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 VictoriasSecret.com

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

Have you purchased any Victoria’s Secret fragrances lately?

13 Comments

  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!

    • MyHighestSelfBlog.com
      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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    • MyHighestSelfBlog.com
      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!

    • MyHighestSelfBlog.com
      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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