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Gourmand Scents for Shrove (4160)Tuesday(s) & Beyond

Gourmand scents are the newest family in the fragrance universe – a foodie-inspired category in their own right ever since the extraordinary launch of Thierry Mugler’s Angel in the early 90s. Combining addictive deliciousness from sweet cupcake-type to deeply dark chocolate, through caramel concoctions to today’s more sensually inspired grown-up gourmands; these ‘edible’ notes are perfect to seek out for a sweet treat at any time.

But because we are often what we eat – or at least, our taste preferences can be mirrored in the foods we crave – we thought it would be fun to match your favourite pancake toppings to some delectably more-ish perfumes from the always delightfully eccentric British niche house of 4160 Tuesdays. Definitely not only for Pancake Day itself – this house has something for every perfumista’s palate. Scents to indulge yourself with far beyond Shrove [4160]Tuesdays…

 

‘…lemon and orange and real honey absolute for a fresh, tasty top note that makes you lick your lips. So perhaps it’s a gourmand – a scent that smells of tasty food – but the pancake bit is quite subtle – plus they are British pancakes, the sort with no sugar in the batter. Oh who are we kidding? Really it’s all about warm bodies.’

4160 Tuesdays Sunshine and Pancakes from £32 for 15ml

 

‘A bright light sparky citrus scent to drag us out of the grey days of winter into shiny spring! Bursts of citrus and lemon tartness, with a touch of mellow sweetness too it is the most sophisticated way we can think of to bring back memories of sweet shops and playtimes. The tanginess of citrus fruits, the softness of musk and vanilla. ‘

4160 Tuesdays Mrs Gloss Lemon Sherbet from £25 for 15ml eau de parfum

 

 

‘A long time ago in a village perched on a hill, there was a house above a chocolate shop where a beginner perfume-maker’s friend lived… Over the Chocolate Shop is the gloriously rich aroma you can inhale as the chocolatiers make their first batch of pralines in the early morning. Melting cocoa butter, a dash off coffee, hazelnut extract and a drop of vanilla absolute.’

4160 Tuesdays Over the Chocolate Shop from £40 for 15ml eau de parfum

 

 

‘A light, fruity floral fragrance which smells like a refreshing glass of fruit punch with a hint of cherry jam.  So how do we create a cherry jam note? What we did was to blend citrus essential oils, flowers, woods and raspberry. We’re pleased with its scrumptiousness.’

4160 Tuesdays Fruits of the Tree of Knowledge from £25 for 15ml eau de parfum

 

‘A gold bottle of creamy custardness with notes of crumble and a tiny bit of fresh leaf tobacco. (This adds richness and depth like to a fragrance which might otherwise be a little bit too sweet and fluffy.) Our sophisticated Vanilla Custard fragrance is made to last, and stays close to the skin to invite closer inspection.’

4160 Tuesdays Creamy Vanilla Crumble from £40 for 15ml eau de parfum

 

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