Sexy Angelic by Honore des Pres

Yes, this French perfume is ECOCERT, meaning it's ingredients are 100% natural botanicals produced using organic farming methods. But once glance at the bottle confirms this isn't your Kundalini instructor's bottle of patchouli.

Created by Olivia Giacobetti, arguably the best "nose" (and interestingly the only female one widely recognized in the industry, and the first to create an entirely non-toxic fragrance). She's been hired to create fragrances for Diptyque, Frederic Malle, Costes, Hermes and L`Artisan Parfumeur. 

And yes, Sexy Angelic is classified as gourmand, meaning it's a fragrance that smells good enough to eat, but neither is it one of those infantile cupcake-y concoctions marketed towards tweens. 

Giacobetti was inspired by the traditional marzipan candies of Aix-en-Provence. The sugared almond paste is the base note, with the peppy kick of Angelica seed (anise like notes) and balanced with green iris and hemlock (celery like notes) to tie it all together.

It's extremely feminine  but not overtly sweet. At first spray, it's all black licorice candy and effervescent green top notes, before slowly descending into a soft powdery buzz. By the end of the day, it simmers into a heady vanilla almond. I've had a bottle of this on rotation over the past year, and I still can't get enough.

$84 / Spirit Beauty Lounge or Detox Market