Costamor Dulcess EDP Perfume Review

Costamor Dulcess EDP Perfume

Costamor is a line inspired by the smells of Costa Rica. At first sniff, you know that Dulcess is based on a dessert of some kind. The kind of dessert that a little girl tastes and never forgets, trying for years to replicate that recipe but always feeling like it is not the same as they remember.

Dulcess is a very sweet fragrance. Sniffing it in the bottle, I get a very literal brown sugar. On the skin, I get about the same. It’s a burnt sugar with toasted coconut, sweet but not cloying. And then I get fruity, coconut macaroons with bergamot. The dry-down is very sweet and creamy with a suggestion of “modern woods” and mainstream musk. Dulcess is a dessert, a “fantasy” dessert that none of us has tasted. But, when I smell this, I believe that it could exist.

coconut macaroon

Notes listed include almond blossom, pear, mandarin, muguet, cyclamen, coconut, vanilla bean, creamy musk and sandalwood.

Try Dulcess if you like sweet, gourmand perfumes or perfumes like B&BW Warm Vanilla Sugar, Juara Candlenut Oil, Aquolina Pink Sugar, Huitieme Art Sucre d’Ebene, and/or Calypso St. Barth Lea. The scent reminds me the most of B&BW Warm Vanilla Sugar. Since toasted sugar isn’t something I want to smell like all of the time, I’m happy with my cheap-o B&BW $20 perfume. If you like to wear sweet perfumes frequently, try the Costamor. Dulcess isn’t for me but I can see why people enjoy wearing it since it’s sweet but not heavy or cloying.

The scent has average projection and longevity. I can’t say that about my cheap-o B&BW perfume.

The 1.7 oz spray of Costamor Dulcess retails for $75 and is available at Lucky Scent.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONToasted sugar and burnt coconut. This reminds me of fragrances I can get for much cheaper (since sugar is sugar to me). It isn’t a bad fragrance but it’s too familiar; hence, I’m not impressed. But, I like other scents by this house. And I had a feeling this would be my least favorite from the line.

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*Product pic from Fragrantica. Coconut macaroons from Epicurious and photographed by Romulo Yanes. Sample purchased by me at a Knows Perfume Seattle class.

12 thoughts on “Costamor Dulcess EDP Perfume Review

    1. Is 50% a bunch? Well, I guess Tabacca is sweet too but in a different way. 75% sweet?
      I hear people like sweet…

  1. It will not surprise you to learn that I find this one *gross.* Not quite as bad as Pink Sugar, but Pink Sugar can see Dulcess from where it’s squatting.

    Dulcess was passed around at a recent Knows Perfume class, and the two Groupon drop-ins (both perfume muggles) LOVED it. I liked them less after that.
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    1. It doesn’t surprise me at all that you think this is gross. It’s sugar. And then sugar. And then some more sugar over some “modern musks”.

      The last time I was there, I also saw TWO people buy this. That’s why I said that somebody likes it. But, hey, they’re interested in perfume, so it’s a start.

  2. […] Pink Sugar Sensual opens sweet orange oil, tart cassis and pink lemonade. And I get there’s clean, fresh towels, like a clean musk. The white florals are waxy, warm but of course they are candied. This is an Aquolina perfume! The white flower petals are covered in sugar crystals. Cutting through the sweet, waxy florals, there is a subtle camphoric patchouli. Pink Sugar Sensual dries down to sugared woods and vanilla reminding me of the niche perfume Costamor Dulchess. […]

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