There are a lot of ways to interpret the phrase “you smell good.”
It can mean that you have an enticing aroma, or it can be used as a compliment for someone who is wearing perfume.
If you want to know what he really means when he says this, read on!
What Does It Mean When a Guy Says You Smell Good?
When a guy says you smell good it’s because he finds you attractive and thinks you look beautiful. Furthermore, it’s a compliment to your looks and style. In many cases, if he says you smell good after hugging or kissing you then this is his way of saying he finds you attractive and wants to get closer.
It’s not just women who are being coy when they say “you smell good.”
When a guy tells her that she smells good, he probably doesn’t mean anything more than she has an enticing aroma.
Yes, it might be used as a compliment if the woman is wearing perfume, but what he really means is that she smells nice enough for him to want to get close enough to sniff her without being too forward about it.
Let’s go over some examples of what he might really mean when he tells you that you smell good.
1. He Is Attracted To You
Sometimes when a guy says that you smell good, he is simply being nice.
However, in most cases when a guy says “you smell good,” what he really means is that he finds you attractive and wants to be closer to you.
If this happens, his behavior will back it up 100%.
He will do everything in his power to be around you, spend time with you, and get close enough to smell your hair or skin.
If he is showing this kind of behavior, what he means when he tells you that you smell good is that not only does he like your body chemistry but there is a chance that he might want to get physical.
2. He Loves Your Perfume
When a guy says you smell good, it’s often because he loves your perfume.
Men are always searching for something attractive and they can’t help but notice the most details about us; this includes what we put on our bodies or how well-curated an outfit might be (even if said person is invisible).
Don’t believe me?
Over half of all men will admit that they would rather smell a woman’s perfume than her natural scent.
So, when he tells you that you smell good it is just a compliment to your perfume.
3. Your Natural Scent is Beautiful
Lastly, if a guy tells you that you smell good it could be because he loves your natural scent.
This might sound very strange to you, but when a man finds your natural scent attractive he really means that you are beautiful.
In this case, it is his way of letting you know that he finds your natural scent pleasing to his senses.
In other words, men love all kinds of smells and if a guy tells you that you smell good, he might be attracted to your natural scent.
4. He Loves The Way You Carry Yourself
When a guy says “you smell good” it means he loves the way you carry yourself.
The male species is complex and subtle, but when they say something nice about your scent or hygiene that means one thing – there’s no doubt in their mind who enjoys being around this person!
This is a compliment to you and your personality because it means that he likes being around you.
How do you respond when a guy says you smell good?
Now that you know a few reasons why he might be telling you that you smell good, how do respond?
If this is his way of flirting with you or trying to get closer, then it’s a good idea to flirt back.
If you aren’t interested in him or if he isn’t your type of guy, then you can politely say “thank you” and leave it at that.
On the other hand, if he is showing signs of attraction then this might be your chance to make some moves!
It’s always best for a woman to lead the interaction if she wants something with someone.
Here are some things you can say to flirt back when he tells you that you smell good:
- “Thank you, I was just trying out a new perfume.”
- “You’re sweet. What’s your favorite scent?”
- “It’s my natural scent, but I love your cologne!”
- “Thank you. Have you done something different with your hair?”
Don’t let the opportunity pass you by when a guy tells you that you smell good!
So, when a guy says you smell good, what does it really mean?
He is simply being nice.
However, if he starts flirting back with you then this could be a sign that he is interested in you.
If this happens, then it’s time for you to take charge and guide the conversation.
Otherwise, just say thank you and be on your way.
Remember, men want to know that we noticed their comments and enjoy the attention they give us.