Celebrate with EauMG’s Champagne Perfume Guide

 Lil Dagover toasting

Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends.” – Francis Bacon

Harsh. My toasts are not curses, but I’ve always enjoyed the quote. And I do want champagne for my friends (and myself) and this includes perfumes inspired by festive, bubbly champagne. Let’s celebrate the new year with champagne fragrances.

Champagne perfume guide

A. YSL Yvresse EDT – Originally named Champagne, Yvresse will always be champagne. This is the matriarch of all the sparkling wine perfumes. This is a sharp fruity-floral with peaches and fizziness. It’s crisp and sweet. It’s my favorite champagne perfume. If you want a scent that smells like champagne, start with this one.

B. Guerlain Champs-Elysées EDT – This is like a violet mimosa with a cassis-liqueur heliotrope heart. It’s the fanciest hooker champagne cocktail ever. Or a fancy brunch cocktail. Here’s my full review.

C. Annick Goutal Quel Amour! EDT – This is a bubbly fruity-floral champagne cocktail that is audacious in a Jayne Mansfield way. It’s more fruit than champagne but it’s still so much fun. Here’s my full review. It can be purchased at Nordstrom.

D. Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois EDP – Bubbling aldehydes over brut, dry spices and the richest sandalwood. It’s like a woodsy champagne. It’s great stuff and unisex. It’s available at Sonoma Scent Studio.

E. Sweet Anthem Caroline EDP – This is a festive aldehydic fragrance by Seattle-based perfumer, Meredith Smith. Surprisingly, the aldehydes hold on to my skin and then I’m left with a wonderful base that keeps me sniffing my wrists. This indie gem can be purchased at Sweet Anthem.

F. Caron Le 3ème Homme EDT – OK, I know I’m stretching it with this one but I get a sparkling champagne with lemon in the quick burning top of The Third Man. The rest is a clean jasmine fougère. This is my recommendation for a champagne masculine. It’s not such a literal champagne but it does have that “feel”.

G. Sula Champagne Sugar EDP – This fragrance is how I imagine somebody that has never had champagne thinking champagne tastes like. Champagne Sugar is a really sweet perfume. It’s reminds me of champagne candied ginger. Maybe this is a scent for somebody that wants to smell like a desert wine. It can be found at Indie Scents.

H. Victoria’s Secret Fantasies Strawberries & Champagne Fragrance Mist – It’s such a trashy fragrance and I should be ashamed to admit that I sort of like it. But, I am not ashamed. It’s like the jalapeño poppers and Tab of the fragrance world.  Or like a reality TV show that has no competition other than the internal competition of a  bunch of arguing housewives. VS Strawberries & Champagne smells like cheap sparkling wine and strawberry gummies that doesn’t last very long. I usually use the cheap-o body spray from Victoria’s Secret as a room spray.

I know I’ve left out some obvious champagne perfumes. Please share your suggestions. We all need a celebratory perfume. Wishing you a spectacular 2012!

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13 thoughts on “Celebrate with EauMG’s Champagne Perfume Guide

    1. Thank you much for adding those two! I agree. They are both very festive champagne perfumes. I’d love to have a bottle of those. I seem to like “fizzy” perfumes. I also realized recently that I really like the Piguet line.

  1. I don’t have anything to add here, except that I’m looking forward to Kelly & Jones perfume line- they’re all supposed to be based on wines.

    I finally took the plunge and got some full bottles of Caron masculines: 3ieme Homme, Yatagan and my favorite, Pour Un Homme. I got them dirt cheap during a recent Parfum1 sale. Wearing Pour Un Homme kind of makes me want a bottle of Vero Profumo Kiki even more, that’s the only problem. Those are the only two lavender-based fragrances I will probably ever buy.
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    1. Wine + fragrance = great idea.

      I LOVE the Caron masculines…all of them. I wear Pour Un Homme the most, it seems to be the most feminine. I wore Kiki the other night, the extrait. It’s beautiful stuff. It’s pricey but it smells of quality. I think those are the only 2 lavenders that anybody “needs”. They’re the best.

  2. Hey just want to say i love your blog and your fragrance collages/guides. I would love if you did one on rose and vanilla scents!

    1. Thank you for commenting! I’d love to do more of the guides. Maybe that should be my 2012 blog resolution 😉

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