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on 12/8/2008 2:42:00 PM
More reviews by Sour
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
So… this scent might be for some people, but it’s definitely not for me! A friend of mine bought this for me and… I cannot say enough negative things about this product. It smells, just plain gross. How anybody can spray this on themselves and walk out of their home is beyond me! I am so, SO glad they discontinued this.
on 1/19/2008 10:01:00 PM
More reviews by black55
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Definitely not for me...Basic Instinct and Rapture are the two worst scents at VS. They are similar in that they are strong and smell old and cheap. I got a little bottle in a gift set and it is sitting on my dresser untouched next to Rapture and So In Love.
on 1/13/2008 10:04:00 PM
More reviews by mariechaton
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
REEEEEEKS! I work at Victoria's Secret and i'm glad we discontinued it. Suprisingly enough we still get inquiries about if its ever coming back from hard-core fans. I pray it doesn't.
on 12/30/2007 9:08:00 PM
More reviews by dmitchell15
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I saw this when it first came out from Victoria's Secret and i thought it stunk to high heaven. It smelled cheap. The only thing it had going for it was the fact that the bottle was pretty. I'm glad they discontinued this!
on 12/14/2007 12:27:00 PM
More reviews by PincurlsNPearls
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I discovered Basic Instinct back in 2003 or so. I was in Chicago with a friend and we stopped in a Victoria's Secret on the "Magnificent Mile". After being disappointed by testing Chanel No.5 and other "high end" scents (either by the scents or their price) I was almost scented-out byt the time we got to the Victoria's Secret. I was pleasantly surprised that they were giving away a free mascara with the purchace of a bottle of "Basic Instinct". I needed a new mascara, so I went for it. There was no size specification on the purfume, so I bought the smallest bottle, which remindned be of a deep purple glass tube of lipstick with ridges running from top to bottom. I was so happy when I put the purfume on for the first time, it smelled deep and sexy. I'm not one to get into "notes" of scents. I just go by what it makes me feel like, and this one seemed sensual to me. I was so bummed this past year when I went in to Victoria's Secret to see if I could find it again (I was never much of a purfume person before, but now that I am in my mid 20's I tend to wear it daily) only to find that they no longer sell it. B-U M-M-E-R!
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on 3/5/2007 9:59:00 PM
More reviews by angellbing
Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Medium
I received a small bottle of this as a gift set. I wasn't crazy about the scent on me, but I usually don't like heavier scents to begin with. It's not that I didn't like the smell itself, I just wouldn't purchase this for myself because it's a bit too musky. Even a light spray of this gave me a bit of a headache, and I don't get scent-induced headaches very often.
on 10/15/2006 4:16:00 AM
More reviews by nefferttitti
Skin: Very Oily, Other, Not Sure
I simply adore this one! The sexiest fragrance VS has ever made! It is dark and musky, very feminine... And it is not old-ladish at all (I am 21)!!! As altodiva mentioned, it is that kind of fragrance like NR For Her. So sad it has been discontinued :(
on 6/20/2006 2:06:00 PM
More reviews by bea2ls1982
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
dispite other reviews, i love this one..
on 5/23/2006 1:28:00 PM
More reviews by swedishmilk
My sister gave me a bottle of this. She is 16 and didn't like it much, she said it stank. But with my chemistry I like this. On me it smells like a much stronger version of Love's Baby Soft. Very floral topnotes, vanilla midnotes, and musky bottom notes. I think it's a lovely departure from other VS scents (although I like many of their others as well!) I wouldn't buy a bottle but I will wear what I have left.
on 12/19/2005 8:32:00 PM
More reviews by babydimond
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
I love this perfume. I'm 20 and i was looking for a more mature scent. After i used a sample i fell in love with this, i didn't tell my boyfriend i put this on and he loved it so much he got me the shimer for xmas. So now i use both products, the shimer is not as strong as the perfume so its worth it if some one thinks the prfume is to heavy. i only use one pump each time i use it and i had it since feb. and its bearly gone.
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