53% would repurchase
on 3/2/2018 9:08:00 AM
More reviews by isavella
This is like level-up Victoria's Secret perfume. It smells sweet & simple but still a little fancy. I'm really, really not a fan of sweet scents because my skin turbo-charges them into cloying nastiness but Vanille Abricot works on me for some reason. It's a sweet but dry-ish vanilla and the apricot note adds some kind of barely discernable dimension. There is a kick in there somewhere too, a little spice. It does fade, and it does stay close to the skin, but again, this works with this scent because I don't want to be a sugar bomb. I can't wear ANY of the other Comptoir Sud Pacifique "Vanille" scents (I do have and adore Aloha Tiare though, it's one of my go-tos in warm weather), but I've been wearing this one off and on for about ten years (whoa, just realized this). I love the CSP bottles; they remind me of 60s airline hostesses for some reason. The spray is fine like hairspray, just super pleasant to use.AND not for nothing, if you notice a lot of these reviews saying something along the lines of "men will eat your arm whilst wearing this" it's because it is a fact. Use this knowledge to your advantage or detriment ;)
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 7/5/2017 11:38:00 AM
More reviews by AnythingVanilla
Delicious! Absolutely love this scent
on 5/30/2016 7:28:00 PM
More reviews by hesperia
I love this scent. It's very creamy and beachy. I simply adore tiare flower so any scent that has that in it is a winner for me. I gave it only 4 start because the staying power is very short lived. For they price they ask that is very unsatisfactory.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 11/7/2015 7:08:00 PM
More reviews by afartherroom
I find this to be an extremely artificial and unconvincing beach scent. Its Calone-kelpy-iodiney salt water accord is very similar to ones I've smelled in many other marine fragrances which aim for realistic ocean notes, but for some reason, this one is far less effective on me than others in the same family have been. While at first I can indeed smell what I suspect was the intended olfactory gestalt ("Oh, hey! It's briney sea water!"), after a second or two that marine accord falls apart on me completely, fragmenting into a constellation of unrelated and not always pleasant scents: celery, hot vinyl car seats, black licorice, modeling clay, the fumes from melting plastic wrap...-The overall effect is rather sickening, and while I'm not ordinarily bothered by synthetic marine accords (the much-maligned Calone, for example, causes me no trouble at all), something about this one in particular leaves me feeling nauseated and headachey. -Similar fragrances that I've found far more successful at pulling off a realistic salt water effect include CB I Hate Perfume's Mr. Hulot's Holilday and Eternal Return, and Laura Tonatto's Oltre. If money were no object, I would recommend any of them over Aqua Motu. There is, however, no getting around the fact that money IS an object -- and quite an important object, at that! -- for all but a very fortunate few of us, and the three more successful fragrances I just mentioned are all rather more expensive than Aqua Motu is. So I guess there you have it. You pays your money and you takes your choice.
on 7/31/2015 10:25:00 AM
More reviews by spaflam
Super-sweet Milk/Sugar scent theat is a bit warm - and super expensive.D/C'ed years ago and replaced with Matin Cailin which is nearly identical - and may also now be gone. CSP line is becoming more and more vanilla based and harder to find.
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