Gourmand scents, i.e., those perfumes that have notes inspired by culinary ingredients and dishes, are a divisive issue in the fragrance world. Some, like our senior global editor Connie Wang, are firm in their belief that people should not smell like food, while others love an aroma of deliciousness to waft around them.
Hoping to please both camps, Jo Malone London has released five new limited-edition scents based on classical English desserts, plus the recipes to make the mouthwatering masterpieces they are based on. So, even if you don't want to smell like a fine English crumpet, at least now you'll know how to make one. Read on to check out all five new scents and get the scoop from pastry chef (and creator of Estella Cupcakes) Natalie Estella Seldon on how to make these fancy-pants sweets. Bon appetit!
Jo Malone London Sugar & Spice Collection Colognes, $60 each, available in March at Jo Malone.