Reviews of Vanille Extrême by Comptoir Sud Pacifique

A very pleasant, clean and milky vanilla scent that can probably be called gourmand. I feel it sits nicely in the unisex category.

Projection is average but gets the job done. Longevity is maybe a little less than average, 4-5 hours.
16th March 2019
You get what you pay for. Straight up sweet, sugary vanilla that has a milky-ness to it. Sugary, nearly powdery heliotrope. Love it! It holds up to intense, summer heat and humidity.
2nd July 2018

Just a great, simple fragrance...

There are some fragrances which just feel good when you wear them. They can be comforting, warm and inviting... and they can make you feel good just wearing them. I think that Vanille Extreme is one such fragrance.

I find this very gourmandish. It is a sugary, sweet vanilla with heliotrope (the powdery, almond-smelling flower), which has a smell complimenting the vanilla in here. It is also milky, which reminds me of vanilla ice cream on a hot summers day.

I think that whilst the fragrance is a great example of a sugary, milky vanilla, I must admit that there are better, more sophisticated vanilla fragrances out there. Unless you want something very basic or simple, you can look elsewhere for more depth. Otherwise, it's a great, non-complex, linear, creamy, powdery vanilla which works well in warmer weather, just like vanilla ice-cream! You can find it discounted on-line, just don't pay full retail price for it.
18th July 2015
They certainly weren't guilty of hyperbole when they named Vanille Extreme. Given its slightly ludicrous premise, it's actually great fun. This is no cloying splodge of dessert, but an instant and vertiginous spike of cool, milky vanilla. Just grab a spoon and let this gourmand bring a smile to your face
11th February 2013
Simple. Vanilla. Couldn't put my finger on the underlying scent till I realised it smelt just like play-play dough.
30th November 2012
I agree with Aznavour- this smells like sugary, boozy, vanilla cupcakes. It's synthetic in an edible but not natural way, like cupcakes from a box or frosting from a can. Tasty!
17th October 2011
I have tried so many vanillas - I think I have tried them all - from the mega expensive and niche to every day oils and designer scents and yet I love this.
I love this Vanille Extreme- I want straight up ,in your face and 'I don't care if I am synthetic' vanilla.
My reference vanilla is the low brow Olay Vanilla Indulgence body wash and soap . It is the creamiest ,most delicious foody caramel sweet vanilla ever. Even Tihota can't compare to Olay Vanilla Indulgence- I guess I love it !
Vanille extreme is the best thing next to Vanilla Indulgence.
28th April 2011
Wanna smell like cupcake? Well, here you go. Vanille Extreme is not high art, but it's pretty fun. Yes, it's synthetic-smelling and the juice has a tendency to turn rather quickly, but when it's on its best behavior, there are moments of unabashed vanilla pod deliciousness that I find super-relaxing.
23rd August 2010
Mostly a very loud, very synthetic smelling vanilla note. It becomes a little more creamy in the drydown, but that may just be it fading slightly, as all in all it smells like artificial vanilla extract amped up to the nth degree. No nuances here. It's certainly very "extreme", but is it any good? No, not even a little, especially given that there are plenty of high quality vanillas on the market.
22nd June 2010
I love this scent and I especially love that it's not a soft vanilla, but a spicy vanilla. It's got more attitude, and I wear it when I want to feel feminine and bratty; like a beautiful trickster. I've always said that men love women who smell like food, and this scent definitely does the trick for me. On many occasions when I've worn this scent alone or layered, I often get approached by men who want to know what I'm wearing. My boyfriend simply nibbles his approval on my neck.This one is definitely one of my wardrobe staples.
11th April 2009
I love the original Comptoir Vanille. Do not Vanille Extreme at all.Comptoir Vanille Passion is okay, but the original was just perfect, IMO.I miss the old original company.
1st March 2009
Smells just like Jergens' Shea Butter Cream Lotion with a touch of vanilla pods. It sure does smell synthetic, but what did you expect?
2nd January 2009
Vanille Extreme presents a burnt-vanilla – a sort of caramel – vanilla fragrance with a tiny amount of spice and a modicum of heliotrope. As with other scents like this, I think the smell is great. I love it. It could be called “foody,” but I don't think of it as that, I think of it as a deliciously sweet wood scent. I also think of it as being okay as a masculine scent. I don't smell any of the milk that is supposed to be in the background. It's been accused of being synthetic, but I take that as a given for any CSP scent even before I spray it. Vanille Extreme is linear and long lasting.
22nd November 2008
To me this is the perfect layering vanilla. It's so foody and sweet my teeth ache just thinking about it. The opening blast is loud, trashy, and semi-synthetic, but given a little time, this fragrance dries down to a lovely, close to the skin vanilla with a hint of spice. Good on it's own, but GREAT for layering with scents that are spicy but not too sweet.
11th June 2008
Vanille Extreme will definitely be a bit of a shock to most who expect the confectionery version of vanilla that we are all used to. It is definitely not that type. This type of vanilla, Tahitian Vanilla, reminds us why they call vanilla a spice. Its opening notes are like you would expect, but warms to something very different. This is a very strong vanilla fragrance and has a spice element to it than most of Comptoir's other vanillas. It is very warm, but it will turn off some who prefer the traditional vanilla scent. I like it on certain days, but I tend to prefer their Vanille Passion, which, to me, lingers more as vanilla and less like Play-Doh (yes, I definitely see that! But it's much nicer than that plastic-y smell of a child's toy, believe me). If you prefer the confectionery type of vanilla, you'd be better off with Occitane's Vanille which is a traditional vanilla scent, but a very high quality version of it. Or Comptoir's Vanille Passion which, to me, is THE perfect vanilla and lacks the spice notes that may turn you off to Vanille Extreme. All in all, Vanille Extreme is a very wonderful fragrance, perfect for the days when you want your vanilla warm and spicy but not too sweet.
2nd June 2007
I bought this looking for the foody-type vanilla and was rewarded! If you get this stuff, you can't get enough of it! I'm sure that if you have it on with lotion or Coast soap, though, it might end up smellin a little weird. But on unscented skin, it's pure, not fruity, not flowery, nothin' just creamy vanilla.--. You will never need any other vanilla scent, promise.
9th April 2007
I have a sample spray of this and I'm not too fond of it. It reminds me of play-doh, which I actually like the smell of when I'm playing with my 2 year old at the kitchen table, not on my skin though.
29th October 2006