According to the writers at Allure:

If you’re like most women, you grew up loving beauty products that smelled like sweet treats: bubblegum lip glosses, vanilla fragrances, chocolate-scented body lotions. The list of dessert-y products goes on and on.

And, full stop! Good article, people at Allure. Go enjoy that on-site gym now, I have to reset the rodent-trap in our office. Oh, wait, no, there’s more.

But while reviewing some of the newest stuff coming out this fall, I realized that our love for sweet scents is always not so enduring. Many of our editors say they’ve written them off as adults. “I don’t want to smell like dessert,” says beauty director Amy Keller. “And they make me think of 14-year-olds, which I also don’t want to smell like.” Associate editor Elizabeth Siegal agrees: “They seem a little young to me, and I think they’re best left to the kitchen—I don’t want to smell like a cake!”

Because… cake is not delicious? I am confused. Cake is delicious. And smells good. Why would anyone not want to smell delicious? Are they telling me I have to stop smearing frosting on my pressure points? Because that, too, is confusing.

Eh, I actually like foody scents, because I think vanilla is the most delicious smelling thing in the whole world. But I guess some people could find them a little too sweet. Do you have a preference when it comes to scents?