The Comptoir Sud Pacifique line does not have the most sophisticated image around. Vanille Abricot is reputedly worn by the likes of Paris Hilton, the Simpson sisters (Jessica and Ashley, not Marge’s sisters) and circa-2002 Britney Spears. Although frankly, y’all, “circa-2002 Britney Spears” is probably more tempting to me than any other celebrity endorsement. I long for the Crossroads era, those blessed days when Britney was sort of lovably wacky instead of transparently mentally unstable. I just want to go back to the time when she and Justin Timberlake were the Prince and Princess of Pop and wore hilariously terrible coordinated denim outfits to awards shows.
Awww yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.
I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school… I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy…
ANYWAY. The point is that beyond my Britney nostalgia, CSP is something of a guilty pleasure brand. I like the ubiquitous Vanille Abricot, but my real CSP love is Vanille Mokha. I bought it unsniffed at Sephora because it’s extremely hard to find (the bottle was only at Sephora by a fluke) and I just knew I would love it. I eat coffee beans as a snack; Starbucks is my spiritual home.
Vanille Mokha is an extremely simple, but extremely pleasant, fragrance. It has exactly two notes: coffee and vanilla. The coffee note is delicious and bitter, and I often find myself craving it. The vanilla is smooth and of high quality. Highly recommended. Oh, and the bottle is hideous.
Disclaimer: I purchased a bottle of Vanille Mokha from Sephora.