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Victoria Secret - original perfume - anyone remember this?

Started 1324046020.06 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1325275071.237 by JoElla

This used to be an absolute favorite of mine! Anyone remember this? It was in an oval shaped clear crystal like bottle with little round dark blue top? Very elegant and classy fragrance. This was their signature perfume before they started making a million different ones. Then, they just did away with it. How can we convince them to start making it again? Anyone know of a perfume that has similar notes? Also, I have seen bottles of this stuff on E-Bay for like $150!!! Of course, I wouldn't want it --- it has to be old!!! Thanks!

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harvestmoon1324046660.787320 PostsRegistered 1/29/2007East coast

Boy do I remember it! It was my signature fragrance for close to 15 years and then... I emailed them several times through the years about bringing back Victoria but obviously it didn't matter. The compliments I received were almost daily. It agreed w/my sensitive nose and allergies and worked well w/my chemistry. Bought a dupe of a roll on oil, close but no cigar. I think about it all the time, it was the best for me.

rnmomma1324047344.057671 PostsRegistered 12/31/2009Northeast OHIO

Ohhh i remember that. Wasn't there one with a burgandy outter part and clear center?

Poppet11324048080.592430 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009

Yes! It was awesome! I used to love their other scents like "Rose" and the boxes always had a poem or short story on them. Sooo miss that.

cinebee1324048131.346550 PostsRegistered 5/7/2007

I loved it, too. I still have a compact with some of the solid fragrance although it doesn't have a scent anymore.

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ChynaGirl1324049990.8673895 PostsRegistered 12/2/2005

OMG do I!!! I LOVED this fragrance! Loved it!

Browneyedm­om1324054340.663124 PostsRegistered 11/12/2009

I also wore this fragrance for many years. I was always complimented on it and always was asked what I was wearing. VS had a fragrance a few years back that was similiar to it around the holidays. I can't remember the name of it but it reminded me of Victoria. I now wear VS Heavenly.

beauty jun­kie1324055244.3538427 PostsRegistered 11/1/2006Ft Laud

I loved it.Had the entire line,the lotin and wash.Smelled so feminine but not overwhelming.The bottle alone looked beautiful and so nice on the dresser.How I wish they would bring it back.

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annabellet­hecat1324055955.76314848 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006
I remember that entire line. The smells were great!

kmcshopper1324064935.596305 PostsRegistered 8/10/2007

Does anyone remember their fragrance SUPER MODEL? Is it still around?

AngelPuppy11324129126.088851 PostsRegistered 5/26/2008

I see we all mourn the loss of the original VS! This was back in the day when the VS catalogs were so classy and lovely! I remember that Jill Goodacre - who is now Henry Connick, Jr.'s wife - modeled in the catalog - and she was so gorgeous! Well - she still is. I used to think - oh, my - if I could look like her!! And there were a couple of others that I used to know their names but, of course, getting older, can't remember now! ha-ha!

Oh, yes --- why can't that bring it back??? I'm sure there are thousands of ladies who would faithfully purchase it. I know I would!!!!

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spark111324129345.958 PostsRegistered 12/17/2011

I remember that and used to wear it! I also had the one in the golden heart shaped bottle which was a little spicier for nighttime. Kind of sad they are doing away with the classics.

Mary Bailey1324130872.4177526 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Bedford Falls in It's A Wonderful Life
On 12/17/2011 SheriS said:

I remember that and used to wear it! I also had the one in the golden heart shaped bottle which was a little spicier for nighttime. Kind of sad they are doing away with the classics.

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sian1325209471.06331 PostsRegistered 6/9/2009

I loved it and have been missing it, too. I bought some on Ebay that wasn't too expensive, and it still smells right when you first spray it, but then turns "skunky" and gives me a headache, I guess due to the age. HOWEVER, I just received a sample of their new (I think) fragrance "Angel" and it's almost identical. Here's the link:

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265670395605&c=Page&cid=1321712139679&pagename=vsdWrapper

It smells just like the store used to back in the day - like potpourri, when the whole presentation was very British, and they carried poetry books, etc. Give it a try - if you can pick up a sample.

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mlw421325209888.8818 PostsRegistered 1/12/2009

I loved Basic Instinct....... which of course has also been discontinued.

brownie9171325211260.7674579 PostsRegistered 11/19/2004New England

I remember Victoria's Secret Victoria Signature and also Rapture ......both beautiful, full-bodied fragrances.

jaburg1325211702.9131017 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I used to love to shop at Victoria's Secret before it was purchased by the Limited. I never shop there anymore. It used to be beautiful and charming (very Victorian) with classical music playing softly in the background. You felt like you were in England when shopping there. They sold some lovely things then.

newlawgirl1325213395.2532999 PostsRegistered 2/4/2010

FYI, Carol's Daughter's Be Loved Magnolia fragrance that she created for the movie The Help smelled exactly like Victoria. So if you're looking for a dupe, that's a good one!

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baby burns1325215667.988793 PostsRegistered 12/9/2007

browneyegirl, what does the vs heavenly, smell like? i do not know how i missed that. we all used all their scents alll the time, did you buy the Sasha? i bought sooo much stuff, had to have the pj's, lounging type bottoms and top, panties, and everybody got something from me at christmas, i do not even walk in anymore, they are right on you! i do not like that, i like to just look around first.

Zebsmom21325218412.61182 PostsRegistered 1/27/2008MN
On 12/29/2011 jaburg said:

I used to love to shop at Victoria's Secret before it was purchased by the Limited. I never shop there anymore. It used to be beautiful and charming (very Victorian) with classical music playing softly in the background. You felt like you were in England when shopping there. They sold some lovely things then.


Oh, I did, too! I stilll have my nightgown from my wedding 17 years ago. It is still lovely. not trashy. I have some panties, too. Very well made & the elastic is still good. Imagine that after all this time! I save them for special occasions Kiss

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pepes mom1325221383.85319 PostsRegistered 7/21/2005SW PA

My favorite fragrance from VS was Azurine. I felt clean and pretty and always received compliments.

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CouponQueen1325251491.2234700 PostsRegistered 10/21/2010

I love Victoria Secrets! My signature cologne/body spray is Very Sexy in the red bottle. I just stocked up on their after Christmas Sale. They have the gift sets 50%off.

I haven't seen the Super Model Scent though and I was in last night.

Their Semi Annual Sale starts on January 2nd. I stock up for six months until the next one in July!

I was in the store last night as they have some of their sweats and yoga pants out already on sale...again 50%off. I grabbed a couple and a t-shirt. It is my lounging wear around the house.

They have Pink Panties on sale this week at 7 for $26..I got my daughter some! You couldn't beat the price they were like $3.71 each!

SnowKita1325262751.0731644 PostsRegistered 9/3/2008"This champagne shore washing over me, It's a sweet sweet life living by the salty sea..."

VICTORIA SECRET EAU DE COLOGNE 1.7 OZ NEW IN BOX MINT

THIS ONE???!!!

Oh my, oh my...I wore this on my honeymoon. DH would love to revisit that scent. I can no longer wear scent (boohoo), but I keep trying (over and over and over again) to find one that works. I would try to wear some of this if I could get my hands on some :) ...although now it would probably just lead to, "not tonight dear, I have a headache. hahahahaha!

So, the dupes are Carol's Daughter's Be Loved Magnolia or VS Angel?

Wow, what memories. Thanks ladies.

~smiles, SnowKita

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JoElla1325275071.23710552 PostsRegistered 8/6/2006Texas
On 12/30/2011 SnowKita said:

VICTORIA SECRET EAU DE COLOGNE 1.7 OZ NEW IN BOX MINT

THIS ONE???!!!

Oh my, oh my...I wore this on my honeymoon. DH would love to revisit that scent. I can no longer wear scent (boohoo), but I keep trying (over and over and over again) to find one that works. I would try to wear some of this if I could get my hands on some :) ...although now it would probably just lead to, "not tonight dear, I have a headache. hahahahaha!

So, the dupes are Carol's Daughter's Be Loved Magnolia or VS Angel?

Wow, what memories. Thanks ladies.

~smiles, SnowKita


Thanks for the heads up about VS Angel I don't recall it smelling like Victoria, but will resniff again. I mourn the fact that we cannot get Victoria any longer.. I loved that scent.

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