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

Pearl-y Essence? I don't think so.

This vibrator didn't win any love from me. However, if you're a beginner and looking for something straightforward and non-intimidating, then this toy is for you.
discreet, easy to use, easy to clean, great for beginners, great for couples, cheap
weak, uncomfortable
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


I don't like anything anally so I couldn't tell you if this is a good anal toy. However, from the looks of it, insertion looks easy, but don't take that from me.

I used the toy both vaginally and as clitoral stimulation. I was very, very disappointed with it.

With that said though, this would be a non-threatening toy for beginners and cheap enough for those just starting out on a budget. It would also be good for couples and/or groups.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Gag gift
    • 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
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • Vaginally

Material / Texture

The toy is made of a smooth plastic. Upon opening it the toy had a plastic odor but washing it before use helped eliminate it. It doesn't taste like anything, so no upturned noses in that respect. It was very smooth to the touch, and would be perfect for a beginner.
    • Light odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The size is not intimidating, so it would be perfect for a beginner. The design is pretty straightforward with your insertable length followed by the dial control.

It's small enough to hide easily within a drawer or a toybag. It's also a great size to travel with.

The small form factor only takes 1 AA battery to operate. On a note with batteries, I found trying to get them out is a bit tricky. I even pulled the entire battery compartment/bullet from the vibe shaft with my finger trying to get the battery out once.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design
    • Partner play

Functions / Performance / Controls

The performance of this was very mediocre in my opinion. It's one of those things where 'you get what you pay for'. The biggest letdown for this toy for me was that it was pretty uncomfortable when used vaginally. The best part about the toy was the dial control---very simple and straightforward to use. The controls, while simple, don't have a way of being accidently changed while you're thrusting the toy unless you really try. As far as noise level? I would be using this toy when you don't have other people around to be alerted to what you are doing. It is VERY loud on its highest setting and even under the muffling of blankets it is still very loud. This toy is NOT waterproof.
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

The Mini Pearlessence is very easy to clean with hot water and anti-bacterial soap. Being that the toy is not waterproof, DO NOT submerge it, and if it does get wet, make sure it is completely dry before use. Storage is a breeze, you can just toss it back into its packaging (if you kept it) and keep it in a drawer.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Personal comments

As I mentioned earlier, this is one of those things that 'you get what you pay for'! Sure the pricetag is nice, but don't expect any mindblowing satisfaction from this toy.
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  • Antipova
    Wonderful job on your first review, Vanille! I'm looking forward to reading more

    Check out the mentor program if you'd like a tour guide to Eden and some outside input on writing your reviews.
  • Miss Anonymous
    Thanks for the reivew! I enjoyed reading it
  • Vanille
    @Miss Nessa: Thank YOU for your kind words!
  • I'll Miss You EF :(
    Great first review! I also recommend the mentor program, I loved the mentor program!
    Keep up the good work!
  • Vanille
    @SGCris: Thank you.
  • Destri
    Good job! Looking forward to seeing more from you,
  • P'Gell
    Thank you for the review. I'm sorry it didn't work out well for you.

    As others have said, the Mentor Program is great! It could really help you as I can see you are really enthusiastic about this program.

    Keep on playing and writing.
  • Vanille
    Thanks everyone! -^^-
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    Nice review!
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    Great review!
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    Thanks for the review.
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    Thanks for the review!
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    Thanks for sharing!
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    Great review! Thanks so much!
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