Children’s Fragrances You’ll Want To Steal For Yourself
Fragrances made just for wee ones? This may seem like a far-fetched idea since there’s no better smell than that of a baby—but we assure you that this is a real thing, and a luxurious one at that. Moms and dads often treat themselves to a sweet-smelling spritz before walking out the door, and a handful of tony children’s designers think their petite customers should do the same. Much more sophisticated than many adult fragrances out there, these are the crème of the kids’ crop.
Translated as “small and moms” in English, this delicate offering is meant to be shared by mother and child. With whimsically-colored packaging reminiscent of Bulgari’s Eau Parfumée range, this powdery floral fragrance features soft notes of musk, petitgrain, mandarin, white peach, iris and vanilla. And with complementary products that include a bath and shampoo gel, body lotion and soap set, it’s easy to immerse yourself (and your offspring) in this intoxicating scent.
Created by the tres chic French children’s clothier, Tartine et Chocolat’s Ptisenbon has become a perennial favorite of the mommy jet set since its launch in 1988. A green floral with a lemony bent, other notes include orange, honeysuckle, jasmine, lily of the valley, amber and musk. A little-known secret about this scent: It was created for the miniature fashion maison by Givenchy.
Elegance knows no age, at least when wearing Jacadi, and this Parisian fashion go-to for newborns to tweens offers five fragrances to keep the entire family smelling scrumptious from babydom onwards. The range includes the baby-safe Bebé Scented Water, light boys’ and girls’ scents for up to age three, and eau de toilettes for young ladies and men (and potentially their parents).
Fashionistas of all ages have at least one piece of Burberry in their wardrobe (whether plaid or a classic trench), so naturally there’s a starter scent to go along with it. This alcohol-free addition to the Touch range of fragrances is infused with notes of rhubarb, orange, lemon verbena, mint, orange blossom, lily of the valley, jasmine, vanilla, musk and milk—and is a favorite amongst the well-dressed stroller set.
The Little Prince is a staple in any mini-socialite’s library, so of course it makes sense to have the scent to match. Free of alcohol so it won’t irritate delicate young skin, this woody French-inspired juice features a blend of mandarin, verbena, tarragon, fressia, lily of the valley, pine, fir and oak moss that leaves a zesty, fresh impression.