Comptoir Sud Pacifique • Vanille Pitahaya • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||22%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
From Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Vanille Piahaya is sweet, but not cloyingly so, floral and fruity vanilla that somehow, with all of these notes, manages to remain sophisticated. I layer it with a vanilla-based body cream for maximum effect. Unlike others, I find that this scent is very long-lasting. it used to be my favorite vanilla, but then I discovered Serge Luten's Un Bois Vanille.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Ive had this scent for a couple years now and even still when I wear it everyone says I smell delicious! I found a great deal on it at TJ Maxx and bought like 4 bottles. I gave two away to girlfriends and they loved it just as much as I did. An equal mix of vanilla and sweet fruit that smells a lot like pear.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
From CSP website: "where the pitahaya fruit offers its sweet, white, flesh next to jasmine and hibiscus flowers. In a delicious and feminine harmony, vanilla and its irresistible scent is joined by sandalwood and musk, creating a beautiful charming veil."
Vanille Pitahaya just did not work for me. The pear smelled synthetic like VS Pear Glace. I'd hate to say it, but this smelled like air freshener.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Generally I donít like "tropical" scented things and fruity fragrances. On one hand, spicy, sweet orientals and creamy gourmands suite me better. On the other hand, fresh fruity-floral notes often behave very bad on my skin. Lots of quality perfume on the market considered light and feminine, on my skin emerge in a generic, plasticky, somehow hairspray smellin way. Still, once in a blue moon I covet these fruity-florals to lift up my mood. Fortunately there are some vanilla based CSPs which show up nice on me and give me alternative to wear something fruity. With my chemistry Vanille Pitahaya works well: opens with a lush, ripe Williamís pear note which morphes into a creamy vanilla pudding with fresh pear and sour cream topping. Yummy, still not too sweet, perfect dessert for dieting. From me doesnít even desappear too fast. Iím going to use up my sample for sure.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ewww...Old lady carnation smell! The very first opening note was a nice, pear-like aroma with a hint of vanilla then it warms up or dries down to an old church lady stench similiar to a faint version of Vanilla Fields. Gross! It's a good thing I got this on clearance for 5 bucks. Overall, this brand is just way too expensive and overrated..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Green
This is nice but I regret picking it up. The fragrance is very fleeting; I can't smell it after a few minutes. While I can smell it, though, it's a sweet pear--almost candy sweet. It reminds me a lot of Victoria Secret's Pear Glace, but this is sweeter and much more attractive (Pear Glace gives me a slight gag reflex). Unless you want to use it as a body mist, I'd pass on this one. Notes: Pear Cactus, Pitahaya, Hibiscus Flower, Jasmine, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'd give this a 3.5 actually. Vanille Pitahaya is really unique. I guess I'm the rebel here but- I really like it! On my skin it smells like Hibiscus, pears and strawberries mixed together with a very small hint of vanilla and powder. I've never smelled or tasted Pitahaya, but they are also called strawberry pears, so perhaps that accounts for the very distinct pear and strawberry notes I smell. To me this is a really fun fragrance. It actually reminds me of Nina Ricci's Deci Dela, but has more lasting power and has strawberry. The lasting power and sillage in Vanille Pitahaya is really good too. This isn't a sophisicated fragrance, but it would work in any casual occasion or I like to wear it to bed. Don't let the reviews scare you away, this is one that has to work with your chemistry. It's worth a try!
Pitahaya (if you're curious, like I was) is the fruit of several cactus species. Native to Mexico and Central and South America, these vine-like epiphytic cacti are also cultivated in Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia. The pitaya blooms only at night; they are large white fragrant flowers, typical of cactus, that are often called Moonflower or Queen of the Night.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
i got several free samples of csp a company that i'm not really fond and i was ready to be mean with all of them.Still as some others noted before this one is not that bad.It's a bit interesting too.It's not something i would ever buy of course but as a sample it's useful.First of all i don't smell any pear on it ,even an artificial one.The first spritz smells to me like a green sweet cucumber( a funny cucumber from sugar planet),before it morphs in an easy going jasmine -hibiscus combo,unusually soft and breezy.At this point this is a very happy and enchanting floral and i enjoy it quite a bit. Also i don't get the hateful plastic vanilla note in the drydown and it's a plus.Maybe a soft musk, it's what i get.Ok is not an intriguing perfume but it's not insult you either.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I actually liked this one. Although, it's not my favorite CSP I still like it b/c it's different. I got it as a Valentine's Day gift and my man really seemed to like it too. I don't get too much musk or sandalwood which is why it's not my favorite b/c I love both of those ingredients in any scent. It's sweet but not overly and it's different enough to wear every day. It sets you apart from the others.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Vanille Pitahaya is a strange perfume, but not strange in the way of a CDG or interestingly evolving natural oil blend. There is a combination of notes here that just don't blend well to my nose. Upon first application, I get a strong plastic-like green note that is very off putting. Then, as it dries, it becomes a bizarre combination of fabric softener with an underlying foody vanilla base and a hint of candied pear.
I don't mind unique, if it's done well and unfolds like a multicolored rose with each layer more beautiful or intriguing than its predecessor. But this blend is just very discordant and presents a jumble of scents that just don't play nice together.
FRAGRANCE NOTES - Pear Cactus, Pitahaya, Hibiscus Flower, Jasmine, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This scent is sort of a unique one. It's a cross between a cactus type soda drink, and pear glace' from VS. It can get sweet real fast, but in a pretty way. Then it has it's moments when it's perfect and I'm so proud to own it. I can say though, that I've never smelled anything like it. I think people who love CSP, should definietly have this one in their collection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
From the reviews, I noticed that few people seem to like this CSP. I actually like it. I wish I were one of those poetic souls when it comes to describing fragrance notes. All I can say is, this is a pear with some sugar drizzled on top. Perhaps the cactus comes in somewhere, because there is a green quality mixed in. Nice and simple. That's the thing about CSP. Their fragrances are usually not too complicated. Either you love it or you hate it. You can find a great deal on this fragrance at Scentiments.com ($34 and some change for a 100 ML bottle). No, I wouldn't pay the usual going rate for this. I also wouldn't wear this in summer (during the day). It seems more of a cool-weather scent to me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This one is not that bad. I can't describe this fragrance--fruity and vanilla. It lasts 15 seconds and the initial spray is very light--like you've had it on for hours already--so you can barely smell it when you first apply it. Very light fragrance that fades into nothing very quickly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Boring pear-vanilla scent; there's just nothing to love nor hate about it. So dull I can't muster the energy to write a longer review.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This really did smell like an overripe pear. The nice vanilla I love in CSP scents couldn't save this one. Was nothing like the other CSP scents I have tried. Overall, one to pass on.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Since I can't discern what top notes I smell in this perfume, I always say it smells like cactus, b/c I know that is one of the notes, so I call it my Cactus perfume. It smells like a cactus would smell:thick, green, and prickly.
I do like the sandalwood base note, however. This stuff lasts forever. It does not go well with my body chemistry nor on top of my clothes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Ok, I know no one likes this one here, and at 1st...I didn't either "too weird", now I think it's actually growing on me, it has good staying power and it's a little bit strong so I think I may ONLY wear at night time. Oh and another reason I bough it was because it was ONLY $15 at sephora!!! couldn't pass up on that deal!!!! teehehehhe
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
OK, I'll be the lone dissenter for this fragrance. I liked it. I spray it on my scarf instead of my skin. Lasts forever on my scarves. I think it's a papaya scent, which isn't for everyone. Doesn't smell like rotting fruit. I've been lemming it for a while since I love the fruity fragrances such as Escada Ibiza Hippie and Sexy Grafitti ...always sprayed myself with CSP Vanille Pitahaya during sephora trips. Got it for $25 at sephora's post-Christmas sale.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This lasted for a few endless hours on my skin. I disliked it upon my initial sniff, but I kept it on for a while in the vain hope that it would change into something nicer. Unfortunately, it didn't, and it smelled like a decaying pear pastry in an old woman's house for the whole day (yes, it has a hint of that 'old lady' smell in it, but that note is overpowered by the strong, cloying rotting pastry scent).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Let me preface this by saying I LOVE CSP scents. I love the sweet, the fruity, the vanilly etc. But this was just kind of stinky. It was overripe and lasted only about 20 minutes on me (thank god). For some reason, I didn't even get left with a yummy drydown. And I didn't even smell pear!