These Best-Selling Perfumes Make You Smell Like Dessert (But Are Still Elevated)

Dessert people, rejoice—there’s a fragrance family specifically made for you. Gourmand scents are made for people who would rather eat desserts first (or skip savory food entirely). Simply put, gourmand scents smell good enough to eat. Gourmand perfumes are filled with mouthwatering edible notes like candy, caramel, vanilla, almond, peach, cherry, coffee, and honey. 

Though not for everyone, these perfumes are much more versatile than you probably think. When people think of gourmand scents, they tend to think that they’ll smell sickeningly sweet. In reality, however, many gourmand scents are incredibly complex and wearable. At this point, fragrance houses have nailed making dessert-flavored scents that are sweet and rich without veering cloying. Keep reading for our favorite gourmand scents in every category.

Leasy In Paris Best Gourmand Perfumes

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Best Candy Gourmand Scents

Best Caramel Gourmand Scents

Best Vanilla Gourmand Scents

Marina Torres Best Gourmand Perfumes

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Best Almond Gourmand Scents

Best Peach Gourmand Scents

Emma Hoareau Best Gourmand Perfumes

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Best Cherry Gourmand Scents

Best Coffee Gourmand Scents

Best Honey Gourmand Scents

This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.

Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.