By Khanak Mehta
Hot cocoa, warm vanilla cake, tea with honey... if reading this is making you want to indulge yourself with something sweet, you’re *definitely* going to love gourmand scents. Also termed ‘edible’ scents, these compositions are reminiscent of your favourite baked goods and sweet, sugary drinks. Often accompanied by woody and floral notes, they are a relatively less well-known fragrance family, but still pack just as much of a punch as your favourites.
If you’re ready to dive deeper into scents that will tingle your tastebuds too, try out some of our top gourmand picks. PS: These are warm and perfect if you want to feel extra cosy during the winter as well.
Ready to make a major statement? If you’re looking for one of the sweetest scents out there, we’ve done the hard work for you. This composition has notes of chocolate, honey, truffle, vanilla, and tonka bean amongst other yummy additions, making it one of the most supreme gourmand scents we’ve ever tried.
Feeling extra? Pick up the Nina Extra Rouge! You know that delicious, tempting smell when you enter a bakery in the morning? With strong notes of raspberry mixed with vanilla and ginger flower, you’re about to smell just like that.
Extra-sweet with a touch of florals, this composition from Police strikes the perfect balance between strong and delicate. Keep in mind that this is a powerhouse of a medley of various scents though, so a few sprays should be enough to last you through the night.
Looking for a new date night scent? This delicious concoction from Jean Paul Gaultier is equal parts sweet and sensual. The crispness of pear as a top note also gives it a fresher feel, making it appropriate for daytime wear, too.
With a majorly floral scent that’s complemented by gourmand notes like pink pralines and slightly woody ones like white musk, this scent is relatively subtle compared to the others on this list, making it great for those who are new to this fragrance family.