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DescriptionEstablished in 1974, COMPTOIR SUD PACIFIQUE -- which translates from French to “Counter of the South Pacific – is a legendary collection of exotic, sun-drenched scent journeys that transport to tropical islands of the South Pacific.<br><br>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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Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu rating and reviews
Average rating (100 reviews)
2.8 out of 5
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
More of a winter smell
The scent felt heavy, more of something that reminds me of winter than the beach and summer.
Fresh, young, summer in a bottle
I really liked this scent. I’m surprised because I ordered it accidentally. I smell lime, which I love. It embodies all that is summer to me.
Smells very heavy
Wasn't my favorite. Smelt very heavy and chemically.
This was exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s a clean, fresh, ocean smell. I personally plan to wear it year round as an everyday scent but I think most people would classify it as a summer fragrance.
It smells really musky, really masculine with small traces of the water. It also almost smells spicy?
I was excited to get this but when I sprayed it, it just smelled awful, definitely one of the worst fragrance I ever smelled :(
smelled like salt
I was really excited for this fragrance, but I honestly was so disappointed. I knew it was going to be a sea salty kind of smell, but this honestly just smells like cleaning supplies mixed with salt water. Very disspapointed. Wish I could return or exchange for more Versace Pour Homme
It was just a touch too manly for my taste. It is a very fresh, light scent but I think I would enjoy it more on a man.
Definitely good for the beach
It’s got just the right notes of surf and sun. Barely smell the immortelle the lily of the valley is more prominent as an under note to the sand and ocean scents. I can’t honestly say I know was fresh seaweed smells like but it works with the combo. Lol. My only issue it wears off quite fast. I went through it quickly. Got plenty of compliments though. If your looking for a summer scent to smell like the beach but aren’t a fan of bergamot, this is your perfume.
Not as described
This is a very light floral scent that leans almost to a clean unisex scent. Not at all beachy. No sea salt, ocean smells. It did not last very long on me at all and I would not purchase or recommend.
I'm definitely gonna buy a bottle
Great summer scent. My favorite perfume so far.
Upon first smell it had a nice fresh beachy scent but when I put it on some subtle undertone came out that was a sharp dark nasty scent that really ruined it for me. I tried to give it to a friend but when she tried it on, it literlaly smelled like a garbage heap on her, whatever that scent was that came out on me totally took over on her. However...it smells good as a room spray which is what i've been using it for. In the air it maintains its light beachy salty scent and i appreciate that. Also, it lasts forever on your skin , i showered and it was still there.
The top notes truly smell of the sea, but bottom notes have a sharp, green, minty smell.
Does not smell oceany.
Didn't like this scent. Not at all as described.
Does not smell like the beach at all, and is dominated by anise or licorice notes. Very weird for a beachy summer scent. No thanks, but maybe it will appeal around Halloween?
More musk than beach
It’s a little too musk-smelling and not enough sunscreen/beach!
My new favorite scent!
This is a very pretty scent with just a bit of citrus, floral and a tiny spice to it. Great spring scent
Not a fan
This one got thrown away the same day it arrived. Did not smell good on me.
Sure it's Beachy, but...
It's more the smell of chemical sunscreen rather than salt air and a gentle breeze. It reminds me of the smell of locker rooms at a pool near the beach. Or, better analogy; have you ever been pressed together with hundreds of people trying to exit a cruise ship to go see one of the Caribbean destination ports - that smell of sweat, sunscreen, and perfume all swirling together with the smell of BO? That's what this smells like. Being pressed up to hundreds of people all wearing different perfumes and sunscreens - BLECH! I just don't think this is the scent for me. I have lots of other Comptoir Sud Pacifique, like Aloha Tiare, which is just sooooo delicious, that scent is like a tropical oasis, but this Aqua Motu there's no way I'm wearing it ever again.
Smells you're laying out in the sun of the Caribbean. It smells exactly like salt water from an ocean with a final touch of feminine perfume. Can be over powering if you spray too much, but it will stay on all day with one spray. Overall smells very nice and is a great day time perfume.
This was my first scent with my new subscription. Seems a little odd that Scentbird would send a new customer a perfume with a 2.8 star rating. Almost no scent to this perfume, and what is there smells like something an old Woodstock attendee would wear.
Sexy but fades to fast
Im really drawn to this scent and its at the top of those ive received from SB. the problem though is that the scent doesn't last very long. Still its a good one and will stay on my easy-to-reach shelf.
I don't think I can really say that I liked this scent, but I didn't hate it. It just has a strange smell at first that I almost want to describe as fennel, and I hate fennel/black licorice. Not for me. I've thrown it in my gym bag, but probably still won't use it. It's also not a very strong scent, it fades pretty quickly.
I really was hoping I would enjoy this perfume but it barely has a smell to it whatsoever. It’s like spritzing water on your skin. Not impressed
This perfume smelled so bad, I can’t even wear it! Not clean, not sensual at all, just plain stinking!
Smells good, but not strong enough
Smells good, but not strong enough.
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.
Way too sweet . Too much going on.
Smells like gasoline. Not a fan.
Absolutely in LOVE with this scent!! Kind of vanilla and kind of tropical. Think I might have found my new signature scent!!
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.
This scent leaves you fresh from the quite spring rain. I like this scent just after taking a shower to have that continued feeling of water and mist.
This one smelled musty. I did not care for it. Somehow I received it two months in a row, I threw both out.
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.
Personally I think it smells like icy hot lucky for me i love the smell haha
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.
Smells amazing! Subtle after a couple minutes but very fresh and light!
Smells amazing! Love my new scent!
I did not like this perfume at all! I'm not sure why I'm getting e-mails telling me that you're glad I loved it.
I did not like it at all!!! Very strong. Was not impressed with this scent at all.
Strong alcohol smell. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this scent
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.
Loved it. Reminds me of the beach.
Ugh, horrible on me and heading for the trash can!
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.
It's just not a good smell for me
Very light scent with hints of citrus.
The initial opening wasn't very promising, as it reminded me of Icy-Hot. After a while the top notes subside and the dry down is really lovely.
IT was awful on me. It smelled like alcohol and a medicine. It was awful on my daughter and friend as I tried to give it away. I would never buy this. I had to throw it away.
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???
Not my favorite,but I'll use it every now and then.
This is a good everyday perfume. It has or smells good and I think i has a little cedar base to it.
I'm not a fan of this fragrance. I thought it would be a clean smell. Instead it is somewhat medicinal to me with a lingering floral note.
Hate hate hate! This scent is just awful. I'm not sure exactly what they were going for, but one spray and I was completely turned off!
Not for me
I tried to wear this a few times. The longer I wore it, the less I liked it. I ended up throwing it away because I couldn’t find anyone who wanted it.
Sooooo light hard to smell fruity
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.
This smelled a little like cinnamon toast crunch.
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.
I could not stand this cologne at all. It smells almost like a bug spray and does not leave a scent on you at all.
Love that this smells fresh and clean.
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 thought, based on the description, that this would have more a lighter beachy scent but it doesn't. The fragrance really isn't pleasant. Not good for my first choice on a new account
Did not really like Comptor Sud Pacifique. The scent did not last and I didn't like the fragrance.
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 did not like this perfume. It could have been a great beach scent but there something that threw it off
Very light and doesn't last very long
Beachy and a little on the sweet side. This fragrance is nothing special, and staying power is weak. I'd consider this more of a body spray instead of perfume.
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.
It's definitely aquatic, but it turns really sweet on me after about fifteen minutes.
I liked it but it doesn't last AT ALL!!! The rest of the comments are accurate.
This is an amazing fragrance. ..light and breezu
I'm absolutely loving anything with sea or saltwater scent right now, this one fits the bill, refreshing, seaside vacation in a bottle.
It's a great scent. Doesn't last too long as it's soft and a bit delicate. But certainly does convey summer and the beach.
I did not like this scent at all. I can't even describe it. It is very unique but every time I smelled it my stomach would turn. I actually had to throw it out. I tired a few times but I just couldn't
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.
Light and pretty scent that smells fresh like the ocean but it doesn't last too long.
Not what I expected, the scent gave me a headache
Hated it! Smells like straight alcohol. I did not get ANYthing but straight alcohol from this fragrance. Such a disappointment.
This perfume is not pleasant at all. It smells like smoke, it's the oddest thing! Definitely would not recommend!!!
It dries down to a smoky smell, which I can't quite understand. At first spray and smell, it's wonderful, but the dry down just doesn't do it for me.
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.
Smells like the beach. Love, Love, Love!!
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