I find the Victoria’s Secret brand so interesting. I don’t often shop there, but I love reading about them as a business and a brand. From their history, to their explosive catwalk shows, this brand have changed the way girls think about and shop for underwear. They have make their models into household names and they have a fan base so huge and dedicated, any brand would kill for their level of following. They have shops so big they are basically department stores of underwear and little else. Victoria’s Secret is a phenomenon.
On a Saturday morning, at 9:55am you can see people outside the Bond Street store waiting for the doors to open. All day long you will see crowds of people outside; taking selfies, looking at the window displays and generally just hanging around outside the underwear mecca, clutching pink striped bags and looking happy.
To be fair, their bra’s are good, so are their knickers, they have a huge selection of undergarments. Everything from sports bras, to tee-shirt bra’s to something a little more ‘Fancy’. Every colour, every size, every fabric, you name it, they have it!
Victoria’s Secret also have a large range of perfumes and since I love perfumes, I wanted to give them a whirl and see what I think of them. So here are my Victoria’s Secret Fragrance reviews.
First of all, Victoria’s Secret have just released a collection of Limited Edition Fragrance Mists, I have my hands of three of them; Sexy Escape Ocean, Sexy Escape Island, Sexy Escape Paradise.
These fragrance mists all come in big square, plastic bottles. They are really pretty with ombre colours, each bottle is different shades and they look really cute. They are not perfume or they are fragrance mists, which I *think* is a fancy version of a body spray. I am sure these are aimed at girls slightly younger than I am, I can imagine school girls go nuts for these, they are perfect for holiday’s with friends, days in the mall and gym kits. They are perfect for displaying in your room and showing them to your friends, you would probably want to collect the full set too, as they look so nice together.
All these mists are very summery, floral, fruit and youthful. They come in fun packaging and they are like teenage holidays in the sun with friends, eating tropical fruits and berries with flowers in your hair. They do smell quite alcoholic when you first spray them, but they settle down after about one minute and then they develop into the scents they were intended to smell like. They also wear off pretty quickly, but I remember being young and really enjoying reapplying body spray during the day. Since these bottles are so big, even if you do reapply, they will last a good amount of time.
Ocean is a fresh scent in a blue bottle, it’s floral and fruity, containing pink current, fresh peach and island peony. It smells like a holiday, and the main scents I can smell are cherries and peach with a tiny hint of flowers. Island is again fresh, fruity and floral, in a pink bottle. Containing the scent of star fruit, jasmine petals and white amber. This fragrance is more floral with a hint of fruit. Again, it is really fresh and summery, it smells like a tropical summer holiday. Paradise is more tropical, it smells like citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of floral. Think pineapples, mangos, pina coladas and jasmine. It smells like a cocktail on a beach.
These fragrance mists are not my style, I’m too old. They are for teenage girls and maybe girls in their early 20’s, they are tropical, fun and fresh and look cute on your dressing table. They are actually a great price and I am sure young girls will love these and they will last a whole lot longer than a tiny can of Impulse’s Vanilla Kisses did in the 90s. If your teenage girl asks you for one of these for her birthday, it’s not a bad gift, she’s going to love it, it will last for ages and make her friends jealous/impressed!
So, let’s move on to the eau de parfum, Heavenly. It is in a retro glamorous glass bottle and it has been a signature scent of the Angels for 13 years now. It contains white musk, sandalwood, vanilla and white peony. It lingers on the skin all day long with no need to reapply, it is warm, pretty, floral, feminine and sexy. It is not my style, but it is really nice and it is aimed for women and if floral, feminine, sexy scents are for you, this is a really good perfume.
So what do I think of the Victoria’s Secrets scents? The fragrance mists are perfect for young girls, pretty packaging, fresh young scents in a big bottle. A glamorous, yet reasonably priced version of a body spray. If you are a Victoria’s Secret girl, they are perfect for you. As for Heavenly, the Eau de Parfum, this is aimed at woman. This one is my favourite by far; the bottle is glamorous, the scent lasts all day and it is a pretty, sexy perfume. If you are a Victoria’s Secret woman, this is perfect for you and a really fair price.
Are you an Angel?