Almonds coated with lavender sugar. Or is it lavender coated with almond sugar? THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW. Regardless of which primal element of excellence deserves to come first in this description, we strongly suggest that you like both of these things a lot if you put this scent on your flesh.
Sweet almond, lavender, creamy white musk and a hard candy shell.
Posted by Metamaterial Girl on 6th Nov 2015
Florals hate me. This is an item of belief I’ve held for decades, when any number of floral perfume testers in boutiques turned to mosquito repellant on me within seconds. When I first smelled Purple Almond, I expected the same thing to happen, for that intense lavender scent to become bitter and funky. But instead, what I got was a fresh, showery scent that makes me feel clean just smelling it. I don’t know where the almond is, but it must be behind the scenes somewhere, working to bring it all together. Yissss.
Posted by Dawn on 1st Jul 2015
Another one from my first squee party. I don't love this scent on my wrist. In the bottle it's all very sweet lavender, but on skin the lavender goes to baby powder too fast. The white musk definitely helps with that powdery dry down. This is a well crafted scent, clean and pleasant but it's just not quite "me".
That said, today I soaked in a bath with some Purple Almond splashed in it, dabbed a little Smoky Black Chai on my wrists after, and now I smell PERFECT. The soft, sweet lavender and almond left behind are a perfect mood lifter and don't interfere with my favorite perfumes. This is a really excellent scent to add a few drops to your bath or if you like, use it to perfume a homemade bath salt, soap, or sugar scrub.
Posted by Nachtwulf on 28th Jun 2012
This is definitely my favorite ZOMG blend, bar none. It's not fussed up with too many different notes, it's just a sweet, clean sort of lavender-vanilla that I absolutely adore. The lavender is sweet and pleasant, slightly herbal, rather than pungent and sharp as it can often be, and the vanilla is light-weight and fresh smelling instead of candylike or sticky. The white musk remains a fairly background note, giving it just a hint of powderiness that softens the whole thing.
I'll be honest, it -does- smell like some sort of exceedingly expensive bath product. But it does so in the absolutely best way possible, and is not what I'd call 'soapy' at all. (I am, however, waiting patiently for soap to show up, because this would also make the best soap scent in the history of ever.)