Thursday, May 22, 2008
Eau de Victoria's Secret
Image by j. morrison
The fact that their best seller is called Dream Angels(TM) should have clued me. Nearly everything is a loud gourmand Angel knock off. Fruity Sparkle Angel, Watermelon Lysol Angel, Sexy Powder Depilatory Angel, etc. No matter what's on top, everything has a strong vanilla base-note to go with their vanilla-pink-thong kink.
Actually I take that back. Their Beauty Rush line lacks vanilla and smells more like old Laffy Taffy stuck under a school bus seat.
The least offensive were the Pink (TM) body mists which smell like Bonne Bell lip gloss and lemonade. I find that endearing.
And their Sexy Little Things (TM) is an amusing fruity/marshmallow/wood thing that would be a perfect scent for Hello Kitty. It's what Momoberry should have been.
But I still give the props for understanding scent as an accessory. After all, what scent would you say goes best with sparkle shorts in imported polyester/spandex?
Please pardon the hate. Finals are almost over and with their passing I can return to the scents I love (such as Frederic Malle's French Lover which I had to try after reading Marina's fantastic review. For our moment of Zen, a reminder that Eros and scent have been linked since time immemorial.