These Are Officially the 13 Best Victoria's Secret Fragrances

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The 13 Best Victoria's Secret Perfumes of 2022

Byrdie / Sabrina Jiang

Most will associate Victoria’s Secret with underwear or cute pajamas, but they also have a huge presence when it comes to fragrance. Fun fact: Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau de parfum is actually the best-selling fragrance in America—wow, right? 

But beyond Bombshell there’s a stack of amazing scents: some sweet, some floral, some guaranteed to get you compliments from strangers (the highest beauty honor there is). So whether you’re hoping to explore the range or choose a new signature, we’ve compiled all the Victoria’s Secret biggest hits below for your shopping pleasure. 

Keep scrolling to discover the best Victoria's Secrets fragrances.

Best Overall: Victoria's Secret Bombshell

Victoria's Secret Bombshell

Courtesy of Victoria's Secret 

What We Like
  • Great daily scent

  • Generous bottle size

What We Don't Like
  • Scent may not last long

Bombshell is the top-selling Victoria's Secret scent, and for good reason. The fruity-floral is a blend of citrus, Brazilian purple passion fruit, Madagascan vanilla orchid, and Italian pine, resulting in a bright, confident, sunshine-y fragrance.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Purple passion fruit, Shangri-La peony, vanilla orchid | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Fresh Gourmand: Victoria's Secret Tease

victorias's secret tease
What We Like
  • Sweet

  • Great for summer

What We Don't Like
  • Some may prefer a more intense scent

A true gourmand fragrance, Tease is sweet, delicious, and decidedly feminine. Warm vanilla and fresh white flowers are at the forefront, while juicy pear keeps it somewhat fresh. Playful and intriguing, Tease is amazing on warm summer nights, first dates, or whenever you want to turn heads.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: White gardenia, anjou pear, and black vanilla | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Everyday: Victoria's Secret Love

Victoria's Secret Love

Courtesy of Victoria's Secret 

What We Like
  • Comforting

  • Fresh

  • Subtle

What We Don't Like
  • Some may prefer a more intense scent

Interestingly, Victoria’s Secret Love is inspired by the warm, comforting smell of your partner’s t-shirt. Categorically it’s fresh, but the fusion of apricot, woods, musk, and juniper give it a soft, warm, skin-like quality that’s romantic and puts you at ease. It’s softer than other blockbuster VS scents as well, so great if you like something pared back.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Juniper, apricot | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Sweet: Victoria's Secret Heavenly

Victoria's Secret Heavenly

Courtesy of Victoria's Secret

What We Like
  • Sophisticated

  • Available in travel-friendly rollerball

What We Don't Like
  • Reviewers note it can smell like alcohol

Heavenly is one of the original Victoria’s Secret scents and pays tribute to the original angel (think Candice, Adriana, Alessandro, and the like). Warm, sensual, and radiant, it’s almost like bottled confidence. With notes of sweet vanilla, heady sandalwood, creamy musk, and a touch of peony, Heavenly is sophisticated and glamorous.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Sandalwood, vanilla, white peony | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Fruity: Victoria's Secret Very Sexy

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy

 Courtesy of Victoria's Secret

What We Like
  • Rich and bold

  • Not too sweet

What We Don't Like
  • Scent may not last long

Like a sequined mini dress or slick of bright red lipstick, Very Sexy is confident and bold. The concentrated juice champions big notes like ripe clementine and sweet berries initially, while warm woods develop on the skin over time. Provocative and rich, it’s a sophisticated scent that commands attention.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Vanilla orchid, clementine, wild blackberry | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Gourmand: Victoria’s Secret Tease Crème Cloud

Victoria’s Secret Tease Crème Cloud
What We Like
  • Light

  • Sweet

What We Don't Like
  • Scent may not last long

Think of Tease Crème Cloud as the dreamy sister to the original Tease. The airy gourmand scent is sweet and playful, characterized by yummy whipped vanilla meringue, santal flower, amber, and creamy musk. Just like dessert!

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Vanilla meringue, santal flower, amber, musk | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Woody Floral: Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Passion

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Passion
What We Like
  • Floral

  • Rich and bold

What We Don't Like
  • Bottle can leak

Bombshell Passion is like an explosive bouquet of peony, rose, and cassis. Juicy and bold, it’s certainly not a wallflower fragrance, but rather a head-turner sure to enter the room before you do. It’s definitely floral, but a base of woods and musk give it some depth.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Sparkling cassis, queen peony, fuchsia rose | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Fruity Floral: Victoria's Secret Bombshell Intense

Victoria's Secret Bombshell Intense

 Courtesy of Victoria's Secret

What We Like
  • Comes in various sizes

  • Rich and bold

What We Don't Like
  • Scent may not last long

Bombshell Intense is like the olfactive interpretation of the color red. Sweet cherry, red peony, and creamy vanilla come together to form a chypre fruity floral that’s bold and delicious. The fiery red bottle is a fun touch, as well.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Cherry, peony, vanilla | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Bold Scent: Victoria's Secret Bombshell Seduction

Bombshell Seduction

Courtesy of Victoria's Secret 

What We Like
  • Rich and bold

  • Light

What We Don't Like
  • Scent may not last long

Of all the Bombshell scents, Seduction is the most intimate. Inspired by the idea of the signature VS satin ribbon on bare skin, Seduction is warm, airy, and slightly intoxicating. As far as notes, white peony, French sage, and velvety musk are the standouts.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: White peony, French sage | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Citrus: Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Sea

Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Sea
What We Like
  • Great for summer

  • Fresh

What We Don't Like
  • Scent may not last long

If blue, aquatic scents are your jam, you’ll love Very Sexy Sea. With notes of Italian bergamot and neroli, it’s citrusy and fresh, just like the Amalfi coast. Think of it as a seaside vacation in fragrance form.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Bergamot, neroli, cedarwood | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best for a Night Out: Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Night

Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Night
What We Like
  • Rich and bold

  • Strong scent

What We Don't Like
  • Not ideal for those who dislike cologne

Deep, dark, and sensual, Very Sexy Night has the same mystery and electricity of a night out in the city. It opens up with sweet apple and delicious black plum before drying down to reveal notes of rich wood and powdery musk. If you like to leave a scented trail, this is the one for you.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Apple, plum, velvet woods | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Subtle Scent: Victoria’s Secret First Love

Victoria’s Secret First Love
What We Like
  • Light

  • Great for summer

What We Don't Like
  • Scent may not last long

First Love manages to capture that ‘floating-on-a-cloud’ feeling that comes with the early stages of falling in love. A soft floral, it’s delicate and sensual, so you smell like yourself but better. Because of its lightness, it’s a great summer scent or works well for the office or whenever you might find yourself in a smaller space.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Violet leaf, lily of the valley, sheer musk | Size: 3.4 ounces

Best Woody Gourmand: Victoria's Secret Dream Angel

Victoria's Secret Dream Angel

 Courtesy of Victoria's Secret

What We Like
  • Warm

  • Available in travel-friendly rollerball

What We Don't Like
  • Some may prefer a more intense scent

What’s unique about Dream Angel is that the hero note is something called rainbow prism accord. A VS signature, the unique concept is that it’s supposed to capture the ‘brilliant flash of a prism’—in other words, something inspiring, radiant, and just a little magical. There are also amber crystals, jasmine, vanilla, and woods to balance it out, resulting in a warm, woody gourmand scent that’s pretty irresistible.

Type: Eau de parfum | Top Notes: Rainbow prism accord, amber crystal, jasmine, vanilla | Size: 3.4 ounces

Final Verdict

Scent is a very personal thing, and your preferences will definitely dictate your fragrance of choice. But team Byrdie unanimously agrees that Bombshell (view at Victoria's Secret) is pretty special. The fruity-floral is one of America’s top-selling scents, and with delicious notes like passion fruit and orchid, we can see why. Victoria’s Secret Love (view at Victoria's Secret) comes in as a close second for its comforting, skin-but-better, romantic scent profile, and the fact that it's understated but still leaves a trail.

What to Look For in Fragrances

Fragrance Type

Fragrance is a personal choice, and you might find you prefer different fragrances for different occasions. Consider where and when you plan to wear fragrance. If you’re looking for an everyday scent, something fresh and bright may be best. Sultry or musky scents may be a special option for a date or night out.

Intensity

Strong scents with intense notes usually work well for date nights and parties. But for every day, especially if you work in close proximity to other people, you might want to choose a subtle scent.

Packaging

Most fragrance comes in a spray bottle, but consider other types of packaging as well. Rollerball or solid fragrances are easier to travel with or keep in your bag for touch-ups. The aesthetics of your perfume packaging may also be worth considering if you like to display your bottles on a shelf or vanity.

FAQ
  • Which fragrance is best in Victoria's Secret?

    Fragrance is personal and differs for everyone, but we chose Bombshell as the best fragrance in Victoria's Secret's line. It's a romantic scent that has fruity-floral notes of passionfruit and orchid. Bombshell also happens to be one of the top-selling scents.

  • What are the scents of Victoria's Secret?

    Victoria's Secret has an expansive line of scents, including the best-selling Bombshell, which is fruity and sweet. The brand also has flowery, fresh, sophisticated, and gourmand scents. Some scents are mild while others are more intense.

  • Are Victoria's Secret perfumes long lasting?

    Some of Victoria's Secret perfumes are long-lasting while others are not. There are a few fragrances from the brand that reviewers say are not very long-lasting. Take longevity into consideration when choosing your scent, and keep in mind body sprays tend to be less long-wearing than eau de toilettes.

Why Trust Byrdie?

So for this review, Emily Algar went through every Victoria’s Secret fragrance profile, gauged internet reviews, and of course, did a little testing. Fragrance is highly personal, so Emily did her best to map out notes and categories, so you can choose one to suit your taste.

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