Vivacious, inviting and sensual, Aoud Lagoon definitely feels like a tropical interlude; don’t be surprised if you bump into a young Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, or invent some beach magic of your own, while wearing this fragrant escapism. Sicilian mandarin scorches, its zesty spice making skin tingle and glow with a tart luminescence. Osmanthus adds sweet dimensionality to this bright start, its honeyed apricot-tinged blooms anticipating the warmer, lusher textures of the heart of this fragrance. Tiare blooms in the heart of Aoud Lagoon, ushering in an unequivocally romantic sensibility. As this central floral unleashes its signature creamy lushness, lotus flower amplifies and tempers tiare, with its own satin, aquatic elegance. Oakmoss is the subtle base that keeps these florals from floating away. Paraguayan guaiacwood adds a touch of dry, sizzling spice, like the reflection of flames dancing on cool water. Haitian vetiver synthesizes this scent, its gray green flourish adding an earthy nuance to this otherwise aquatic, woodsy scent. Together, guaiacwood and vetiver engineer the oddball funk that lends this Montale its “Aoud” effect.