Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 26 July, 2012

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"Redefining the High Life"

Natural Fragrance Review


                                ESCAPE TO THE ISLANDS
                                                                         with
                                                        Vanilla Island by Pacifica


     My time was limited one Saturday afternoon. I was seeking to find some perfumes that I had not encountered on State Street in Chicago.

     I spotted Sephora and dashed in the frigid store with the a/c on intensity. I didn't care because on that particular afternoon, it was so incredibly hot.

    I first looked at the makeup displays and found no satisfaction and then I went to the fragrance area and found an even worse dissatisfaction.

    It was horrible. It was the standard fragrances for mass markets and celebrity gizmo. This is not my forte. I was about the leave until I spotted an area toward the end of the fragrance department that I had not looked.

    There on the end was PACIFICA's 'Take Me There' set. It contains an Island Vanilla Perfume Roll-on, Body Butter (tube) and Vanilla Hibiscus Moisture Lip Tint.

     I am very familiar with the fragrances created by PACIFICA. However, I had not tried Vanilla Island. I was quite pleased and noticed when I was in the so-called "natural products" area of this store, I was not bothered by the store assistants.

   Vanilla Island Perfume is a warm sweet scent with a hint of fruity sensation. Mild and airy that I could see wearing on a deserted island. 

   I then noticed that PACIFICA offers a set that includes two other items.

   Now, seeing this niche fragrance in Sephora was a little surprising to me. I normally encounter PACIFICA at my local Whole Foods.

  I purchased the set and really didn't put much emphasis on the other two items because I thought it was just a selling point.

  When I arrived home and later that evening applied the body cream on my hands, I noticed how creamy and rich and soft my hands became after I rubbed them together several times.
  My hands were instantly EXTREMELY soft and it smelled of a wonderful Bourbon vanilla!

  I applied the Vanilla Hibiscus Color Quench Lip Tint and I was pleasantly surprise that this light pink color looked good on my complexion. 

  Normally that color does not work well with my light caramel color complexion but I was satisfied with the results. It is indeed a tint with sheer color that is smooth and smells ravishingly tasteful.

  Once again, PACIFICA satisfied me. I also admire PACIFICA for its many years of effort and partnership for environmental causes.

  PACIFICA has an on-going partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau's OCEAN FUTURES SOCIETY.

  So, this also made me feel good that I purchased this  set because with each purchase a portion goes to OCEAN FUTURES SOCIETY.

  Well I will say this that Sephora store made a great choice when they decided to have PACIFICA incuded in their fragrance selection. I can say at least one natural perfume is sold there. I hope my next visit to that store or any other Sephora location will add more natural perfumes to their line-up.

  Its just good for the environment.


  www.pacificaperfumes.com

  www.oceansfutures.org



  Photo: Courtesy of Pacifica Perfume website.




  F.H.

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