What do chocolate, vanilla, and candy have in common? We love them both in dessert and in perfume! The difference is, perfume won't disappear after a few bites, allowing us to savor the sweetness for a longer time. Going back for seconds is no issue either, because it comes guilt-free with zero sugar.
Below, check out some of our favorite scents that are almost good enough to eat:
10 Perfumes That Smell Like Dessert
1. Mugler Angel Muse
Mugler is always top of mind when it comes to dessert-like scents, being home to one of the first gourmand perfumes ever made—Angel. That said, we think Angel Muse is just as deserving of a shoutout. Because aside from the original's signature sweetness, it's fruitier, containing a smooth (not to mention rare) hazelnut cream note blended with vetiver and patchouli.
Angel Muse Eau de Parfum, $70 (approx. P3392), MUGLER, muglerusa.com
2. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
Black Opium is an elegant burst of coffee and vanilla, which sounds like it'll be too sweet to wear, but in reality, it offers a spicy whiff that's a true compliment magnet. Warm, sultry, and subtly green, it achieves the perfect balance sexy, fresh, and delicious.
Black Opium Eau de Parfum, $128 (approx. P6203), YVES SAINT LAURENT, yslbeautyus.com
3. Dior Hypnotic Poison
Not all gourmands will have you smelling overly sugary. There are some that settles into a more skin-like scent, as if you've just been baking at home. The perfect example? Hypnotic Poison by Dior, a cozy, warm vanilla fused with smooth almond and coconut notes.
Hypnotic Poison Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, DIOR, SM Aura
4. Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk
Another creamy and sweet vanilla blend is Laura Mercier's Almond Coconut Milk. There's no guesswork with this one, smelling exactly like what's on the bottle with some ylang-ylang and musk on the side for a romantic twist. It's also incredibly versatile, because it's light enough to be your daily spritz but warm enough to be worn to a big event or even to bed.
Almond Coconut Milk Eau Gourmande, P4150, LAURA MERCIER, Rustan's
5. Lancome La Nuit Trésor Nude
La Nuit Trésor Nude combines familiar notes like bergamot and rose with vanilla and coconut to create a sweet, creamy whiff that doesn't overwhelm the senses. It's a great way to introduce more gourmands into your collection if you've always stuck to citruses and florals.
La Nuit Trésor Nude Eau de Toilette Spray, $96 (approx. P4650), LANCOME, lancome-usa.com
6. Prada Candy Night
You can't get any more dessert-like than a chocolate-y scent, and Prada Candy Night is a seductive, date night-ready blend that you should have on your vanity. It starts fresh (literally) with neroli and iris, but it's the addictive tonka bean and vanilla heart and cocoa-patchouli base that makes it worth giving yourself some extra spritzes.
Candy Night Eau de Parfum, price unavailable, PRADA, Department Stores
7. Ariana Grande Cloud
Out of all the scents in Ariana Grande's fragrance line, Cloud, is by far the crowd favorite. It's unapologetically sweet, like cotton candy in a bottle, but the inclusion of lavender, creamy coconut, and vanilla makes it feel like a warm hug.
Cloud Eau de Parfum, $44 (approx. P2131), ARIANA GRANDE FRAGRANCES, arianagrandefragrances.com
8. Guerlain Les Elixirs Charnels Gourmand Coquin
Regardless of your opinion on alcohol-spiked dessert, one thing's for sure: The combination of rum, chocolate, and smoky tea in this Guerlain fragrance is top-notch. It's fruity, sweet, and undoubtedly sexy—an unexpected mix that just works.
Les Elixirs Charnels Gourmand Coquin Eau de Parfum, $260 (approx. P12,595), GUERLAIN, guerlain.com
9. Dior Fève Délicieuse
Fève Délicieuse surrounds the sweetness of praline and caramel with a warm, spicy veil of tonka bean and vanilla. It's not your everyday sugary gourmand, but a smooth, milky blend with a kick. In fact, it's so addictive that you and your significant other might end up sharing a bottle.
Fève Délicieuse Fragrance, price unavailable, DIOR, SM Aura
10. Viktor & Rolf Bonbon
If caramel is your gourmand note of choice, Viktor & Rolf's Bonbon is like wearing a coat made out of the sweet treat. But don't fret, it has all the makings of a sophisticated spritz, too, like the zest of mandarin and the softness of jasmine.
Bonbon Eau de Parfum, $98 (approx. P4746), VIKTOR & ROLF, sephora.com