ScentbirdComptoir Sud PacifiqueAqua Motu by Comptoir Sud Pacifique
Comptoir Sud Pacifique
Eau de Toilette
Average rating (76 reviews)
2.8 out of 5
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Aqua Motu is a beach fantasy of warm winds, sea salt, and breezy, golden florals. The green, honeyed aroma of lily and immortelle sails down the shore, leaving a sweet, sunlit trail to follow through the bright, soft sand.
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Rebottled Aqua Motu, rebottled by Scentbird, Inc., an independent bottler from a genuine product wholly independent of Comptoir Sud Pacifique Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Musty. That is the perfect word to describe it. The smell is very watery but then it turns into the most sour, stinky, and pungent odor after the first few notes. This may be the worst perfume I've ever smelled. The latter notes, which become apparent after a few seconds, smell the worst. It's as if the smells of the notes are competing with each other. I can't even finish the sample product.
This might be the oddest perfume I've tried. When they say it smells like the beach, I smell a caviar undertone similar to Womanity. When it first goes on it smells strongly of Icy Hot but that chills out. Some days I dug this one, most days I didn't.
I love this stuff. There is a slight Icy Hot kind of smell, but it fades away into something subtle and summery and beachy and warm and I love it. I don't do well in sweet or floral fragrances, so this is perfect for me.
I love this scent, my husband loves it as well. It's light and very fresh smelling. My husband kept asking to smell my wrist. He couldn't get enough of it. I could wear this every day and never get tired of it! I will say when I first sprayed it, it had a bit of a medicinal smell but after a few moments that disappeared and left a light and fresh smell.
Not hugely impressed with this perfume. It's pretty strong for one spray and maybe it's just my body chemistry mixing with it, but smells a bit like it's meant for an older crowd. Definitely not the light and beachy smell I was hoping for.
With the phrase "South Pacific" right in the name, I was hoping for a fresh, clean marine scent. But this, under a marine topnote, has a very weird, chalky, musty-smelling middle note that is genuinely not pleasant to smell. I think, reading the Scentbird description, that is supposed to represent "beach sand," -- but yeah, not a good choice. It genuinely is unpleasant to smell. I pitched it. One star. Hope never to smell it again.
I wish I read the previous reviews before putting this in my queue. Oh it's HORRIBLE. I did a quick mist on my arm and at a quick whiff I thought I would pass out. But to give it a fair shot, I sprayed it on the back of my hand and waited a few minutes before sniffing it and although it softened, its not something I will wear- wasted my $ on this, can't even give it to my mom (which I do for the ones I think she'd like). Trash can here it comes- why can't I give 0 hearts???
This is more like a scent not a perfume. I like it for casual days. It changes a lot on me. When I first put it on it smells beachy but then it goes to just a sweet smell after a couple hours. It's okay, I would not order a $70 bottle.
I did NOT like this fragrance at all! It's nothing like the description. It is not a clean scent at all it almost smells musty or moldy. I am very disappointed because I was really looking forward to a clean, beachy scent....this is not it!!! I only sprayed it once and that will also be the last.
This is a very unique scent. It smells like the beach... very warm with some floral. I can also detect the "sand" note. I actually already own the full size of this, but it tends to leak if it's not standing upright, and I wanted a travel size to take with me on vacation that wouldn't leak in my bag.
The scent did not match the description in my opinion. Not what I envisioned after reading the description. It is crisp, aquatic scent. To me it smells of watermelon and grass. It grew on me but still not something I would have picked if I had smelled it.
I wanted so much for this to smell like the beach!! Instead, it smells exactly like insect repellent. It seems like at the first squirt, it has that warm, suntan smell, but within seconds, it's offending mosquitoes.
Smells fresh and airy. My S.O. says it reminds him of watermelon and fresh cut grass, not sure if I agree with that, but I can't say that those things smell bad! Will buy the full size. It's beautiful.
I like this scent, but I don't love it. It does smell beachy and fresh, but it doesn't last long. But I feel like that owes to this being an eau de toilette instead of full strength eau de parfum. All in all it's a passable substitution for more expensive versions of this kind of scent
Aqua Motu is an anti-perfume and I love it. This seriously smells like the beach. It smells like salty air, sand, humidity, and seaweed. This is not a suntan lotion, coconut, fruity drink kind of beach. This is the actual beach. My husband loves it on me and I suspect he may steal it a time or two.
I love how fresh and crisp this is. I live at the beach, and people are always saying I smell just like the ocean. Aqua Motu is not for everyone, though. If you're looking for a "perfume", I would say this doesn't fit the bill. It's just a natural, aquatic scent. My only complaint is that it doesn't last long enough!
Smells horrible... Not fresh like other reviews read... First spray was straight alcohol... Then a very weird tangy scent( not citrusy) then it turned to WINTERGREEN - yeah, like your grandpa's muscle rub Bengay. Then it settled into a nauseating vanilla that - hand to god smells exactly like DONNA KARAN CASHMERE MIST- what in the world?!
My husband unbiasly smelled it and he was like "eww omg that's awful... It's like they poured two completely different random scents into one bottle and hoped it'd work out... Well it didn't... I'm sorry babe" I laughed bc it's a very accurate description...
I would NOT recommend this one- not fresh, not clean, pretty gross actually.
This is a fairly decent aquatic, and one of the only ones I've tried that doesn't give me a headache. It seems to be missing that strong calone note that overtakes many aquatic fragrances. It does remind of the beach, it has that salty and sandy vibe, and it's not a tropical beach - this is more of an atlantic coastline beach on a windy day with cold ocean spray blowing in your face.
The scent is wonderful with being light and crisp! It reminds me of swimming in the ocean where you're getting close enough to the coastline but it's still deep enough to swim and you start to hit that frothy sea foam. The reason that I didn't rate it 5 stars is that the scent seems to wear off in a short time, however, the remedy is easy enough from just freshening it up with a spritz several times during the day.