Comptoir Sud Pacifique • Tiare • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||45%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I didn't get anything from this smell, except a kind of metallic smell. Very disappointed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is review of the older version of the scent from Comptoir Sud Pacifique. The new version, Aloha Tiaré, is not the same scent at all. Generally speaking, the new one is more of a gardenia and tuberose scent, while the older version reminds, while the original, baring the simple name Tiaré, is a creamy and indulging Monoi Oil scent – an infusion of the Tahitian gardenia named Tiaré in coconut oil.
Unfortunately, the beginning of Tiaré is overwhelming and smells strongly of artificial jasmine and gardenia on an oily background of coconut and vanilla. The intensity level is so overwhelming that it gives off the impression of fueling gas. Luckily, after about half an hour it softens into a creamy scent of white flowers condensed and immersed into coconut oil infused with vanilla beans. The drydown is not unlike Songes, but less sophisticated.
Tiaré reminds me very much of Yves Rocher’s Monoi de Tahiti body and hair oil – also discontinued, unfortunately. I think I prefer the scent of Monoi as a body product, in an oil base, rather than as a perfume. There is something more appealing about it as a beach scent per-se, rather than a scent that suppose to remind us of the beach. There is something about this that just makes it feel fake.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Green
Too complains : base is VERY artificial , my hasband strongly dislike the aroma .. U have to be careful with a dose , especially in a hot weather it could be very disturbing . The bottle is a beauty . Will not repurchase it .
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I don't know this from experience but have heard that Montale's Intense Tiare is very similiar if not better than the CSP Tiare. I have Montale and it is wonderful. It is gardenia, coconut and vanilla and lasts forever. Parfums Raffy is the only place I could find it but if you decide to order you won't be disappointed. The price is $135 for 3.4oz. And just like CSP, it also comes in this cool aluminum bottle to preserve the fragrance and is in a black cloth case with a clip that has the Montale initial instead of a top. Awesome!!!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Heavenly! J'adore ce fragrance de Tiare! It reminds me of a tropical beach at midnight, drinking champagne near a garden spilling over with flowers. It is sweet, but sulty and reminds me of the Monoi Tahitian Gardenia oil that I used to rub on my body when sunning by the pool. I guess it has so many scent memories for me that I must give it 5 lippies. If you love the idea of being on a tropical island with all the myriad flowers - especially the heady gardenia - this is for you. It's infinitely better than the Tiare frangrance by French West Indies. It lasts a long time too, and I've received dozens of compliments when wearing it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Tiare in its original formulation was a gorgeous tropical scent composed of vanilla, coconut and gardenia. The drydown is just incredibly beautiful: the most voloptuous gardenia I have found. Good staying power, too. It's eerily similar to Yves Rocher's discontinued Monoi body spray. Not a repeat purchase for me, however, as florals just don't do it for me anymore. Bottles of the old Tiare scent can still be bought here:
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This review is for the original Tiare; there is a separate category for its (much inferior) successor, Aloha Tiare. I really loved this fragrance, and I'm kicking myself for not purchasing it before it was discontinued. It's one of the few CSP's that does not turn into that typical CSP vanilla after an hour. Instead, it retains the sweet, delicious combination of coconut, gardenia, and vanilla throughout its entire lifespan. It's also fairly long-lasting on me, over 6 hours. I'll be very sad when my sample runs out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm assuming this is for Aloha Tiare. It's pretty overpowering and has a mixture of vanilla, coconut and tropical flowers. Sort of smells like what a car freshener would smell like as well. Test before buying.
Strong & artificial!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought a bottle of Tiare untested, relying on previous successful experiences with CSP fragrances. After many attempts to convince myself that this scent in all its "Beach Holiday in a Bottle" glory belonged in my perfume wardrobe, I had to concede defeat. It wasn't a *terrible* scent, it was just, for want of a better description, a LOUD scent. And before anyone suggests otherwise, I did *not* bathe in it!! :D Sadly, I never detected any of the vaunted coconut or vanilla I was promised amid the gaudy florals or the riot of tropical fruits, but, when I was wearing this scent, I never had a problem BEING detected. Tiare, on me, became a deadly weapon, an olfactory battering ram that punched anyone who dared step within sniffing distance right in the chops. The sight of people wilting in my wake convinced me to give up on it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is the stinkiest, strongest, most plastic smelling stuff I've ever smelled. The real Tiare oil from Tahiti is luscious, but CSP Tiare is awful. Way too much fake coconut!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
As a rule, I hate floral scents, yet CSP's Tiare is one of my Holy Grails, a scent I love to use every day during warmer months and even when I go out at night. The top notes of coconut and vanilla are pleasant, but nothing special, and they fade within 10 minutes. But the base note that results after dry down? HEAVENLY. A gorgeous, full-bodied, creamy, lush gardenia scent that is one of the sexiest scents I have had the pleasure to experience. It is definitely tropical (for some reason, I associate the scent of starfruit with it as well), but definitely not in a suntan lotion sense, rather a sultry-night-on-the-beach sense. Why on *earth* they thought to reformulate it I don't know. Amazingly enough, it doesn't fade instantaneously like normal CSPs do, but lingers for at least 4 to 5 hours.
Note: I own Aloha Tiare as well, which isn't terrible, as I find it retains the same gorgeous tiare base note. However, the top and middle notes are of the typical cloying floral vein which I try to avoid. If you can make it past that, you are left with the essence of the original, lovely Tiare.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I didn't care for this CSP. I found that the scent gave me a bit of a headache, and had a sour quality to it. I can kind of see how other people might like the scent, there is definately something exotic and tropical about it - but this one just wasn't for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
After all the things I'd heard about this one I got a sample and was rather disappointed, I'm afraid to say. It was not as fresh-smelling as I'd hoped. It also did not last very long.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Tiare is a Tahitian gardenia. It's a really volatile oil, and where you read others saying it smells stinky, this means it has gone bad. When you get it fresh (and the oils haven't beeen exposed to too much air!, it is the most magnificent night jasmine, tropical gardenia fragrance ever. It is the only frangrance which is sweet and yet not foody or unsophisticated. The shower gel version is truly melodic and heavenly. The perfume is a bit strong.
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm not good at describing fragrances, but this is a nice tropical, sweet, musky fragrance. It's a bit strong at first, but it dries down nicely. My very first impression of this was that it smells like The Body Shop's discontinued Ananya fragrance.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Absolutely and without a doubt horrible. I tried this a few times to see if my strong dislike would subdue, but there's no way. I'm sorry to those who love it, but it smelled like plastic and garbage. Eek! Really bad on me and I'll be happy to never smell it again. The gardenia and coconut scent is so fake and obtrusive, it makes me cringe. It smells like some kind of fruit cake that's been sitting in the sun for way to long. Visceral reaction to this, for sure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have mixed feelings on this perfume ... Tiare is a spicy island floral blend of tropical notes. It's a beautiful scent, but it's just a bit too heavy and thick for me. I definitely do not think this smells like suntan oil; it has an exotic depth to it ~ The heavy gardenia notes in it are too much for me to handle, and it has that constant, unrelenting gardenia to it all day... It doesn't dry down to a warm vanilla or coconut like I had hoped.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Maybe it's just me... But among all these reviews I saw this fragrance compared with bathroom deodorizer, suntan oil, etc, but I never saw it described as smelling like a heavy granny perfume! So there it is, I think this would be a favourite among the much older crowd....
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
One of my favorite CSPs. If you are looking for a beach scent, this is it. Very reminiscent of suntan oil--lasting power could be improved though. I usually wear it with TBS Coconut Butter to make it last longer and have had lots of compliments.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought this from reading all the raves. I like it but not crazy about it...but I get so much compliments that I feel like I should love this fragrance. It's nonsense, I know. But it makes me feel like I'm on a deserted tropical island drinking pina colada....so, i guess it's a good thing?