Sweet Smelling Perfumes That Smell Like Dessert

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There’s nothing wrong with wanting a bit of sweetness in life, and the same goes for your perfume.

Luckily, there are tons of sweet scents out there that smell like delicious desserts, from fruity to chocolatey and much more. But with so many sweet-smelling perfumes out there, how do you separate the best from the rest?

If you’ve got a sweet tooth and want a perfume to match, then you’ve come to the right place! In this handy guide, we’ll take you through 10 delicious-smelling perfumes that smell just like dessert!

So read on, and find the perfume that’s perfect for you!

10 Perfumes That Smell Just Like Dessert!

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Prada’s ‘Candy’ fragrance is famous for its sweet and seductive notes of caramel and vanilla. However, Candy Night from the same line steps things up into dangerously delicious territory.

With its base scent of cocoa-patchouli and a vanilla heart note, Candy Night brings a rich chocolatey scent that is balanced out with a smooth caramel finish in the dry down.

This leaves it smelling like a delicious dessert but without being overpoweringly sweet like other fragrances.

Throw in some floral notes of iris and neroli for a fresh twist, and Candy Night brings a lot to the table.

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La Vie Est Belle translates to “Life is Beautiful” - this sweet yet delicate fragrance definitely captures the good things in life!

This perfume from Lancome may seem simple at face value with a base of patchouli and floral notes of iris and orange blossom, but venture further and you’ll find a much more complex fragrance with plenty of subtle twists.

With fruitier opening notes of black currant and pear, La Vie Est Belle soon turns towards sweeter notes like vanilla, praline, and tonka bean for a well-balanced fragrance that isn’t overwhelming but will last all day.

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Pour Femme is another fruity fragrance, but it has a lot of depth and complexity to its scent. It opens with sharp citrusy notes of raspberry and tangerine, which quickly leads o a heart of orange blossom and jasmine for a sweet floral scent.

However, a fruity fragrance on its own isn’t enough to make it smell like dessert; that’s where the smooth, rich hints of vanilla and marshmallow come in to add a delicious twist.

Finally, its base notes of sandalwood and heliotrope gives the scent an earthy, woody base to tie everything together.

This makes Pour Femme a light and bright fragrance with more than meets the eye (or nose, in this case), with a striking complexity that leaves you wanting more. It’s well-balanced, long-lasting, and smells absolutely incredible!

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Fantasy/Britney Spears Depp Spray 3.3 Oz (W)

Celebrity fragrances have a bit of a reputation for being overpowering and garish, especially when it comes to sweeter scents.

Fantasy by Britney Spears, however, proves this wrong with a desserty offering that brings a delicious fragrance without going overboard.

Fantasy pairs bright and fruity scents with some deeper, richer notes that complement each other perfectly.

It starts off with hints of kiwi, lychee, and orchid for a sweet opening before moving into richer notes of jasmine, white chocolate, and even some notes of quince for a sour twist, supported by a base of musk.

This might sound like it would clash, but everything’s perfectly balanced and well-rounded. It does err on the sweeter side of things and is aimed for a younger crowd, but Fantasy is a fragrance that makes anyone smell incredible!

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Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb line has plenty of great options to choose from, but it’s the original eau de parfum that smells most like a delicious dessert.

While its name might lead you to think it only has floral scents to offer, the Flowerbomb EDP has a lot more going for it than just some flowery smells.

The notes of jasmine, orchid, and rose certainly give it a floral edge, but this is accompanied by other scents like sweet bergamot and a deep base of amber, musk, and patchouli.

However, it’s the rich vanilla that really transforms this perfume into a dessert fragrance, keeping the stronger floral and citrus notes in check behind a smooth and comforting veil.

It might be a floral scent at first, but the dry down turns this perfume into a deliciously sweet affair.

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Mugler is well-known for its dessert-like fragrances, and Angel Muse is a prime example of why this reputation is deserved.

This subtle-yet-seductive scent has all you could ask for from a sweet perfume, with a perfect balance of sweetness and a rich base that gives it intensity without being overpowering to the nose.

Like Mugler’s original Angel perfume, Angel Muse is an amber vanilla scent with notes of chocolate, vanilla, and citrus.

However, Angel Muse brings plenty of its own to the table; in particular, it sets itself apart with a smooth (and uncommon) hazelnut cream heart that brings a richness to the perfume.

It also has base notes of patchouli and vetiver for an earthy base that keeps the perfume from becoming too sweet.

This unique blend makes Angel Muse smell as interesting as it is delicious!

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Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison for Women Eau de Toilette Spray, 1.7 Ounce

Unlike many other dessert-like fragrances, Dior’s Hypnotic Poison doesn’t rely on super fruity or sugary notes to get its sweetness. Instead, it offers a more subtle and reserved scent that leaves you smelling like you just left a bakery.

With its warming notes of vanilla and chocolate mixed with nutty scents like almond and coconut, Hypnotic Poison lasts all day with a subtly sweet dry down.

It also has hints of anise and some fruity notes of plum and apricot for a delicious and seductive fragrance that will entrance anyone who smells it.

But despite how reserved its scents are, Hypnotic Poison is a strong fragrance that lasts for hours on end without fading. This means that it only takes a small spray for this captivating fragrance to hypnotize everyone around you!

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Givenchy Live Irresistible Women 1.7 oz EDP Spray

Like Hypnotic Poison, Live Irresistible Delicieuse from Givenchy steps away from the fruity and sugary scents of other perfumes for a delicious bakery-like fragrance.

Its opening notes of cherry, caramel, and French pastries welcome you with a sweet embrace before leading to smoother scents of vanilla, almond, and tonka beans. 

Unlike the original Live Irresistible, which focuses more on floral and fruity notes, Delicieuse brings a rich and smooth base of amber and musk to keep the fragrance grounded and restrained.

This isn’t a bad thing, however, and it helps to make this perfume a delicious and subtle fragrance that lasts up to 8 hours.

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Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl for Women Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.7 Ounce (New 2021)

Good Girl Velvet Fatale is a perfect example of what a dessert-like fragrance can be.

You might mistake it for a fruity perfume at first, with its opening notes of lemon and bergamot; however, it soon evolves into rich middle notes of praline, almond, and coffee for a sweet and smooth dessert fragrance.

It also brings hints of vanilla and tonka bean, with some sandalwood and cashmirwood for balance.

Hints of spice from its cinnamon and patchouli base add a nice flair to the perfume, and give it a seductive twist that perfectly complements the rich coffee and vanilla notes.

Delightfully complex and oh-so seductive, Good Girl Velvet Fatale hides a lot of depth behind its sweet floral base.

It can be hard to find this perfume, but if you manage to get your hands on a bottle you definitely won’t be disappointed!

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This perfume from Laura Mercier does pretty much exactly what it says on the bottle. Its blend of almond and coconut milk makes this fragrance sweet and smooth, while hints of vanilla add a layer of richness to the sweet.

It also features base notes of ylang-ylang and musk for a deeper experience, and notes of jasmine and rosewood give it a slight woody scent that keeps things grounded.

This leaves Almond Coconut Milk smelling sweet and refreshingly simple. 

Its simplicity doesn’t make it basic or one-note, however; in fact, this works to the perfume’s advantage and makes it a versatile and light fragrance that can be worn practically anywhere.

Its subtle sweetness combined with its long-lasting scents makes this a perfect day-to-day dessert perfume that anyone will love.

Final Thoughts

Sweet Smelling Perfumes That Smell Like Dessert

So there you have it - 10 of the best sweet-smelling perfumes that smell just like delicious desserts! All of these perfumes have a lot to offer, and there are so many different fragrances to choose from that there’s something for everyone to love!

Whether you’re looking for something fruity and floral, rich and chocolatey, or a balance of everything, there are plenty of deliciously sweet perfumes out there to choose from. 

So whatever it is you’re looking for, there’s sure to be a fragrance on this list that will satisfy your sweet tooth (or sweet nose)!