Date Night Fragrances That Won’t Disappoint

There’s nothing more exciting than getting ready for a date night, whether it's your first date or your 10th anniversary. You’ve picked the perfect outfit and the perfect makeup look, and finding the perfect fragrance is next on the list. 

The fragrance you wear can boost your confidence and help set the mood for the evening. If you want that special someone to be obsessed with you and your fragrance, we’ve got you covered. 

Finding the perfect scent can be tricky, so we're breaking down some of our top picks to help you decide. You might even discover more than one signature scent to spice things up when that date number two (or anniversary number 11) rolls around. 

Our Favorite Date Night Fragrances 

Snif has just what you need to make your partner’s heart beat fast — plus, our vegan and cruelty-free fragrances are formulated with industry-clean standards, so you won't find parabens, preservatives, phthalates, or synthetic dyes in our scents.

We use a high-end blend of natural ingredients you can truly feel good about wearing, whether you’re in your best dress or your Sunday cozies. 

But where should you start the journey to find that next date night fragrance? Here are eight of our go-tos.

1. Sweet Ash

Meet Sweet Ash, an earthy and low-key sweet scent with inviting and addictive vibes. If you ask us, it’s the perfect choice to make a first impression your date will be sure to remember.

With indulgent hints of black vanilla bean and Tonka and a silky blend of moss, fir balsam, and woods, Sweet Ash is a fragrance you’ll want to keep with you at all times, not just on date night. That’s why we include a 2 ml sample size when you purchase any of our scents. 

We make it easy to slip your fave fragrance into your smallest clutch or pocket so you'll never have to go without.

2. Pacifico 

If you're heading near the ocean or you just want to bring the beachy vibes with you on your date, this scent is for you. Our Pacifico fragrance was inspired by Malibu days and summer haze. With just a few spritzes, you'll feel like you're driving down the coast, even if you’re really just driving to your local ice cream shop. 

This fragrance blends salted jasmine with beachy woods, sage, and rosemary, and welcomes in the sweeter smells of water lilies and plums for a fresh take on a summer fragrance. Pacifico will have you (and your partner) coming back for more. 

3. Suganami 

Looking for something a bit more woody? This creamy and smooth scent is sure to become your new date night favorite. It combines iris with hints of incense, myrrh, and amber, then finishes things off with cypress and bright spices like angelica seed and pink pepper.

The fragrance has a subtle powdery after-effect, and the combination of floral and earthy scents will give you that warm, fuzzy feeling (even if your date doesn’t). 

When you wear Suganami, you can feel good about more than just the scent. This fragrance comes in packaging that is recyclable and compostable, and it's made from 40 percent post-consumer material — because we want to keep our world as clean as our products. 

4. Strawberry Moon 

Strawberry Moon is a fun and playful fragrance inspired by the retro swim clubs of Miami. Made to last well past sunset, this is the perfect scent for a date you never want to end. 

This fragrance has hints of jasmine and bright citrus alongside bergamot, pink pepper, iris, saffron, vetiver, and amber wood for a warm, earthy, spicy scent that will keep your date on their toes.

5. Natural Talent 

Natural Talent is a smooth, opulent scent that's both juicy and leathery, thanks to the osmanthus flower, which has a peachy yet leathery aroma. 

Natural Talent also contains apricot, clementine, and iris blended with suede, sandalwood, and cashmere wood for a rich, velvety finish — it’s charisma in a bottle. What more could you ask for on a date? 

6. Ex on the Beach 

The only ex you’ll want to bring on a date is this fragrance. Ex on the Beach is a smooth, warm scent with floral and woody ingredients. Ex on the Beach is formulated with fig, ylang ylang (for all the fruity, floral goodness), orange blossom, jasmine, peony, and cedarwood. You'll smell intoxicating, but not overwhelming — just enough to charm your date and stay on their mind. 

7. Off the Grid 

We wouldn’t be able to talk about date night without mentioning at least a few candles. After all, nothing, and we mean nothing, sets the romantic mood more than a room full of candlelight. 

Off the Grid is the perfect date night scent with warm and calming, vibes that will take you and that special someone to your happy place. It features a blend of amber, lily, musk, and sandalwood for a soothing burn that will make you want to put your phone on do not disturb. 

Dim the lights, put a record on, and slow dance the night away.

8. Instant Karma

Instant Karma is a dark and dreamy scent perfect for a nightcap on a romantic, starry evening. This creamy candle features a blend of cardamom, cinnamon, and vetiver to create a spiced and sensual environment for sweet talking and warm moments. 

Pro tip: On your first burn of any Snif candles, you’ll want to let the entire surface of the wax melt. It may take about two to three hours, but that’s how long the best dates last anyway. Limit each burn to four hours max, and always make sure your candle is lit in a safe place. 

Find the Perfect Date Night Fragrance

We’ve reached the end of our fragrance review, but hopefully just the start of your new (or on-going) fling. Like dating, choosing the one fragrance for you can be intimidating at first, but the journey is full of excitement. 

If you're still unsure (about your fragrance, that is), Snif offers a free trial so you can try more than one scent at no charge. 

With our long-lasting fragrances, you can leave a lasting impression — and remind your partner of that night by wearing your new scent for years to come. 


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