Flowers, woods and fruits seem like more obvious components of a perfume, but while it may seem a little odd, milk is actually at the heart of all the coveted scents this summer. In fact, milk has long be used in fragrance and the milky warmth is at the core of many a vintage aroma.
What does milk smell of anyway? Rather than what you might associate with lattes and breakfast cereals, in fragrance milk notes are actually subtly sweet, comforting and have the power to transport the wearer to childhood. Milk also has the power to enhance any floral notes it’s mixed with.
Here are three milk-hearted scents worth adding to your fragrance library if you want your fragrances to be on-trend this summer (we hear there are plenty more to follow in the coming months, too)…
Michael Kors Wonderlust
The top notes of this scent include almond milk, pink pepper and bergamot, meaning it’s a scent that won’t go unnoticed. If you like your fragrance to last all day or make a statement, this is a bold choice.
£66 for 50ml eau de parfum at Boots
ALAÏA Paris Eau de Parfum Blanche
Here’s a strong white floral for you that blends almond milk, heliotrope and vanilla. If it’s warmth and sophistication you’re after, this design house fragrance is the one for you.
£43 for 30ml eau de parfum at John Lewis
Terry de Gunzburg Flagrant Delice
This scent even looks milky in the bottle, which adds a visual authenticity, but it’s almond milk and sun-ripened fig that give this warmth, comfort and a little bit of mystery.
£73 for 50ml eau de parfum at House of Fraser