Victoria's Secret • Rapture EDT or EDP • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Nice scent, but a little too musky and "mature" for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Rapture is the only reason I step foot in a Victoria's Secret. I was a fruity/sweet wearer in my teen's and a clean girl in my 20's. Now in my early 30's I do appreciate Rapture very much. There is no such thing as an old lady fragrance. I believe this appeals to me now because my taste and style has changed. I went from a tomboy to preppy to sophisticated in my clothes, car, home decor, perfume, etc. I do smell this on younger girls and it fits them just fine as well.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
RAPTURE PERFUME by VICTORIA'S SECRET is the best perfume in the world to me. It has staying power, people always say I smell excellent wearing it, and it makes me feel as though I am Marilyn Monroe, when I wear it. There is no other perfume in the world as this perfume. If you think it is a "mature" perfume, oh well. I have worn it, since it came out in 1992, and I will continue to wear the rest of my life. It is worth every penny you spend on it. The perfume is so strong that it will last on your clothing through washing it, honestly. I wish the air always smelled like RAPTURE PERFUME. You can tell I am sold on this product, and I hope VICTORIA'S SECRET never stops selling it. There is no other perfume like it in this world. I would recommend it to anyone young or old. I would recommend buying a gift set of it, which sells for approximately $50, and comes with a small bottle of the perfume, a medium bottle of the cologne, and a bottle of shower lotion (gel?). Anyway, if you want to feel like Marilyn and me, wear RAPTURE. You will be noticed for always smelling heavenly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am a huge fan of rapture. I do see that a lot of people consider this to be a "mature" fragrance but I disagree. Yes, it does have a more hearty smell to it than most perfumes that are designed for teenage/young woman, but I have been wearing it since I was 15 and everyone loved it. I do think that the packaging is a bit outdated and that Victoria Secrets really doesn't market it for younger girls (or market it at all for that mater). I still get this sinking feeling every time I go to the store to buy more, because I am afraid they will stop selling it.
Over the years I have tried many of the perfumes designed for teenagers and young 20's females like Very Sexy, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, etc but at the end of the day I had more compliments when I wore rapture than anything else I've ever tried. Random strangers on the street will stop me to say that I "smell amazing" and that they need to know what I'm wearing and where to get it. I assume something in my body's chemistry has a very good reaction to the chemicals in rapture. I do hope that V.S. doesn't discard this perfume any time soon, because I have never found anything that makes me feel as great as I do when wearing this perfume.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
This was one of the first perfumes I owned in high school...ok my first REAL perfume, since I don't feel like Baby Soft counts since it's kind of like the training bra of fragrances.
I find it ironic that I hear people review that this smells mature since I actually preferred it more as a teenager than I do now.
That being said, I do still like this. I really love the orange blossom note in it as this is very predominant to my nose. There is something mildly sweet to this as well, vanilla is one of the top notes but since it is an oriental it comes across as a more spiced vanilla to me than a creamy vanilla.
The dry down on this is absolutely cozy...a great cold weather scent...I used to drown myself in this when I was a young inexperienced fragrance consumer, now I would say that less a spray would do you since it has amazing sillage.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Violet
best for more mature demographic. This is probably the strongest most masculine scent of the entire VS fragrances. I can see why most of the reviewers 25 years and younger tend to vote it low. I am not sure why people are so offended when a reviewer describes a scent as being mature? They are simply being honest and this is a review board. If a woman is happy and confident with herself, she shouldn't need to feel offended by someone else's opinion. in some culture, being matured is a prestigious status. Being mature is not a bad thing. Everyone has a loved one who is an elderly person. We all get old one day any way so there's no need to get all cookoo over a perfume. That's crazy! Younger people generally have a keener olfactory senses than older people. As we age, our senses dull out from vision to taste bud to hearing, to smelling, and then sadly to dementia. Older people tend to be weakened with smell senses and this can be explained in the atrocious strong acrid scent they like. Healthy people in general do not need a lot of perfume because they are not looking for something to "cover their body odor". healthy people do not have body odor. They smell naturally sweet and they only need a light simple scent and good personal hygiene to enhance themselves rather than do a total body smell make over. Strong perfumes are like women that wear a pound of makeup to cover up something not so great underneath. Perfume is meant to enhance not coverup. Just like makeup is meant to enhance your features not to turn you into a different species. Being yourself is a beautiful thing regardless of your age. There are older people who do not like this strong scent either. Old sick people on the other hand are more likely to need more cover up perfumes. It's not a bad scent. It has its own allure. For the right person, it may be a dream. For those that do not like a bunch of complexity and drama, this is not going to be a good scent.
Main accord include white flora, amber, animalic, floral, citrus, powdery. Rapture was launched in 1992. The fragrance features orange blossom, amber, freesia and jasmine. I persnally do not like amber and animalic scents in perfumes (which derived from dead animal secretions). Although they are used in tiny amount, I can still detect the dead animal odor. If you're not into animal smells, you may not like this fragrant.
The perfume bottle is heart shaped exquisite in beauty. I find most victorias secret's perfumes are pretty good smelling. The body sprays can be overwhelming in sugary overdose. I think this is a pretty classic, sophisticated scent. It smells like someone who had much life experience to share and stories to tell. A Mrs. Manly who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to speak her mind. She is not the kind, sweet, romantic, dreamy type in the prime peak of her beauty . She is likely to be comfortable in her skin no matter what life throws at her . I personally wouldn't wear this fragrance simply because it's not my preference. It's just too comsuming negative oppressive depressing controlling and heavy. fortunately, It's a non offensive mature scent. Maybe one of these days in the far future I might come to appreciate this fragrant too. this fragrant is best for fall winter. It can be obnoxious in tight places, cars, elevator, or hot summery weather. Those that like this fragrant may also like old classic perfumes of the early 1900's such as Guerlain Shalimar or Tou Jour Moi by Dana. They all smell the same. Rapture is more tolerable than the other 2 perfumes.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Dark Hair: Brunette, Relaxed Eyes: Black
YUCK! This is honestly the most repulsive scent that VS has to offer! Too musky and heavy :(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is my all time favorite perfume, EVER! It is musky and a bit heavy, so if that's not your thing, then don't bother. My husband picked it out for me when we were dating, and I've been wearing it for 11 years now. I get compliments every time I wear it....but again, I think body chemistry has to do with it too. A funny story about this perfume...one night I went out to dinner with my husband and the waiter came over to take our order and he literally stopped and just stared at me. I asked what was wrong and he asked me if I was wearing Rapture. I said yup, and he said his ex used to wear it, and when he came up to me it reminded him so much of her, and he was completely caught off guard. And then he gave us a free appetizer LOL Try it, maybe you'll get free food too :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Okay first of all this scent smells just like another more expensive perfume I used to own but I can't for the life of me remember which one. I think it might be Anais Anais but I'm not positvie.
This is a mature sophisticated scent and I can see why some people think it smells like old lady but I don't think it smells that way on me so maybe it depends a little on body chemistry. Also a little of this goes a long way so no need to be spraying it all over oneself. When applied sparingly it's a warm sexy fragrance that smells neither cheap or too strong. My mother always had a bad habit of drenching herself in strong perfumes and I hate hate hate when scents are overpowering. It makes me gag and I would not use this scent if it was in anyway like that.
I'm very impressed with this EDP as it has more depth and maturity than most of VS's scents. Many of their fragrances smell too immature and girly for my taste. I don't want to smell like cupcakes or candy. Rapture has an air of sexy mystery to it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Rapture is probably Victoria's Secret's most sophisticated scent. It is not for the collegiate, sporty gal PINK and BEAUTY RUSH seeks to cater to. Rapture smells higher end, on the level of Parfums Intimes (which they discontinued).
Rapture is sexy and mature. Although it smells sexy and musky and animalistic and somewhat dirty, it requires a somehow serious look, the type of fragrance that would suit a stiff outfit of a woman who is stable and comfortable with herself. Rapture is great for cool weather, since it has this certain thickness to it. Amazing sillage considering it is a cologne.
I actually have the entire set of this (Shower Gel, Lotion, Cologne and EDP purse spray), but considering the staying power of the cologne alone, imagine how strong Rapture would be when layered.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I got the purse size spray a few weeks ago. A gorgeous classic that will let you go out smelling different than most of today's fragrances. Perfect for an evening out on the town!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This smells exactly like Guerlain Insolence on me, but for some reason it doesn't give me migraines like Insolence does (plus it's about $20 cheaper). It is spicy, sweet, and a little old-fashioned like other reviewers have already said. The staying power is good, especially for a Victoria's Secret scent. I sprayed the body mist on in the store then purchased the perfume and sprayed it on almost immediately, and I can't tell a huge difference in the staying power between the two. As for it being a man magnet, my husband didn't comment today. He may be one of the few guys out there (it seems) who doesn't go nuts for this scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
My mom used to wear this back in the day, and I remember loving that smell. I bought it as a giftset, recently, and it just doesn't smell as great as I remembered. I still like it, but it isn't my favorite. I actually prefer the musky scents, so that part doesn't bother me at all. It doesn't wear off, so it's a very good value. It's retro, so I think it's probably a unique smell these days.
I use it with the body wash and lotion. I wish I had the candle, but I don't think they make it anymore.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This was one of my first perfumes and I loved it, still do. I used to get a lot of compliments on it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is for old people, IDK why I decided to try it. Luckily I gave it to my grandma and she just loves it. I'm not into musks, I like light fruity scents, nothing heavy. Some other reviewer said this is for women, I agree to some extent, this is for women of a certain age, defo not my style. I do like the fact that VS is diverse, they mostly market to young women like me, but every so often they market to older women, which is good.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been wearing this fragrance for years. I alway get compliments from men who tell me how sexy it smells! It is an exotic fragrance that lasts all day. I love it and consider it one of my favorites! It is floral/oriental which is my preference in fragrances. A classic!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I work at VS and anytime a customer sprays this I literally gag. It's definitely not my thing. It smells pretty matronly to me. Very musky, very strong. Yuck yuck yuck. The only positive about this is the cute bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my signature fragrance. I LOVE IT. it LASTS, and smells delicious to me and to my husband!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A musky oriental. Not my thing at all. It's okay, but you must be a lover of orientals to even consider this one. Pass.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Bought the purse spray unsniffed on a whim. I have to say, it's hard for me to imagine how this could be bad on anyone, but my skin does have a way of making yumminess out of unpopular or tricky fragrances. In any case, this is a light orange blossom (LOVE) scent deepened and anchored by gentle musk and just the tiniest hint of rose, which is good as rose tends to turn into bug spray on me. The drydown is a slightly orange blossom-y, musky "clean" scent that doesn't turn bad with sweat. It's nice and light, too - I'm not saying you should marinate in it, but you won't knock anyone unconscious if you apply responsibly. This is a very "wedding day" fragrance to me (orange blossoms are a traditional symbol of fertility), or a good alternative to plain old orange blossom water since it lasts much better - so far it's lasted about 6 hours. I really love the rather gaudy Victorian bottle and will definitely buy a full size when the time comes.