Comptoir Sud Pacifique • Aloha Tiare • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||39%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This grew to be my absolute favorite EDT and I get so many compliments on how I smell. Literally EVERYONE I work with asks what I'm wearing and wants to know where to get it. I typically get mine on eBay because they have some great deals, especially on testers. Since I travel so much, the old packaging with the metal bottles was perfect, but they've since changed to glass bottles, much to my disappointment. It's great that they make their line in all different sizes, perfect for on-the-go in your purse.
I've loved the Comptoir Sud Pacifique line ever since I smelled Vanille Abricot on my cousin years ago and never looked back since. I'm sure they're not for everyone and since all body chemistry is different, the dry-down varioes, however this is definitely a winner for me and I love-love-love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I like this...it's like a tropical vanilla based gardenia scent...very unusual and exotic...
3 spritz and that's enough for the entire day...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Not best version of tiare. Cloying and headache inducing. Adore gardenia based island scents but this fell short.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like aloha tiare and on me it lasts a long time. It does develop as it wears down (silage) to a more sharp nut/flower smell. It is less floral than I would like it but I like that it is unusual and thats why I would buy it again. No one in the room will be wearing it, and it is an inviting tropical fragrance.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I paid a discounted price for this but I expected this to be a refreshing, fruity, gardenia infused - coconut perfume.
This smells like the tropical air freshener you hang in your car. Strong, artificial fruit punch (the really cheap kind), with a blend of some fermenting fruits, and a blast of sun tan coconut. So weird, maybe I'll give this a go when summer rolls around. But geez this is potent and reeks of dollar store perfume.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this on clearance at Winners for $12.00 without smelling it, knowing CSP's previous Tiare, and knowing what Tiare smells like. I hoped, at the very least, to get a tropical fragrance to wear in the sultry Summer days. At first smell, I got the tiare and a strong, powdery, plastic-y smell. I figured I could swap or sell it. After the drydown, however, there's just the trpoical tiare/monoi (?) smell with a lovely undercurrent of coconut and a touch of vanilla. I kept shoving my wrist in my boyfriend's face and now that it's calmed down, he says "it smells like cake". Me likey.
The only reason I would not repurchase it that it will probably last me forever. It seems to wear pretty long.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Didn't really like the first cheap coconut sunlotion smell blended with baby powder, which turned into a burnt sugary plastic smell after about 3 minutes, but in 30 minutes the beautiful sweet floral notes (Tiare flower, Gardenia) finally came through and I couldn's stop sniffing on my wrist!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the first product from the Comptoir Sud range that I've tried, and I can safely say I will not be trying the others. I thought this would be a reasonably pleasant floral but instead it reeks of juicy-fruit chewing gum, plastic sandwich bags, and the cheap and nasty tropical fruit cleaning spray my garage uses on the inside of my car. The staying power is unfortunately very good and trying to wash it off is useless as water only seems to reactivate the stench! I am embarassed to be wearing this and I agree with the previous reviewer who said that she would give it no lipsticks if that were possible.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is probably not the best Tiare' in the fragrance market: I prefer Montale's Intense Tiare' which is quite similar but its creaminess and depth make it unbeatable. Aloha Tiare' is a very delicate, aereal fragrance where Tiare' (that is, tropical gardenia) is paired down by ylang-ylang and vanilla, so it gets quite generic in the drydown. Also, there's a strange memory of mold in it. I'd say this could work as a day version of Montale's Intense Tiare'. The bottle is stunning, anyway.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I wasn't that impressed with Aloha Tiare. To me there is something just too heavy about the fragrance. I didn't smell any gardenia or vanilla notes, just some heavy ylang ylang...? It was not fresh either, a very musty note. They should have given it equal amounts of a fresh and pure gardenia with a true deep vanilla base. More vanilla than gardenia, because too many white florals can overwhelm. In this case, the ylang takes over all your senses.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I took the long road to liking this fragrance. About ten years ago I started to occasionally sniff Aloha Tiare and my reactions evolved in this manner:
"it's okay but not me"
"there's something to this I like, but..."
"mmm...I like this!"
Aloha Tiare is a different gourmand kind of scent. I think it has three main characteristics: Sweet, powdery and floral. The sweet part is very noticable and seems to be magnified by the intensity of the powdery and floral parts, which are trying to compete for attention. This particular fragrance is not going to charm everyone - the combination of sweet flower, sweet coconut, sweet plant and sweet resins can make the overall balance very cloying and loud than when compared to other sweet scents like CSP Vanille-Abricot or Pink Sugar, which are very sweet too but seem less complicated. That might explain why I kept sniffing, spritzing and ultimately passing it by until I started to like the powdery sweetness of musk, real coconut and monoi oil in other products. And even then I had to warm up to Aloha Tiare slowly. My opinion finally changed enough to buy it when I fell in love with LUSH's sweet jasmine and ylang ylang in Flying Fox and the cocoa butter and jasmine combo in Silky Underwear and started to combine the two with body products like the coconut Skin Trip lotion. It was then that I went back to the tester, spritzed my wrist and discovered that it was exactly what I was looking for.
Okay, that aside I really like this fragrance because it reminds me of summer vacation or trips to the islands. It's like a mix of old school Hawaiian Tropic tanning lotions, warm skin, sweet frozen drinks and masses of tropical flowers. I would only wear it for casual and weekend occasions becasue it's much too rich and sweet to be worn to work. But it's perfect to wear at night after a shower and I'm cuddling up with DH on the couch. He loves it, btw. :)
The lasting power is average - it lasts a few hours for other people to notice, then it remains on my skin close and quiet for several hours more. When it fades down it smells like a floral vanilla on my skin, but if I heat my skin up the coconut and monoi notes come out again.
I like it enough at this point to pay the $56 retail for 1.7 oz, but ebay offers much better prices.
Recommended with reservations. You really need to test it out before buying.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I couldn't wait to try this despite the bad reviews because I love Tiare and I love Monoi. I just got a sample from Sephora and it lives up to the reviews. The first 10 seconds smelled OK; kind of tropical and beachy, with a predominant coconut smell. Then it got sickeningly sweet and the dry down smelled like cheap perfume.
CSP's original Tiare scent, called "Tiare" has more positive reviews and I am curious to try it if I can ever get my hands on some. It has been discontinued and replace by Aloha Tiare.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I recieved a bottle of this fragrance for Christmas, and all I can say is that I'm in love! When I first sprayed a bit on, the scent was absolutely delicious. In fact the scent reminds me alot of a body powder that I once bought at Lush. Another thing I like about this scent is the fact that I've gotten several compliments about it. Even though I recieved this as a gift and absolutely love it, the only downside is the fact that it retails for about $53. Other than that, it's perfect!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
When I wear this EVERYONE says "What smells soooo good?"
I love Aloha Tiare. I love scents that last & this does. Coconutty & gardenia notes I think..Can't nail it down but it is really yummy to me. My husband who is pickyyyyyyyyy loves it too....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I got a sample vial of this fragrance in swap from a lovely MUAer. I *heart* CSP fragrances and immediately sprayed it. Of course I couldn't stop sniffing my wrists. The smell reminded me of... something... and it took me a few hours to realize what. To me, this smells like a public restroom. More specifically, a urinal cake. Don't ask me how or why, but now that I've made that association, I can't think about wearing this again. It doesn't smell bad - it smells like it's intended to cover up things that smell bad, though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Look, this frag has caused people to turn there heads and say :"AAAAAH, you smell sooooo good" like no other perfume I've ever worn. For some reason, they love it on me. This one makes me feel very happy. It's sweet and tropical and gardenia is quite pronounced. Would recommend for girls at young age, and since I'm not one of those, I prefer something more mature, although I keep going back to this one, when I need smth to lift my spirits.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
As much as the real thing in life ther's also the funny catoon-like imitations of it.This is the funny cartoon imitation of a nearly naked girl taking a sunset stroll in a deserted island.I would never use a full bottle of this but it was a fun sample to play with.Ok the frangipani on steroids in the top notes was like burning fumes by a plastic plant but when this disastrous affair mellowed the tiare and ylang -ylang wedding it was nice enough.I liked it and it lasted long and i have used just a drop from my sample.I also don't get vanilla in the drydown .It stays flowery and tropical for nearly 5 hrs!Cartoon strength quality indeed!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
At first I loved it... but then there was this weird soapy, slighty creamy note that made me feel sick. Gross.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I really like this scent, sweet tropical gardenia -- similar to Annick Goutal's Gardenia Passion but sweeter, with subtle hints of vanilla and coconut -- perfect for summer though not an HG. The staying power of this fragrance is nil: less than an hour on me, so I have to subtract a couple lippies on that count. I do like CSP's metal bottles because they are easy to toss and carry in a bag or purse. If you like this scent but don't want to fork out the $$$ for it, Yves Rocher has a limited edition alcohol-free body mist that smells virtually identical to this (Jardins des îles de Polynésie with Polynesian Tiaré Flowers) and only costs CDN$7 on sale.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Very sweet scent. I only wear this on sunny weekends. I've noticed that the scent becomes cloying if it isn't left to dry for quite some time without covering it with clothes - if that makes any sense. Still it isn't a favorite. Will try other scents by Comptoir.