This summer’s best perfumes are inspired by Grandma’s puddings

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Lucy Partington
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With their layered sweetness and hint of nostalgia, summer’s new scents are fragrant reminders of Grandma’s homemade puddings.

We’ve had perfumes that smell sweeter than a trip to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, and scents that are reminiscent of fields of flowers, but now it seems the inspiration is a little bit closer to home.

From zesty lemon to juicy orange, sweet coconuts and tart berries, this summer’s most appetizing scents come inspired by the puddings you ate as a child, during the school holidays, at your grandma’s house. 

Summer 2019’s best fruity fragrances are inspired by homemade puddings

The freshly baked cakes and desserts that filled your nostrils as you played in the garden, these scents are served with a dollop of nostalgia – and we can’t get enough. 

From lemon meringue pies to rose blancmange, rhubarb syllabub and summer pudding, we’ve rounded up the crème de la crème of summer fragrances and baked some delicious puddings to go alongside them…

Summer’s best fruity fragrances

  • Memoize London Caritas


    Inspired by: summer pudding

    Mixed berries, cardamom and clove will delight even more than a summer berry dessert.

  • Maison Margiela Replica Under The Lemon Trees


    Inspired by: lemon meringue pie

    Citrus notes mixed with coriander make this fragrance sharp with a sweet edge, like the best lemon meringue pies should be.

  • Lancome Idole


    Inspired by: rose blancmange

    This bold combination of rose water and patchouli demands attention - just like a grand blancmange.

  • Laboratory Perfumes Gorse


    Inspired by: coconut snowballs

    Zingy lemon and lime cut through milky coconut for a fresh, exotic blend.

  • Kenzo World Kenzo Power


    Inspired by: fondant fancies

    Lashings of tonka - vanilla’s earthier sister - make this as satisfying as any fancy cake.

  • Floral Street Electric Rhubarb


    Inspired by: rhubarb syllabub

    Perfectly ripe rhubarb, frangipani and jasmine sambac swirl together to embody the carefree spirit of summer.

  • Coach Floral Blush


    Inspired by: peaches and cream

    Echoing this classic dessert with peach, creamy musk and peony notes makes for a treat of a scent.

  • Armani Prive Orangerie Venise


    Inspired by: orange jelly

    Orange flower is paired with neroli and bergamot for a seriously mouth-watering scent.

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Lucy Partington

Freelance beauty editor Lucy Partington is obsessed with all things skincare, collecting eyeshadow palettes that she'll probably never use, and is constantly on the hunt for the ultimate glowy foundation.

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