What is milk fragrance?
You heard it here first – the milk perfume craze is coming, and we predict it’s here to stay. But what is milk fragrance, we hear you ask? Cosy and comforting, fruity notes make them fresh for summer, while creamy, nutty smells give them a warm, winter undertone. Genius! While you needn’t wave goodbye to your favourite florals and fruity fragrances, it’s time to make space in your beauty cabinet for perfumes with creamy, milky accords. But be warned – you’ll find it hard to pick just one.
WHAT DOES MILK SMELL LIKE IN PERFUME?
So, what does milk accord smell like? Well, perfumers recreate the milky perfume smell with materials called lactones. Found in fruits, they tend to smell like coconut or peach on their own, but when mixed with vanilla, they create a milky aroma. The sweet, gourmand smell really gives a scent more depth, character and addictiveness, making milk perfumes truly irresistible.
So Scandal by Jean Paul Gaultier on mirror surface
PERFECT BY MARC JACOBS
Perfect by Marc Jacobs is as unconventional as it is harmonious. With a smooth, creamy almond milk heart, this calm yet fresh fragrance is brightened by notes of juicy rhubarb and solar daffodil and grounded by mellow cedarwood and cashmeran. The result? A clean, light and fresh fragrance that stays with you from the very first spritz. And have you seen the quirky bottle? It’s as gorgeous as the smell it holds!
COFFEE BREAK BY MAISON MARGIELA
Bottling up the sensation of milk froth on your lips and the comforting ambience of coffee machines and quiet chatter, Coffee Break by Maison Margiela evokes nostalgic memories of a busy coffee shop in the city. The coffee and mousse milk accord smells like a dreamy blend of creamy coffee, milk foam and sweet pastries. It’s fresh, inviting and almost good enough to eat.
SO SCANDAL! BY JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
So Scandal! by Jean Paul Gaultier isn’t a milk perfume to be ignored. On the outside is a curvy and sensual bottle inspired by couture fashion. On the inside is a daring, extravagant aroma bursting with addictive and creamy milk notes and a floral heart of jasmine and tuberose. Exhilarating yet seductive, you’re guaranteed to get ALL the compliments when you step out in it. We hope you’re ready!
Ariana Grande isn’t only the princess of pop – she’s also the queen of delectable gourmand perfumes. And Cloud is no exception. Featuring a mouth-watering blend of juicy pear, whipped cream, cream of coconut, vanilla and punchy praline, this dreamy fragrance is enough to satisfy even the sweetest tooth. Be careful, though – if you spritz it on an empty stomach, it might just make your tummy rumble…
A DROP D’ISSEY BY ISSEY MIYAKE
A Drop d’Issey by Issey Miyake is a full-bodied fragrance that plays into its rich and creamy almond milk accord with relish. Pure and clear damask rose adds a delicately floral aroma, while ethically-sourced orange flower packs a tangy punch. You might not think milk and orange go well together, but you’ll soon see they’re a match made in heaven. Apply it to your body’s warmest points to intensify the fragrance.
ELIXIR BY ANGEL
The enigmatic Angel Elixir by Mugler is many things, but if there’s one way to describe it, a floral milky way would be a great place to start. Captured in this star-shaped bottle is an out-of-this-world floral bouquet, a shimmering spark of metallic spices and a nebula of luscious vanilla infusion. It’s ultra-feminine, edgy and one of the most unique milk-inspired fragrances you’ll ever wear. Sign us up!