9 sweet scents for a peppier fragrance palette
Mood-enhancers, the lot of ‘em
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / April 26 2022
Sweet fragrances hold a special place in our perfume collections. They are, for all intents and purposes, the cheery tonic that soothes the doldrums of day-to-day living.
Like Mary Poppins said: “just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”. And when you’re run down or fresh out of inspiration, a peppy palette of mood-enhancing sweet scents is sometimes all you need to alleviate the tension.
Embrace your inner sweet-tooth and inhale the decadent notes of fruit, vanilla, musk and more within these nine signature sweet perfumes – dessert’s on the menu.
Glasshouse A Tahaa Affair Devotion EDP
Yep, that’s right, everyone’s favourite gourmand candle fragrance – Glasshouse’s ‘A Tahaa Affair’ ($49.95 at Glasshouse) – has been adapted and bottled into a luxury personal fragrance that retains all the deliciously sweet and rich caramelised notes you know and love. The point of difference between the two fragrance offerings lies in the inclusion of exotic white flowers such as jasmine sambac, vanilla orchid, Polynesian hibiscus and Tahitian foliage, which help to instill an elevated airiness to the otherwise decadent eau de parfum.
$139 at Glasshouse
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia EDP
Free-spirited, joyous and magical, this floral-leaning scent teams gardenia, jasmine and pear accords with a hint of brown sugar to evoke an air of positivity that lingers long after the first spritz.
$158 at Myer
Floral Street Sunflower Pop EDP
Inspired by the effervescent buttery-yellow hue of Van Gogh’s sunflowers, this citrus-heavy fragrance delights the senses with notes of bergamot, bellini and mandarin paired with sumptuous moments of honey, musk and amber.
$110 at MECCA
Vilhelm Parfumerie Dear Polly EDP
A favourite of team BEAUTYcrew, this scent is sure to put a pep in your step. Even when you’re holding on for dear life in the last few hours of your work day, the refreshing palette of bergamot, apple, ceylon black tea, oakmoss, musk and black amber will re-energise your spirit. Trust us, this is our WFH saviour for when we need an instant pick-me-up.
$349 at MECCA
Clinique My Happy Peace & Jasmine
At just $35 a bottle, and boasting the promise of ‘happiness, peace and the sweet scent of jasmine’, this budget-friendly, mate tea, jasmine, lavender and Sicilian lemon-infused fragrance is one sweetly-scented offering we’re tempted to buy in bulk.
$35 at Adore Beauty
MARC JACOBS Daisy Love Eau So Sweet Eau De Toilette
Love the floral freshness of Marc Jacobs Daisy? This sweetened version of the scent features notes of white raspberry, bergamot and crystallized cloudberries to add a distinctly fruity perspective to the whole experience.
$110 at Sephora
HUDA BEAUTY Kayali Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper 25 EDP Intense
If you’re just as devastated as us that Marc Jacobs has discontinued their iconic Decadence fragrance, then have we got great news for you – this is a near-perfect dupe. An intensely potent scent, this sweet spritz features notes of pink pepper, saffron, lily, bergamot, rose, vanilla orchid, magnolia, sandalwood, amber, patchouli and musk.
$153 at Sephora
Ferragamo Signorina Ribelle EDP
With notes of vanilla gelato and coconut, and a blend of intoxicatingly sensual white florals, this bold scent is juicy, velvety and laden with hints of citrus to boot for a fresh perspective on personal scent.
$122 at Adore Beauty
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy EDP
Want something with both gourmand sweetness and peppy sweetness? This fruity-floral fragrance is just that, featuring the combination of the two without being overpowering. It balances its berry, honeysuckle and mandarin blend with a creamy dry-down of caramel, vanilla and amber, and you best bet it's downright delectable all the way through.
$110 at Priceline
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.