In today's episode of fancy beauty gifts to give, we're talking about something high-risk with high-reward: fragrance. We know: Scents are personal and subjective and it can be hard to find one that perfectly captures all of our personality traits in a small bottle, not to mention finding one that suits the likings of those around us. But, we're always up for a challenge…
So instead of testing dozens of options, we decided to put one of the top fragrances in the U.S. to the test because if the majority of the country loves it, there's a good chance we (and anyone we plan to gift it to) will also. Here's what three super-stylish beauty aficionados had to say about Victoria's Secret Bombshell.
Anneliese Dominguez, Who What Wear Associate Fashion Editor
This fragrance smells like: A sunny day outside. I honestly feel like I should be lying on a picnic blanket in the grass with a glass of rosé.
My favorite thing about the fragrance is: How light it is! It's not too overpowering but not too faint to where you feel like you need to keep reapplying it throughout the day.
The scent reminds me of: A spring day in my hometown. When I sprayed a bit on my wrist, I was immediately taken back to the days when I'd sit outside in the backyard (my mom is sensitive to fragrance, so I had to take my beauty-loving self outdoors!) and rub all the perfume samples from fashion magazines on my arms.
This fragrance makes the perfect gift because: Not only does the fragrance smell delightful, but the bottle is beautiful as well. It almost doubles as a room décor gift as it would make any vanity look super chic.
This fragrance smells like: Something light, crisp, floral, and feminine.
My favorite thing about the fragrance is: That it’s sweet and feminine without being overpowering.
The scent reminds me of: My high school days. I recently rediscovered a box of Victoria's Secret perfumes that I used to wear and hadn’t seen in a few years. It turns out my old favorites are current favorites, too.
This fragrance makes the perfect gift because: It’s a classic!