Victoria’s Secret Seduction Dark Orchid #HolidayGiftGuide

dark orchid victorias secret review

This dark and mysterious bottle brings with it a warm fragrance, Victoria’s Secret Seduction Dark Orchid Eau de Parfum.  Loaded with exotic fragrance notes, I found this particular scent to be surprisingly subtle.

  • Top notes: Crème de cassis, blood orange, crushed plum, pineapple blossom, bergamot, yuzu zest
  • Middle notes: Jasmine, red ginger orchid, dark red calla lilies, midnight orchid, muguet petals
  • Dry-down notes: Smooth warm amber, oud wood, tonka beans, amber crystals, cashmere woods, creamy musk

Can a fragrance be too subtle?  In my opinion, yes!  I wanted Dark Orchid to seduce me and I could barely sniff a hint of fragrance no matter how much I spritzed.  I know this sounds absolutely non-sensical but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it :).

I’m guessing I might have better luck if I layered it with the Dark Orchid lotion.  Something to consider.  Of course, you might have a completely different experience, consider that too.

Overall, Victoria’s Secret Seduction Dark Orchid would still be a nice gift for those who crave a subtle fragrance as well as fragrance collectors.  The bottle and packaging are very beautiful and that always draws me in.  Eau de Parfum, $49-65; Body Lotion, $20; Fragrance Mist, $25 at Victoria’s Secret stores and

Product provided by PR for review, all opinions expressed are my own.

Have you purchased any Victoria’s Secret fragrances lately?


  1. michelle
    December 20, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    Yes!ive purchased Dream Angels!its a favorite of mine and my bf loves it:D thanks for your holiday giveaways, thats really generous of you!

      December 21, 2012 / 6:50 am

      Hi Michelle, Dream Angels is a beautiful scent! Happy holidays 🙂

  2. December 20, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    Sometimes a subtle scent is a good thing. There are a lot of women that I’d like to say that to!

    This stuff looks great, & I’ve never met a VS scent I didn’t love!
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      December 21, 2012 / 6:50 am

      Christy Ann, oh boy do I know what you mean when you pass someone and feel like you just DRANK a bottle of perfume?? So true.

  3. Brittany Faries
    December 20, 2012 / 7:46 pm

    I really wanted this! But if you cant smell it, I might have to reconsider.

  4. Nicole
    December 20, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    Sounds delicious. I haven’t bought any Victoria’s Secret fragrances in years.

  5. susan quackenbush
    December 20, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    The packaging is nice. I have this one on my wish list to Santa.

  6. December 20, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing!! I love all of the VS scents!!! I love darker sensual scents!!

  7. Kristen
    December 20, 2012 / 6:31 pm

    My friend uses the body spray and I love the way it smells. It’s too bad the perfume isn’t that strong.

  8. Debbie Ritenour
    December 20, 2012 / 6:18 pm

    I love this stuff! I put it on my list for Christmas this year!thanks for the insight:) and yes I love the packaging too!

      December 21, 2012 / 8:30 am

      I am always attracted to gorgeous packaging!

  9. Carolyn Pannone
    December 20, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    Thar Victoria Secret perfume looks awesome.

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