Last week it felt like spring was finally peeking its head out but I should have known how dreadfully unpredictable New York weather is as this week we are back to being greeted with the brisk cold of Winter.
At least I have a little piece of Spring sitting on my vanity with the new Victoria’s Secret Garden Collection featuring scents like Mango Temptation, Island Waters, and Lemon Paradise. With a spray of these I can, at the very least pretend that it’s warm outside my window.
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As with most Victoria’s Secret Body Mists I’m always quite pleased and excited to try out any and all new scents and these were particularly appealing especially Lemon Paradise and Island Waters.
Victoria’s Secret Lemon Paradise quite brought Bath and Body Works Hello Sugar! to mind but was sadly not as foody/cake-like smelling. It’s a combination of lemon and sugar with a dominate note of fresh lemon that thankfully doesn’t smell like dish cleaning liquid. It’s quite fresh and sweet but nothing in the realms of being warm so you aren’t left with a food or cake-like scent but more of a fruity fragrance. It doesn’t really bring to mind Fresh Lemon Sugar nor does it convert well to Bath and Body Work’s long gone Hello Sugar! but it will appeal to anyone who likes (or in Hello Sugar’s case, liked) these fragrances.
Victoria’s Secret Island Waters is a combination of both coconut and pineapple. Not much to say about this one aside from its wonderfully tropical. Outside of Lemon Paradise it comes up a close second as my favorite of the three.
Victoria’s Secret Mango Temptation wasn’t on my list as a must have to be honest but I opted to purchased it simply because of the 3 for $24 price tag. It’s quite sweet with a dominate note of mango which comes across slightly sour yet full on sweet as well. It’s my least favorite of the three but it’s nice none the less for instantly transporting me to a warmer climate.
Sadly, as with most Victoria’s Secret Body Mists, you really have to hose yourself down with these because they have such high alcohol content sans fragrance they don’t last long at all. I remember Victoria’s Secret Body Mists being so much better but the last few years you can see a decline in fragrances such as these. They last for all of an hour on my skin and I really have to spray myself down a few times to get a longer linger. You can seriously just sit and use an entire bottle and perhaps if you’re lucky the scent/throw will last three hours tops.
Overall, as far as inexpensive body mist goes these are fantastic. The scents are all very true to their namesake, very sweet and tropical, and quite get you in the mood for Spring. Just don’t expect them to linger amazingly long at this price. Very nice but somewhat disappointing when it comes to wear time
Have you sniffed this new collection?
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