Buying a scent for your baby may not be up there on your essential to-buy list along with nappies, wet wipes and bubble bath. But, it’s definitely not to be sniffed at. Just like fashion designers who produce perfume lines as a extension of its brand – children’s fashion lines want in on the act too. And, why not?
Fragrance for kids – both boys and girls – is big business in Europe especially in France where scenting ones baby and child is seen as part of its daily beauty regime – and aren’t we always looking for ways to add that certain Joie de Vivre spirit into our everyday? An important thing to remember is that most baby fragrances and perfumes tend to be made up of water – meaning you’re not exposing delicate skin to alcohol or other nasties. And, until the age of 3 they really are designed to be spritzed or dabbed onto clothing. Meaning babies smell, well a little more like clean babies – and isn’t that just a little more desirable than most baby smells? Plus, these lighter scents are perfect for you to wear too.
An important thing to remember is that most baby fragrances and perfumes tend to be made up of water – meaning you’re not exposing delicate skin to alcohol or other nasties.
So, why not awaken your little ones senses with a few of our favorites?
BONPOINT EAU DE SENTEUR
A soft variation of Eau de Bonpoint for little ones. A fresh and subtle Eau de Senteur at the same time discreet and refined.
TARTINE ET CHOCOLAT PTISENBON EAU DE SENTEUR
With delicate notes of mint, citrus and honeysuckle this light cheerful alcohol-free scent is suitable form newborn and beyond.
BVLGARI PETITS ET MAMAN
For mums and babies this scent offers up fresh base notes of iris, peach and vanilla, floral middle notes of sunflower, rose and chamomile finishing with woody top notes of Brazilian rosewood, tangerine and bergamot.
ENFANCE EAU DE TOILETTE
A subtle bouquet based on Italian bergamot, bringing bright and soft light like the first rays of the sun at dawn. Neroli taking us to the refreshing shade of the foliage of an orange tree. White musk and ambrette to evoke the tenderness and warmth of a mother’s arms.
GABRIEL ET VALENTIN COLOGNE
At the top, citrus fruits, bergamot, grapefruit and petit grain bring the tangy freshness of childhood. In the heart, orange blossom, water jasmine and wild rose prolong this fragrance of innocence. Almond, vanilla and white musks, found in the base notes, underline this feeling of warmth, softness and comfort.
NANOS EAU DE COLOGNE
A mix of Mediterranean essences with peach, rose and orange blossom the low-alcohol content means its suitable for toddlers and older children.
LE BEBE JACADI
Spray this perfume to awaken baby’s senses with refreshing, luminous notes of bergamot and freesia, followed by heart notes of soft, white flowers combining orange blossoms and jasmine, against a delicious backdrop of rich musk and sesame.
LITTE FEMME BY ZARA
The children’s version of Zara’s favorite perfumes. Oriental eau de toilette. Fragrance pyramid includes notes of peony, vanilla, and musk.
MINOIS EAU DE TOILETTE
Blend of orange blossom, jasmine, mandarin and honeysuckle.
NATURA MAMÃE E BEBÊ
The baby smell of Mamãe e Bebê cologne conveys love, care and affection. The cologne’s vegan formula contains only the essentials for a safe, smooth scent. It contains no alcohol or preservatives, so it does not harm the baby’s sensitive skin.
Remember, if you’re a mum-to-be who has gone off perfumes due to those inevitable hormonal changes; Or a new mum who wants to feel a little fresher when shower time is almost non-existent or, even as a softer alternatives to your usual scent which can help to create that ‘safe smell of mum’ to comfort baby at nap time (try dabbing on your scarf or on a muslin) these colognes, and eau de toilettes do double-duty. Happy shopping!