Saturday, December 26, 2009

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut



Laura Mercier Almond Coconut is a Gourmand comfort scent. I like this but it smells like Diesel Plus Plus Feminine. They're both milk scents, but the coconut might be a little more noticeable in the Laura Mercier. Naomagic comes to mind as well. Try it if you like Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille, Kat Von D Saint, Comptoir Sud Pacifique Caramel Sunset or Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison. The hand creme is nice, too.

They also have a Pistachio scent which is similar to Almond Coconut but creamier, and not as warm (the Almond Coconut has a "steamy" (sort of like stepping out of a hot shower) yet "dry" (like towels that came out of a dryer) woody-musk base). Pistachio has a rosy (but the soapy kind) dry down. Both Almond Coconut and Pistachio are pleasant scents for bath & body products, although these Laura Mercier products (also the Creme Brulee) are strongly scented and linger for days. Pistachio isn't available in eau de parfum. Does anyone remember MOR Pistachio? Maybe they had an EDP.

I'm not sure if these new cozy and familiar fragrances will win a FiFi Award for Fragrance of the Year or Technological Breakthrough of the Year, but the flavor and fragrance industry must know a product smelling as innocuously yummy as Milky candies ought to make a mint. I think I'll treat myself to a set, to commemorate 2009 and my adventures in PinkManhattan. To my readers - thanks for being part of it all.