Victoria’s Secret is a brand synonymous with high-end lingerie, angels and catwalks. Every year, its world-class runway show attracts thousands of celebrities to showcase its new line of lingerie, swimsuit and nightwear. Famous angels include Gisele Bundchen from Brazil and Miranda Kerr from Australia. With all the glitz and glamour, it is therefore not surprising that the brand has expanded to include other lifestyle products like perfume, make-up and accessories for ladies wanting to smell, look and act like their many angels.
Victoria’s Secret has produced approximately 50 different types of perfumes since it launched its line sometime in 2005. That’s ten years ago. The brand has a range of perfumes for all sorts of occasions; from your daytime walk-in-the-park scent to your special date-night scent. However, being a brand known for its lingerie, more of its perfumes fall somewhere between the feminine and sensuous scent family.
Its classic scent which has been around since inception is its Victoria’s Angel which comes in a light pink, clear glass bottle, moulded like a vase to fit your palms nicely, and is equipped with angel wings. It comes in various sizes from 1.0oz to the larger 6.7oz. The scent is slightly girlish, aimed toward ladies in their early 20s, with a fun, flirty and sweet smell. The perfume itself is made up a sparkling blend of top notes including red berries and Victoria rose, followed by heart notes of crème caramel and jasmine and base notes of vanilla and sandalwood. It is sexy and totally irresistible, and comes in EDP and EDT. Without a doubt, Victoria Secret’s perfumes certainly ranks among the best women’s perfumes, just like Dior.
Given its target market towards young girls, or ladies who have just finished college, the price range for this scent is quite affordable. Its smallest bottle is priced from $40, which makes its somewhat affordable luxury given the branding that comes with it. All its other perfumes are also priced between $30 to $60.
If however you are looking for a more mature and regal scent, Victoria’s Secret also has its luxe range in EDPs, and my favourite would be Victoria’s Heavenly. Only 100 bottles are produced a year worldwide, and this limited edition perfume comes with Swarovski embellished wings inspired by the fashion show. It is a warm and sensuous scent, with notes of white musk, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, vanilla and white peony. Because ylang-ylang makes up one of its key ingredients, the price of this perfume is a lot more expensive compared to its normal range, priced at approximately $200 per bottle.
The blended scent of this perfume is however heavenly and addictive and has won multiple fragrance awards since its launch in 2014. If I were you, I would definitely try to get my hands on one. Consider it as an investment as you will never know when Victoria’s Secret might decide to stop producing it to retain exclusivity. I received this as a gift when it was launched and every time I have this scent on, I have received multiple compliments which thoroughly made my days. Worth every cent I say!