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The praline, a more than gourmet note
We discover the praline mainly in gourmet and feminine perfumes. The latter has, at present, a huge success since we see that out of 10 perfumes sold, 6 are gourmet perfumes. The notes from the praline make the mouth water. The praline note offers a fragrance that oscillates between toasted sugar, almond, and hazelnut. These are smells that are immediately sympathetic. The fragrances of the praline note instinctively remind us of the sweets of our childhood. The praline, like the other notes from the confectionery, then acts as an “olfactory comforter.” In addition, the praline is consumed in perfumery without moderation. We can thus give free rein to our desires without taking a gram. What more could you ask for?
The praline and its association with other olfactory fragrances
Like all gourmet notes, praline goes wonderfully with confectionery notes such as chocolate, caramel, and especially vanilla, as in “La vie est Belle” by Lancôme. Placed here as a base note, the praline is associated with vanilla, patchouli, and tonka bean. Built around the iris, La vie est Belle is an ode to happiness. Here, the woman is smiling, accessible, and edible. The praline goes wonderfully well with fruits and citrus fruits. This is the case for the perfume of Nina Ricci Les délices de Nina 2015. Always positioned as a base note, the praline is accompanied by sandalwood and white musk. As for the fruits, we discover a nice mix of strawberry, raspberry, tangerine, lemon, and grapefruit. Gluttony is taken to the extreme, with bursting and tangy notes. We meet the praline in other perfumes of Nina Ricci, in particular in Nina or Nina Pop.
Small candy that gives off a scent of toasted and sweet almonds, praline is one of the sweets that takes us back to our childhood. Its fragrances are mainly used for gourmet feminine perfumes. There it can offer its warmly sweet and toasted aspect. Associated with many fruits and different flowers, the praline is part of beautiful scents, mainly gourmand. This confectionery ingredient is nowadays an essential ingredient in perfumery. Like what, the smell and the taste are not so far from each other.