I am so beyond excited that the Hawaiian Tropic Fragrance Mists have launched in the US. These popped up at Superdrug last year and I quickly added them to my list of items I asked one of my best friends to buy for me from the UK. She’ll be visiting soon and rather than have her ship them (they are pretty heavy bottles) I figure she could stow them away in her suitcase. Imagine my surprise when I came across a display at Walgreens.
I was so happy. Finally, I could sniff them for myself. I’ve read a lot of ravings about them and I was pretty hyped that Walgreens had a display with testers! Sadly, they had only three of the four fragrances and the display was super tiny (two bottles of each scent). After road tripping around the state of New York I was able to finally locate the final bottle I was looking for, Golden Paradise. Now I have all four scents and backups on the way from the UK shortly (I wonder if they’ll smell differently compared to the US ones?!). The UK actually got six fragrances total but here in the US it appears we are only getting four.
I’m not sure if these are limited edition. I do know they are very difficult to locate but worth the chore of seeking them out as they smell lovely.
The scents we got were Golden Paradise, Island Resort, Summer Dreams, and Sunkissed Dreams.
Golden Paradise was the one I couldn’t find and the one I happened to want the most. It’s a creamy coconut with a beach-y suntan note. Summer Dreams is one of my second favorites because it’s straight up Ralph. Smells exactly like Ralph Lauren’s Ralph perfume! It’s supposed to be a tropical fruity scent with mango and musk but to me it smells just like Ralph! Island Resort is a sweet, slightly spicy fruity floral with orchid and tangy pomegranate. And Sunkissed Dreams is a fresh aquatic scent with lotus flower and musk.
I wouldn’t say these are terribly complex but they are pretty tropical, sweet scents that should be appealing to those looking for something sweet and fruity to wear in the warmer weather. They have average staying power and linger (I get about three to four hours of wear) and weren’t completely gobbled up by my body chemistry. I don’t think they smell anything like Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil so, that might disappoint some fans! But all in all, I’m glad I got them and happy to have backups coming my way (and some other scents to try out too!).
Hawaiian Tropic Fragrance Mists are $7.99 each and available at Walgreens.