Virgin Island Water by Creed is a Citrus fragrance for women and men. Virgin Island Water was launched in 2007 as an Eau de Parfum. Virgin Island Water was created by Olivier Creed and Erwin Creed.
Virgin Island Water is one of Creed’s very popular fragrances, and it’s remained popular ever since its release.
The keynotes of this Citrus fragrance are Coconut, Lime, and Musk.
A note by the brand:
The enticing scent of paradise all year around, Virgin Island Water Eau de Parfum is a fresh and warm fragrance that emulates the exotic sea breeze and clear blue water of the dazzling Caribbean Islands.
|Perfume Name||Virgin Island Water|
|Concentration||Eau de Parfum|
I’m on a mission to try as many Creed fragrances as possible. This is my experience wearing Virgin Island Water.
What does Virgin Island Water by Creed smell like?
Virgin Island Water smells like a luxurious sunscreen with hints of citrus and musk.
It’s clear that an island in the Caribbean inspired this fragrance because when I smell it, idyllic island life comes to mind. The moment you smell it, you are transported to a warm and beautiful island. It’s like sipping on a pina colada under the sun.
I think Creed did a fantastic job of capturing the essence of paradise in a bottle. This fragrance conjures up my experiences trying out Set Sail St. Bart. Honestly, they are so similar someone might not even be able to tell the difference.
|Top Notes||Coconut, Lime, White Bergamot and Sicilian Mandarin|
|Middle Notes||Ginger, Ylang-Ylang, Indian Jasmine and Hibiscus|
|Base Notes||White Rum, Sugar Cane and Musk|
The opening of this scent is pure lime and bergamot notes. Only after about 20 minutes, this nice creamy coconut note moves to the forefront and gives the fragrance an almost sunscreen-like quality. However, not some cheap drugstore sunscreen, but something that’s more luxurious and high-end.
There are hints of jasmine and hibiscus throughout the wear, but the floral notes are never out in full force. During the final dry down, it’s like a coconut rum lotion with some musk added in. But not just any lotion – more like a luxury sunscreen, like I mentioned, with some citrus notes peeking through from time to time.
I’ve found that on some days, the citrus is more prominent than on other days. On one occasion, it even felt like the citrus was completely dominating the coconut notes.
I like this fragrance from the beginning to the end despite some performance issues. It did make me feel like I was on holiday, so it was a great experience wearing it.
Sillage & Projection
The projection of this fragrance is average at best, but it’s still noticeable enough in the first couple of hours. I’d rate the sillage as being moderate. I’d say, given the composition of the notes and the strong coconut, it’s not necessarily something completely negative.
Longevity & Versatility
On my skin, I can expect to get an average of 5 hours of wear. Overall that’s a bit on the disappointing side when you take into account the price of a bottle of this juice.
This is obviously a scent made for the summer. It’s something you wear to a party in the park and on your summer holidays, living your best life. So it’s not very versatile in the sense that it could also work for dates or going to the office. Unless the date is on a beach summer – I’d give it a pass.
This is a lovely fragrance for someone that’s in the market for something citrussy and coconutty to wear over the summer. Personally, I don’t think it’s worth the money, given its average performance and this price point.
If you can get your hands on a sample, by all means, enjoy it. Wear it to a beach party or at a summer party, and then invest in something that will last longer for all other occasions. If you really love it, but you are on a budget, you might as well try out Set Sail St. Bart.
This is something for the younger crowd, as it’s quite sweet. This is something you wear to beach and pool parties. I don’t really see this being loved by a more mature crowd. It’s definitely very unisex as well.