Friday, June 16, 2017

Bath & Body Works Tutti Dolci (White Mocha Kiss, Sweet Lemon Buttercup)

Move over, prestige fragrances, because Bath & Body Works has a satisfyingly sweet gourmand collection at a competitive price. If you liked the white chocolate note in Britney Spears Fantasy, White Mocha Kiss from the Tutti Dolci collection is a morsel of fruity goodness dipped in white chocolate fondue. It's been compared to another scent by the same company called Beach Nights Summer Marshmallow which I've only smelled in shower gel which, sometimes, smells unlike the matching body mist, but yes, they're similar. Here are the notes on the web site:

Bath & Body Works White Mocha Kiss

Fall in love with rich vanilla mocha & coconut orchid wrapped in marshmallow crème

Here's a fuller list of notes:

Top Notes: Crisp Apple, Watery Lily
Mid Notes: S’mores Accord, Ginger Flower, Coconut Orchid
Dry Notes: Vanilla Mocha, Driftwood, Marshmallow Crème

Sweet Lemon Buttercup is a rich, sweet, cakey gourmand that starts with a sharp lemon cleanser note, yet settles down to a well-balanced blend of lemon cream and pound cake. I prefer White Mocha Kiss because it's a bit lighter, but if you want more Angel Food cake than fruit ganache, go for it.

Bath & Body Works Sweet Lemon Buttercup

Top Notes: Juicy Mandarin, Sweet Lemon, Sparkling Lime Blossom
Mid Notes: Sugared Muguet, Jasmine
Dry Notes: Meringue Accord, White Musk, Whipped Cream

BONUS surprise reviews 🍰🌸:

Pink Peony Crème, which, again, I've only tried in shower gel form, boasts of an enticing blend of raspberry crème with a peony flower note, and smells more floral than gourmand. It's the most traditionally perfumey scent among the ones I smelled, conceptually similar to Vera Wang Princess but less sweet, with an ambery woody musk base without the chocolate.

Now, you might be thinking, "What's so Italian about Tutti Dolci?" I know, I almost got the Golden Honey Praline, but without an almond note, I probably wasn't getting a pignoli cookie, the Italian version of the French macaron or macaroon. But I should try it, because hazelnut praline with salted caramel sounds divine. With honey, too; maybe it smells like baklava. ☕

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