I do love how the spray smells in this "Indian Coconut Nectar" spray version. The other versions of this (the roll-on, the hand cream and the body butter) somehow to me (or on me) smell different than the spray version, but I digress..this is about the spray version.
Again, I *LOVE* how this smells when first sprayed; not too heavy on the coconut smell (I grew up during the 70's and 80's when coconut was a prominent scent with tanning lotions, shampoos, etc..plus being in the industry for over 25 years, I kind of got tired of the [artificial] coconut scent), this coconut scent in this is not too obnoxious nor overpowering, just a nice blend.
According to fragrantica.com, the 'main accords' to this are, in order: coconut, vanilla, tropical, sweet, and milky. Now, the [artificial] smells of coconut and vanilla both, while they used to be my 2 favorite scents, I now am tired of. However, the other notes, I am guessing the 'milky' one, bring this to a more subtle, pleasing scent for me. I've seen other reviews (on the pacifica site, I think), that have people suggesting a cherry note or a vetiver note, so that may be what I am detecting, as I like both scents. Whatever the additional note(s), I like this scent.....when first sprayed.
However, this lasts barely an hour on me, no matter how much I spray. And thinking maybe "I" just cannot smell it on myself (sometimes people can smell a perfume on you even though you cannot), I have asked family and friends if they can detect the scent on me an hour or so after spraying it, and most say "no," one said they could barely detect it. I will say the dry-down, in that hour, is still pleasant and does not dry down to a different note. So there is that.
So while I love how this smells when first sprayed, I will not be re-purchasing this due to the fact that it has no lasting power for me at all. I do not want to have to spray a perfume every hour or so, that is just not practical for me.
I think this is mainly targeted as a Summer scent, but honestly, I would and do wear this year-round...it is just a nice scent and in the dead of Winter takes me away to an island..even if for barely an hour. ;-)
I would gladly repurchase this IF the scent lasted more than an hour. But because it fades away so quickly, I won't re-purchase. Which is a shame, because I do love the scent. Would definitely be a higher rating if it lasted even at least 4 or 5 hours. But because of how insanely quickly this dissipates into nothing, I took two full lippies off. If this was a drugstore item (to me, that means this would be much more affordable, say $10.00 or even less for this little bottle, not the current $22.00 USD), I would have given it 4 stars even if it did disappear as fast as it does. But in factoring the cost (which is not terrible, but it is still 'up there,' especially for the amount and how quickly it fades), I took off another lippie, so I guess 2 lippies were taken off due to the disappearing scent and the cost-effectiveness factor. Again, if this lasted all day, I would have gladly given this 5 stars. If this was half the price it was, or even less, I would have given it 4 stars because I do love the scent. But those two rather important key factors bring this down to 3 stars for me. And (sadly) a no-re-purchase status. One other thing I dislike about these sprays are they come with no caps or lids. These are a great size in my opinion for tossing in your purse for a quick refreshing spritz, but obviously with no lid or cap, that is not a smart idea. I feel something of this price range should have a cap or lid. Any spray should, really, for that matter!!
So while it is a pretty scent when first sprayed, the drawbacks make it a non re-purchase for me.