The Most Delicious Perfume Ever: NEW KAYALI Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33


Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33

She’s creamy, she’s delicious, she’ll literally make your mouth water. I couldn’t be more excited to introduce our NEW gourmand beauty: Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33.

Hi guys, it’s Monie here, AKA the perfume princess. I’m taking over to spill all the insider deets of the latest juice in the KAYALI family. Inspired by my LOVE of pistachio gelato, this new juice is the ultimate gourmand fragrance. Seriously, all the keynotes are based on food, and it smells so good you might actually want to eat it! Every time I spritz it on my skin, I feel so delicious, so if you want to smell like an absolute snack, this baby is for you! Here are all the deets, from the inspo to the notes and, of course, my fave layering options.

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 Notes

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 Notes

Top notes: Pistachio gelato, hazelnut, rum, cardamom green, bergamot

Middle notes: Geranium, peony white, jasmine, muguet, raspberry, white peach, pear

Base notes: Whipped cream, marshmallows, cotton candy, Turkish delight accord, cocoa, cedarwood, sandalwood, tonka bean

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 is literally an explosion of yumminess and mouth-watering texture. The fragrance journey begins with the decadent nuttiness of hazelnut before pistachio bursts onto the scene, blended with rum for an utterly irresistible combination.

In the heart of the fragrance, delicate floral notes emerge, including jasmine and white peony, before raspberry and white peach are revealed, oozing a soft, sophisticated sweetness. As the fragrance dries down, you’re met with a delectable overdose of whipped cream, fluffy marshmallows, and Turkish delight that send your senses into overdrive. Finally, at the base, luxurious woody notes act as the crème de resistance, adding an opulent last bite. Yum, yum, YUM!

The Inspiration

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33

Whenever someone asks the question, “what would be your last meal on earth?” For me, it’s pistachio gelato. There’s just nothing as decadent, creamy, and delicious! True story: I fell in love with pistachio gelato back in 2014 when I went on a trip to Rome with my sister, Alya. I couldn’t stop eating it, and it quickly became my fave dessert of all time and my ultimate guilty pleasure.

When we began to create this juice, I knew I wanted a really beautiful, true gourmand perfume. In the KAYALI family, our fragrances always feature gourmand notes, like Vanilla, which is one of our cult scents. But this time, my team and I knew we wanted to push the boundaries, so we decided to work with the master of gourmand fragrances, Olivier Cresp, who’s renowned in the industry for making blockbuster gourmand juices. Not only did we work with Olivier, but we also worked with his son, Sebastien. This just felt super special to me, as KAYALI is a family business, and family values are at the heart of everything we do. It was such an honor to work with Olivier and Sebastien, and as a fragrance nerd, it was a real fan-girl moment for me!

Olivier and Sebastien took their inspiration from the legendary patisserie in Paris, du Meurice, by Cédric Grolet. Full of scrumptious ideas, we decided we wanted to create a never-smelled-before “birthday cake” fragrance layered with rich, sophisticated, and addictive notes. But after working together and discussing my love of pistachio, we knew pistachio had to be the key note. After many servings of Cedric Grolet’s famous pistachio dessert and scoops and scoops of pistachio gelato, we decided to recreate all of its mouthwatering textures – creamy, nutty, and utterly gourmand. I couldn’t be more obsessed with the final scent – I really believe we’ve elevated the pistachio note and made it one of the most delicious, luxe gourmand scents of all time.

The Scent

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I’m going to pass the mic to Olivier to describe the juice this time, “The fragrance begins with mouth-watering facets of hazelnut and pistachio blended with rum for a charismatic addiction. In the heart, we used the beautiful white peony for a rosy, honey-like effect and muguet to maintain the perfect balance of sweetness, freshness, and sophistication.” One word… YUM!!

It’s one of those fragrance you just CAN’T get enough of. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and nutty gourmand notes. It’s playful and flirtatious and yet intense at the same time. She’s the ultimate mood booster that honestly makes me feel sooooo happy, kinda like that first bite of your fave dessert.

The Technology

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 Notes


For all you fragrance nerds out there, you may already be clued in on STT technology, which was a key component in us making this fragrance. It’s the art of expressing tastes in fragrances, a technique drawn by the expertise of flavorists for perfumers and their creations. The ingredients give texture, evoke appetizing emotion, and add another layer of innovation to new fragrances. It’s what makes the scent soooo special and truly tantalizing.

The Name

By the time we finalized the juice, I couldn’t stop spraying it. I would literally drench my body in the delectable scent, and every time, I would literally just say, “YUM!” So when it came to naming the scent, it was just one of those things that made sense.

The Bottle

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 Notes

For the bottle of this juice, again, we knew we wanted to do something a ‘lil different, so we decided on a frosted mint green bottle to really emulate that pistachio gelato vibe. It also has a white cap, which we’ve never done before. I’m obsessed – it’s chic and luxe but still fun and playful! It really pops and makes for the cutest shelfie snap!

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 Layering Options

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 Layering

KAYALI was founded based on my obsession with fragrance layering, AKA when you combine two or more perfumes to create one unique scent. So naturally, I had to spill the deets on my fave layering combos using Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33.

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 + Utopia Vanilla Coco | 21: A soft and delicate fusion of creamy coconut notes with the utterly addictive blend of creamy vanilla, pistachio, and rum. I can literally taste it!

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 + Eden Juicy Apple | 01: A rich and sophisticated combination of creamy pistachio and hazelnut paired with energizing fruity notes.

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 + Déjà Vu White Flower | 57: An opulent and delightful white floral blend mixed with an overdose of sweetness.

Mona’s Perfume Tips & Tricks

  • Spray Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 EDP on your pulse points (inside wrists, behind the knees, the center of the chest, nape of the neck, behind the ears) as well as on your clothes for a more powerful scent trail.
  • For even longer wear, moisturize your pulse points with balm or lotion, like our KAYALI Vanilla | 28 Hand Cream, $15, before spritzing on your body. The rich vanilla scent is the ultimate base.
  • For a delicate diffusion, spray on your hair towel before drying your hair or directly onto your hairbrush prior to styling.

Yum Pistachio Gelato | 33 is available to shop online and in stores on March 21st in four sizes: 100ml, $145 (£112, €130, AED580), 50ml, $105 (£83, €96, AED441), 10ml Deluxe (£25, €30, AED123), and 10ml Travel Spray, $27 (£23, €26, AED108). Sign up for the waitlist here (live midnight tonight!). I can’t wait for you guys to try it!