We don't know about you, but candies were a big part of our childhood. You know that ecstatic feeling you get when you receive some after a doctor’s appointment or as a treat during Halloween? Those were the days. And while we still indulge in candies every now and then, we're thankful that we now have more guilt-free options as adults. Case in point: Spraying on a sweet-smelling, candy-scented perfume can provide almost the same satisfaction!
What are candy fragrances?
Candy-like scents can be classified under the sweet and gourmand fragrance category. Like citrus or vanilla scents, these can be a blend of synthetic edible elements that will remind you of a real sweet treat. Usually, sweet-smelling fragrances have accords like chocolate, vanilla, cream, fruits, and actual candy. They are often concocted with other notes like florals and musk to elevate the fragrance and give it a more grown-up touch. Lastly, unlike other fragrances like powdery and florals that give a mellow and relaxing scent, candy perfumes are upbeat and can wake you right up in just one spray.
Best Sweet Perfumes to Try If You Love Candy Scents
This type of perfume has different varieties, and it can take a while to discover the scent you like the most. So, we’ve narrowed it down to make it easier for you. Happy scrolling!
1. Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme
This posh bottle houses gourmand accords of raspberry, oranges, and marshmallow that will provide passion and confidence as you stride. It’s also joined with tuberose and sandalwood for a lavish and mature touch.
Pour Femme Eau de Parfum, P3479, DOLCE & GABBANA, Department Stores
2. Anna Sui Secret Wish
Playful and enchanting, a spritz of this perfume is like entering a fairytale. It airs out a fruity candy trail due to notes of lemon, melon, peach, blackcurrant, and pineapple. It gives a pop of freshness on the skin.
Secret Wish Eau de Toilette, price unavailable, ANNA SUI, Department Stores
3. Prada Candy
You'd be smelling like dessert with a spritz of this cult-fave perfume, thanks to its distinct note of rich caramel. It also has a sensual mix of musk and benzoin for a lingering scent that’s sweet and spicy, perfect for a girl who's all that.
Candy Eau de Parfum, P7200, PRADA, Rustan's
4. Vera Wang Princess
Just like its name, this fragrance can twirl you with a sweet princess-like confidence. It’s concocted with accords of apple, mandarin, and apricot with tinges of chocolate and vanilla for a whimsical charm that’s inviting.
Princess Eau de Toilette, price unavailable, VERA WANG, Department Stores
5. Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy
Our girl Ari embodies that sweet yet sexy aura, and that's exactly what you can expect from this scent, too. A whiff will take you to a daydream of warm vanilla, fluffy marshmallows, and luscious blackberries and bergamots. You'll definitely turn heads because of the flirty trail it will leave behind.
Sweet Like Candy Eau De Parfum, $55 (approx. P2675), ARIANA GRANDE FRAGRANCES, arianagrandefragrances.com
6. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
If you like a splash of both candy and flowers, then turn to Flowerbomb! It will remind you of a lush giant bouquet with its fresh top notes of orchid, freesia, jasmine, and rose. That sweet, candy-like aroma then comes from the hints of bergamot and vanilla.
Flowerbomb Eau De Parfum, $115 (approx. P5590), VIKTOR & ROLF, us.viktor-rolf.com
7. Philosophy Fresh Cream
Fresh Cream is like a warm, comforting embrace. It's a sugary fragrance for sure, but it delights your senses without being cloying. This simple blend swims in whipped cream, sugar, tonka bean, and heliotrope—light, fresh, and smells like your favorite dessert.
Fresh Cream Eau De Toilette, $45 (approx. P2187), PHILOSOPHY, philosophy.com
8. Marc Jacobs Love Eau So Sweet
For a dainty scent that lingers, try out Love Eau So Sweet, a saccharine scent with a floral touch. It opens with notes of juicy raspberries, crisp bergamot, and candied cloudberries, with sprinkles of daisy and jasmine milk that will make you feel and smell ethereal.
Love Eau So Sweet Eau de Toilette, P3998, MARC JACOBS, Rustan's
9. Escada Candy Love
Another "dessert" in a bottle, Candy Love provides an aroma of delightful caramel apples, airy vanilla whipped cream, and a finishing of rose for an added elegance. A few spritzes might just transport you to candy land—no joke!
Candy Love Eau de Toilette, P5835, ESCADA, caretobeauty.com