Words: Lauren Carbran
Just the word makes our mouth water. We all know syrupy, sugary praline is delicious in a dessert (you haven’t lived until you’ve tried a chocolate and hazelnut praline tart, FYI), but what does it smell like in a fragrance? It’s a hero in signature scents and new launches alike, so let’s find out…
Praline is a confectionery sweet, created by mixing together nuts, sugar and sometimes cream. It’s most commonly a chocolate filling or blended with chocolate for a gorgeous dessert.
Sweet-smelling scents are nothing new in the fragrance industry. In fact, they’re all the rage right now. Think Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet and its delicious mix of jasmine milk, sugar musk and raspberries. Britney Spears has jumped on the bandwagon, too, with her latest launch, Rainbow Fantasy, showcasing a blend of cotton candy and pears.
So, what does praline do in perfumes? While chocolate gives a scent a deep, bold, cocoa accord, praline is much sweeter and brighter – the perfect ingredient for your summer fragrance, we say.
Right now, we’re seeing more praline scents launching. Why? Because it’s the summer equivalent to dark cocoa accords and is perfect for gourmand fragrance fans who want smell adventurous and stand out this summer. Here are the praline perfumes that need to be on your list…
ARIANA GRANDE CLOUD FOR HER
Sweet tooth? Superstar Ariana Grande has launched the dreamiest fragrance, Cloud, which blends punchy praline with cream of coconut, juicy pear and lavender blossom. We couldn’t think of anything more perfect for summer. It’s on the hot list right now.
MUGLER ANGEL EAU DE TOILETTE FOR HER
Angel Eau de Toilette is finally here – and if you like light, sweet smells, you’ll adore this one. Soft, delicate hints of praline mix with berries, apple and peony for a summery blend like no other. It’s a subtler blend than the original, so whether it becomes your day-to-night scent or a special-occasion option, you’ll get loads of compliments.
LANCOME LA VIE EST BELLE FOR HER
This beautiful classic scent is a firm favourite for everyday wear. Praline combines with orange blossom, blackcurrant and pear, so you’ll be reminded of your favourite fruity dessert. And as it’s an eau de parfum, it’ll linger on your skin all night long. Praline never smelt so good.
JUICY COUTURE VIVA LA JUICY FOR HER
Praline meets party girl in this scent. The bottle is energetic and girly and so is the juice – a playful mix of praline with caramel, vanilla and wild berries. Guaranteed to make your mouth water, this one’s perfect for garden parties, summer weddings and vacaying on a beach. Enough said.