Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Victoria by Victoria's Secret c1988

Victoria by Victoria's Secret; launched in 1988.

Fragrance Composition:

Elle, 1989:
"This month, Victoria's Secret debuts Victoria, a frankly romantic scent with nostalgic notes of Bulgarian rose and raspberry blended with patchouli and sandalwood. The bottle (below) was inspired by the architecture of 17th-century England."

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: bergamot,  raspberry
  • Middle notes: jasmine, lilac, and Bulgarian rose
  • Base notes: vanilla, patchouli, oak moss, sandalwood, and patchouli

Originally the Victoria Bath Collection only included the Perfumed Bath & Body Shampoo and Perfumed Bubble Bath.

In 1995, the Victoria Bath Collection was expanded to include the following: Cleansing Body Buffer (an exfoliator), Dry Oil Spray (with nourishing Vitamin E, chamomile and watercress), and All-Over Body Mist (a light spray mist).

Victoria was available in the following:
  • 0.145 oz Parfum Splash Miniature
  • 0.25 oz Parfum Purse Spray
  • 0.5 oz Eau de Cologne Spray
  • 0.38 oz Eau de Cologne Purse Spray
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Cologne Splash
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Cologne Spray
  • 4 oz All Over Body Mist (in glass bottle)
  • 4 oz All Over Body Splash (in plastic bottle)
  • 4 oz Dry Oil Body Spray
  • 2 oz Perfumed Body Lotion
  • 2 oz Perfumed Body Cream
  • 4 oz. Perfumed Body Lotion
  • 4 oz Perfumed Body Cream
  • 4 oz Perfumed Shower Gel
  • 7 oz. Perfumed Body Lotion
  • 7 oz Perfumed Shower Gel
  • Bath Oil Beads
  • Potpourri

Fate of the Fragrance:

The fragrance was unfortunately discontinued by Victoria's Secret, why is beyond my imagination.

A flanker scent known as Simply Victoria by Victoria's Secret was issued sometime before 2002. I believe it was launched in the early 1990s. This too is discontinued and is very hard to find.

In 2013, a perfume called Victoria by Victoria's Secret was launched. It is NOT the same as the 1988 original and smells different. It’s fragrance notes are: A sparkling blend of red berries, Victoria rose and crème brûlée.

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