Mini pearlessence - traditional vibrator by Cal Exotics - review by flamefire

Nope, nada, zip, zilch, nothing!

This vibe did not do anything for me. I regret this purchase, and I would not recommend this bullet to anyone else. If you like small vibrators with low power, then the Mini Pearlessence is for you.
Small and discreet, quiet, good for beginners
Not powerful, too small
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


I suppose this toy could be used anally as insertion would be pretty easy, though don't take my word for it.

I used this toy vaginally and it didn't stimulate my G-spot or clit when rubbing against it, at all! I can't even begin to tell you how disappointing this vibe was.

I suppose this toy would be best for people as a traditional vibrator. As it seems to be popular with other reviewers, or beginners, since it is cheap. So it would be a good stepping stone for beginners to find what turns them on, and it's very small and discreet for easy insertion.

Since the Pearlessence is quiet, it could be used for solo play, or for couples since it's simple to understand and handle.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • Everyone
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Campus/roommate living
    • On a bed only
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

The Mini Pearlessence is made of plastic and has a smooth texture to it which gives easy and smooth penetration. When I took the toy out of its box there was only a faint amount of plastic smell, but after my first use and washing it I found the smell disappeared quite quickly. It is also tasteless, so no disgusting flavors here!

The texture doesn't do a thing for me! I suppose some people love the smooth texture that effortlessly glides in and out of openings, but I seem to prefer ribbed toys now...go figure. The texture is best suited for beginners I think.
    • Light odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

This little 3 1/2 inche vibe fits the exact definition of 'small and discreet' toys. Which I suppose is a good thing if you wish to travel, or you don't have a good hiding place for your toy collection. And with a 1 1/4 inch diameter, I think anyone could use this vibe, even people with small vaginal openings.

Personally, I've had this baby 'hidden' in my bedroom night stand at my parent's house and no one has discovered it yet! Unlike other less discreet toys I own, honestly, if someone was completely in the dark about adult toys they might not even realize what this was.

This product takes only one AA battery.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design

Functions / Performance / Controls

Even though this vibe is cheap I still feel cheated out of my money! I have tried to use this vibe several times since my purchase and it has never done ANYTHING for me, not a shiver, nada! The Mini Pearlessence has a dial and motor at the base of the vibrator so the vibrations move up the shaft to the tip of the vibrator. The dial is easily turned, but if you're thrusting this guy I don't think you could accidentally switch it off. It's good to not have any unpleasant surprises when you're in the middle of ecstasy. That is, if this toy could ACTUALLY get you anywhere!

The vibrations of this bullet are so minimal for me that I have never been able to get off with this toy. Even as a beginner and using this toy, the vibrations couldn't do anything for me, and that's saying something since I was a weak beginner.

This toy is not waterproof so don't get it wet inside the motor!

And like I said earlier, this toy is so quiet! If you live in a dorm, or with family, or just any place with people and you don't want to disturb them, this toy is definitely quiet enough for you! Even on high I don't think this toy could be heard through a bed sheet!
    • Discreet sound
    • Multiple settings
    • Weak

Care and Maintenance

Since the Mini Pearlessence is made of plastic material it is a very safe toy. I don't use toy cleaner, so hot water and soap have worked just fine for me. Be careful not to get any water inside the toy since it is not waterproof.

Since this toy is so discreet you could store this guy almost anywhere to keep it safe. I have it just hanging out in the open in a drawer, and it's been perfectly fine.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Personal comments

Buy a better, more expensive bullet. This is one of the only times I think paying more for something will give you better quality.


When I was a wee, young lady a few years ago on a trip to Canada, I had the idea in my head to buy my first vibrator. There were sex shops everywhere, and very close to where I was staying, so I decided to go buy one one night. After finally choosing a store to go to, I was immediately intimidated by the sizes of the regular vibrators (not to mention the prices) so I decided to buy the Mini Pearlessence!

I was raring to go and try it out that night... but I was severely disappointed. I thought maybe my lack of any sensation 'down there' meant I was doing something wrong, or that I didn't know my body well enough.

Well, years later after buying a vibrator that actually satisfies me, I realized that Mini Pearlessence, that little bullet, was just not enough for my cravings. And even after going back to the Pearlessence many times, it still did nothing for me. I got my happy ending, but not with this toy. I'm glad I know better now, and this vibe helped me get there, but I would not buy this vibe again...ever!
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  • ToyGeek
    Well that's a bummer, sorry this was too weak.
  • toxie m
    Great review Too bad this was such a disappointment
  • DeliciousSurprise
    This toy should NOT be used anally as there is no flared base and it could very easily be lost.

    I'm sorry it didn't work for you.
  • MR Chickhabit
    you get what you pay for it seems
  • Retro.old
    Great review, thank you!
  • daveysgirl
  • Andersonda
    Read the review. I liked very much, thank you.
  • Anjulie
    Great review!
  • zeebot
    Thanks for the review, sorry it didn't work out for you!
  • TheSlyFox
    Thanks for the review.
  • FruityCloudPuff
    I love when parts of reviews read like stories, thanks for that
  • (k)InkyIvy
    Great review! Thanks so much!
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