DedCool’s Milk Just Got Intense — & We Couldn’t Be More Obsessed

DedCool did it again. It made our wildest dreams come true. The effortlessly cool fragrance brand just launched two new awe-inspiring scents: XTRA Milk and Smiley Face Garden. Ever since smelling DedCool's signature Milk scent in a detergent canister, I wanted to absolutely bathe in it. I got the regular Milk fragrance, and it very quickly became my go-to. Obsessed is too light a word for my feelings. The one thing I wanted? A stronger fragrance with the same clean and effortless smell as the OG. And DedCool, as always, delivered. Enter XTRA Milk.
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"With the popularity of Milk, our customers begged us to create a full eau de parfum — not just a layering scent, so that everyone could get the full wear," DedCool founder Carina Chaz told Refinery29. Along with the much-yearned-for XTRA Milk, the brand also launched a completely new scent that's reminiscent of all your cottagecore dreams — Smiley Face Garden. Curious? Keep on reading for a breakdown of these new scents and what I, your resident fragrance-obsessed writer, think of them.
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XTRA Milk has the exact same notes as the original Milk scent — bergamot, white musk, and amber — but leveled up. Whereas Milk is a light clean scent, meant to layer under other fragrances, the intense version stands on its own.
Think about it this way: Milk is for you to smell on yourself, and XTRA Milk is for you and everyone else to smell. It lasts longer, and it's stronger but not in a headache-inducing way — more like I sprayed myself once and people thought I had sprayed the room. And it's still such a nice, deliciously light scent that it doesn't feel overpowering in the slightest. I adore this, and you will, too.
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If the clean-girl route isn't your vibe and you're more of a cottagecore aficionado, then Smiley Face Garden is the scent for you. It features a top note of rose, middle notes of guaiac wood, sandalwood, and neroli, and base notes of cedarwood, amber, and musk. That means there's a light rosy start with a good combo of musk, wood, and other florals at the end.
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It's such a balanced floral scent — not too musky, not powdery, but not too light and fresh either. If you're looking for a floral scent with a little bit of heft to it that's also good for the fall and winter months, this is it.
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