If someone were to describe an item to you using the words “coconut and vanilla” what would you think they were talking about?
My first thought would be milkshake. Shower gel might crop up at a push, because who wouldn’t want to go around smelling like an explosion in a sweet shop (Nothing against vanilla – I have vanilla perfume. Combining it with coconut is taking things a bit too far though).
One thing I would never have expected to be presented with is coconut and vanilla washing up liquid. And yet we have a bottle in my kitchen.
Am I the only one who’s disturbed by this?
9 thoughts on “Coconut & Vanilla”
Interesting. I’d think bath wash as well. It’s a comforting scent!
Comforting. Yes, like scented candles. (Actually there’s another thing I hadn’t thought of). Washing dishes with it is slightly disturbing though. It just doesn’t seem like they’re getting clean!
I immediately thought of an alcoholic drink with an umbrella in it…throw in some pineapple and we are good to go!
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Do you know, I thought wine … vanilla and oak complexity with a hint of rhubarb and coconut …
J – oh yes, a cocktail! Totally. Can’t believe I didn’t even think of that.
athomeandhappy – definitely wouldn’t have thought of wine. Now you come to mention it though… (Actually the oak thing sounds like a wine my mum would drink. She’s always telling me things like “I can taste a hinto of wood in this wine.” My response is usually something like “and that’s supposed to be a good thing?”
I thought cake or chocolate.
I have to say that I find this modern fad for random smelling washing up liquid highly troubling. It messes with my sense of tradition.
Totally reminds me of bath products and candles. Not washing up liqiud…that’s so strange.
Eeerugh – wine with overtones of coconut. i went with ice cream (though thought it would be gross) and then shampoo. Wrong on both counts. Typical. Do your dishes smell lovely now?
Katy – you mean they have this random stuff in England too? And there was me thinking it was just another weird German thing!
sleepyjane – yep, totally strange. Glad I’m not the only one that thinks so!
Welshi Girl – No idea, I didn’t sniff them! My poor hands smelled odd though – a mixture of that horrid dirty dishwater smell and something strangely sweet. I had to wash them afterwards with normal scented soap!