Much like Ant & Dec, smell and taste are inseparable — a fact exemplified by the latest limited-edition fragrance range from Thierry Mugler. The Taste Of Fragrance range combines scents wrought as much from haute cuisine as haute couture, adding a culinary slant to some staple fragrances. A*Men (100ml, £50) uses a concentrate of red pepper to create a warm, masculine scent, combined with oriental and woody notes.
There are scents for women too, all of which explore similar foodie territory, and could make original festive gifts (especially as none of them feature essence of sprout). The classic Angel (35ml, £42) has praline, pure cocoa powder and caramelised almonds, while Alien (30ml, £39) has been given an edge of salted butter caramel.
It’s worth bearing in mind they will smell considerably more pleasant than they taste.