Sunshine and Pancakes
Perfumery dialect: Woody citrus gourmande oriental?
Top notes: lemon/orange
Heart notes: Australian sandalwood/rosewood/jasmine
Base notes: vanilla/honey/musk/benzoin
Ingredients: Alcohol, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Farnesol, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate.
Sunshine and Pancakes is the scent of sun on your warm skin towards the end of the day on a British beach, when you’re packing up the buckets and spades and walking to the pancake shop. In perfumers’ terms, Sunshine and Pancakes is difficult to define as there’s nothing else quite like it. It might be an Oriental fragrance, with its benzoin and vanilla base; it’s soft but not that sweet. And it doesn’t smell the slightest bit eastern. It has a heart of rosewood, Australian sandalwood and sacred jasmine, to capture the scent of warm skin. The woods are there for the effect though, not as a feature, and it doesn’t really smell of wood. Then the pancakes: lemon and orange and real honey absolute for a fresh, tasty top note that makes you lick your lips. So perhaps it’s a gourmande – 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. We pretend it’s about pancakes, but it’s about the sensuality of sunkissed skin. Oops, we said that out loud.