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  • just perfect

    35 24.65%
  • reminds me of summer

    57 40.14%
  • a lot of money for nothing

    25 17.61%
  • pure coconut

    6 4.23%
  • good, but there are better kind

    19 13.38%
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  1. #31

    Default Re: Virgin Island Water

    I don't own a bottle.....yet. Been sampling and loving - on my very short to buy list as spring / summer is fast approaching (crosses fingers with a foot of snow still on the ground).

  2. #32

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    Reading that reminds sunblock lotion, I do not agree. The lime in combination with white rum made it special!

  3. #33

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    I just wish it had some sort of unexpected twist to it like a subtle mango note, or hazlenut, or flinty/mineral/rocks, or marine/calone, etc...

    Taking price out the picture it's good stuff, considering price it's probably overpriced, but I haven't found much else that's like it.
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    Default Re: Virgin Island Water

    It's on my very short list. I like the smell alot, although it is admittedly expensive for a summer only beach scent.
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  5. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish View Post
    It's on my very short list. I like the smell alot, although it is admittedly expensive for a summer only beach scent.
    I do not think that is an entirely summer beach scent..

  6. #36

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    For a lover of citrus scents, is one of the few flavors tha lime remains until the finish, although it is one of the top notes. For the accuracy of, what I feel is like the peel of lime, a combination of natural coconut wood..

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    Default Re: Virgin Island Water

    Eau de Piña Colada

  8. #38

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    Reminiscent of feminine coconut scented hand lotion. One of my least favourite Creeds.

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    Default Re: Virgin Island Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Caesar View Post
    Not really a big fan of Virgin Island. Smells like Lemon Pledge furniture polish to me
    Kind of agree with the opening notes -- but it does get MUCH better as it dries down. I just wish it had more longevity. Although I do think this is perfect for HOT summer days.

  10. #40

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    I voted for "reminds me of summer".

    As for what title/name would i give it i'd go for Coconut Lime Vervena by B&BW look-a-like.

  11. #41

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    Sampling This but waiting for the weather to get warmer.

  12. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosehavn View Post
    Smells very similar to Tommy Bahama Set Sail SB, which is much less expensive.

    I own both and I wish TB smelled/lasted/ or anything close to VIW. IMHO
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  13. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by The King Of Kings View Post
    Sampling This but waiting for the weather to get warmer.
    And on cold days also I think .. reigns!

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    Default Re: Virgin Island Water

    Just received a 30ml decant of Virgin Island Water. Bought it blind but so glad I did. Gorgeous scent, absolutely stunning. As far as the Set Sail St Barts comparison goes....I feel they are worlds apart. The TB is much sharper, has much less coconut and just smells synthetic. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy Set Sail but it's nothing compared to VIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Just received a 30ml decant of Virgin Island Water. Bought it blind but so glad I did. Gorgeous scent, absolutely stunning. As far as the Set Sail St Barts comparison goes....I feel they are worlds apart. The TB is much sharper, has much less coconut and just smells synthetic. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy Set Sail but it's nothing compared to VIW.
    Totally agree with your assessment of SSSB vs VIW. I used to see these kinds of fragrances more as novelties until I wore VIW a few times. Yes it's fun to wear and it does smell like a coconut drink with malibu rum in it, but it shines in the heat. Perfect sillage and projection and never cloying. A perfect refreshing and delicious summer gourmand.

  16. #46

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    Does Bath and Body Works Coconut Verbena even hold a candle to VIW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    Does Bath and Body Works Coconut Verbena even hold a candle to VIW?
    It's a lot more feminine and flowery than VIW. Much more chemical and it's not going to hold up in the heat like VIW. It's a nice fragrance for the price, but VIW is superior in every way.

  18. #48

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    Wore it day, I love it....official scent of the summer, its perfect for the season..makes me feel good.

  19. #49

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    Yummy Coconut and Lime.

  20. #50

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    It's a lot more feminine and flowery than VIW. Much more chemical and it's not going to hold up in the heat like VIW. It's a nice fragrance for the price, but VIW is superior in every way.
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  21. #51

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    Its 97 ° here tomorrow and it is gonna be my scent of the day.
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    1. Spice and Wood
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    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Default Re: Virgin Island Water

    I love this scent

  23. #53

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    I think Virgin Island Water is Creeds best fragrance along with Aventus. It is probably the best summer cologne on the market imo.

  24. #54

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    I love the simplicity of Creed but not the price, they captured the smell of tanning/sunscreen products but why wear a few hundred dollar bottle when I can slather on Banana Boat and smell the same.

    Over simplifying it, but I love it either way....I like how they captured the essence of a day at the beach(possibly on some island) and the relaxation that goes along.

    I like the scent development, its tropical fresh...and then the dry down tones down a little more like after taking a shower and throwing some more sunscreen but now there is that clean aspect which is more apparent and you're ready for a evening in Cancun.

    Note some people use fresh and clean interchangeable, so do I at time but I'm sure those who've worn it will get what I'm saying.

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    Default Re: Virgin Island Water

    I really like the smell of it, just not sure if i would want to wear it a lot. Almost too tropical. I'd love to use it for a candle or like an air freshener. I need to get a sample and try it around a couple times though to see how it wears

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    Default Re: Virgin Island Water

    Quote Originally Posted by blondex199667 View Post
    I love it, even though there are longevity issues. I wear it wear round as well. People love smelling something like this when it's so cold outside. They tell me I give them hope that summer will someday return! VIW is a fun, frivolous fragrance by a house that takes itself far too seriously. Well done!
    Yep, spot on. I've worn this plenty of times in the cold, I don't see what the problem with that is. For me, this scent makes me long for the summer months, a tiny bit of hope in the harsh winter months. A sweet reminder of what's to come. This honestly could not be a better fragrance in terms of replicating a relaxing day in the Virgin Islands, the coconut, lime and rum combo smells so real.

  27. #57

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    Very feminine. Wish it had more coconut. I don't get hardly any coconut. Mostly lime. Disappointing.

  28. #58

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    I don't think its feminine at all, I think its a very neutral smell that falls perfectly on the line of unisex...thats just me.

  29. #59

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosehavn View Post
    Smells very similar to Tommy Bahama Set Sail SB, which is much less expensive.

    Are you sure? According to basenotes, it doesnt have a coconut note:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26128385.html

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    Reminds me of summer-great frag

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