Fragrance

By Stephanie Nolasco

If we were to tell you that you could enjoy milk chocolate, birthday cake, or an orange creamsicle without gaining a single ounce, would you believe us? Luckily you can, in the form of tasty treats for your nose. The holiday season is near and everyone is prepping to enjoy countless servings of pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and gingerbread men, so why not indulge some more, guilt-free? Check out our picks for best dessert-inspired fragrances that’ll make you smell good enough to eat!

Could the fashion designer’s muse be Madonna’s tween daughter Lourdes “Lola” Ciccone? Marc Jacobs’ vampy fragrance, Lola, is adored by Materials Girls looking to smell just as posh as they feel. With its dazzling violet-hue bottle and a Technicolor bouquet resting on top as a cap, one may assume that it’s another floral aroma for the girl who seems to have everything. Yet, like the bad boy of style, Lola surprises with its many colorful notes that are preferred among New York’s young fashionistas. Jacobs satisfies his sweet tooth with pink peppercorn, succulent slivers of ruby red grapefruit, golden pear d’anjou, and creamy vanilla. Lola starts off light and delicate, but quickly becomes a warm and sinfully seductive aroma made to transform the streets of Manhattan into your personal runway.

Available: Bloomingdales and http://www.bloomingdales.com

Now this is one perfume that’s fit for a queen! Margot Elena’s yummy fragrance line Tokyo Milk is famous for putting sweets, like sugared violets, candied lemons, and vanilla-kissed cream, in a bottle. For those wanting to feel as decadent as Marie Antoinette savoring red velvet bon bons, purchasing the wildly delicious Let Them Eat Cake is in order. With its rich scent reminiscent of a fluffy butter cream-covered birthday cake, it actually features sugar cane, coconut milk, vanilla orchid, and white musk crushed and distilled. You’ll be tempted to lick your wrist!

Available: Kisan Concept Store, 125 Greene Street and http://www.amazon.com

Speaking of royalty, even princesses need magic to live out their fairy tales, so rather than relying on prince charming, they’re turning to a bride’s best friend. As a homage to teen daughters Cecilia and Josephine, wedding gown designer Vera Wang introduces shoppers to her enchanting Princess. Don’t let Princess’ instant airy note of water lily fool you. There’s plenty of mouthwatering mandarin meringue, dark chocolate, and luscious vanilla chiffon to be found here. Only the best for Wang’s daughters and princesses everywhere!

Available: Sephora and http://www.sephora.com

Nothing satisfies rumbling tummies like warm French pastries, which could explain why Laura Mercier’s Crème Brulee has reached a cult-like status among New Yorkers. With its oozing caramel essence, it’s hard not to pick up a bottle just to have endless whiffs of this lip smacking custard without packing on the pounds. Now that Mercier is releasing a new eau de toilette for dessert lovers, it’s safe to say that it will also be adored. Crème de Pistache is made for pistachio lovers as it features the tempting nut with almonds, pralines, hazelnuts, and freshly whipped cream. Be warmed, Crème de Pistache may be too sweet for some, but if you want to experience that same feeling as slowly devouring vanilla ice cream covered with melting caramel, then you won’t be able to resist this latest creation.

Available: http://www.lauramercier.com

While many fragrances promise to make you feel sexy with a spritz, this newcomer just wants to give you a blast from the past. I Heart Unicorns from A Beautiful Life Brands wants to pay “an ode to your teenage years where Barbie dolls and blacklight posters co-existed in your boudoir.” We’re still remembering our cherry scented “My Little Pony” dolls, which is why we’re falling under I Heart Unicorns’ spell. Imagine a burst of orange creamsicles uniting with bubblegum and store bought candy. From lemons and peppermint, I Heart Unicorns slowly settles down to sandalwood and frankincense. British supermodel Agyness Deyn became an instant fan of I Heart Unicorns, calling it “warm nostalgia in a bottle.” There’s nothing like reliving your youth without Botox.

Available: Urban Outfitters and http://www.abeautifullife.com

Dessert just wouldn’t be complete without the tantalizing treat that’s been seducing both men and women for centuries. It’s no wonder that when Hershey’s debuted their bite-sized, gift wrapped chocolate “kisses” in 1907, it would quickly become an American classic. Now, chocoholics can get their fix in a new way, all thanks to Demeter’s Hershey’s Kisses. There are no flowers, whipped cream, or even usual vanilla to be found in this cologne spray. Hershey’s Kisses is simply smooth, drool-worthy milk chocolate. You’ll be swept away to a world filled with chocolaty goodness-and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Available: http://www.demeterfragrance.com

Originally published November 2010
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