Victoria's Secret • Victoria • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Powdery sandalwood and rose that smells right on the edge of over-ripe. It's nice and light, but also dusty and sweet. I like the clean overtones and elegant feeling, but the sticky floral undertones I don't care for at all.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I miss this fragrance too. I've searched for the notes and can't find them anywhere. If I remember it right it was a rose chypre--very classy, understated base of woods and oakmoss (and/or vetiver?), a little bergamot on top. Winey, red rose note in the heart, not a sweet heady damask rose or a creamy white rose. Much more wearable than most chypres. I used to enjoy wearing it to the office with my fitted tweed jacket. I agree with the first reviewer that the juice went bad in only a few years--but back then I used to keep my 'fumes on top of my dresser, and I now know to keep perfume in a dark cabinet or drawer, away from light and heat (no matter how display-worthy the bottle). If you snag a bottle on eBay, make sure it's in an unopened, sealed box (and please post here to let the rest of us know if the juice is still OK). Edit: I've seen full bottles and minis at Beauty Encounter, at a whopping $120 and $20, respectively!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Okay, so I haven't worn this in years (probably half of my life, lol) but I remember this fondly as it was my first perfume ever. In reality, as a kid I got Revlon's Charlie at a birthday party but it repulsed me so I tossed it (not in front of the friend who gave it to me of course), and I would play around with my grandmothers old bottle of Chantilly, and I even would put on some of my Mom's Shalimar, but this was my first purchase. I believe I was 12 or possibly 11 and while all my friends were wearing heavily fruity body sprays that made me ill, I was wearing this. I just never liked the super fruity fragrances. I think it's funny now looking back, but I wore this and loved it, and I moved on to wear what I think are still rather "mature" scents. After this, and not in any chronological order, I wore Bijan, 5th Avenue, Splendor, Chanel Allure, Bvlgari Pour Femme, Bvlgari Blv, BCBGirls Sexy, Creative Scentualization Perfect Veil, Narciso Rodriguez, and several others. But this holds a place in my heart because it sort of set the tone for the type of fragrances I'd like and it started my longstanding love of all things perfume. I don't know if I'd buy it today if it were available, but I still think it's sad this was discontinued.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Really miss Victoria. The only good scent they have had. I "like" a few of the garden ones, but none of the perfume compares to Victoria. Once in awhile I catch whiff of someone wearing something similar, but nothing exactly like it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
My 1st "adult" perfume! I was in 7th grade & my friends and I would venture into the Victoria's Secret store (it seemed sooooo classy back then) and would get Pear Glace. However, the lure of the overhead spotlights on the mirror-backed glass shelves filled with shiney bottles of golden liquid and deep sapphire blue caps/boxes silently SCREAMED mature,sexy,regal....everything a young girl wants to be! The smell itself is so unique. Its class and sophistication w/o being old-lady-musky. I have TWO vial-type bottles that sit in a specially made footed-holder i got in a set. I have the perfume solid in a gold/blue trinket locket thing w/a blue tassle. I have THREE full size bottles! One is 1/4 empty and the others r untouched!!!!!!!!!!! BRING BACK VICTORIA!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I've decided that since I am the resident Victoria lover on the board that I have to add this review!
I've been crying for my beloved discontinued Victoria again lately!
There has been NOTHING that intrigues me in the least from Victoria's Secret's current line of fruity lollipop scented perfumes, since getting rid of Victoria, a classic, romantic gem with absolutely NO comparable fragrance.
That is the most difficult part of this D/C. Almost all perfumes I've smelled have at least 3 other cousins, some twin sisters! But nothing, nothing I have ever smelled is anywhere NEAR as amazing and unique as Victoria.
And nowhere online have I found the actual notes.
To me, it smelled like antique powdery wine.
Soft and sweet, with a warm woodsy drydown (sandalwood?) My other guesses are some type of red berry (raspberry?) that works well with a boozy note.
Vanilla to soften it, and the lightest touch of rose. The lightest rose I've ever smelled. Perfection in a bottle!
It was my signature scent since I was a freshman in high school. I remember my first bottle.
A long skinny sample vial that a woman whose child I would babysit for gave to me.
I carried that little vial with me every day to school, putting on the tiniest amount. I thought it was the most amazing scent in the world. I felt better when I wore it, happy, beautiful....
Then one day a friend bought me a bottle for my birthday, and my Victoria obsession officially began.
It became ME! I wore it every day, and never any other perfume ever. I found out it was being discontinued just before my wedding. I had to actually save a bottle out of state and my mother picked it up for me on vacation! I saved it until my wedding day, and kept it around for years afterwards.
The one problem with Victoria may have been a huge problem, maybe why it was discontinued. It didn't have a long shelf life. It turned much faster than alot of other fragrances, and once it turned, it got pretty skunky actually.
When it was fresh, it was divine!
I couldn't be happier if Victoria's Secret would bring it back!
Nothing can replace it, all other perfume findings have been a disappointment to me after Victoria. (And I've tried all the dupes I could find!)
I just felt better, more like my best self when I wore it.
And isn't that actually the ultimate goal of wearing a fragrance? To achieve perfume nirvana like that and have it taken away...... such a crime I tell you!!!!
(Oh yes, and btw, anyone first trying this fragrance now, after buying it online, you will never know how it is supposed to smell. Old bottles turn badly, in fact, new bottles turned pretty quickly once opened as well. Nothing being sold still today could possibly smell like the fragrance was when freshly made. So only those of us that owned this perfume when it was still in stores know how amazing it was. )