Summer for me often evokes memories of sitting on a beach, the waves (and sea gulls) in the background while everything smells like suntan lotion. There are definitely fragrances out there that smell just like suntan lotion (I'm looking at you Bobbi Brown), but this isn't one of them.
Notes: Almond, coconut milk, jasmine, rosewood, ylang-ylang, vanilla, tonka, heliotrope & musk
This fragrance isn't new (I believe it was released in 2006), and Laura has added it to an Eau de Toilette, Scrub, Hand Cream, Body Cream, Body Wash, Body Butter, Honey Bath... you get the picture. This is a very popular scent and it is almost possible to use only Almond Coconut product when getting ready for your day.
Almond Coconut is one of those fragrances that depends a lot on a person's body chemistry. It can be amazing... or not so great. The internet is filled with people who either love or hate this fragrance. I highly recommend trying a spritz and wandering around the store for a good 30 minutes or so before making a decision about this one.
On me, the initial scent is very heavy on the almond, but with a bit of the ylang-ylang mixed in. It's an interesting floral-nutty scent. After about 30 minutes the coconut comes out a bit more, not to the point that I smell edible, but it is definitely there. The combination of Almond and Coconut is just.. kinda yummy. With a little bit of floral and woodsy grounding it this isn't screaming "Almond Joy Candy Bar", instead it is just enough coconut to make me feel a little tropical. The Almond is a lighter woodsy scent to ground everything.
I'll be reaching for this all summer to wear by our little paddling pool in the backyard, my grown up mommy version of the beach.