Pacifica Is on a Roll: Pacifica Perfumes New Portable, Affordable Fragrances

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Heya, ladies. πŸ™‚ How was your hump day afternoon? We got home from Reno a few hours ago, and since then I’ve done a load of laundry, watered the plants, given Tabs his overdue lurvies and took some pictures (with a little help from Tabs) of Pacifica’s cute line of Roll-On Perfumes ($12 for a 10-ml bottle).


Available in eight classic Pacifica scents — Hawaiian Ruby Guava, Brazilian Mango Grapefruit, Malibu Lemon Blossom, Tahitian Gardenia, Mediterranean Fig, French Lilac, Lotus Garden and Tuscan Blood Orange — and one new fragrance called California Star Jasmine (shown at the top), they should easily slip into most makeup bags or purses; size-wise, they’re TSA-approved, so you can pop ’em into a carry-on bag for air travel.

I brought the California Star Jasmine Roll On with me to Reno, and whenever I needed a break from the casino air — a mix of recycled cigarette smoke, desperation and perspiration — I’d bust out the little tube, roll it on my wrists, and take a deep breath (it smells like oranges, jasmine flowers and white musk on my skin). Just like that, I’d feel instantly better — transported from the dusty Nevada desert to a sandy Southern California beach.

pacifica perfume reviews

pacifica perfume reviews

pacifica perfume reviews

pacifica perfume reviews

pacifica perfume reviews


The scent lasts about four hours, which isn’t bad considering how portable the bottles are and easy to reapply.

What I like most about this particular scent is that it doesn’t have the alcohol odor that so many roll-on fragrances have, and Tabs really likes that none of the scents in the line were tested on animals.

Another great product from Pacifica! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to add a few more of the scents to my fragrance collection. Available at Sephora stores and online at Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. marisol says:

    I am so getting a couple of these to take in my purse with me. Such a reasonable price. Which scent is your fave? I only have the mango grapefruit one and I really like it. Right now I am carrying the Viva La Juicy roll on with me and sometimes its a it too strong.
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  2. Maggie says:

    This sounds like it smells divine! I just might need to get it. And not to mention their little flowers/designs on the tubes are so cute! πŸ™‚
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  3. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    I always appreciate when a fragrance is Tabs-approved.

  4. Radhika says:

    I love such small-sized bottles – they really are perfect for travel πŸ™‚
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  5. amy says:

    These sound very wonderful, I am a fan of roller ball perfumes. I would love to try the mango, guava, orange and jasmine scents without buying the full size ones. I hope my local store carries these, since my local Sephora stores doesn’t.
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    • Karen says:

      You might want to check out health food stores around your neighborhood. Dunno if you guys have Whole Foods grocery stores, but I’ve seen there!

      • Brook says:

        Check back with your local Sephora. They should have them by now. Thanks for all the great comments! Loved the review.
        Brook Harvey-Taylor
        Pacifica founder

  6. Nina says:

    Ever since my first CLEAN rollerball, ive been addicted. Its an affordable way of having a variety of scents ot use. I currently have CLEAN, Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, and I will grab some of these Pacifica ones too!


    • Karen says:

      I’m really loving the new rollerball trend. It’s rare when I finish a fragrance anyway, so it’s nice to have little bottles I know I can actually use up. Here’s a rollerball set I’m currently longing for:

      Michael Kors Island Travel Set

      • Nina says:

        Oh my me wantz! I have the Michael Kors thingy too thats got a lipgloss at the other end. I like that scent.

        I used the Stella today for the first time. Its a bit muskier than im used to but im liking it.

        Im the same – I have full sized bottles of scent that ill never use up – it took me 3 years to use up my last bottle of Light Blue!

      • Karen says:

        Ooh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Stella. Just wait for the rose notes to come through at the end of the day… love it! I wear it all the time in the fall/winter.

        Hee-hee, I just busted out my small bottle of Light Blue the other day and noticed that I was 25% done with it. I felt so accomplished. πŸ˜€

        • Nina says:

          Congratulations on 25% done … .I have a bottle of Light Blue that I have yet to open! Got it for Christmas.

          So I am loving Stella too – around noon (considering I put scent on at 6 am) I do smell the rose notes and its lovely. Im officially a fan!

  7. Amber says:

    I love rollerball perfumes! They’re perfect on the go and for fumblefingers like me. I definitely want to check these out!
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  8. jayie says:

    hi there! i absolutely love Tabs!!! i got two cats myself πŸ˜€
    not sure if you have seen this japanese blog whose cat is really famous (there was a book published) there’s subtitles in English!! check it out!

  9. Ruchita says:

    I am adding this to my shopping list right now! I love the smell of jasmine and this seems like it would be the perfect summer sent. I also love the rollerball perfumes, because you can try a couple of different scents and they are great for travel. Thanks for posting about this!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      You’re welcome! I hope you get to sniff California Star Jasmine soon. I have a jasmine plant in my front yard and I swear it’s like sniffing a fresh flower. πŸ™‚

  10. Kymberlee says:

    I’ve smelled some of their lotions and they smell great! I like this little rollerball.. how convenient to put on fragrance on the go!

    I’ll have to smell this California Star Jasmine.

    • Karen says:

      I’ve loved almost every scent I’ve sniffed from the line. The fragrances don’t smell synthetic, overly sweet or plastic-y.

      Do you like jasmine notes? If you do you’ll probably really like it!

  11. I’ve never tried Pacifica scents before, but i am completely intrigued by the Mediterranean Fig you mentioned. Actually – they all sound great.

    Love rollerballs. They make everything so much easier when traveling!
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  12. Kelly says:

    Love the design & I’m very curious about the scent!

  13. OMG I got this too (but in the lil pot ones) and loved it! It smells so delish.

  14. Courtnie says:

    I hope Pacifica comes out with a set of these! I’d love all of them so buying them in a set would be great!

  15. Mary says:

    Hi Karen,

    You know, I had NO idea Pacifica made perfumes. I see them all the time at Indigo (Canada’s BOrders, Barnes and Noble, etc.) and LOVE LOVE LOVE their Tunisian Jasmine soy candle.

    And $12 is insanely cheap. I think their candles usually run in the mid to high 20’s (Cdn $).


  16. Melissa W. says:

    I’m primarily perfume obsessed so I definitely need one of these in every available scent. I’m super excited about these! πŸ™‚
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  17. The BB says:

    I love rollerball perfumes, they are so great for “pack and go”. I have the Tahitian Gardenia candle and love it, might have to give the perfume a whirl. Although, I love jasmine too.
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  18. Kim says:

    Karen, I know I’m way late on commenting (out of town all week with no internet), but I think I may have been sending you psychic vibes on this. I finally got to a Sephora while on vacation and literally squealed with delight when I saw A) Pacifica – finally! and B) rollerball. It was like a cosmic sign. I ended up getting the Tuscan Blood Orange and I love it. The husband and boys helped smell every one and give their opinions, which was a feat in itself. My major disappointment is that the scent only lasts 30 minutes, tops, on me. It’s not stopping me from rolling it on everyday but I really wish it lasted longer. I’m going to have to carry it with me everywhere so I’ll always have a little boost of happy when I need it.

    PS You should have heard some of the fragrance comments from the boys. My favorite was “no… smells like dirt…. hmmmm… but a very specific kind of dirt….” (clearly the kind that has fig trees growing in it). πŸ™‚

  19. Andrea says:

    Love them, but they are too fragile- I have broken 2 now…lots of glass in my handbag and really smelly. The glass is way too thin :o(

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