In Sweden we call it fika
Today, we celebrate the much anticipated yearly day of the Swedish semla. Us Swedes never say no to a good moment of fika, relaxing with a cup of coffee and a sweet baked good. A semla is a particularly fluffy bun filled with a sweet almond paste (not to be confused with marzipan) and a thick layer of whipped cream. It’s so good, it’s even got its own day in the calendar.
Unfortunately we can’t send you a semla through the screen, so instead we’ve gathered our most mouthwatering scents to give you a hint of the heavenly scent of a semla.
The most prominent scent of the semla is the vanilla, from the powdered sugar sprinkled on top. Often associated with sweets, the vanilla scent has more facets than one might think. In Vanilla Vibes, the sweetness is balanced with an interesting coolness from sea salt. A perfect match.
If you’re looking for a more challenging variety you might appreciate vanilla paired with cinnamon. Blomma Cult gives you those freshly baked vibes of vanilla and cinnamon mixed with floral notes that add a certain sexy elegance.
At Sniph, our opinion is that a semla is not complete without the crispy cardamom softly baked into the bun. Nordic Cedar presents an earthy cardamom that melts into patchouli and cedar wood to bring out a spicy ethereal trait.
What would the semla be without its magical layer or bitter sweet almond paste waiting in the centre? In Tardes we get to experience a more noble almond, that warms and seduces. Mixed with roses and heliotropes, this scent is an embrace and a free spirit all at once.