Comptoir Sud Pacifique • Vanille Passion • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I will start out by saying you have to like sweet, foody vanillas to like this; if not, this is clearly not the scent for you. I have 3 bottles of this and each one smells slightly different. The one I’m using currently starts out powdery. The first bottle I had (which began to leak through a tiny hole in the metal canister- very annoying, but I bought the bottle from a discount site so what can you expect) had a slightly more woodsy-vanilla scent to it, which I also liked. The 3rd bottle I’ve only tested, but it smells a little more floral. But after the initial spray, all 3 dry down to a soft, warm, sweet pure-vanilla. The scent doesn’t change much through the course of wear. The staying power is fine on me; I apply about 6 sprays to bare skin in the morning, and I can still smell it (though faintly) at the end of the day. It will linger longer on clothing. I will wear this for all seasons (I don’t find it too ‘heavy’ for summer). It’s a good everyday scent (though I prefer something else for ‘special occasions’) and I think its generally inoffensive. I work with preschoolers and I get told often by kids that I smell like marshmallows, or cake. I work with at-risk children, so if I can have that positive association for them, that’s another plus for me. This is definitely not a scent for everyone, though fragrances are so highly personal, everyone’s bound to have different tastes. The only downside is this is quite expensive, and only available online (I believe ‘Vanille Passion’ may have been discontinued & replaced by ‘Vanille Extreme’ which I have not yet tried). I’ve purchased only tester bottles or from discount sites (though the quality may vary). But I have been more than happy with this and can see myself using it for a long time to come.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Pure vanilla. Nice, but I don't think there's anything else to it. Could probably get something similar for a lot less.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Creamy, basic yet not very long lasting vanilla. I spray some on at bedtime and it's a lovely way to drift off to sleep, and it's gone when I wake up in the morning. Not especially floral or buttery, which is disappointing as I love intensely sweet and caramel like vanillas, but simple and unobtrusive nonetheless. It won't enter a room before you will, but it might get some notice when you're in close contact with someone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Yes, they did change this formula and now it pretty much sucks. I had no idea of any kind of change until this last purchase. I went through 2 or maybe 3 other tester bottles, but bought this one brand new in a sealed box. P U. I logged onto this site today to see if anyone mentioned it smelling different. Thanks for saying so ya'll. I thought maybe it was just me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Ok, so first I have to say I have been a CSP Vanille fan forever. THANK you for confirming that they have changed a lot of their formulas--I like plain ole vanille and a few years ago when the scent changed I was so upset! Still It's the best of the vanilles I have tried. The price is so high I may give some of the others a go, like I hear LOccitane and bare escentuals have entries in this scent. Did not find VS Bare V. Lace to be a good substitute.
I can't give it less than 4 lippies since I love it, even in its flawed state. But for the money, it's not what it used to be.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I had to edit this review, because I had it listed under 'CSP - Vanille.'. I tried Vanille Passion. Apparently they're not the same. Don't waste your money on this. the alcohol about knocks me out when I spray this edt, and the vanilla is gone within two seconds or so. If you want something sweet from CSP that also
lasts, try the Vanille Extreme. If you're looking for a nice pure and uncomplicated vanilla, go for Vanille by L'Aromarine.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Vanille used to be my favorite scent; when they stopped making it I settled for Vanille Passion, which I still liked quite a bit. However, sometime towards the end of 2005, they changed the formula yet again, but did not announce it. Now it smells like something you'd use to clean a bathroom--very cheap and floral. If you try it in the store and like it, and get it home and hate it, it may be that the sample was from one of the older lots and the one you bought was from a newer, inferior batch. I bought three bottles from different stores and had to return them all because they were nothing like the older Vanille Passion. I will not buy this again unless they revert to the old formula. Too bad. CSP, get it together!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This might be my fave CSP. The vanilla is strong yet smells more like cotton candy than vanilla to me. Still smells very sweet. It is foody but not really, more sugary than foody.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Smells very watery. I've bought 2 bottles since it came out, the first was better, not as good as the original Vanille, but I survived, then I used that up & (a year later) bought another and was revolted--they seemed to have changed the formula again. I have only used it a couple of times; it is disgusting. If a company wants to save money, rather than changing formulas and making things out of cheaper materials, they should make the bottle smaller & charge more for it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I tried this in the shop on a fragrance sheet and really loved it. Then, now that I've bought this, it just smells too much like burnt rubber. Too artificial and it gives me a bad headache each time I use it, like Britney's Fantasy. I seriously did not expect it to be this bad since I tried it at the shops a couple of times before purchase. Very disappointed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I like this better than CSP's other pure vanilla fragrance, Vanille Extreme, but it also turns synthetic after awhile. So disappointing. For about $75 less, you can get a bottle of Vicky's Secret Vanilla Lace--similar fragrance, better lasting power, much better price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure how anyone could dislike this. It is a rich, slightly smoky, layered, dense vanilla. It isn't overwhelming, but it lasts well. As with many of the CSP line, when first sprayed it has a wierd tinny/rubbery scent. You must wait about 5 minutes before you judge the scent(s) or you never get their true character. I suspect several of the reviewers on this (see also just csp Vanille - same as this) never waited the crucial time.
I've never had an on-smeller NOT like it (post the obligatory five minutes). It doesn't elicit the "someone's eating cookies" type comments but more happy smile then "someone/something smells good!" It layers well, adds a softening, sweet note (though not as sweet as molinard les scenteurs vanille, another winner) with a very delicate smoky edge. I layer this with incense frags sometimes, or Black Cashmere in the right mood, for pure scent heaven. It can be got very reasonably at several etailers, so while if I had to pay full price, I'd say it was very pricey, as is it is most reasonable.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Smells like rubber and rather artificial when I compared this to L'occitane's old Vanilla or La Ligne de St.Barth.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My favorite CSP scent so far! To me, it smells like warm, baking vanilla and the gooey insides of a marshmallow. It's a warmer vanilla than Vanille Abricot, but not quite as sweet. I find the lasting power to be pretty good, compared to a couple other CSP scents.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Hmm.. this is not as sweet or a strong as I expected it out to be. But overall I still like it I don't like those other floral vanilla fragrances. But it kinda dries down to a cookie kinda smell which I'm not really a fan of but meh... I'm gonna give the Vanilla Abricot a try apparently that's better..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
A nice, true vanilla scent. I wanted something to replace my oft-reformulated L'Occitane Vanilla, and this works quite well. Pricier, but eh. I'll deal.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
So far I haven't had the best of luck with CSP vanilla fragrances, pre- and post-reformulation. For a fleeting moment, Vanille Passion is a delectable, sugary and rich vanilla scent. Then it turns to rubber. Then burnt sugar. It is not that offensive, neither headache-inducing nor cloying, but it does not smell as nice on my skin as I expected it to. So far I have not liked any sweet CSP scent except for Matin Calin.