Gift Idea - VS Secret Garden Eau de Toilette

Well, I was going to post for the December Photo Scavenger Hunt over at Jessica's blog today, but the deadline has been moved to Wednesday. And I can't let you all see my pictures before then, because then the competition might go out and take pictures that are better than mine! So I have to wait for Wednesday. Be looking for the photos then, and then go vote for me! Anyway . . .

It's been a fabulous weekend, and I have alot to tell you all about, but it's late at night, and I must get to bed. I have to wake up at five for work, after all.

So to tide you all over (I know you all aren't just sitting out there waiting for me to post, but I'm going to pretend that you are), I just found a fabulous Christmas present for any girls on your list.

Not that you need any more ideas for what to buy the ladies on your list, because girls are easy to shop for. I'm sure all your girl-gifts are bought already. It's those guys that take some thought, no?

But I'm going to tell you about it anyway. Maybe somebody's birthday is coming up or something.

Somehow I ended up with two Victoria Secret gift cards for ten dollars each. They were giving them away in November. Well, I have to use them before December 24th, and Derek said I could buy some body spray or something with them.

So I went to Victoria Secret with my gift cards in hand to see what I could find. I was specificaly looking for perfume, because Derek told that was safe to buy, and also because I'm pretty much out of my other perfume. And the scents I really want are on the list I gave my mom, so I needed something to last me until I can get the ones on my list.

Here's what I found:

Secret Garden Eau de Toilette. Which I think is a fancy term for perfume. Actually the literal translation is "Water of Toilet", but "toilette" means anything to do with washing, cleaning, dressing, etc. So yes, it means perfume. There's a little French lesson for you. I don't speak French, but it's amazing what you can find out with the Google translator.

Believe it or not I had never checked out the Secret Garden collection at Victoria Secret before.

I would like to point out that this is not body spray, which seems to disappear within a half hour when I use it. This is actual perfume, and it last for a while - probably a couple hours. Which is pretty amazing when you consider the price. $9.50 for one fluid ounce. A good deal for perfume if you ask me! I'm pretty excited - an affordable filler perfume for when I need it.

And they smell really good. I love floral scents, personally, so these are perfect! The two I got where Amber Romance and Secret Charm. I think Amber Romance is a great evening perfume, and Secret Charm is fabulous for the day. Amber Romance has Black Cherry, Creme Anglaise, and Sandalwood scents, and Secret Charm has Honeysuckle, Gala Apple, and Stephanotis scents. I'm sighing in contentment as I write.

You can find these in the beauty section of Victoria Secret. A great idea for Christmas or birthdays or whatever - and what girl doesn't love perfume? I'm sure she's out there somewhere - I haven't met her, but I'm sure even she needs perfume sometimes. Just saying.

Happy Shopping, and Happy Monday!


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katie said...

One: 5 am! That is soooo early.

Two: 9.50 is a great price! I'm definitely going to check it out. Thanks for the tip.

& Three: I haven't finished Christmas shopping for anyone really, so since I"m behind the boat, gift ideas are helpful. And welcome.

Brittney Galloway said...

I love the amber romance one, I used to wear it all the time a couple of years ago!

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

I have never tried these either. I have the VS PINK collection body spray, which I do enjoy.

Fun find! :)

~M~ said...

Only 9.50? What a deal!!

Unknown said...

I have never looked at the Victoria Secret perfume range before. I am quite into their other stuff. In fact, whenever I go to Oxford Street in London I run til the hills are screaming to get into that shop :)

That's besides the point. I heart perfume and chuffed you found some at a good price! Have fun having people smell you :)

Jenene said...

I love Amber Romance. But Art loves Lovespell more, so I finally got rid of my Amber Romance body spray to use Lovespell.

I didn't really mind. The Amber Romance body butter is much better than the body spray.

Annie said...

Those fragrances sound lovely! I agree: floral scents are the best, and those are great prices!

Ashley said...

That sounds great - and you know, I was going to buy some perfume/Eau de toilette in mexico (because it's much cheaper..) and the lady actually called it "Toilet Water." I had to really try to keep myself from laughing.. Where did that name come from??

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