THIS IS THE BOMB.COM: Mahogany Coconut
Products: candle and wf bulb
Area used in: bedroom
Time Period: end of April - beginning of June
Description: A sophisticated blend of rare mahogany and creamy coconut milk layered over soft sandalwood
So me and couple of my candle buddies were chatting around on IG; we joked that given BBW 's obsession of Mahogany Teakwood as well as their habit putting coconut in everything, the creation of Coconut Teakwood/Mahogany Coconut was just a matter of time. A couple of months later it happened, BBW released Mahogany Coconut in the WB core line and eventually the Hawaiian collection and tested the same scent as Coconut Teakwood aka Brazil in the Destination collection. I couldn't believe it! I thought for sure BBW was effing with me and I had no intention on taking this scent seriously...that is until I smelled it. I still cant believe I'm saying this but I actually saying this by I REALLY like this scent.
Unfortunately despite it be an awesome scent, the performance is less than stellar. The candle has those damn flaccid curly wicks that BBW insist on still using despite getting so many complaints about them. I purposely got the WB version instead of the Hawaiian version as I heard the WB burned better...well that's a damn lie! This candle burns like pure crap! It has yet to autocorrect itself and the wax takes for-friggin-ever to pool out. Luckily the throw makes up for it; it has the kinda throw that I love - the infamous "warm blanket" throw; it doesn't knock you out but rather envelops you like a warm embrace. The wf bulb is INTENSE, I can smell that sucker outside my bedroom with the door closed. As soon, as you plug it, instant fragrance!
Now everyone who knows me knows, I HATE coconut scents with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns. And BBW's insistence of injecting coconut in everything and pushing coconut scents in every season (*cough cough Coconut Wood, cough cough Pumpkin Coconut), has made me hate coconut that much more. There are only two coconut scents that I remotely tolerate - Tiki Beach and Island Colada and even those two I can live without. Well you can add Mahogany Coconut to the list! The coconut in this is not nearly as obnoxious and intrusive as most BBW coconut scents can be; it doesn't smell like candy or bodycare. It's rich creamy decadent coconut milk made that much more rich, creamy and decadent by the sandalwood. And you would think based on the name and the mahogany in the notes that it would have a Mahogany Teakwood-esque vibe to it..nope, thank GAWD! The mahogany note is smooth and sweet and blends nicely with the sandalwood. There may also be a tiny hint of oak in this as well. That said with all those wood notes, MC is a little..."cologney" the wood notes kinda give a Bowties and Bourbon type feel to it. Lastly, though there's no mention of it in the notes (and it could just be my nose playing tricks on me) but I keep picking up tropical floral notes like orchid or jasmine a la Tiki Beach. In fact that's how I would describe, a masculine version of Tiki Beach.
Well BBW you surprised the hell outta; you created a new coconut-based scent that I actually love. This is soooo my new bedroom jam for summer! That said, don't get turned off by the coconut or cologney aspect of this scent; it's a surprisingly sophisticated and sensual - think getting a coconut oil message by hot muscley Polynesian dude in nothing by a loincloth (phew, I just gave myself the vapors!). Real talk, MC is a-friggin-mazing and I do plan on stocking up in case i doesn't come back!