tried too hard.

Scent is incredibly powerful...

Smell triggers the limbic area of our brain that's responsible for emotion, which is why it plays such an important part in attracting a mate. From hormones to pheromones and scents, the science is subtle and can be highly seductive.

A fragrance Like BOSS the Scent, which is packed with aphrodisiacal notes will ignite desire, without your partner quite knowing what's going on. A blend of feminine top notes of honeyed peach and freesia, delicate heart notes of oriental osmanthus and base notes of warm, roasted cocoa, it's tantalisingly addictive.

With a seductive scent at your fingertips, you also need to know how to use it. Pulse points play a pivotal role in increasing the intensity of a fragrance, so spritz your neck or décolletage for immediate impact and your wrists where the scent will unfold slowly – resist rubbing them together as it'll bruise the fragrance.

Sound advice

We rarely stop to think about our voices but if you've ever prepped for an interview or public speaking, you'll know how important it is to engage your listener. You might be nervous in front of The Most Gorgeous Person in the Room but slow down your speech and let them hang on every word. Don't forget smiles and laughter are very beguiling... after all, who doesn't want to be with someone who's having fun

Amuse-bouche anyone?

We all know that certain foods, such as oysters, have aphrodisiacal qualities. When you're out at social gatherings, try offering a mouthwatering nibble or a snifter of something delicious. Not only will it be a conversation opener but it will allow for that all-important eye contact and trigger a pleasant taste sensation that will be associated with... yours truly.


Light touch

The last sense to be engaged – for obvious reasons – touch needs to be super subtle. Sitting close to or brushing lightly against the object of your affections will deliver two hits in one because you'll awaken the nerve endings on his or her skin and leave a subtle trail of seductive scent – just be prepared for the follow-up...