Candace Bushnell, the author of Sex and the City, has a new web series called The Broadroom created in partnership with Maybelline New York. In episode 2 entitled The Sweet Smell of Success, the scent of vanilla is featured as the key to dealing with difficult men.
"In this episode, starring Jennie Garth and Jennifer Esposito, the girls let us in on a few 'other' uses for vanilla fragrance."You can watch the episode here: The Broadroom
In case the trick does not work for you, you can try pumpkin and lavender, which has been shown in one study, if not necessarily to make men nicer, to make them more excited.