Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Victoria by Victoria's Secret

Behati Prinsloo for Victoria's Secret Victoria

The notes listed are red berries, Victoria rose and creme brulee, but what I smell is something akin to a mango or papaya with dry, fresh ozone; it reminds me of many other perfumes like it, such as Philosophy Love Sweet Love, Ed Hardy and Escada Sexy Graffiti. The tartness should go over well with most people, as it seems geared toward young people and the occasional perfume wearers. It's pleasant, it captures the nose at first whiff, and the cakey gourmand element isn't as prominent as the fruity part, especially in the beginning. I have yet to detect any rose in it, though.

There's a picture of the eau de parfum on a polaroid picture on the inside of the sample jacket. I guess the pinstripe theme reminds me vaguely of something like Oh! de London. Were they going for the 1960s look?

Victoria rollerball fragrance (pictured on the left) and Victoria Eau de Toilette (pictured at lower right)