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Fragrances - Pacifica - Tuscan Blood Orange

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rated 3.9(43 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.9
  • 72% would buy again
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rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 1/23/2015 6:01:00 PM More reviews by Aimbl

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

This smells like sweet orange, candied, to me, not blood orange, which has a bitter undertone. I have a feeling that the raspberry and strawberry notes amplify the sweetness.

Very straightforward, linear dry down, no surprises. I prefer non gourmand, less sweet scents, but If you like sweet, it's a good value and convenient to purchase (available at Whole foods). Another option for a juicy orange is L'Atelier Orange Sanguine (really fresh OJ), but I personally prefer the drier, crisper Hermes l'orange vert. Goutal Eau de Hadrian tends to get candied and artificial on me. If you want a grapefruit variation on citrus, I find Pacifica Mango Grapefruit is more candied mango than grapefruit. I prefer Guerlain Pamplelune for a grapefruit variation that is more challenging and interesting, but some people find it difficult for their skin chemistry (apparently Pamplelune reads as sulfurous on some peoples skin).

I am a fan of Pacifica's rollerball format ; I dislike sprays and hate sillage.

Note: apparently neroli orange was the one to get, not blood orange. Next time! On my skin, pacifica scents tend go on strong and tenacious and finish sweet. However, my skin chemistry amplifies the artificial candied aspect of some citrus.

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/19/2015 8:12:00 AM More reviews by organicmakeupjunkie

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

I am a greenie who goes organic everything as much as possible (hence, the name :) With that said, obsessed with this perfume! It smells like juicy, fragrant, delicious oranges. I crave oranges just wearing it. ;D I have the on the go version, and love I can take it anywhere with me and smell like oranges all day. I plan on purchasing other scents!

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 12/16/2014 3:23:00 PM More reviews by desertwaya

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown

Smells nice but isn't long lasting, overpriced in my opinion.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 12/4/2014 5:25:00 PM More reviews by sophie_lapin

Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue

I will never order from their website again. I received a coupon code for a lip tint for signing up with them. The item was not included with my order. I emailed them and their response was that they could give it to me on my next order. No thanks.
It took them 5 days to process my order, but when they finally did ship it, it arrived in 2 days. If I decide to buy anything from them in the future, it will be from Target.

Now on to the perfume. It smells great. It is very strong at first. Smells like I rubbed the zest of an orange on me. However, the scent mellows down in about 5 minutes and lasts a total of 1 hour.

I would have no problem reapplying a few times a day but the perfume does not come with a cap so it is not travel friendly. I emailed and asked if they could send me one. Nope. Ivy at customer service said "the perfume will be fine without a cap." That may be true, but my handbag disagrees.

I did not know when placing my order that I would also have to purchase the roller ball or the perfume solid if I wanted the scent to last all day. If I could do it over again, I would have just bought the rollerball at Target and saved some time and money.

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/28/2014 12:52:00 AM More reviews by Audralee27

Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

I've been purchasing Pacifica products for awhile now b/c I'm an organic/greenie & a young, repeat breast cancer survivor so I'm highly particular about what I eat, use, wear, etc. & Pacifica products are phenomenal! They're 100%Vegan, cruelty free, is formulated without parabens, phthalates & propylene glycol & is vehemently against animal testing. They're made in the USA (Oregon) which is super important & a portion of their proceeds support clean water which is a cause that's crucial to our environment & I highly support.
I own majority of Pacifica's scents which is a surprise because I'm typically highly particular & don't like a lot of scents on the market. I also tend to get bad headaches if I wear certain perfumes which doesn't make a difference whether I purchase expensive scents from department store perfumes/body sprays or drug stores products/scents so I was elated when I purchased Pacifica products because NOT one scent has given me a headache & I've worn MANY of their scents.
I was surprised to see Pacifica's Tuscan Blood Orange not having a higher rating/lippies since it's such a hugely popular scent & one that's such a stand out of a scent. The Tuscan Blood Orange packaging describes the scent as a "Sparkling Orange, spicy Italian Mandarin and Red Raspberry Notes." On Pacifica's website it also says there's strawberry.
If you're an orange lover, but don't like a fake/phony orange, then this is the scent for you. I've tried EVERY orange scented perfume/spray & have always been disappointed until this scent & I've even tried the ultra expensive L'Occitane L'Orange Ruban, Philosophy, Bath & Body, The Body Shop & a long list of orange scented perfumes that were either too orangey on the phony/cheap side, like Tang, too spicy or too subtly scented.
The orange scent's strong, but elegant b/c it's blood orange scent which has a richer, sweeter & sophisticated scent. The underlying notes of ripe raspberry & luscious strawberry intermingle w/ the blood orange scent perfectly. It's PERFECTION & so yummy! I own the bar of soap, solid perfume, roll on, body butter, shower gel & perfume spray & each one has its place. I love this scent so much that I stock up on it whether I'm at Whole Foods, Target or online! I love there's no harsh or toxic chemicals in their products, just quality ingredients. The bar of soap serves dual purposes in our loo as a decoration & the scent's so intoxicating & beautiful to smell whenever in the bathroom. The solid perfumes great as it lasts a long time. The perfume spray's good, but the scent doesn't last as long so repeat application may be necessary. It's a wonderful scent like majority of Pacifica's fragrances so it can be layered w/ other fragrances w/out overdoing it or being too overwhelming, it layers & pairs perfectly w/ other scents. The body wash is fabulous & when paired w/ the body butter; the scents lasts w/out being overwhelming. I keep the travel size body butter 2.5oz in my handbag, car glove compartment, gym bag, etc. as it's easy to take anywhere & I can't go w/out using it b/c it makes my skin smooth, soft & smelling great but w/out it being sticky, thick or greasy feeling most body butters leave on the skin no matter how much you rub it into your skin.
My favorite product by far from Pacifica is their perfume roll-on sticks! They're so handy & adorable! I also bring it w/ me everywhere & use it whenever I need a little extra scent. The perfume scent seems to last longer in the roll-on stick style. I even use the roll-on stick at bedtime. I roll it on the inside of elbow, my neck & wrists & breathe in the magnificent scent while relaxing & drifting off to sleep. The orange scent is just so rich, fresh, juicy & yummy! It reminds me of ripe blood red oranges w/ complex depths & layers of luscious strawberry & raspberry bringing this scent together perfectly! I can't thank Pacifica for this exquisite scent & hope they NEVER discontinue it b/c the best orange perfume I've ever smelled! It's so delicious & yummy! This scent's what I'd expect the blood oranges, raspberries & strawberries to smell & taste like in Europe; esp. Italy & France. This scent makes me happy when I smell it & wear it! I feel an air of sophistication when wearing it & have received & continue to receive compliments daily when I wear this scent. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this intoxicating, sultry, sexy scent that always puts me in a happy mood!

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 2/16/2014 8:19:00 PM More reviews by AlohaPandaXOXO

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel

This is a lush fruit scent with a perfect balance between the sweetness and acidity of fruit like oranges, raspberries, and perhaps a hint of pineapple. I really enjoy a fruit scent that smells like proper fruit, not fruity candy which is hard at this price point. My only complaint is that the scent does not last long for me, but since it's fairly cheap I don't mind as much and I'm going to try it out with a carrier oil and see how that effects how long it lasts. It's a nice every day scent and for $8 and some change I can overlook the longevity flaw.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 1/18/2014 9:53:00 AM More reviews by alina08

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green

I am in love with this scent! It is fresh, sweet and energizing. I have the rollerball and it is very easy to tote around with me everywhere I go. My one (big) complaint is that this scent does not last nearly as long as it should. I don't know if I had the spritzer, maybe it would last longer. I apply this to my wrists, behind my ears, etc. and then in half an hour it needs to be reapplied. For this, I took off one star (I do not want to take off two since the scent really is amazing.) Pacifica should really investigate the formula and see what the problem is, because I have a similar fragrance from them that lasts for hours and hours (Persian Rose).

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rated 5 of 5 on 7/9/2013 4:32:00 AM More reviews by Missconsistency

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Smells so energizing ! the pacifica tuscan orange perfume smells like someone is holding a peeled orange peel under your nose!

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 6/15/2013 9:23:00 PM More reviews by bailokaye

Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

Smells like a clean citrus-y shampoo to me. Very long lasting and strong.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 5/29/2013 4:53:00 PM More reviews by JenPhil1313

Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey

This perfume does smell absolutely glorious- like fresh, ripe, bursting-with-juice, blood oranges. And it doesn't have that fake or artificial or chemical fruit smell ala Garnier products. It smells very real and natural and you'll practically want to take a bite out of yourself after you apply it. That being said, I just can't get past my frustration at the lasting power or strength of this fragrance (I have the rollerball oil). In order to smell it, I have to put what feels like a TON of it on... and then very quickly I don't smell it at all. I have other rollerball oil perfumes that last all day, so I don't know what the issue is with this stuff! I find myself specifically not choosing to wear this because I know the smell won't last or will be barely noticeable. I only occassionally put some on when the hubby and I have some preplanned cuddle time because I know he likes the scent. Though the scent is gorgeous, I just can't get past my frustration at how light and short-lived it is. Bummer.

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