And here is my pick, the luscious coconut mango.....
Out of all the scents in the Signature Coconut Collection, I think this one has the perfect amount of coconut in it, which is to say, it was the one I could actually detect coconut in. It's not overly sweet and above all I found it different from the usual coconut scents churned out by bath & bodyworks. They always have this artificial plasticky vanilla note overpowering the delicate creaminess of coconut. But thankfully this one is not overly sweet or cheap smelling. The first burst of spray is very fruity. Pure tropical mango which lingers on the skin for a few minutes. The vanilla makes a quick appearance and then thankfully disappears leaving you with creamy coconut and fruity mango. The mango in it is not the sweet South Eastern variety but the tropical kind I really love this scent.It's a happy tropical scent which wont leave you smelling like a fruit salad. Sadly it is a limited edition so if you love it like me, stock up.
These are available online and in B&BW stores for $12.50
I got mine from Shams Islamabad for Rs.1300.
Speaking of mangoes, If you love how it smells and are looking for a perfume with a prominent mango note check out Taj Sunset by Escada.
I was searching for a perfume with a sweet true to life Indian mango note. And have found it in this beauty. The mangoes you get from Hawaii and tropical countries smell and taste totally different from subcontinent mangoes. The perfumers at Escada have done a brilliant job in capturing the scent of Alphonso mangoes (most expensive in the world) from India. The website says this is the first time that this note has been used in a fragrance. The drydown on my skin is heaven. Coconut, delicate florals and sandalwood. Cant wait for the summers, so I can wear this again.
Tropical aromas have a positive effect on our moods. So spritz some on and escape to the tropics. Imagine being right by the ocean, the gentle lapping waves....and relax.
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