Comptoir Sud Pacifique • Coeur de Vahine • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Sorry ladies, this is gawd awful! Smells like a bowl of jolly rancher candy and some otherworldly medicinal odor. No matter how many times I test this I end up with that faint morning sickness feeling in my solar plexus. I have tried many CSP scents and this agrees with me the least. I would recommend this fragrance line to someone who is under 25, lives in a warm climate or on the beach. The only redeeming feature this and most CSP scents have going for them is they have nil staying power. There is a G-d. Not for the urbane sophisticate.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Pink cotton candy. Summers on the boardwalk. Sitting on the swing flying back and forth. Riding pillion with a childhood sweetheart on his hardy bicycle. Kite flying high in the sky. The first bouquet of flowers presented to a blushing lass. The endearing awkwardness of a teenage infatuation. Heartfelt laughter while frolicking in the sun. Coeur de Vahine is reminiscent of girlish memories and halcyon days of giddy puppy love. For me, it just smacks of something I can never have again...lost youth. Mouth-wateringly pleasant enough, but a tad too juvenile for my age.
Age: Unknown Skin: Very Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Fragrance description from CSP website:
Top notes: Bergamot, Orange, Peach, Passion fruit.
Heart note : Cinnamon, Rose, Jasmine, Opuhi flower from Tahiti.
Base note : Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk.
I received a sample of this from Sephora years ago. I instantly fell in love with it. It's a sweet, fresh and juicy scent, perfect for spring and summer. But I never purchased because it faded away so fast.
A few days ago, I went to a huge department store in Paris, and walked by a big CSP counter. I tried Coeur de Vahine again, and was reminded of how much I loved it. The SA explained to me that French perfumes sold in France are made with potato alcohol, rather than grain alcohol (like in the U.S.). So the scent is truer and lasts longer.
I have no idea if what the SA said was true or made sense, but she convinced me, lol. I ended up buying the 100ml (3.3 fl oz) bottle for €56 ($85).
I've only worn it for a couple of days, and it does seem to last pretty well on me. I can smell it on myself for 5 - 6 hrs. And it lasts until evening if I reapply once during the day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Very nice summer perfume, something you would want to wear to the beach. Sweet with a little tinge of sharpness. However it has zero staying power on me. I still would buy it again because I like how it smells for the hour I can smell it, and also because it is dirt cheap (in Swiss prices anyway). I smell Tiaré but not a lot of jasmine...there is that fruit punch smell that is so "in" right now with teenagers, but I can get away with this because it is complex and well made for its price (I think I paid thirty francs for it, buying one SL would buy me four or five of these). I personally love having this because it is so cheap I don't mind loading it on. Smells more expensive than it is.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This has a note in it that I have come to realize I don't like in any fragrance, Jasmine. But if you love Jasmine, this would probably be a good one to try. I will keep and apply sparingly only because I think I have to have every single Comptoir scent made.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have to admit, Coeur de Vanhine had staying power. But I don't think I really wanted it staying around too long. It smelled very kiddy colognish. Something that you would find in a Disney fragrance for kids. Not terrible, but tolerable. Expensive kid cologne fragrance. Nothing that I want to smell like.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
My first impression after spraying on Coeur de Vahine was eating sweet tarts as a child. A sunny burst of peach, passion fruit and orange followed by vanilla, musk and a slight floral undertone. But it is the zing of the fruits I notice most, and it is a sparkling composition that is as sweet as candy and as bubbly as soda.
I never smelled it's previous incarnation, but ignorance is bliss in this case, as CDV is brilliantly simple and effervescent with pretty fair lasting power. Not an especially sophisticated scent but one that always lifts my spirits when I wear it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I loved this sunny-fruity blend back when it was called "Les Enfants du Soleil".
It has slightly been tweaked and is more peach-mangoey than before. I love the floral manoi-influenced Tahitian goodness of Couer de Vahine. This summer, I am really into it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I just paid $5 for this today at Sephora--what a steal!!! I smell sparkling sweetness mixed with fruits and a bit of bubble gum accord- VERY NICE and fresh for the summer!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
"A sparkling and joyful fragrance with peach and passion fruit, enlivened by orange. Blended with jasmine, rose and opuhi flower from Tahiit on a mellow background of vanilla and musk. Top notes of Orange, Bergamot, Peach and Passion Fruit. Mid notes of Cinnamon, Rose/Jasmine and Opuhi flower from Tahiti. Base notes of Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk.
Gorgeous, fruity, simple, orangey, berry-ish, candy thing that is perfect for summer though a tad too sweet for my liking. Nice and fun and destined to be loved by the younger set (if only they knew about it!).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've tried few CSP fragrance and they didn't do it for me.But this one is fantastic!Smell so good on me and doesn't irritate me like many other BUT it dissapears from my sking in minutes!! I think I could go trhough whole bottle in a week!!WHat a dissapoitment.FOr the price they charge I'd expect a long lasting smell !!I still probably will repurchase it for special days when I want to fell warm and sensual.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Wow! I don't understand the poor reviews. I mean, I understand the skin chemistry thing, but this scent is pretty much *hated* by almost everyone in P'Ville. I think that it smells like a floral and fruit arrangement consisting of gardenia, banana, grape, and citrus, sitting right on top of a white vanilla cake with berry jam filling, covered with white vanilla frosting. Yum! I took one lipstick off because the scent fades so fast.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I'm a huge fanatic of Comptoir Sud Pacifique (despite the fact that CPS fragrances have a very poor lasting power) but this one is just average. I mean, the smell is not bad but it's nothing to die for. Luckily, I got it for only 10$!
On me, Coeur de Vahine smells just like candies. It's nice but a bit artificial/chemical. Not a complex scent but something I'd wear when I feel playful. I would probably not buy it again since CPS carries better scent than this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
A terrible chemical dry-down on me. Maybe it's just my chemistry. I loved it on the card.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A burst of delightful tropical scents! It's unlike other fruity florals. Smells like something sweet enough to eat, then dries down to fresh fruit blossom, and it's base of vanilla musk. It fades too quickly. Still, it's definitely one I would recommend. Inspires a playful mood...fresh, light, fun and yummy!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I tried it at Nordstrom and fell in love. It's prefect for when I'm in a fruity mood. It reminds me of fruit punch or Kool-ade or something. I'm one of those people that likes sweet, childish scents, so this one is a winner for me. There are places online that offer the large size for half the price, so you can save some money not going to Sephora or Nordstrom.
Update: Sephora now carries this in a smaller size ideal for people who want to try it and not commit to the full size.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is perfection in a bottle. I received this with my order from Beautycafe and I am DYING to buy a large bottle. I can't stop smelling my arm. I have been really lucky with CSP, especially the original Tiare, as far as lasting power. This one is no exception. CSPs are great in that they are never overpowering and are not your typical mass produced perfume. I am obsessed with their products and will buy their products faithfully. I hope that they will continue to keep this as one of their staples. Also, I have some problems with vanilla scented products staying true, but CSP vanillas and this one actually last.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Beautiful fragrance! I got the 3.3 oz size off ebay, which, along with parfum1.com is the cheapest. For me to buy a full sized perfume must mean it's good! It will make you want to cry (in a good way)!
This lasts for a few hours on me, which is great!
The packaging could be better, but the aluminum is a good idea since it doesn't break like glass does.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It almost makes me too sad to write this.
This is probably the most beautiful fragrance I have ever smelled, and WOULD be my spring and summer HG. Light, sparkling, feminine, delicious peach, orange, and tropical florals. Smells like a day in the sun, relaxing on a beach, gazing at the ocean reflecting under the tropical sun and inhaling the sweet aroma of the flowers growing beyond the sand.
However, this has ZERO, zilch, zip lasting power on me. In 20 minutes it's gone. At this price, I can't be reapplying every 20 minutes. It's such a shame, as I otherwise adore this perfume.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
One of the brightest, happiest scents I have had the pleasure of owning. Sunny essence of orange, fruit candies, and a hint of rootbeer or possibly cream soda. Truly blue skies and happy, cheerful smiles in a bottle. There is a *slight* note of artificialness, that made me not reach for it often among the sea of chirpy summer scents I already own, so I and sent it off to a good home. But I still think of my bottle with fondness and sometimes regret its absence on my dresser...will have to go and purchase a decant come summertime I think!