Sabrina Carpenter's New $30 Fragrance Proves the Dessert Trend Is Here to Stay


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Don't get me wrong, I live and breathe for a good gourmand fragrance, but I often find that I'm not a fan of fragrances that are overly saccharine. You can then imagine my surprise when I gravitated toward Sabrina Carpenter's newly released fragrance Sweet Tooth: Caramel Dream ($30)—upon hearing the name, you'd think it's a fragrance exclusively for the youngins, but think again. This scent may have some seriously sweet notes (delicious dark chocolate bean, caramelized amber, and vanilla), but it's actually so elevated. I'm not mad at the uptick in this trend—many brands are creating dessert-inspired fragrances lately and they're really taking the time to give them a sophisticated edge. Needless to say, if you haven't entered your gourmand era quite yet, now may be the time to start.

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The additional notes of orange blossom, tiger orchid, and sandalwood stand out to me here. Sandalwood really grounds the fragrance and gives it a woodier aroma. It keeps it from teetering on candy-level sweet and makes it feel more wearable for a variety of gourmand-lovers. It's also worth mentioning that this is a new rendition of Carpenter's previous hit fragrance Sweet Tooth. The original Sweet Tooth really packs a punch in the sugar department so Caramel Dream might be the way to go if you're like me and prefer more of a subtly sweet fragrance. I also have to take a second to acknowledge the $30 price tag. A quality perfume under $50? Run, don't walk! Even if this particular dessert fragrance doesn't catch your fancy, keep scrolling. More of our favorites are below.

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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.