everyone seems to love TB/St.Barts (which i have yet to try)so when i found a small bottle of St.Martinique (another fragrance in the TB line) for under 10.00 dollars i snapped it up.first impressions were fresh citrus and sea salt (altho sea salt isn't listed as a note)it was a nice beginning, followed quickly by a rush of lavender that blended nicely with the top notes. after a brief dry down the lavender was still the most prominent note and mixed well with the musk and traces of citrus at the end .not a long distant runner its longevity was 2 to 3 hours on me , overall i liked it,it was a clean , crisp , uncomplicated summer fragrance.definitely worth 10 bucks.
Something just isn't jiving here, I was expecting more, not so sweet.
I loved the original Tommy Bahama Men and St. Barts! They had me expecting a great scent for summer and humid weather.
I guess it's the lavender, too much, too sweet. I really applied a good bit today for the first time and wore it around while outdoors in warm humid weather near the beach, bay and inland.
Just not comfortable with it on today, as I walked around all I caught a whiff of was a too sweet scent that did not inspire confidence but self doubt at my decision to apply it earlier.
Tommy Men gives off a boozy vibe while Barts gave me a great sea salt/lime drink and mirroring of Creed's Virgin Island Water. This...............just a sweetness that I can do without.
Purchased for $15 at TJ Maxx. I always liked the TB clothing line and had read that they put out a decent tropical aquatic. For the low cost, I figured it was worth the try. SS4 Martinique is basically a citrus-lavender bomb with a splash of sun lotion scent on the side. Nothing special, but nothing horrible either. It doesn't last forever, maybe 3 to 4 hours tops, and is too sweet and calone intense to be mistaken for a better summer aquatic. It's great for an afternoon of cheap blender drinks, but if you're going out somewhere public, reach for the more expensive juice instead.
30th March, 2015 (last edited: 11th July, 2015)
Martinique is my go to summer scent. I pick up the 3.4oz bottle for $15 at my local TJ Max (where I find the majority of my fragrances). I bought this bottle on the whim, without smelling it or knowing anything of it. I knew I was looking for an aquatic fruity scent, and after a quick google search it seemed like it was worth a shot for the price. I was not disappointing and have yet to become. Set Sail Martinique is very fresh and inviting. It has a spicy coolness but also a sweet tangy citrus opening that is enticing. This settles down into a spiced rum base with a heavy bergamont finish. I love the scent, and even though I find it similar to Nautica Voyage, it is much more fruity, and again, the tangy citrus is mouth watering. The longevity is poor, but it projects strongly for about 4 hours. Worth the money if you can find it at a liquidation store or online, but the msrp is marked up significantly.
I thought Martinique was rather boring at first, but considering how simple it is I've come to enjoy this one for what it is - the bare essence of what makes an aquatic. This is a fragrance for warm climes, made for people that want a pleasant, uncomplicated scent. Because it is so pared down it also makes for a good sport/workout choice. Frags like this get buried in my collection and most are eventually sifted out but that's only for reasons of oversaturation and practicality. This is an easy gift choice for anyone in your life that enjoys golf on a sunny day off, sea sports, or lazy beach days. It seems far less chemically offensive than most inexpensive aquatics and I really like that.