Thursday, September 24, 2009

Secret Garden : Product Review

* Updated with newest scent; Lost in fantasy, Coconut Passion, Honeysuckle Belle, Passionate Kisses, Midnight Mimosa.

Due to unavailability of the products in the market, a few of the products are being neglected. I know a lot of you would like to know how does the Secret Garden smells like before purchasing it. I received a lot of inquiries about the scents and I decided to come out with this reviews. Hopefully this will help you in choosing the right scent.

I would really appreciate if you could share your experience about this product as well, if you
have tried it before. You can leave your comment at the comment box at the end of this post and hopefully, others have a better idea about the scents that they have not tried.

NOTE: Every individual have different interest and my amateur view may not suits your interest. Please be advised.


SECRET GARDEN REVIEWS



Pure Seduction - casaba melon, plum, and freesia.
My Personal Review
Pure Seduction is one of my best selling scents.I love the fruity, sweet notes in it. This is not a sugary smell, but it is a bit like fruit juice/punch.I find it to be a sexy sweet scent. Lasting power is pretty good too.

Review from Makeupalley.com
"I feel like a teenager wearing this scent. to me, its kind of cheesy... but it really doesn't disappoint. It is very sweet and fruity but not in a bad way. You will definitely get a lot of attention with this scent because it is sexy and sweet. it's very strong with just one spray. I've found it lasts a long time on clothing too. I spray on my jacket and it's there the next day! the lotion also lasts longer as well."

"I love this stuff!! I really like almost all of VS secret garden smells but this is one of my favorites. I use the soap, lotion, and body mist. It's a very sweet fruity smell. I always get compliments when i use this."

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One of my favorites! Fruity and sexy all at the same time...and I usually do not like fruity scents. Not overpowering at all. One of those fragrances that are hard to describe - just smells sweet, sexy, feminine, crisp, and light - without being too girlie and over the top. Lasts as well. I get a lot of compliments when I wear this. Definitely recommend!"

"This is my favorite smell among the VS Beauty line. It smells so sweet and fruity, which I love. Guys seem to love it too apparently *lol* Very girlie scent that I'm sure most women will love!"


Love Spell - cherry blossom, peach and white jasmine.
My Personal Review
I really love this scent and been using it for a long time. This is also one of my best selling scent. I'm currently using the Body Wash, Hand Cream and Mist. It has this sweet and yummy scent. Make me feel fresh all day long.

Review from Makeupalley.com
"Love it. A staple. One of my all time favorite scents ever...the sweet grapefruity smell is addictive. I love it in my hair as well..."

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This is such a cute, feminine, light, sweet floral/fruity spray! It's my new everyday scent. And I usually detest floral/fruity smells...so that's saying something. My boyfriend really likes it too. There's something about it that reminds me of marshmallows...haha probably just me."

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I LOVE this scent! VERY pretty and as long as you don't put on too much I don't think that it is too overbearing. The great thing about it is I can put it on in the morning and I can still smell it after a long work day! Will continue to repurchase!<3">I bought 6 different Love Spell products and this was one of them. Love Spell is a tough one for me because I think it smells better on other people than it does on me, but my fiance loves it on me so I still wear it. This spray is nice, but like the EDT it doesn't have a ton of staying power. I usually carry the EDT with me in my purse so I can reapply mid day. I use the body spray in the morning or at night after my shower. Really, any of the VS Garden scents are best when layered."


Strawberries & Champagne - strawberries,champagne and cassis.
My Personal Review
A nice combination that creates a very sweet, welcoming smell. A sweet strawberry touch with a champagne aftertaste definitely nails it. One of my hubby's favourites!!!

Review from Makeupalley.com
"I love Victoria Secret's Strawberries and Champagne. I think it is a great casual or everyday scent. It is for those that like fruity scents with a little bit of tartness. You can definitely smell the champagne, but it is not overwhelming. I highly recommend this if you like fruity smells. It would be good for the summer."

"This is the first Victoria's Secret Garden body spray that I ever purchased and I am IN LOVE with it! I wear it in the daytime when I am at school, and I wear it at night when I go on dates (my boyfriend loves the smell!). This scent is very versatile and smells delicious! It isn't too overpowering either! LOVES IT!"

"I
know this doesn't smell good on everyone, but it works well on me.I never thought I would like something strawberry scented, I think it's the combination of the light fruit with sandalwood that makes it work on me. It compliments me very well.And it's definitely an aphrodisiac.;) I didn't discover this until recently and wish I had tried it long ago.I definitely recommend trying it first because I can see where it wouldn't work on some people , but I absolutely love it - a new sweet and sexy scent for me!"

"This is a strong scent but after a while when it wears off a little bit, it smells better! This is a unique fruity kinda scent...kinda sexy and daring. It's like a seductive strawberry smell lol. I like the body spray because it's not too strong. Just 2 sprays will do because like I mentioned before, it's strong"

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I love this scent! It doesn't exactly smell like Strawberries & Champagne, but it is not as generically fruity floral as most of the other VS fragrances. It's unique and it's the perfect spring fragrance."


Blossoming Romance - violet petals, raspberry and vanilla sugar.
My Personal Review
A very floral scent and very strong. Takes a while to get softer but once it is evaporated, it's quite pleasant. Not my favourite though...

Review from Makeupalley.com
"This is a nice scent for the summer and spring. It smells very floral and sweet. I think this could be a nice scent for daytime. It is not very heavy, but should be applied lightly. I think that it is definitely a romantic scent."

"I really like this! Similar to several other Garden line scents, but softer, cleaner and less cloying. Blossoming Romance is a sweet strawberry/raspberry cotton candy fragrance with floral undertones. Very nice for a refreshing pick-me-up on a hot day or night. Happy :)"

"My FAVORITE scent from the garden collection!!!! Yummy, creamy sweet, floral...and sexy...just perfect!!! Hope this stays around forever!!!"

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Smells very nice. I'd like it for holiday wear as in Christmas time. I like this alot, my co worker came in wearing this, I thought I smelled cinnamon but I guess I didn't... anyhow, whatever it is, it smells so good. It's kind of fresh kinda spicy. But then it has some kind of a fresh punch type of smell in there somewhere, great mix!"


Romantic Wish - pomegranate, freesia and cucumber blossom.
My Personal Review
This is quite delicious. Once you sprayed on to your body, it's like thousands of petals showering on you. Sweet, floral a little fruity and very sexy.

Review from Makeupalley.com
"One of the best Secret Garden scents ever, This is one of the only scents from the collection that I never get bored of. It has something fresh and delicious about it that is similar to watermelon, but it also smells pretty and deep. For a fruity scent, this one is definitely sexy! My boyfriend loves when I wear this. It lasts pretty long for a body spray. Romantic Wish has some of the same characteristics as Pure Seduction, but this is not as sweet and candy like. I hope they keep this scent around!"

"Love this scent from VS. Smells like watermelon and a bit of floral...not too fruity or tart like some of the other scents they carry. Have this in the lotion and edt and people alway ask what I'm wearing."

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This smells so very soft and melon-ish. I really love the scent, it's so delicious. It's so very light and lovely that it can be worn anywhere. I already repurchased this, and have it's complete set. A major plus of this, is that when you layer on the lotion and the little perfume bottle it can last all day without re-application."

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Romantic Wish is my favorite VS scent. I have nearly everything in it. It reminds me of watermelon. My best friend (who is a guy) love this scent. It's great and light for summer, which is when I use it most. I sometimes splash some on in the winter for a fun mental summer vacation or something. Highly recommended!!!"


Sweet Temptation - apricot, grapefruit and lily of the alley
My Personal Review
To me, it has to be applied slightly as it is quite strong and some people might not like it initially. It takes sometime to get softer and more pleasant.

Review from Makeupalley.com
"This is one of the better scents. It's apricot, grapefruit and lily of the valley. Very fresh and uplifting, not too sweet or fruity. I smell the citrus and the floral. This stood out to me, in the sea of fruit that the others have."

"I
absolutely love this. A great summer scent. It's light, fresh, fruity, and reminds me of candy. It's not overpowering at all, so it would be hard for me to see how this could smell offensive to anyone. A safe but fun fragrance."

"This is a gorgeous-smelling fruity floral. It's light and energetic and romantic in feeling. A great first date scent in my opinion. I tried this one using my sister's and might just have to go and buy one for myself."

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Ahh Sweet Temptation...smells just like Hawaiian Punch to me. I'm a real nut for sugary sweet scents, so this was right up my alley. I have the entire product line and I honestly never tire of it. It's fun, yummy, and a real pick me up :). So if you hate sweet fragrances, then look elsewhere. This stuff is for those of us who love sweet scents ;)"


Amber Romance - black cherry, cream anglaise and sandalwood
My Personal Review
I can't really register what scent that came from Amber Romance but I can tell you that it's sweet. It reminds to to vanilla pods...nice.

Review from Makeupalley.com
"Delicious warm sensual scent can be worn year round since it's a splash. Lasts for a body splash. I don't know what the heck amber smells like but this smells like vanilla to me."

"This is such a nice scent that I overlooked and underestimated for years! I like how this is a musky type of scent, but it is also fresh due to the black cherry that stands out in this fragrance. People who like deep scents like me are likely to appreciate this fragrance, and this is quite light for a musky fragrance. Lasting power is very good though, especially for a body spray. If you are only used to fruity, light scents, then you might call this "old lady" or have a hard time getting used to Amber Romance. To me, this fragrance reminds me of autumn: crisp, comforting, soothing. I especially love wearing this in cold weather, but it can be worn at any time. Amber Romance is the most sophisticated Secret Garden scent, in my opinion, along with my favorite (Vanilla Lace). It is at such a great prize for the quality too."

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I like this scent when I'm going out. It's a very sexy scent! With warm vanilla, caramel and a touch of amber. It turns sweet on me and I like sweet scents. I love it I don't wear it during the day I wear love spell during the day. I don't think it smells like an old lady since I wear it and I'm not old. Rose perfumes remind me of old ladies. I love this scent!"

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I really like this fragrance. It's a wonderful earthy, woodsy scent with hints of sweet vanilla and musk and spicy sandalwood, pepper, and almost a patchouli smell throughout. This is my favorite, along with Pure Seduction, from Victoria's Secret."

"Very warm and sexy. Kind of musky with a light powdery undertone."

Pear Glace- pear nectar, cassis and violet
My Personal Review
I have the Body Butter and Mist. The lasting power is quite good when layering. I use the butter after morning shower, really moisturize my skin, and still can smell it at the end of the day. Great for those who wants a very light scent. Not too sweet.

Review from Makeupalley.com
"This scent makes me feel happy. It is very fresh, clean, sparkling pear scent. I can smell the soft violets in it as well. The only disadvantage is that it fades quickly, and I like my scents to last long. You can always spritz more on though, and it is perfect to wear to bed or on a day where you want to wear something light and pretty. I've been told that this smells very sexy! It's a keeper."

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I have the body spray, EDT, and lotion. The body spray and lotion are similar in that they're both lightly sweet, apple/pear scented, like a fruity shampoo. They're easy to wear, clean & fruity. I've found that when I wear this(especially with the EDT which is sweeter), people always think I'm wearing DK Be Delicious. Would repurchase."

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Pear Glace is so pretty...smells like sweet pears& violets...its a favorite for me..."

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Pear Glace is such a nice, uplifting fragrance. I can definitely understand why this has been around for a while, and I really hope this stays around. This scent is not sweet, nor is it flowery, spicy, or soapy. It is fruity, but so much more than that. This leaves behind a crisp and sparkling-clean feeling. People who love nice, light, fresh fragrances should look here. I would not call this masculine, but it is not exactly girlie either. Lasting power is okay, but I wish it was better. I do get compliments though, especially from my boyfriend, who thinks this is one of the best fragrances in my large collection. He thinks Pear Glace smells very sexy, which suggests that subtlety is often the best thing."


Sweet Daydream - apple, raspberries and vanilla.
My Personal Review
The apple notes really makes me fresh all day. I have the EDT's in my purse most of the time. Just spray it when I feel like having an instant feel good scent.

Review from Makeupalley.com
"Sweet Daydream is clean and soft...has apple,raspberry,vanilla...smells sweet and nice..."

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love this scent. I am not a big fan of VS garden scents but this one smells sooo good! Very fresh smelling, which I love I cannot stand heavy scents. I recommend it highly!"

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Very nice scent from the Secret Garden collection! I was a bit cautious that this had "sweet" in the name, because I do not like sugary, cotton candy scents. This has a nice amount delicious sweetness, reminding me of candy apples. I love vanilla as well, and this has some of those undertones in there. This is Country Apple-meets-Pure Seduction. It is very crisp and has an apple smell to it, but it is also sweet, rich, and sensual. It lasts long and is a very nice addition to the Secret Garden collection."

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Delicious fragrance! I love anything with vanilla, and I can smell it in this fragrance. I am also a fan of crisp apple notes, and that is the most predominant smell in this scent. Sweet Daydream does smell a bit like country apple, but a little more mature. It lasts for a long time and has an edible sexy quality to it. Reminds me a little of candy apples. Like Pure Seduction, this is both sweet and deep. I think this is one of the best Secret Garden scents out there"


Endless Love - apple blossom, honey dew & ylang ylang.
My Personal Review
Nice and sweet honey dew flavor. Very fruity..

Review from Makeupalley.com
" I love this scent from VS! It's so light and refreshing. The blue color matches the scent exactly. It has the perfect balance of being sweet and spicy while being very light. Definitely one of my favorites."

"Endless Love body spray is so uplifting. After I apply this spray, I am so energized and fresh smelling. I just love the candy-like ( skittle) scent of this one. I also detect some flower and some soap scent. It just is very calm and romantic smelling. The packaging is great. Pretty blue color, easy to spray. I am just so in love with this Endless Love from VS. Great buy and I suggest you try this one for yourself. I keep this in my bag and spray it different times during the day. Everyone tells me how great this one smells. YUMMMY!"

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Overall I like this product. When I don't feel like wearing my other perfumes which are eau de parfum, this is very light and nicely scented. It reminds me of flowers and fruits, in fact it smells like a blend of spring and summer. My guy friends always comment on how nice I smell whenever I wear it. And I've been using it now for almost 2 months and the bottle is still very near the top. I think this is going to last for a very long time."

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Cottonseed and jasmine blend. At least that's what it smells like, other than COMPLETELY AMAZING! I love the body lotion, too! It's a great passionate, sexy, yet romantic scent for almost anyone!"

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A nice inexpensive light body spray. The scent is similar to Love Spell to me, but a deeper scent that is not quite as sweet."


My Desire - grapefruit, jasmine and mango
My Personal Review
I can register the mango and grapefruit but not the jasmine. It's like a Mediterranean citrus smell, quite sharp though..

Review from Makeupalley.com
"Fresh, sweet floral scent. I smell ripe pears and flowers. It's not a sexy scent but a girly one, ideal for a teen. Not very strong, just refreshing. Not special enough to repurchase but pleasant enough to use every so often."

"This is a great scent from the Secret Garden collection! It's a grapefruit/jasmine/vanilla scent with hints of citrus. It's soft and light fruity-floral fragrance, which makes it great for days when I don't feel like wearing a heavy perfume. I think this is a very feminine, flirty scent. I like to layer this with the matching lotion to give it more power. Since this is light, I usually need to reapply during the day. I do wish that lasting power was better. My Desire is especially good for warm weather, because it is so refreshing and uplifting."

"I just fall more and more in love with it. The longer it's on me the softer the sweet scent gets. I really do love it. It's a very yummy melon scent on me. I purchased many of the small perfume bottles, also purchased the body spray, body lotion, and bath gel. I bathed, layered on the lotion the body spray and the the perfume over my clothing and took a nap. And when i woke up hours later the soft scent was still there and noticeable. Love it!!!"

"My Desire was my happy surprise when I sprayed this on...smells like soft flowers,mango and vanilla...makes me so happy when I spray this on..."


Vanilla Lace - vanilla, orchid, amber and musk
My Personal Review
100% heaven. Specially for Vanilla lovers! The vanilla is sweet but not candy-like, much more like extracted and caramelized vanilla. This is a beautiful body spray, delicious - highly recommended!

Review from Makeupalley.com
"Smells delicious! Just rediscovered this in my closet, wore it today, and was pleasantly surprised! When I think of vanilla, I usually associate it with cooking or air fresheners, not body sprays. However, this isn't sickly sweet like pure vanilla extract. It's warmer and lighter. I cannot smell any amber notes...I usually run screaming in the opposite direction of anything too amber-y, so if it's in there, it's definitely not overpowering or I wouldn't wear it!""This and Romantic Wish are my favorites in the Secret Garden collection. This is a warm, cozy, soft vanilla with a touch of amber to it. It is rich and creamy rather than sweet and foody. I like how it is subtle, but still noticeable and very feminine. I think it is very sophisticated and long lasting for a body spray. This fragrance always makes me feel comforted, and it smells so lovely. It's great for any occasion and uplifts my mood, which is exactly what a good scent should do."

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oh vanilla lace, how i love thee....yummmm it's long lasting, love the light yet sweet scent, not too overly sweet though....I use this after the lotion aned the scent is so divine and last for hours and hours, the SO loves to snuggle up and take long whiffs of this stuff in--LOL--"

"Love it!! This is a soft, soothing, and elegant vanilla. Even though I like other Secret Garden fragrances, this one is my favorite. It is the most sophisticated one and the dry down is amazing. The dry down is a creamy, yet musky (and slightly ambery) vanilla. It seems to have smoky, vanilla incense undertones, making it really sensual and sexy. Vanilla Lace is quite a deep fragrance for a body spray, so minimal is needed, and it lasts for a great amount of time. VS better not discontinue!"

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My favorite vanilla scent, ever! Very warm and sensual but also sweet at the same time. I have a tendency to love foody smells so this really suits me. Will definitely repurchase if I run out."


Berry Kiss - wild raspberry, praline and rose.
My Personal Review
Berries lover??? Then you must have this!!! Very sweet and and very girlish, highly recommended!

Review from Makeupalley.com
"This review is for the body mist.....I haven't tried the lotion yet. But anyway, I've only had this for a day and actually really really like it. Already gotten compliments on it too. I'm not going to rave too much because last time that happened with a VS product I ended up over dosing on it and hating it lol So I'll have to update later.....but as of now I think it's fabulous! This one is really hard to describe though.....but to me it's just really feminine and pretty.....not too fruity or obnoxious like a lot of the other garden scents."

"This is one of the best VS Garden scents to debut in a long, long time. It is a combination of raspberry, praline and rose...I don't really smell the praline in there but it does give a slight cupcake kick to the fruity raspberry notes. This scent is truly wonderful, which means they'll probably discontinue it! I will be sure to stock up on this one."

"This is the only VS scent I have finished a bottle of lotion in. This sells better than Love Spell and certainly smells more 'grown up' without sacrificing some sweetness. For me, this is a smooth fruity floral. My favorite! I like this formulation better than the old one."

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Wild blackberry, praline and rose. This is actually selling better than Love Spell right now!! It smells like the berry one they had before but more sweet/flowery. It's really nice. Sorry I can't really do a better description, go sniff it your self. The lotion is nice for layering but I prefer the body butter."


Delicate Petals - tangerine, velvet rose and musk.
My Personal Review
This is a new scent in 2009. And I really love it! It has this very tangerine and bit of rose notes which I really like. I'm a big fan of BBW Peony (has a Rose scent) . I would definitely recommend this for everyone!

Review from Makeupalley.com
"A very refreshing rose smell. I can detect tangerine too. Great for any day, anytime. Will buy again, definitely will."

"I'm usually not a fan of body sprays, they always seem to smell cheap on me. This one smells fantastic! It's a warm rose smell. You can smell a hint of the tangerine, IMO, the tangerine makes it "fresh smelling" and keeps it from being too boring of a scent. The bottle is really cute and pretty. This is great just for a casual day out or to go to school in. I got a few compliments on it already. "

"I just bought Delicate Petals today in the Hydrating Body Lotion, the Refreshing Body Mist, and the Eau De Toilette and it's a GORGEOUS scent. It's a fruity floral, leaning towards the floral side. This is a very delicate, angelic, and feminine fragrance, and like the previous reviewer stated, a perfect fragrance for spring. Will update once I wear it! UPDATE: Gosh this smells like heaven. Can definitely smell the tangerine and rose notes. Quickly becoming one of my favorite Garden scents!"

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I just bought Delicate Petals today and I am in LOVE. I purchased the hand creme, spray, EDT, body butter and shower gel. The staying power is fantastic - this is a fairly strong fragrance so I will use sparingly. This is a scent comprised of tangerine, rose petals and musk. The three notes blend together to form a lovely, fresh spring fragrance. It is VERY VERY VERY similar to the Ed Hardy perfume, but it is thankfully less than half the price of Ed Hardy. It is also in a much better looking bottle, thank god, no gaudy tattoo prints here. The VS packaging is simple and girly. I just love this."


Secret Charm - honeysuckle, gala apple and stephanotis.
My Personal Review
My instant fav! It's has a very soft, but not too sweet scent. Become one of my best sellers too!
Review from Makeupalley.com
"This is a really pretty fragrance. It DOES have that shampoo smell as others have pointed out, but I think that's nice..It's a sweet floral, not too strong, and inoffensive, so good for the office."

"Immediate love! I adore pretty much all of the VS Garden scents, and this one, of course, is no exception. When you wear it, you feel clean, which I needed today, in particular. It's very light, slightly cottony, and more floral than fruity, which is a nice change for the VS Garden scents. Love the packaging, a light blue. This is a perfect scent for summer, so check it out! "

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I really like secret charm. it smells similar to endless love, but not as fruity. it has a very soft dry down, that smells clean and almost soap like. it smells kinda strong when you first spray it, which gave me a little headache. but, the dry down is lovely, and doesn't smell like the typical victoria's secret scents. it's a nice change for them, as i feel most of their scents smell the same. it's nice having a softer, not so fruity scent from victoria's secret. let it sit on your skin for awhile, before you buy it. the dry down is what made me buy it, not the way it smells freshly applied."

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Smells good, just like CK euphoria Blossom!"



Pretty in Pink - melon, lily and raspberry.
My Personal Review
Pretty, sexy, and soft. Perfect for everyday.Very girlish!
Review from Makeupalley.com
"Oh man, this scent was great. I still have some left! It is a fresh scent that is great for spring and summer. It sort of reminds me of bubble gum. I wonder if VS will ever bring it back because it was pretty popular for awhile. I would repurchase if it were available."

"This is a sweet and very pretty, feminine fragrance--just as the name implies. I am usually not into scents that are not as sweet as this, but do not let that scare you away. It is still refreshing and easy to wear. Lasting power is so-so, like most VS splashes. I smell soft florals and watermelon. That makes it slightly like Romantic Wish (one of my favorite Secret Garden scents), but this is not quite as deep. Pretty in Pink makes me feel girlier, which is nice from time to time. It is strange they haven't kept this scent around!"

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This is my favorite flirty, fruity scent! I just love this one. I use the body spray so even with a few more sprays wouldn't hurt anyone's nostrils. It's a fun scent that isn't intoxicating. I love this!"

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Oh my god! i never smelled anything as wonderful as this. Victoria's secret pretty in pink smells so delightful. It has a hint of sweet-smelling floral base and is soft, flirtatious and magical. It is so light it allows you to spray and spray without turning you deadly aromatic. I swear, you will love this! This kind of scent will suit those whose personality is sweet, fun, and stylish. It is good for everyday use. This is really a fresh, delicate, and sexy scent everybody will surely love."



Secret Crush - frozen pear, peony and peach blossom.
My Personal Review
This is a great smell! Perfect for a day outside. It's a nice, light, floral scent that well that isn't too overpowering. I love the peaches smell in this scent.
Review from Makeupalley.com
"This is by far my favorite VS scent. In the VS site, it says it has Frozen Pear, Peony and Peach Blossom. However, when it dries down, it smells faintly of apple and crushed rose petals, at least to me."

"I love, love, love this scent! I think it differs from other VS scents in that it smells a bit more adult, more seductive. I only wear it when I go on dates or for special events and always get complimented on it."

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Secret Crush is a soft fruity/floral scent. It does not have the overbearing sweet smell like some of the other VS lotions. It has a nice romantic/ girly-girl smell to it. For me the lotion absorbs nicely and leaves my skin feeling nice and smooth. I think it's perfect for a romantic date, or a hot steamy night. I have it in the hand and body tube and its quite easy to use and convenient to travel with. I would definately repurchase"

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This is one of those fragrances that is unmistakably Victoria's Secret. I walk by someone with this and immediately know she's wearing some sort of VS scent, even if I can't immediately name which one. Very flirty, although too sweet to really be considered fresh. I don't wear this now, but I'm not offended by the scent no matter how heavily it's sprayed. It's so inexpensive, too - lucky if VS creates your signature fragrance"



Enchanted Apple - red apple, watery hyacinth and musk
My Personal Review
Oh this is a sexy apple smell :) It has a different smell than the typical Apple smells. A must try for VS lovers!!
Review from Makeupalley.com
"LOVE it. It's a fresh, cute, and youthful apple scent with the slightest hint of cinnamon/spice that is only noticeable when you layer the lotion and splash. It's very similar to B&BW country apple but I like it better. Think of it as Country Apple - green base notes + a little spice - tartness + warmth. My boyfriend really likes it; that's always good (: (: I wore it for the first time to the homecoming semiformal, and when he hugged me hello, I remember him telling me "Mmm, you smell like spiced cider!" LOL."

"This is my favorite TRUE apple scent. I still have a ton of splashes and lotions. One of my favorite all-time scent because this has staying power (at least on me). Works best during the fall winter months. All my bottles are in great working condition, I'm still able to spray upside down without any product spilling. Layered with the lotion and body cream you're smelling like spiced cider. Keeps me "up" during the slow winter months."

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I have the lotion and shower gel in this scent, and I think they are both wonderful. I see myself wearing this during the fall or winter, more than the summer. Reminds me of the apple orchards I used to play in as a child. Not cloying at all. Just a basic apple scent, so if thats what you are searching for, this is it."

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WOW! I am so in love with this scent! I got the body lotion and body splash in a swap. And I am so loving this! I can't stop smelling myself! lol but true! This smells like a true apple, but not overpowdering. Smells sweet and tart, and none of those plastickly smell associated with some fruity scent. I am so glad this came is a huge bottle cos I'm sure I'll use this up pretty soon! :)"

"Beautiful scent. This and Parfums De Coeur's Apple Fantasy tie for the most delicious apple scented fragrance. This does have a bit of spicey cinnamony element to it, but not overwhelmingly so. Gorgeous!"


Lost in Fantasy - Passionfruit, Brazilian Orchid and Musk
My Personal Review
Oh this is my instant favorite. I love the passion fruit notes. Feel fresh all day long!
Review from Makeupalley.com
"Smelling from the bottle, it has a very fruity "typically-Victoria's-Secret" smell, however, on my skin it takes on a whole new dimension and the different layers of scents really come out and are defined. On my skin it smells like tropical flowers and passionfruit and the musk gives it a VERY sexy kick. The scent lasts a long time and it moisturises decently (as in its not the greatest, but far from the worst.) I cant say its a scent that I cant live without and I dont think I will buy it again, but I'll enjoy using it while it lasts."

"I bought this for my mother in the "Ultra-Moisturizing Hand & Body Cream" & she loves it. Victoria's Secret advertises this scent as "sparkling fruity, floral mix of sweet passionfruit, wild Brazilian orchid and warm musk". I'd have to say that is 100% spot on accurate. Don't let the "warm musk" note fool you though, Lost in Fantasy is a GREAT summer scent!"

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I liked a lot of fragrances but now most seem either unpleasant or just blah. However, I was sniffing scents at Victoria's Secret and found Lost in Fantasy. Yes, it is quite sweet but I just love it. The notes are passionfruit, orchid and musk. Fairly simple but the combination really worked for my nose. I would have given it a 5 except it does not seem to be very long lasting."

Coconut Passion - vanilla, coconut and lily of the alley.
My Personal Review
Great combination of vanilla and coconut.
Review from Makeupalley.com
"This is so delicious! I almost didn't try it out because most coconut scented fragrances don't end up being what I hope for; they either smell like suntan lotion or have a weird plastic (or maybe play dough, as another reviewer said) scent to them. I am so glad I tried this though! It's like the perfect, foody sweet vanilla. There's just enough coconut that you know it's there, but I would say the vanilla note is more dominant. The coconut serves to give the vanilla the perfect rounded out sweetness. It also lasts a really long time. I think I like this even more than Vanilla Lace."

"LOVE. seriously, this is my favorite perfume - I have been searching for the perfect vanilla for SO long. L'artisan didn't have it, Jo Malone didn't have it, Laura Mercier (though quite good) didn't have it...THIS is it, for only $9 a bottle lol! I know the title is "coconut" but there is much more vanilla than coconut in this. It does list vanilla as one of the main notes. This perfume is so light, feminine, lovely - I just smell my wrist all day and go "ahhh." :) it smells so clean and scrumptious. My husband who pretty much hates all perfumes ( I can NEVER find one he likes) loves this on me. The perfect find and I have already arranged to swap for another one so I won't run out!"

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This is my Holy Grail of coconut fragrances. It's light, airy, sweet, and creamy, and it is free of patchouli and musk, my all-time least favorite ingredients. As with any coconut, heliotrope, or vanilla fragrance, there's a risk of getting the dreaded Pla-Doh note. That happened to me with several coconut perfumes, including Lavanila Vanilla Coconut. But I am overjoyed to say that this is not with the case with Coconut Passion, at least for my body chemistry. This smells purely edible on my skin, so much so that it cuts down on my usual cravings for sweets in the middle of the afternoon."

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I love this scent! I wear it after using the matching shower gel and body lotion. It smells like a nice yummy mix of vanilla and coconut, although I do notice more of a vanilla hint to it. Either way, it smells delicious!"


Honeysuckle Belle - honeysuckle, amber and orange.
My Personal Review
The scent reminds of scoops of vanilla ice cream in orange soda, it sweet smelling and fun!
Review from Makeupalley.com
"ONE of My Favorites.... I have always loved amber Romance BY VS. I found this on sale and I end up going back and buying another set. I am almost out of the lotion and body wash. I hope I can find it again. The honeysuckle is not over powering and it last all day on me. I have a lot of people ask me what I have on. Which is always a plus. I will def buy again if I can find it again"

"I love this smell so much!!! It does'nt smell like granny like most honeysuckle smells do!!! Its not too sweet!! It has a bit of flower smell too it!! I love it!!"

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This scent is so sweet smelling. Whenever I wear this product, I definitely feel sooo sexy walking around."

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This is probably one of my favorite vs garden scents it's so feminine and feels so sexy and clean on. It doesn't really smell like honeysuckle to me though. But I still love it anyway."


Passionate Kisses - cherry, vanilla and musk.
My Personal Review
Cherries with a hint of fruit punch. Very yummy and quite distinctive.
Review from Makeupalley.com
"I love this scent! It smells like fruit punch- which I love. And it doesn't smell tacky or anything... It smells really fruity and it leaves a vanilla scent when it fades. It doesn't have great lasting powder, but that's okay, I still love it!"

"The SA at VS said it best - "smells like a cherry tootsie roll pop" - which I love! A very nice cherry smell with a hint of vanilla. Smells great with my vanilla perfumes : )"

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This scent reminds me of high school. It smelled amazing then, and I have to admit, I don't mind it now. It smells strongly of cherry, which is nice, I just don't want to walk around smelling like a cherry anymore. If you like fruity scents you might like this. It was a nice walk down memory lane."

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This was brought back for the Semi-Annual and uh, I'm glad it was. To me, it smells like a sort of sugary fruit punch, but it's VERY heavy on the cherry scent. The undertones are soft, almost vanillaish. It's VERY fragrant and outlandish but to be honest, I've worn this every day for a week now and while I'm relatively sure I can smell it throughout the day, I don't think anyone else can. I can see how this could be a very 'love it or hate it' scent because it's very extreme. It's a sort of radical fruity smell but very sweet and almost a bit bitter. I just love this and I feel like it's the sort of scent that's different for everyone who uses it."

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love it love it love it! i agree the lotion is a bit more pleasant because the spray is initially overwhelming, but it lasts for hours. most sprays can't do that. It is like a cherry orchid with strawberries and a dash of floral heaven. you only need one or two splashes. i love this better than love spell, which to me so overwhelming. this is probably the smell i get the most compliments on from strangers. too bad this is a seasonal scent. or possibly discontinued, not sure. i made sure i got mine to last for a while."



Midnight Mimosa - mimosa, violet and cedar wood
My Personal Review
It's definitely on the powdery side, but it also has a bit of green to it. It's very refreshing and clean.
Review from Makeupalley.com
"It doesn't smell like baby powder as much as everyone says - probably more like the first couple minutes after using baby oil. It does have the creamy yet powdery note mentioned, though. The dry down is sensual, clean, and comforting, almost unisex. It's perfect for Fall or for laying with fruity fragrances."

"I was surprised at how lovely the fragrance actually is. The initial spray kinda chokes me, but as it dries down, I find the scent very comforting and cuddly. My husband really likes it too, its musky, powdery and creamy."

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It is funny because I love this product exactly for the reasons why other people who gave it only one star dislike it: it's clean powdery fresh diaper/straight from the shower/fresh deodorant scent. It smells like Flower by Kenzo, well, maybe not that exquisite, but same family of fragrances. It is also quite unique and outstanding among all the other Victoria's Secret Garden sweet, cotton-candy pinkish generic fragrances."

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At first wiff the scent might be a bit intimidating, but the dry down is quite soft, feminine and fresh."

1 comment:

ARYN said...

i've tried pure seduction & pretty in pink. these 2 resembles as both of them have melon scent. i prefer pure seduction than pretty in pink because i love the plum smell of pure seduction. very fruity.