GOURMAND

Type
Synthetic molecules

Caramel, vanilla-scented, milky, balsamic, candy floss-scented.

A deep, rich, dense and sickly-sweet scent with warm, buttery tones. Caramel is often used as a base note to define fragrances with a sensual heat that lingers. Most often used in women’s perfumes, caramel adds a sweetness to delicate floral compositions and enriches gourmand fragrances.

Production

When used in fragrance, the deliciously sweet scent of caramel is reproduced from other synthetic essences such as maltol or ethyl maltol.
Iconic perfume
Thierry Mugler
ANGEL EAU DE PARFUM

1992, Thierry Mugler wanted to create his first feminine fragrance. A fragrance that makes you want to bite the person who wears it. He wanted to find there all the smells of his childhood, the perfume of his mother, Shalimar, the smell of cotton candy and birthday parties. Angel marks an olfactory turning point in the world of perfumery, by adding a caramel note to the oriental base, and thus introducing gourmand, edible scents. Its fresh start of bergamot, mandarin and passion fruit, facilitates this new note which develops on a base of patchouli, caramel and vanilla, extremely identified.

Thierry Mugler

ANGEL EAU DE PARFUM

AMBERY (ORIENTAL) / GOURMAND

History

The decadent caramel note owes its success to its gourmand predecessor, “Angel”. Originally created in 1992 by Thierry Mugler, Angel reimagined the perfume industry with the creation of a new olfactory family of fragrances nowadays referred to as “Oriental Gourmand” or simply “Gourmand”. As a result, synthetic fragrances now capture the sweetness of delectable delights, from toffee apple to cotton candy and beyond.

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Musk

Bergamot

Sandalwood

Patchouli

Amber

Vanilla

Jasmine

Cedarwood

Rose

Mandarin

Vetiver

Lemon

Tonka Bean

Orange Blossom

Iris / Orris

Cardamom

Pink Pepper

Lavender

Grapefruit

Woody Notes

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