Coffee and Cocktails – Drink Inspired Fragrances

The trend for sweet, gourmand food and drink scents are nothing new; drink inspired fragrances have always been popular. But the link between scent and taste is becoming a buzz topic. From eating experiences in the dark, bottomless brunches to the continued rise of plant-based diets, we are continuing to expect a complete sensory experience from the experiences and the products we buy.

The world of perfumery is continually evolving, and one exciting trend that has emerged in recent years is the blending of scents with cocktail and café experiences. Perfume brands are now collaborating with mixologists and café establishments to create multisensory encounters that delight both the olfactory and gustatory senses. Let’s take a closer look at how these curated experiences are shaking up the fragrance industry.

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It’s no wonder that the art of mixology and the world of perfumery have merged, given their shared focus on crafting sensory experiences. Perfume brands have begun experimenting with creating scents inspired by their favourite beverages, collaborating with renowned mixologists to perfect their craft.

What products are drink-inspired fragrances good for?

These drink-inspired scents are suitable for any number of different product types. So whether you’re a fan of fresh, fruity scents or rich, warm aromas of a coffeehouse, these drink-inspired scents may be the perfect addition to your product portfolio.

Here are just a few of our favourites;


  • Gin & Tonic: A crisp, refreshing scent of a gin and tonic, featuring notes like juniper, citrus and tonic water.
  • Mojito: Perfumes with a mojito-inspired fragrance may include hints of fresh mint, lime and sugarcane, reminiscent of the popular cocktail.

Body Sprays and Mists:

  • Piña Colada: Body sprays and mists often offer tropical-inspired scents like piña colada, combining coconut, pineapple, and rum notes.
  • Iced Tea: Light, sweet scents of freshly brewed iced tea with undertones of lemon or peach for added freshness.


  • Mulled Wine: Warm spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are great for warming and cosy candles.
  • Hot Cocoa: A cozy candle might emulate the comforting scent of hot cocoa, with notes of chocolate, marshmallow and perhaps a touch of vanilla.

Room Sprays:

  • Fresh Lemonade: The bright, citrusy aroma of fresh lemonade is great for room sprays, with uplifting notes of lemon, sugar and maybe even a hint of mint.
  • Coffeehouse: For those who love the smell of a bustling coffeehouse, room sprays can offer fragrances reminiscent of freshly ground coffee beans, along with warm, inviting notes of caramel or vanilla.

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Our Favourite Drink-Inspired Fragrance

passionfruit martiniPassionfruit Martini

Shake things up with this sweet and juicy tropical mango fragrance. Our Mango & Passionfruit fragrance is jam-packed with notes of ripe papaya skin, tangy orange, succulent raspberry, and a hint of crisp green apple. It’s like a fiesta for your senses! But don’t just take our word for it. Try it for yourself and be prepared to arrive in a tropical paradise.

Caramel Latte

We love this aroma of rich, velvety caramel latte hits your nose, instantly transporting you to your favorite coffee shop. The warm and comforting scent wraps around you like a snug blanket, making you forget all your worries, and suddenly life feels just a little bit sweeter. The notes of caramel, vanilla, and roasted coffee beans blend together to create an experience that will awaken your senses and have you craving for that first sip of a delicious latte.

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Espresso Martini

A strong espresso bean scent with creamy coffee liqueur and hints of creamy sweetness, with a touch of dark chocolate. This scent is perfect for both body care, personal care and room fragrance.

peach Bellini

Peach Bellini

Well love this one for its big burst of energy. A sweet and fruity aroma of ripe peaches mingles with the effervescent bubbles of sparkling wine, creating a refreshing and invigorating scent. This scent is so versatile. We love this for room mists, body spritzes and even for candles.

These fragrance creations haven’t just been limited to drinks. We are now seeing pastries, cakes and other delectable treat-inspired scents. The scent-infused delights not only stimulate the palate but also transport consumers to a world of sensory pleasure.

Perfume brands now partner with cafés to create signature scents that embody the essence of their fragrances. These scents infuse the café ambiance, enhancing the overall experience and immersing customers in the brand’s unique universe. From the moment they step through the door, visitors are enveloped in a sensory journey that marries fragrance with gastronomy.

Interested in creating your own Drink-Inspired Fragrance?

As the trend in drink-inspired perfumes continues to gain momentum, we can expect to see further innovation and diversification within the category. These scents are capturing the imagination of customers and appealing to their desire for uplifting and pampering scents.

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About Carvansons

Carvansons is a world-leading manufacturer of mass-market and bespoke aroma compounds for the UK and international markets. Founded in 1941, Carvansons design, test and manufacture fragrance oil for various industries. Our fragrances can be found in industrial and home care products, fine fragrance, room scents and personal care. We comply with IFRA guidance around the use of fragrances and can provide all safety information where required. Our experienced and dedicated team of fragrance experts are well placed to support and advise on the latest trends and research. We provide a bespoke and tailored service perfumery creation service that supports your needs. Working in partnership with our customers, we help create the perfect fragrances for their products and build long-term relationships.

We work with many different companies throughout the world, which include both household names and smaller, niche industries. As a result, we look to advise and consult with you on the perfect scents for your product through market research and new product development.

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*Please note: Before committing to any fragrance decisions, we suggest you conduct your own market research and seek the advice of a knowledgeable fragrance and perfumery specialist. The perfumes and products mentioned within our blog are purely examples of products that contain particular fragrance notes. These are for reference only. We do not receive any commission for affiliated links/advertising.