Sunday, 10 July 2011

VS Secret Garden Body Mists

Hi everyone. I know I have rambled and raved about my love for vicky`s secret`s body mists before, but they seriously are that good and deserve to be mentioned again. The secret garden collection comes in both perfume and body mist forms and have further matching lotions, body butters, showergels e.t.c My review today is of their gorgeous body mists. They come in loads of scents and the bottles are huge 8.4 fl oz. They retail for $12 or $15. I can`t seem to find these on their website right now. And are available at SHAMS in Islamabad for Rs.1,400. These are all fruity florals and last a long time on my skin.
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What it says on the bottle: Refresh with fragrance from a secret garden, infused with moisturizing Aloe Vera and calming Chamomile. Mist over body after shower or bath for delicately scented skin.
I have four favorites from their collection.

I find these refreshing and long lasting. Great for summers. But, some people have complained that these don`t last long on their skin. The trick is layering. And that means forking out more money to buy shower gel and lotions in the same scent and layer it on before applying the mist. I don`t know why Victoria`s secret doesn't launch outside the US. It is quite cheap over there and their sales and deals are to die for. I hear they have VS at  Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London but even those don`t have their entire range of products. Come on VS!! You need to get out and explore the world. Victoria`s secret + La Senza + Bath and body works = owned by the same parent company i.e.Limited Brands.
OK enough ranting lets get to the review.
strawberries and champagne
Sounds romantic right? I don`t know how they did this but it actually does smell fizzy and bubbly. Delicious and refreshing. Its like a very watered down version of Miss Dior cherie, minus the caramel note.
The sweetness of the strawberries is balanced and not too sweet. I store mine in the fridge and apply whenever a blast of freshness is needed. 

NOTES: Strawberries, Champagne and Cassis.

Pure Seduction
Its a juicy summer cocktail. Love the melon in this. Beautifully blended. Great for casual wear during the summer.Sweet and lush. Nothing complex about it. Pure fruit punch. I have received compliments every time I have worn this, just last week an elderly uncle wanted to know what smelled so heavenly so he could get it for his niece and I was too embarrassed to tell him the name of this so I just made up some name that doesn't exist hehe.

Notes: Casaba melon, Plum and Freesia.

Berry Kiss
Who doesnt want to be kissed by berries! Starts off very fruity and girly, pure berries galore. After ten minutes or so, it becomes very floral hence the rose note. The drydown is pure praline and roses. Truly yummy! 

Notes: Wild Raspberry, Praline and Rose.

Amber Romance

Amber romance is great for everyday winter wear. Even though this too is a fruity floral, its different from others in this collection. unique, comforting and creamy. The notes are Black cherries, creme Anglaise (fancy name for custard) and sandalwood. The opening is somewhat sharp with a tangy cherry note the most prominent, it settles down quickly into this creamy sandalwood with a hint of cherries. Even though this has lashings of creme anglaise Im happy to note its not very sweet or gourmand. Too rich  for the summers, it`s lovely for fall and winters.

Notes: Black Cherry, Creme Anglaise and Custard.


ClassyandFabulous said...

i ABSOLUTELY LOVE VS sprays. they are SOOO yummmyy!!

Asma Khan said...

Can I take all these???? :P

Meredith Jessica said...

I have three of these and I love love love them, I prefer them to perfumes.

Passing fancy said...

Oh gosh..I would love to have those body mists and all of the Bath and body works ones <3 But unfortunately only you in the US have them :(
haha..I love your blog background ;))

Pandora`s Box said...

@ ClassyandFabulous I agree with you 100%

@Asma Khan yes hon, but first scratch and sniff your monitor to see if you like them :)

@ Merideth Jessica love love love them too ;)

@ Passing fancy thanx and I will be reviewing B&BW mists soon. See if you can win one cheap on Ebay.

bhumika said...

I have berry kiss !! love it :)

Pandora`s Box said...

@ Bhumika Use it wisely hon. Berry kiss like all good things has been discontinued.

Segments of Life said...

My favorites are Strawberries & Champagne and Love Spell. I got like 4-5 for $20 in their semi-annual sale. Can't get enough of them, so try to stock up for the entire year. Amber Romance sort of reminds me of old lady perfume lol...I dunno, maybe it's just me :P

Su said...

OMG, They all sound yumm :) Unfortunately, I haven't tried any VS or BBW. Will look out on eBay. Your reviews have made me want them badly :)

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Anonymous said...

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great post... very informative. thank you very much!

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Pandora`s Box said...

@ segments of life Semi annual sales are the best.

@ Su they also come a in perfume form if you are

@ Arriana Thanx dollarhouse queen love your blog.

@ Diane Thank you Diane, it`s great to know you too :)

@ LoveBLOOMs Awww! you made my day :) Thank you.

Shang J. said...

You really have got a knack of reviewing fragrances. I loved reading all your post even though I seldom indulge in the luxury of body mists/perfumes :P

ZatZ said...

i have tried on some of these but never bought one for myself! we dont get them here.. we dont get anything here LOL! btw keeping it on the fridge seems a great idea.

sahar awan said...

you always share good information about fragrances.... I think i will buy one....

Mishi said...

I am defnly going to try them ..I wish I find them in Lahore too!

they truly look so yummy!

Pandora`s Box said...

Thank you ladies.

Pandora`s Box said...

Welcome Vive. I sure will.

Flaviana Boni said...

Nice blog dear!
im following. Hope you do the same :)
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Christine Iversen said...

Awwww you are so sweet, THANK YOU♥

I love these, they are so cute. I only own Vanilla Lace and its smells really good. Really want the others too but we dont have VS here :/
Ordered mine from Ebay :)

Love Christine ♥

Evil Nelly said...

my mom's a big fan of their body butters.. you know you can get Victoria Secret stuff in the Middle East, like in UAE and Saudi Arabia..Wonder why you cant get them elsewhere

Pandora`s Box said...

@ Evil Nelly:I know right! It`s about time you teach them a lesson.

Mishi said...

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Jill of all Trades. said...

I love them!
I bought my very first one when I started college :P

(Pure Seduction)

Thats last to last year :)

Rakhshan said...

i have one too and love it!!:) these are so rich and yummy smelling!! xx

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