Creed • Virgin Island Water • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I looooooovvvvvvveee this! It's sweet lime, warm coconut, deep rum. It's clean, Caribbean, sunshiny, mellow an absolute delight
I start with zesty lime, move in to toasted coconut and bask in deep rum, on me it lasts for hours
For the summer I think, delicious and definitely a favourite
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I am in LOVE but also in utter sadness because this is $140 for an ouce...an OUNCE.
I got a decanted one from the perfumed court. Hopefully it was the real thing because it was smelled great...but not of coconuts!
It starts off very fresh, picture a cool tropical lagoon with a waterfall and a hot cabana boy handing you a shot of rum with a juicy bright lime and a glass of sparkling water. The dry down is a very subtle lime almost floral and a tiny bit of musk.
I really love this scent and I'm just soo pissed that it costs so freakin much! BUT I guess I could just decant my way for this fragrance.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
When I set out to find a new fragrance I didn't plan on spending quite as much as I ended up doing. Considering the price this fragrance is very subtle, I have to spray four sprays on, and make sure it hits some fabric, or it doesn't last longer than a few hours (the first 15 minutes is rather abrupt, very limey, the first time I smelled it I thought of a citrus cleaner) . If I do make sure to get some on my shirt I spend the day in a wonderful, soft scent, not quite coconut, not quite lime. I love the feeling of floating in a fragrance. I like how soft and subtle this is for work, I don't have to worry about offending anyone. For any other environment I'd prefer it to be a little more assertive.
It took my husband two days to decide he liked this on me. He said the thought of a coconut fragrance was too much for him. But it grew on him.
Overall a good purchase, but I'll have to find another fragrance for not at work.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is identical to B&BW Coconut Lime Verbena at about 15x the price. Same refreshing start and cloyingly sweet drydown.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My fragrance of the moment. Well, actually I've been using this almost exclusively for two years now. Living in the cold Nordics, the coconut and rum in this remind me of sunnier climes. I first smelled this on my mother and had to get a bottle for myself. The lime stands out when she wears it, but on me, I smell a sophisticated and delicious coconut.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have to confess right off the bat that I bought a decant of this, because I've been burned wayyy too many times by descriptions and buying things unsniffed, so rather than forking over the cash for this and the other Creed I wanted to try (Acqua Fiorentina), I spent the 70 dollars at perfumed court. Anyhow! I absolutely love this. The coconut is warm and happy-making. I don't get the suntan lotion connection at all, but it's definitely a light, cheerful summery frag and I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up buying a bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I had high hopes for this it sounded so nice. Unfortunately it did not work for me at all, I smelt exactly like a thai curry, lemongrass and coconut milk and other spices, very odd and not very pleasant!!
.It wasn't tropical or beachy at all, I like curry but I don't want to smell like it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I went to Neiman Marcus to experience all the online hype about Creed, particulary Virgin Island Water. I must say that I wasn't bowled over. Virgin Island Water's top note of lime is very in your face and heavy and it continues to linger for some time. Think a lime version of Pine Sol. After it dies down you're left with the coconut scent and not much else. No sillage whatsoever. I had to constanly sniff my wrist to get a wiff. If I'm going to pay well over $100 for a frangrance 1. It better not leak (which I've been told that it does around the spray cap) and 2. It should have a lasting quality. Just not impressdd.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Very unique fragance, love it! If you like the smell of coconut, and white rum, give this one a "sniff". :) One of my new favorites!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Creed fragrances aren't cheap and some of them aren't worth it either. This one is a keeper. I took this with me on a Caribbean vacation and it really set the mood. Great for summer - it captures the beach in a bottle. My only issue with this is that it doesn't last on the skin at all which is why only 3 lippies.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Mojitos. Delicious, delightful, happy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I've never really gotten into Creed scents for the most part but their are about three that stand out and Virgin Island Water is one of them. I am stranded on a tiny island somewhere in the Carribean and crystal blue water is all in can see for miles and miles. Coconuts and coconut trees are all over this island. I have to be careful because giant coconuts keep falling from the trees and splitting open releasing a milky fragrance. The coconut trees themselves are bleeding a sweet, sweet sap. Also, there are dozens of lime trees on the island too that are releasing there citrusy, sour scent. You are lying on the beach basking in the hot sun enjoying the scent of this island when you spot something in the blue ocean water. You walk into the crisp cool water and see that its a bottle. A bottle of rum. You open the bottle and immediately the scent of rum fills the air and mixes with the cocunuts, trees, sap, and limes and you have your scent...Virgin Island Water.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Am really on the fence with this. Lots and lots of coconut, rum, and--the part that makes me ambivalent--a completely synthetic top note of lime that, I swear, is the same scent in some industrial-strength detergents used to mop floors and sweeten public bathrooms. It took me awhile to place it as lime; it is to real lime as green LifeSavers are to real lime. To be fair, Chandler Burr gave this four stars (out of five) when he reviewed it in the NY Times, which I keep telling myself when I feel like I must have slapped on some cloying concoction from one of the street vendors near Times Square with their incense and scented oils instead of the absurdly overpriced VIT. Still, I'm more glad than not that I have it. It is very much the scent of the tropics, what with the coconut, rum, and sugar cane, and no, it doesn't make me feel like a walking Daiquiri and I would probably love it but for that damned artificial lime top note that, like a soprano trying to extend her aria and walk away with the show, just won't shut up.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
My idea of fragrance heaven! Anything that is beachy/coconuty/suntan lotiony is what I crave in a fragrance. Its sweet but not too sickly as the rum and lime cut through the sweetness and give it a clean edge.....For the price, the staying power is not supreme though.....I like to really smell my fragrance, so perhaps this would suit those who like a subtle sweety scent.
I discovered Harajuka 'G' last week which is a double for this, at a snip of the price! Again the staying power is not great, but as its so cheap I don't mind topping up throughout the day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Finally got myself a sample of this. Not really sure why all the hype., This opened with a scream of citrus, that was quite overbearing. It smelt like lemon to me, although its apparently lime in here. Then it softens immediately and the coconut comes through and thats what remains for the rest of the time it stays on, its a very soft scent, I couldnt smell it unless I put my nose to my arm, but I guess alot of people will like that. I just need more sillage than this gives. It is a nice comforting coconutty scent with a hint of floral and rum behind it but not worth the price for me. It reminds me of the beach but I cant really smell suntan lotion, although I can understand why some girls do, as the mixture of the coconut with other notes can evoke that kind of smell. It reminds me of the yummy lemon slice I sometimes buy from my local milkbar (they are made with coconut). I guess I just expect a bit more for this price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Creed VIW opens with a zesty lime note that lasts and lasts. Progressing towards the drydown, the coconut and rum notes become more evident. Delicious. I like my fragrance to be strong so I did have to spray this quite liberally on me. Great lasting power, I sprayed this on myself in the evening and the next morning I could still smell this fragrance. Because of the price, I won't be using this as an everyday scent. But, it just smells so good (almost works as an energizing aromatherapy for me) so I would purchase again. The only complaint I have is that the bottle leaks after spraying. I'm hoping that it's a defect on my bottle only.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Virgin Island Water smells a lot like coconus and vanilla, like suntan lotion or hawain dancing girls. I think it resembles Compoir Sud Pacificīs Vanille Coco a lot and that one is warmer, lasts longer and is cheaper.
This is not what I expected from Creed
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Really pleasant, unobstrusive scent - stays true on my skin, it is light but I can still smell it when I take off my clothes at night.
I can tell there is something tropical about it, but all the notes are so balanced, it does not shout "coconut oil"/tiare/monoi/"coppertone", like many other tropical scents out there
I can feel the coconut, the lime, the rum and the sugar-cane, but I detect a floral background (maybe the musk and Jasmin) that tones the other notes down a bit.
It vaguely reminds me of a pina-colada, but in a good way: it is sparkling and fruity-floral, but never cloying nor too sweet. I am not an edible scentsī lover and I find this much more complex than most foody fragrances.
UPDATE: it's been more than 2 years, and I still find this scent very good, yet it feels a little masculin sometimes. In the meanwhile I fell in love with Goutal's Les Nuits d'Hadrien and I seldome reach for this anymore... (1 star off)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this fragrance. I recently got in an order from Aedes with this as a sample and it's definitely full bottle worthy. To me it starts out smelling a bit like gin and lime. I guess that could be off-putting to some, but it's really very nice and smells almost effervescent (as noted below). After a few minutes the gin-y smell dies down and mellows out to a softer scent. Sorry I'm terrible at describing fragrance notes!
When I was younger I was hooked on a BBW scent called "Limelight" that was since discontinued. It was perfectly lime-y and light without smelling like some type of cleaner. I looked everywhere and tried BBW's other lime scents but no dice. I was so happy to find that VIW is almost a match! Albeit a more sophisitcated one :P
This is definitely a summery fragrance, light and fresh, and would definitely smell good on men and women (can't wait to put some on my BF!).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Virgin Island Water is a great scent for people who love the Caribbean and the happy days of summers on the beach. It really does evoke associations of the balmy breezes of Caribbean Sea.
The initial drydown smells like a effervescent lime spritzer. After a few minutes, a rich creamy coconut scent gradually overlays it. The lime note doesn't fully disappear on me but hides in the background while the coconut becomes more prominent but softens with a vanilla-like creaminess over the next few hours. The scent lasts about half a day on me (at least on the back of my hand). Twice a day application will probably be necessary (one in the morning, once after work) for most people Because it is so light, it is not a scent that you have to worry about using too much of (unlike CK's Eternity!). And no, it won't make you smell like a pina colada-- it works well with one's body chemistry to smell like a fragrance meant to be worn by human beings rather than a air-freshener. It does not smell like suntan oil either-- the coconut is not that overpowering-- but muted.
I would give this a 4.3 out of 5 but makeupalley doesn't allow decimals. Do try the fragrance-- men and women should find that it is very unisex scent.