Miami Glow opens with a mix of berry and citrus top notes, combined with the long coconut accord. It balances the line between sweet and fresh, bringing to mind a summer cocktail, sipped on a beach or poolside whilst sunbathing & wearing coconut-scented suntanning lotion.
As the fragrance dries into the middle notes, it evolves into similar clean, heliotrope-lead floral notes as the original Glow - only the florals seem quieter and more powdery compared to the original Glow as there is a lot less musk involved this time. The floral notes are perfectly mixed with the amber and lingering coconut for a warm and creamy feel.
The most interesting aspect to the fragrance becomes noticeable as the fruits and florals die down and the vanilla/musk base notes develop; and that is the hot sand accord. This scent note is similar to how a cotton tee smells when it's just come out of the tumble dryer - the fibers smell 'heated'. Anyway that's the same scent note that is in this perfume, a organic heat. The subtle base reminds me of sun warmed skin, and is what makes this fragrance memorable for me.
Scent notes: Pink grapefruit, coconut water, passion fruit, blackcurrant, orange flower, heliotrope, cyclamen, sheer amber, sunkissed sand, crystal musk, vanilla orchid and blond musk.
Miami Heat was released in 2004 and I thought that it was a limited edition, but it is still easy to buy online cheaply today - my latest 30ml bottle was only £10!