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on 5/18/2017 4:52:00 PM
More reviews by oubliette
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Nice vanilla scent with a hint of caramel. Nothing ground-breaking here, but I do find this is a nice balance between a natural and gourmand vanilla. It reminds me of a lighter, less burnt sugary LUSH Vanillary. I have this in the rollerball version, and I love that you can buy different formats at various price points. Pacifica is not all-natural, but they do not contain phthalates and they are cruelty-free. The price is very fair.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 12/8/2016 4:48:00 AM
More reviews by waterbear08
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I have tried quite a few of the Pacifica fragrances and am a fan of them overall. I have to say that Island Vanilla is my favorite. I wouldn't say that this is a classic vanilla scent though. To me it smells like a caramelized vanilla, pretty sweet but not as sweet as say, Aquolina Pink Sugar. It smells like a caramel sundae in a waffle cone. Basically, it smells delicious (if you love foody/gourmand scents). This scent has better lasting power than some of the other Pacifica fragrances on me. I have the rollerball but would definitely purchase the larger size. The body butter is also nice. This has become a cold weather favorite for me. The packaging on these products is quite beautiful as well, and I feel like these scents are a good value for the price. Would rec. this whole line for people who like straight forward, more linear fragrances like I do.
on 11/18/2016 10:54:00 PM
More reviews by AuroraSom
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
I've been looking for a nice vanilla scent that1. Actually smells like vanilla(unlike Lavanila) 2. Doesn't smell sugary(like a lot of the limited edition perfumes that come out seasonally) 3. Doesn't smell so synthetic(most of the lower end stuff smells very fake/chemically and kind of like play dough) This is perfect for me. At first it does smell more complex but as it dries down it smells like real vanilla/vanilla bean with a little bit of warmth and not so sugary which I LOVE. I've been looking everywhere for a simple vanilla scent because a lot of my lipsticks and gloses have that scent and I just love it. I feel like this is more of a vanilla bean scent rather than vanilla extract. This last pretty well on me but I do have more oily skin so maybe that's why? Not too sure. The only issue is that it's kind of expensive for 1oz. I'd like to see a larger "full size" version where you can kind of save a little money buying it cause I feel I'd go through it quickly and don't want to constantly pick it up at ULTA(since it's kind of far) lol but other than that it's an amazing perfume!
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 10/30/2016 2:24:00 AM
More reviews by swizzlequeen24
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
Currently my favorite cruelty free perfume! It's a really sophisticated vanilla on me; I was really surprised because I thought it would smell synthetic or too sweet, but it's very gourmand and rich. Love it, it's really a fool proof scent because everyone likes vanilla :) It also layers well with other perfumes!
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/11/2016 11:24:00 PM
More reviews by UDMAC
Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love gourmand vanilla scents, but as the previous reviewer put it, its a boring "flat" vanilla with no warmth or depth to it. I understand pacifica fragrances generally dont last as long as "chemical perfumes" but the lasting power was ridiculously short unlike the other pacifica perfumes ive tried before. 1 lippie for the typical cute pacifica packaging and clean ingredients but I would skip this one and check out their other fragrances
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 2/27/2016 6:07:00 PM
More reviews by Shadow_Witch
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Vanilla is always a safe blind buy for me, except for this one. Island Vanilla is a flat, floral, cold (not warm like the "Island" would suggest) vanilla. It never warms on my skin and is just plain off-putting.
on 1/16/2016 2:49:00 PM
More reviews by spyglass383
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I bought this based on reviews, without smelling it. They do not carry this in my area. I wanted a nice vanilla perfume. I did not care for it at all. I am not sure if it just did not match my body chemistry, Most vanillas smell good on me, but not this one. I was not impressed. I think that there are better fragrances out there.
on 9/8/2015 10:02:00 PM
More reviews by JALT
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Other, Fine
I just breezed past this in Whole Foods and spritzed it on my neck--hours later, I had hundreds of tiny red bumps covering my chest and neck. I do not have sensitive skin and have never had a reaction to any products before, so I was shocked! The rash lasted for over 5 days so I wouldn't touch this product with a ten-foot pole.Get your generic vanilla scents from Bath & Body Works or Victoria's Secret.
on 8/30/2015 2:36:00 AM
More reviews by urstandingonmytoes
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Omg...I LOVE this fragrance! It is sweet from the vanilla, but has a softness that reminds me of an island breeze. I am very sensitive to fragrance, but this one doesn't bother me at all...in fact, I can spray this on as much as I want, because it never gets overpowering. It's lasting power isn't that great...more like a body spray than perfume, and I think the price is a bit high because of it's poor staying power. However, the scent is so lovely that I can overlook both of those drawbacks.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/10/2015 12:18:00 AM
More reviews by EmRose6
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Fine
Meh, at first sniff this smelled almost exactly like an old limited edition VS body mist I LOVED (Island Escape) However, after wearing it this turns completely linear and into a very basic, almost cloying vanilla. Will probably be returning :( decent staying power though!
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