Notes: fresh citrus zests, peach, apricot, Turkish rose, sandalwood, patchouli, white musk, amber
L'Ile Bleu starts out with a citrusiness that I always think of as being somewhat masculine; I think it must be lime. It then morphs into a soapy scent with a trace of fruity undertones. There's a peachy quality that I don't like, particularly with the soap and patchouli. The drydown has some musk, I suppose, but nothing strong. Overall, this is a somewhat sharp but still pleasant skin scent that smells like a clean man (with some soap residue), but it's my least-favorite of the bunch.
Notes: sparkling Italian citrus, wild mint, exotic florals, white musk, amber
The citrus here is heavier on the grapefruit and is indeed sparkly. The mint is green and fresh and subtle, yet unmistakably mint. I hate when they use a note like "exotic florals." What does "exotic" mean? Depending on what part of the world one comes from, it can refer to wildly different things; basically, whatever is not local. Anyhoo, there are some soapy floral notes floating around in this Pink Riviera, perhaps even some pink ones. The drydown is sweet and musky with a pinch of amber, and at this point the citrus is gone and the mint is quite faded. This is one of those scents that can best be described as "pretty." It's not fluffy, nor exceptionally pink. Just pleasant and pretty. But I won't be running to buy a bottle anytime soon.