Typically horrible synthetic open dries down to a sweet nectar or aquatic type note. Reminds me of Bulgari Aqua Marine but not as good. This one is cheap for a reason. 2.5 out of 5
For an eau de cologne, I'm satisfied. This smells like lime and sweet pineapple initially, then I get the sweet sun tan lotion vibe, which I enjoy. Perfect for those nights out on vacation, or to the beach. Projects for 2-3 hours then becomes a skin scent for me.
In review : vacation in a bottle for $20. Not bad
A strong synthetic lime note over a boozey base, both of which disappear within an hour. Pleasant enough, I suppose, but great citrus scents like Eau du Sud, Acqua di Parma, Iskander, and Bahiana render Set Sail St. Barts utterly irrelevant. I might have given it a neutral if it were of another genre, but the world has no need of yet another mediocre citrus scent.
Pros: Pleasant, "day at the beach" vibe. Inoffensive. Inexpensive.
Cons: Horrendous longevity (unless short longevity is what you need), almost no sillage, generic.
It does smell fairly similar to Virgin Island Water, sans the coconut, for the first 5-10 minutes. After that it starts to smell like a weak sister to Nautica Voyage. It's certainly no replacement for VIW, and not because it's not as good (which it isn't, by any stretch of imagination). IMO, an EDC is no replacement for anything.
It's good you'll only spend 20 bucks for this on Fragnet because that price point is a ceiling, not a floor. It's good for running erands on a warm day or a warm casual day/night out. And that's about it.
Drinking a drink you mixed in a hotel blender at the beach after you've hit about 35. It doesn't feel like a sexy smell, though it is nice. Odd description, but it has a lime candied "laser" smell.