There are two reasons why you should buy Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie. First, this is a warm, powdery, buttery almond scent, a sort of liquified marzipan. I’ve found that it pairs fabulously with Jergens original cherry-and-almond scented lotion, but Carol’s Daughter also has an entire Almond Cookie range, with everything from a salt scrub to body butter. Second, and probably most importantly, Almond Cookie is currently going for $28 for TWO OUNCES. Yes, you read that correctly. This charming bath- and hair-product company is offering us something that very few perfume brands do: quality perfume for a reasonable price.
Disclaimer: I’m adding this because I realize that the fact that this post is so enthusiastic about Carol’s Daughter might look a bit sketchy. As always, I have not received any products or compensation from them. I’m just very pleased to find a good perfume for a great price.
10 thoughts on “Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie”
I really liked both Tendre Madeleine, and B&BW Lemon Vanilla (which smelled like madeleine cookies), although my husband insisted that they were both a step in the wrong direction (he’s not a gourmand fan; usually, neither am I).
Just last night I was thinking I needed something creamy and sweet for the cooler weather… This sounds like a nice fall choice!
A husband who doesn’t like gourmands?? That’s the first I’ve ever heard of such a thing. It gives me hope that men’s tastes in other things (*cough not thinking 16 year old girls are the epitome of hotness cough*) might mature with time, too.
Both of those sound lovely, but the Lemon Vanilla isn’t around anymore, is it? I feel like B&BW used to make some pretty nice stuff, but has become a bit trashier over the years.
Oh the lemon vanilla is a summer special thing–it’s so good! And that gigantic bottle for about $12? Can’t go wrong there 🙂
My hubby’s tastes are very sophisticated. I’m a sale/ebay ho. We balance each other out!
Sounds like a mutually beneficial relationship 🙂
Yay, you (re?)tried the Almond Cookie! Another thing re: value: This lasts a surprisingly long time for a cheap EDT. I like to wear it to sleep, and can often still smell it when I wake up in the morning, which I can’t say for all my fancy EDP’s.
I’ve also been using this to perfume my DIY body scrub (which is just turbinado sugar mixed with olive or nut-based oils).
It was an excellent suggestion! I’m sure it makes a great bedtime scent, it’s such a cuddly scent. What is turbinado sugar?? I want to give it a try!
Turbinado sugar is a coarse grind — it looks like brown sea salt. You can get it at Whole Foods. But I think regular brown sugar works just as well. You can also use a mix, or coarse salt instead, I think, but sugar makes it nice and gourmand-y. I’ve mixed it with extra-virgin olive oil, vitamin E oil, sun- or safflower oil, almond oil, Alba kukui nut body oil (which smells great all by itself), or combinations of these. I use an old container of scrub from the Body Shop, and just keep adding more sugar and oil as it runs low. Very cheap, very luxurious!
Ingenious! Scrubs are completely disproportionately priced, I think, so I really appreciate all these ideas.
That it is! Btw, I totally agree with your post about how fantastic Kim K looks without her usual mask of makeup. Did you see her high school yearbook picture inside?? STUNNING.