Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Blackberry Eau de Toilette arrives just in time for the late Summer with fruity blackberry notes combined with vanilla and woods. Comptoir Sud Pacifique is legendary for creating some intensely dominated vanilla gourmand fragrances and I honestly expected no different from their Vanille Blackberry scent.
Visions of a warm tart filled with delicious blackberries and topped with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream was what I expected from this new fragrance but what I got was bug spray…
Here’s my review and thoughts!
Something told me not to splurge $85 on the larger size of this scent so I went all cheap and I got a 1 oz bottle for $35. My mentality was I have a lot of fragrances already and the 1 oz size would be plenty for me to use up before it goes bed due to my larger fragrance collection. My second thought was if I loved it I could always go back and get the larger size at some point. I’m happy to say I splurged on the smaller amount because I’m terribly impressed with this scent.
At first mist this scent has a tangy lemon-y undertone combined with a hint of muskiness. As it warms up on skin the blackberry bursts forth with a sweet tanginess and a lightly floral back note that my nose is unable to identify. There is nothing about floral notes in the scent but for me there’s some earthy element in the background that gives off a certain just dug up flower vibe. As it dries completely down you’ll find musk begins to dominate the blackberry. This is where things got a little iffy for me as my body chemistry gave it a weird medical scent! It started to remind me of OFF Bug Spray for some reason. The vanilla simply wasn’t there for me at all which is abnormal since Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille fragrances are dominated by the note. Apparently, Vanille Blackberry will work well with Aloha Tiare or Vanille Abricot. I haven’t done any cocktailing myself yet but perhaps that might work at making this a better fragrance experience for me.
If you’re expect a delicious blackberry tart topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream this will sadly disappoint. If you’re looking for a tangy, musky blackberry it might just be considered a unique pick for you. However, keep in mind the longevity is fleeting so before you buy, try it in store and see how it goes.
Personally, I think it is a skip. It just smells like bug spray on me. Oh well! Maybe it’ll keep the mosquitoes away!
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Blackberry is available now at sephora.com.
What did you think?