There’s nothing like a gourmand fragrance. Warm, wearable and far from sickly, it’s the ultimate sweet indulgence. So, what are gourmand scents? As a relatively new kid on the fragrance block, they’re the mouth-watering perfumes with addictive notes that tend to smell almost edible. Think: vanilla, caramel, cotton candy, chocolate, almonds, coffee and honey – you get the gist.
If, like us here at The Perfume Shop, you love unapologetically sweet perfume, keep scrolling! Because the best gourmand scents lie just ahead. Your perfume collection is about to get a lot tastier…
Bonbon by Viktor & Rolf
Of course, we can’t have a list of gourmand perfumes without the yummy Bonbon by Viktor & Rolf making an appearance. An intoxicating fragrance for those with a sweet tooth, it combines fruity top notes of sparkling orange, blackcurrant and mandarin, with a heart of jasmine, orange blossom and caramel. Rounded off with soft, elegant woods, it’ll keep you smelling great all day long. Mmm! Oh, and the one-of-a-kind bottle’s so pretty, it almost doubles up as décor.
Uomo by Valentino
Prefer a sweet-smelling fragrance with a woody twist? Then you’ll love Valentino’s Uomo. Soft, smoky notes of cedar and vetiver may be the main players, but it’s the base notes of velvety vanilla and powdery Iris that make this masculine scent one of the most refined and sophisticated gourmands around. Trust us, it’s a scent people will comment on and ask you about. (You’ve been warned.) Prepare for endless compliments with a single spritz!
A*Men BY Mugler
Sometimes, the classics simply cannot be beaten – and this can definitely be said of Mugler’s A*Men. This fragrance is all about the rich, woody oriental notes of patchouli, vanilla, chocolate and coffee, in the best possible way. Top notes of bergamot, lavender and peppermint seamlessly blend in, to make it delicious in every sense of the word. You’ll kind of smell like a warm caramel latte, but dare we say it, even better – yum! The added bonus? It’s easily refillable, so you don’t need to part with the eye-catching bottle once your scent runs out either. Simply bring your empty refillable into any one of our stores or order a refill online to top up at home.
Noir Pour Femme by Tom Ford
Tom Ford really knows how to create timeless, yet unique fragrances and Noir Pour Femme is no different. If you’re after unconventional sweetness, then this scent is for you! The rich, creamy base of vanilla, amber and sandalwood is enhanced with a white floral heart and citrus top notes of mandarin, ginger and bitter orange. It results in a dark and mysterious gourmand scent that will have you smelling deliciously distinct in a crowd—or anywhere, really. The best bit? The fragrance lasts for ages too.
Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
Calling all caffeine addicts! What’s the next best thing to a scrumptious cup of vanilla mocha on a dark, rainy morning? You guessed it – a liberal spritz of Black Opium. Undeniably feminine and addictive, this perfume picks up where the original Yves Saint Laurent fragrance left off, only with a more powerful kick. It opens with fruity pink pepper and orange blossom, before black coffee’s warm, enveloping notes take centre stage. A hint of sensual vanilla at the base is enhanced with patchouli and cedar, creating a captivating floral gourmand scent that’s more energising than most. Housed in a sleek black glitter bottle, this fragrance didn’t have to smell good. But it really does!
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