I received a ton of Vanilla Grapefruit samples from Sephora. I had been curious about this brand for a while now, due to it's natural approach to products that are usually laden with chemicals.
The notes are: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lime, Orange, Cedarwood, Heliotrope, Madagascar Vanilla.
Vanilla Grapefruit is an interesting scent. I honestly didn't expect it to smell the way it does.
I expected more grapefruit out of this. In fact, I don't get that at all. It's mostly vanilla and heliotrope (it's very powdery!) with a very, VERY subtle splash of lime. I do not detect the cedarwood nor the bergamot.
It's a rather calming scent, in my opinion. I normally detest sweet, vanilla-like scents, but this one doesn't bother me.
My main problem-- this is quite pricy, yet has the worst staying power out of any fragrance I've used. There is no alcohol in this fragrance, so perhaps that's why?
This wears off in the worst way. You know how a fragrance fades, but not completely-- meaning there is always some sort of residual scent on the skin? This one, within two hours or so, is COMPLETELY gone. As if it were never applied in the first place!
It's too bad for that... because I won't spend $56USD on something I'm going to have to carry around and spray on myself constantly... and I can already tell you that the inexpensive rollerball perfume will be gone in a week.