Gourmand fragrances smell good enough to eat and contain some of your favourite ingredients including coffee beans, caramel and roasted cocoa to name just a few.
Here’s a rundown of our favourite Gourmand fragrances:
Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme
This stunning floral-oriental fragrance is a wishlist favourite for any woman. With just one spritz, the blend of of extravagant notes will envelop you in pure luxury. Mandarin oil, bitter orange and ginger extract fuses with precious rose absolute, jasmine, Indian Kulfi accord, sumptuous vanilla and smooth sandalwood. Once the notes settle the Indian Kulfi accord and Vanilla linger all day and every time you catch a whiff of these notes they flirt playfully with your senses. Divine, decadent and truly delectable. I would start dropping hints, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
YSL Black Opium
Coffee lovers look this way. This feminine/glam rock fragrance is an addictive gourmand floral that features black coffee for a shot of adrenaline, white floral to instantly seduce and vanilla for sweetness and sensuality. The smell of coffee can be strong but this dark accord is perfectly balanced by the lightness of the white florals and vanilla making it the perfect blend. Black Opium is vibrant and energising for the day and deeply sensual for the night. I like to spray on clothes, in particular my coat and scarf as well as skin so that the intoxicating aroma stays with me at all times.
Besides baring the glamorous Jimmy Choo name, this fabulous, feminine fragrance will send your tastebuds into a frenzy with it’s toffee, caramel base which is mixed with green top notes, tiger orchid and Indonesian patchouli. While some gourmand fragrances can be too sweet to handle this is perfectly balanced to create a more sophisticated, seductive and sensual aroma. It’s a smooth fragrance that oozes glamour and just like the shoes, it adds the perfect finishing touches to any outfit.
Hugo Boss The Scent for Her
This fragrance is full of interesting twists. The fragrance opens with juicy, velvety peach combined with freesia blossom and at the heart/middle is osmanthus (an apricot based aroma). At the base is where it takes an unexpected twist, the drydown of this fruity-floral fragrance is rich roasted cocoa which gives it a devilishly delicious and darker characteristic. This is the perfect fragrance for those special occasions when you want to make heads turn.
Lancome La Vie Est Belle
An ultimately happy fragrance that will lift your spirits with it’s sparkling notes of iris, orange blossom, blackcurrant and pear and then leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling when the base notes of tonka bean, praline, patchouli and vanilla settle on the skin. Praline is one of the most comforting confectionaries out there so it is no wonder that it was added to this joyful perfume. A true classic that should be part of every woman’s fragrance wardrobe.
Thierry Mugler Angel
Angel is an iconic fragrance that started off the gourmand trend in fragrances so we need to give it a special shout out. This classic scent is a firm favourite with woman across the globe. Why so delectable? Well where do I start, the scent is packed full of delightful ingredients including melon, coconut, mandarin orange, cassia, jasmine, bergamot, cotton candy, honey, apricot, blackberry, plum, orchid, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, red berries, rose, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel. Yes, the list of ingredients are long but that’s what makes this perfume composition a truly heavenly experience.