I don't like Tropical Dots so I was already approaching this "calming lotion" with trepidation. But this doesn't even resemble the aroma of Dots, tropical or otherwise. The Tropical Dots perfume may not smell enticing, but at least it smells like something vaguely recognizable. Demeter makes some wonderful and surprising and adventurous products, but I actually threw this lotion out. It combines the smell of your average lotion (kinda chemical soapy smell) with a little undertone of, uh, sweet? I can't even describe it. Gross.