Redhead Fact: Redheads smell better. Anyone who's dated a redhead is bound to comment on their distinctive smell; it's a smell that's far stronger than a woman who does not have natural red hair. The reason for this is that, similar to other animals that flaunt their goods, redheads are here to lure us in to their clutches and makes us theirs forever. That smell has been compared to "amber and violets" and is noted as being "civet" in its scent. Hello, pheromone overdrive!