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Chabaud’s Sweet Aromas

Sweet Aromas

One of the biggest fragrance trends emerging is the popularity of gourmand notes in fragrances. This was a global trend in the early 2000s that continued for the following decade as praline, caramel and toffee appeared in the base notes of many bestselling fragrances. More recently, vanilla has been a staple ingredient in both women’s and men’s scents. It’s often paired with tonka bean which has a warm almond-like aroma that can smell like vanilla.

As we head for 2023, the popularity of baking shows, Starbucks cafes and decadent desserts increases, perfumers are following suit. You’ll notice that the floral fragrances in particular pack a sweet kick in the drydown. French perfumery brand Chabaud is renowned for its gourmand fragrances that are an homage to classic French desserts. Lait de Chocolate (chocolate milk) is an amber-chocolate-vanilla scent for her or him that smells good enough to eat. It blends notes of rich dark chocolate, cold milk and vanilla with a little jasmine and musk. It’s heavenly.

Lait de Vanille is inspired by a classic dessert recipe. It’s a French spread for bread made from milk, sugar and vanilla, which is especially popular in South America under the name ‘dulce de leche’. The heart consists of chocolate-balsamic notes of benzoin that blends nicely with vanilla and caramel.

Chabaud Concentré whisks notes of milk, coconut and caramel into a dreamy sweet confection. The light and seemingly transparent fragrance features a slightly tart unsweetened coconut and closes with restrained caramel notes.

And Chabaud Lait de Biscuit is a delicious amber-spicy-gourmand fragrance for her or him opens with a pastry note of butter biscuits that combines with sweet vanilla and rich caramel, reminiscent of toffee.

You can experience all four of these sweet fragrances in a wonderful Chabaud Discovery Kit that features four 7.5 ml eau de parfum scents. It’s called the “Gourmand” Discovery Kit and is available at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com

NAME: Chabaud Gourmand Set x 4

Eau de Parfum

Size:

7.5 ml x 4

Fragrance Description: This discovery set allows you to sample four deliciously sweet gourmand scents including: Lait de Chocolate, Lait Concentre, Lait de Biscuit and Lait de Vanille. The scents were created to be enjoyed by men and women – anyone with a sweet tooth

Made in France.

Scent Style: sweet gourmand scents for her or him

Key ingredients: chocolate, vanilla, caramel, milk

How to use: Hold the bottle about a foot from your skin and spray twice.

Scent fact: Each 7.5 ml spray vial will give you approximately 75 sprays.

NAME: Chabaud Lait de Chocolat

Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Description: Chabaud Lait de Chocolat is an amber-chocolate-vanilla fragrance for her or him created by Sophie Chabaud. She mixes notes of dark chocolate, milk, vanilla and musk with jasmine, teak wood, cedar and musk. She explores the relationship of jasmine and chocolate to create a charming sensuality from start to finish.

Made in France.

Scent Style: an amber-chocolate-vanilla fragrance for her or him

Key ingredients: dark chocolate, jasmine, teak wood, cedar, chocolate, milk, vanilla, musk

How to use: Hold the bottle about a foot from your skin and spray twice.

NAME: Chabaud Lait de Vanille

Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Description: Chabaud Lait de Vanille is an amber-vanilla fragrance for her or him that opens with notes of confiture de lait, a French spread for bread made from milk, sugar and vanilla, which is especially popular in South America under the name ‘dulce de leche’. The heart consists of chocolate-balsamic notes of benzoin that blends nicely with vanilla and caramel. It is meant to create a sense of well-being.

Made in France.

Scent Style: an amber-vanilla fragrance for her or him

Key ingredients: vanilla milk, chocolate-balsamic benzoin, caramel

How to use: Hold the bottle about a foot from your skin and spray twice.

Scent fact: In uncertain times, the public looks for comforting fragrances that remind them of childhood and family. That is why you see so many scents with vanilla, caramel and cocoa.

NAME: Chabaud Lait Concentré

Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Description: Chabaud Concentré is a delicious gourmand fragrance for her or him that whisks notes of milk, coconut and caramel into a dreamy sweet confection. It’s meant to evoke memories of condensed milk, a popular ingredient in classic baking. The light and seemingly transparent fragrance features a slightly tart unsweetened coconut and closes with restrained caramel notes. A fragrance for anyone with a love of sweets.

Made in France.

Scent Style: a delicious, light gourmand fragrance for her or him

Key ingredients: milk, coconut, caramel

How to use: Hold the bottle about a foot from your skin and spray twice.

Scent fact: Your sense of smell is at its peak before 10 am in the morning.

NAME: Chabaud Lait de Biscuit

Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Description: Chabaud Lait de Biscuit is a delicious amber-spicy-gourmand fragrance for her or him that evokes memories of our childhood. The scent opens with a pastry note of butter biscuits that combines with sweet vanilla and rich caramel, reminiscent of toffee. It’s a sweet treat.

Made in France.

Scent Style: an amber-spicy-gourmand fragrance for her or him

Key ingredients: butter biscuit, vanilla, caramel

How to use: Hold the bottle about a foot from your skin and spray twice.

Scent fact: Vanilla is one of the most popular aromas in the world. It evokes comfort, childhood and family.

Chabaud fragrances are available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com


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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Cynthia Sacks
    November 10, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Oh dear — they sounds so incredible that I am sure I would then be hungry! @cindy_sacks

  • Reply
    Linda L
    November 2, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    I feel like I’ve just visited a French patisserie! I’m sure I would enjoy all these gourmand fragrances. Bravo Chabaud!

  • Reply
    Angela Citrigno
    November 1, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    I love a discovery kit and each fragrance sound delicious and something I would actually eat. The joy that each scent gives you the illusion of a baked treat 😊😋😋😋😋 Another wonderful read. Thanks Dave.

  • Reply
    Jamie Johnson
    November 1, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    I have to check these out! Sounds like my kind of fragrance. I LOVE gourmand scents, and I especially love the bakery style scents. They just make me feel SO good when I wear them. Plus, I love smelling good enough to eat! Thanks Dave! Great piece!! xoxoJJ

  • Reply
    Kay
    November 1, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    Exciting that HBC is getting these in! Have been curious about them for a really long time and the other options open to Canadians weren’t great.

  • Reply
    September Dee
    November 1, 2022 at 10:14 am

    They do sound yummy!

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