I Want to Smell Like a Marshmallow

But not like marshmallows. You know? More like the “ooh, you smell so good, what are you wearing” kind of way.

Let’s look at some gourmand fragrances that give off that vibe. Fall is here, let’s celebrate! Smell like a marshmallow! (Fun fact, I do not like eating marshmallows. But all of these, save one, have something more to them and that lets me forgive the fact that they remind me of the worst of confections.)

Let’s just smell delicious.

I Want to Smell Like a Marshmallow.

Eau Duelle, Diptyque

Eau Duelle, Diptyque

To be fair, I don’t get marshmallow from this, but a lot of people do. What I do get is vanilla, and that is what gets us there. But there’s also a greenness and some spice, making this my favorite of the bunch.

1 Marshmallow


By the Fireplace, Maison Margiela Replica

By the Fireplace, Maison Margella Replica

Were you making s’mores? Because I get campfire vibes more than fireplace vibes. Either way, this one is a lot at first, coming on strong, but it fades into a gentle warmth that reminds me of the softer Whispers in the Library.

2 Marshmallows


Marshmallow, Demeter

Marshmallow, Demeter

Leave it to Demeter to make something that smells exactly as you would expect. Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover, or in this case a scent by its name.

5 Marshmallows


Baccarat Rouge 540, Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Baccarat Rouge 540, Maison Francis Kurkdjian

This is beautiful. This is popular. People absolutely love it! I was talking about it on Instagram and I said it smells like burnt sugar, so there you go. It’s just not what I prefer, but it could very well be the one for you.

Cloud, Ariana Grande

Or try Ariana Grande’s Cloud for 1/6 the price. Very similar.

3 Marshmallows


Yes I Do, Etat Libre D'Orange

Yes I Do, Etat Libre D’Orange

Wear this to a spring wedding, bride or guest. (Wait, now that I type that, am I being led because of the name? Because the copy on the site is very Lolita, not bridal.)

Soft, lily of the valley with an underlying sweetness.

1 Marshmallow


This was a very fun post to make. Honorable mention to Bath & Body Works’ Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte which is far too sweet for me, but something I would have loved when I was younger.

p.s. If you’re going to smell like a marshmallow, might as well be sitting in something equally fluffy. I suggest the Bacio Cream Boucle Lounge Chair from CB2, or perhaps Jonathan Adler’s Ether Cloud Settee.


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  • Jessica
    September 21, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    This is so fun! I saw recently that you got a sample pack (or something?) to test the Madison Francis perfume. Do you mind sharing where? I tried and loved the Ariana Grande dupe awhile back but it “turned” on my at some point throughout the day! Thanks!

  • Amy
    September 22, 2021 at 9:59 am

    I get a lot of marshmallow from I Profumi di Firenze Vaniglia del Madagascar. It’s a lovely scent.

    • Making it Lovely
      September 22, 2021 at 11:15 am

      I wasn’t familiar with it, but I’ve looked it up and now I’m intrigued.

  • Barb S.
    September 22, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    thanks for sharing this!! I literally went and bookmarked all of them!!

  • JJ
    September 28, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    The Method company of products used to make a Rice Milk + Mallow laundry series that was absolute heaven! If they ever bring it back I will let you know.

  • Colleen N
    October 28, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    I love this post! What font did you use there?