Original Fragrances

Victoria's Secret was started in 1977 by Roy Raymond, who wanted a comfortable place where men could shop for their sweethearts and wives without feeling embarrassed. In 1982, the company was sold to The Limited.

The Limited kept the personalized image of Victoria's Secret intact. Victoria's Secret was rapidly expanded into the U.S. malls throughout the 1980s. The company was able to vend a widened range of products, such as shoes, evening wear, and perfumes, with its mail catalog issued eight times annually.

By the early 1990s, Victoria's Secret had become the largest American lingerie retailer, topping one billion dollars.

Victoria's Secret is known for its fashion shows, most notably the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and for its catalogs, both of which feature top fashion models, called the Victoria's Secret Angels.

Note: the numbers preceding the names is the year that the fragrance was issued.

(Disc = discontinued)



Victoria's Secret Original Perfumes:


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  1. Very Sexy For Her 2 is my favorite. It stirred feelings of desire in most men and women always asked what I was wearing. Wear this and a close touch will turn into something more. Its fragrance is intoxicating in a most pleasurable way. I'm wearing it now. Happy Valentines day.

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  2. I wore Her Majestys Rose for years. I would literally buy the soap, body wash, lotion, and the body/oil spray. I always smelled like beautiful real roses and everyone told my how good I smelled. My mother eve like doing my dirty laundry because it smelled so good. I went to college in 1994 and bought it in bulk. When I eventually ran out.. I went to get more and found out they stopped making it. To this day it's one of the things I'm most dissappointed about. I have never found a scent as wonderful or as real as that was. They made another rose perfume not long ago.. supposed to be close to it.. it stunk.. didn't even smell like roses. Reminded me of old lady toilet water.. if they were to ever bring the original scent back I wld buy them up as fast as they hit the shelves. I would so love to have this scent back. It's light and not over powering.

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    1. My sentiments EXACTLY.... I've boycotted V.S. since they took Her Majesty's Rose and Violet Rose off the market. About 18 years now.

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    2. They now have rose back -and it smells just like i remember her majestys smelling like -that is all i wore! i just got it today and love it. it is on sale for 6$ it is not perfume but a light oil and also a lotion and body wash. they have perfume but it is a different scent of rose.this is rose in the body collection so excited!!

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    3. If you love her majestys rose try crabtree & evelyn, evelyn rose.

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    4. If you love her majestys rose try crabtree & evelyn, evelyn rose.

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  3. I agree with the above. Her Majesty's Rose was the only line that I loved from VS. That is the only scent I ever bought, the rest are too overwhelming for me. This was just the perfect amount of rose and no other smell. I was highly disappointed that they discontinued it.

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  4. I miss the original Victoria. ..the one in the blue box. How can I find out which notes were in that?

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    1. I just discovered the body lotion/ spray called rush at victorias secret yesterday. To me it smells just like the original victoria perfume!!

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    2. Doesn't smell like Victoria...sorry :(

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    3. Does not smell like the original Victoria. Sorry:(

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  5. I miss the original Victoria fragrance as well. Would get a new year's supply every Christmas. WHY would they discontinue such a popular fragrance ? The ones they have out now are incredibly icky sweet. Has anyone found anything close to the original Victoria fragrance? Please advise.

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    1. Were you ever able to find someone with the original Victoria for sale? I want it too!!!!!!

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    2. I used a friends lotion the other day from Bath and Body Works "Thousand Wishes" and loved it. The fragrance haunted me all day as I tried to remember where I recognized it...and then it hit me...it smells like VS original Victoria! My all time favorite! I have ordered my own lotion, spray, and shower gel to see if that was actually it. Maybe it was the combination of the lotion and the hand soap at work...I don't know buy I'm going to figure it out!

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    3. Sign me up.....I want it I want it I want it!!

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  6. Why can't they bring back VS very sexy 2 for her. It was amazing and I can't find anything even close :(.

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  7. I think they should bring out the popular fragrances that woman adore on a yearly basid. Encounter was my favorite never had so many cmpliments on a fragrance

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  8. Please bring back Heavenly Stardust!

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  9. Please bring back Heavenly Stardust! It is my all time favorite! Thank you!

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  10. Please bring bck the Wild berry Bouquet scent!!!! You will have a customer for life!!!

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  11. I fell in love with the fragrance incredible daring. Its unique, and smells amazing. Now that's its discontinued, I can only find a handful online that sellers are charging $120- $190 for! That's insane. I really hope they bring it back, I'll buy out the entire stock.

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  12. Victoria's secret!!!!! PLEASE BRING BACK SEXY LITTLE THINGS!!!! Why was it discontinued? So sad I can't find it anywhere...

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  14. Has the original Pink lotion been discontinued? I can't find it in the stores and the store associates do not seem to know why.

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    1. I"m wondering the same thing! It's my favorite product and I've been using it for 20 years!

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  15. Has the original Pink lotion been discontinued? I can't find it in stores and the store associates do not seem to know why.

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    1. I had the exact same experience (Pink) only scent I like out there in retail~
      I called Victoria Secrets and they showed me how to purchase~

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  16. Where can I find beauty rush strawberry fizz

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  17. I love the original Pink but can only find it used on Ebay for over $100.00. I wish they would bring it back.

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  18. Does anyone know if they would ever being back the original vs?

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  19. Whyyyyyyyyyyy! I have been wearing Vanilla Lace since 1995, it is my signature smell! It was part of my identity! Please bring it back!

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    1. Just went to stock up myself. First the lady said they dont carry it anymore and then when I found it, it doesn't smell the same!!! It was also my signature scent for at least 16 years. I will grieve this, probably forever. I feel your pain.

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  20. Whyyyyyyyyyyy! I have been wearing Vanilla Lace since 1995, it is my signature smell! It was part of my identity! Please bring it back!

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    1. Amen! Tbey lost me as a customer! I can buy my bras and panties elsewhere but my favorite scent?

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  21. Please bring back dream angels devine. I never see it during the semi annual sales and I really loved that fragrance. I haven't found any fragrance similar to it as of yet. Please, Please, Please, bring it back.

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    1. I saw Divine yesterday in my local VS at the semi-annual sale.

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  22. I was SO disappointed when the original scent "Victoria" in the blue box was discontinued. Does anyone have an old stash of it somewhere hidden that they would be willing to part with?

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  23. I have refused to buy anything from VS since they discontinued Exotic Bouquet. They obviously do not care about disappointing their loyal customer base, since so many women are begging for them to bring back their signature fragrances. Victoria Secret Corp is all fluff, no substance. I am happy to take my business elsewhere.

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    1. I 100%agree with that!!!exotic bouquet by far was the best fragrance ever..does anyone remember how much better the original pear glacé in the round glass bottle smelled?its too bad really..they converted to much cheaper product then the original.

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  24. Two words - Exotic Bouquet...Really VS?

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  25. Please back the original scent Victoria by Victoria's Secret in the Blue Box.

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  26. Please bring back the original Victoria by Victoria's Secret for your older customers 😉

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  27. When I was in high school back in the early 90's my dad bought me a VS perfume and make up set. The perfume was in a gold atomizer and I saved the empty for so long but it was lost somewhere. I have no idea what it was called but it was my favorite. Anybody know what I'm talking about? I know it's a long shot.

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    1. I have the gold atomizer also with the empty vial "Victoria" in it! My darling husband gave this and a bottle of "Rapture" to me very long ago. The Rapture, which I did not care for at the time, but now love!, still smells the same! Beautiful!!! BTW, it seems that there was more than the one vial of Victoria that came with the atomizer.

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  28. Exotic bouquet...please bring this fragrance back..at whatever price..and if the company really wants to win big bring it back in its original round glass bottle.

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  29. This is ALL PROOF that merchants don't care about their loyal customers any more.
    I always had to WAIT to for the next truck to get Her Majesty's Rose items as well as Violet Rose. Any item that sells like that should not be taken off the market. The women in the stores always said these items fly off the shelf as soon as it comes in. I remember waiting in line while they were looking for it in the shipment. Puzzling.

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  30. I saw that the Body by Victoria was on a clearance table today at a store, so i bought some, only to get home and notice that it smells nothing like my older bottle of Body by Victoria. Can you bring back the original scent? This newer one just isn't as good!

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  31. I don't know who runs all theses companies but they must be really dumb. EVERYTHING I like from Deodorant,soap, Mascara,shampoo it all gets discontinued and I just went in V.S. to buy my 6 month supply of ENDLESS LOVE BODY SPRAY to find out they discontinued it. I was and am beyond upset. I started crying in the store. I am VERY ALLERGIC to ALL Perfumes & Body Spray. I found endless love when I was 14 I am now 32 and use about 14 bottles a year. It's the ONLY perfume I can wear. PLEASE I BEG YOU BRING IT BACK. I CAN'T WEAR ANYTHING ELSE!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

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  32. Does anyone know of a fragrance that smelled like the Angels HALO? I loved that one of the 3 Angels collection. I wish they would bring it back or make one that smells like it. If anyone knows of something that smells like it please let me know. Thank you in advance for all the help

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  33. PLEASE,PLEASE, PLEASE bring back 2009 Very Sexy Now Beauty of Brazil Mist!!! It is the BEST Very Sexy Now Mist EVER!! I have been calling, emailing and asking in VS stores since 2010! It was Summer in a bottle. The perfume doesn't smell the same but the mist will sell out if you bring it back. 2008-2010 were really good but the past few years I have may purchased one bottle if any. PLEASE bring it back again!!!

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  34. I love using different fragrances..
    Will try this too :)

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  35. Please bring back Very Sexy 2 for her. That is favorite

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  36. Please bring back Very Sexy 2 for her. That is favorite

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  37. BRING BACK ENDLESS LOVE!!! HUGE MISTAKE TO DISCONTINUE

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  38. BRING BACK ENDLESS LOVE!!! HUGE MISTAKE TO DISCONTINUE

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  39. Can someone tell me how to find crimson kisses and apple from Victoria and pear ?

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  40. I boycott VS until tbey bring back Vanilla Lace body mist. I used to buy that stuff by the bag full! They must not need my money! C'ya! -G.E. HSV, AL

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  41. I am boycotting Victoria Secret untill the bring back Vanila Lace body mist. I used to buy it by the sakfull and give as gifts and for my own use. Oh well... I guess theyvdon't need my business any longer.

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  42. I boycott VS until tbey bring back Vanilla Lace body mist. I used to buy that stuff by the bag full! They must not need my money! C'ya! -G.E. HSV, AL

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  43. I have been using Body by Victoria ever since it first came out. My sister liked the way it smelled and bought a bottle, however, it turns out she didn't like the way it smelled on her. So, she let me try it out. I put it on and fell in love. To this day, I get about 2-3 compliments A DAY when I wear it. Needless to say, I was heartbroken when I went to VS yesterday to stock up and found out it was discontinued. I almost cried. I had to do the painful smell testing with the sales associate to find a substitute. I went online and have stocked up through Amazon. I cannot believe VS is doing this with the original scents. If it's not broken don't fix it!!!!! They are putting out cheap smelling stuff that a 12 year old would wear. I am extremely disappointed in VS and will most likely stop shopping there if it does not come back.

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    1. I just discovered it missing too. I will have to make time to go to Dillards and see what they have. I already know VS doesn't have anything I like. You're right, it all smells cheap and something for teens or too floral and over powering like a much older woman.

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    2. I'm still pretty heart broken about this... I only have 2 bottles left in my drawer and then I'll have to find a new perfume! I've been using body by Victoria since 2001 :(

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  44. Please bring back Body by victoria, is my favorite, I use it for years, I miss it ☹

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  45. Looking for Victoria secret forever perfume... I buy it from eBay and amazon now, but stocks are limited and pricey now. What perfume smells like the forever?

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  46. Has the original Pink perfume been discontinued? I just went to make a purchase and your staff says it has been discontinued. I have been wearing this scent for 20 years and was told previously it was your top seller. Please say this is a false statement!?!

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  47. Please bring back Rapture!!!!! I went to the store to purchase yesterday & found out it is discontinued. Purchased today on Ebay for almost triple what I used to pay for in the store. I agree will all above! If it is not broke don't try to fix it. I also like Body & found it is also discontinued. Looks like VS is catering to a different generation! So sad we have money too to spend!

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  48. Am I the only one that remembers the "secrets collection"? They were numbers. I believe it was 33, 55, 66, 77, & 88... I can't quite remember if those are all the right numbers. But...I do know that I LOVED Secret 88. It is my all time favorite perfume & I can now only find it on EBay for well over $100. I wish they would bring those back!

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  49. Rapture is the ONLY scent I have worn since 1992 and I also just discovered when going in to make a replenishment purchase, that it was being discontinued. I am devastated, and sincerely at a loss for what to do. I mean it when I say it has been the ONLY scent that I have used for more than twenty. years. Some may say it is time for a change, but I stand with the previous poster who stated, "IF IT'S NOT BROKE, DON"T FIX IT". Truly disappointed with VS.

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  50. Rapture is the ONLY scent I have worn since 1992, and I too just discovered when going in to make a replenishment purchase, that it was being discontinued. I am devastated, and sincerely at a loss for what to do. I mean it when I say it has been the ONLY scent that I have used for more than twenty years. Some may say it is time for a change, but I stand with the previous poster who stated, "IF IT'S NOT BROKEN, DON'T FIX IT". Truly disappointed with VS.

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  51. BLOSSOMING ROMANCE & ENDLESS LOVE need to be brought back. I'll never understand this.... u don't take things from your happy costumers..So sad!!

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  52. Please bring back original
    Victoria by Victoria perfume.

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  53. Why don't you bring back Victoria's Secret's original perfumes back for a limited time you would make a lot of customers very very happy people would buy it up quick

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  54. Why don't you bring back Victoria's Secret's original perfumes back for a limited time you would make a lot of customers very very happy people would buy it up quick

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  55. I love your pear glace lotion an shower gel!!I've worn it for years and I always get compliments. I can't believe that it's discontinued!!! It was the only thing that I could wear. I wish you would bring it back!!!! It seems like vs is catering to the younger generation an thats it...

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  56. Please bring back the Body by Victoria!!!! I lobe that scent was so disappointed as a new credit card holder to see it gone! Couldn't find anything I liked that even came close.

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  57. Seems like VS doesn't care what real women want. I have missed the original Victoria hand cream and perfume and now they have discontinued my Rapture. Velvet hand cream scent lasted all day. Even my dentist asked what I was wearing years ago. Got so many compliments when I wore it and I only used the velvet hand cream, the lotion didn't last. Please,VS bring back our favorites.

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    1. I couldn't agree more! All their new fragrances smell the same and I don't care for them at all! Bring back Rapture.

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  58. WHY would you discontinue Halo?!?!? I love the lotion!! Bring it back just for a short time and I will buy it ALL! Why discontinue?? I understand ROTATING, but why not still make it available online or at least makes some come backs every now and then.

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  59. Does anyone know what the vanilla scented collection was? They were vanilla with other scents like strawberry, apple, etc..

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    1. This was the Essences de Voyage Collection https://victoriassecretfragrances.blogspot.com/2016/02/essences-de-voyage.html

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  60. I know so many have already said it, but...Exotic Bouquet! For me, no scent will EVER compare.

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  61. Bring back pear glace!!!!

    I would love getting the 6 for $30.00 in stores. When you discontinued it from store level it was a pain to have to buy it online.... Buy now I can't even do that?! Come on! I've worn this scent for over a decade.

    Thanks VS! <-- Saracasm

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  62. Bring back Pear Glace!!!!

    I loved getting 6 for $30.00 in stores. When you discontinued it from store level, it was a pain to have to buy it online.... But now I can't even do that?!?! I've worn this scent for over a decade!

    Thank VS! <-- Sarcasm!

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  63. PLEASE BRING BACK THE FRAGRANCE. EVEN IF IT DOES NOT MAKE IT BACK TO STORES.

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  64. VIOLET ROSE! Does the new Rose Violet smell similar at all? Been boycotting VS since they discontinued Violet Rose. My ALL-TIME FAVORITE SCENT! By reading these comments, it seems they could bring a lot of customers back by just even doing a Retro Release!

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  65. Why on Earth would Victoria's Secret discontinue Rapture??? My absolute favorite fragrance, my signature! Every where I went I got compliments on how great I smelled. Please bring it back!!!

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    1. Agree! It's sad and will not shop there any more. Always had complements on my Rapture. My husband is upset too! There are many more stores to choose from to buy my intimates and it was convenient with my Rapture there too. Now.... never shopping there again.

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  66. I'm done with VS. Discontinuing Rapture fragrance finally did it. How could you? Why would you? But then again, clientele is now teenybopper and choices of of fragrances reflect such. You lost loyal customer until you show you care for us, NEVER will I step in your stores again.

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  67. I cant believe they discontinued Rapture, that is the only reason I went to the store but would end up buying other things also, NOW I will not walk into a store. Rapture had class and mystery, these new smell like teenie bopper sweat. Your targeting the wrong people, you should be looking at us 40 and over group we have the money.

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    1. i totally agree with you

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  68. i love rapture.i have been using it for many many years .i am sooooo disappointed that it has been discontinued. do you think it will ever come back ? if so you can send me a e-mail at..... debracampus12@gmail.com. i hope that if you get enough women who love it as much as i do hopfully it will return. it is terrible how the other sites have it for a crazy high amount. thank you

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  69. I also have been wearing Rapture since the 90's. There is not another fragrance out there that smells like it. Please bring it back. I used to wear it every day.

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  70. Body by Victoria is my favorite. I used to get so many compliments and id direct them to you. FREE ADVERTISRMENT WHY WOULD YOU DISCO FREE ADVERTISRMENT, WHY??

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  71. Exotic Bouquet was the best EVER!! Does anyone know exactly why they discontinue fragrances? Is it a copyright issue or something? Clearly, it was a huge hit...and it seems like they discontinue all of their most popular fragrances. What gives??

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  72. I went to VS today with my mom, to pick up my bottle of Rapture for my birthday.....Only to find that they have discontinued it �� I used 2 bottles a year, plus shower gel, body lotion, body spray....And have worn it for 20 years!!! My heart is broken, I feel like I have lost a part of my life/past...I refused to pick a new VS fragrance. I went to Macy's and went with Jimmy Choo....Let's see if it makes the cut...

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