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Victoria's Secret (2001)

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There are 56 reviews of Very Sexy for Him by Victoria's Secret.

While shopping at VS with my girlfriend, I sprayed this on me. Smells exactly like Polo Sport. Exactly the same to me. I use to have a sample of this way back in the day and I'd forgotten about this. I don't know why I've never gotten a bottle because I love Polo Sport. I'll definitely be getting this very soon!

There are many rank and file guys who aren't even aware Victoria's Secret makes any products for them, let alone a fragrance line, and are probably used to just handing the wife or girlfriend the credit card and scooting across the mall to the Bose store or Gamestop while they shop, which truly makes this Victoria's secret. The story behind Roy Raymond and his women's lingerie store that men could feel comfortable entering is now legend, and ironically turned around by Leslie Wexner in the 1980's to something that women felt comfortable shopping in after buying the company. Roy Raymond would tragically fall on misfortune and jump off the Golden Gate Bridge, but the jokes surrounding the origin of the boutique among the misinformed about "Victoria" really being "Victor" suit the context of this debut masculine scent from the house very well. Much like early Avon masculines, guys would not get their hands on this unless the women who shopped the business in question gave it to them, which when going hand-in-hand with the fact that most don't know male products of any sort exist from the house, makes this quite the lark. Those less hetero-normative or more sexually ambiguous most certainly know about this, and of course the few strait guys following their female partners into the store might have stumbled across it as well. It was supposedly created under a study of what fragrance notes women find attractive on a man, but to be quite honest, it just falls into the usual early 2000's ozonic and I'm surprised it survives today, as most of them have passed into history.

That brief 2000-2008 period where men's ozonic fragrances reached their fruitiest, most feminine, most shrill, and "perfumey" was a time when it was pretty hard to tell scents apart between the sexes unless the guy's version of designer X or Y was a clear-cut aquatic, gourmand, or one of the few traditional types squeaking out from niche houses at the time. The bottle is a box, pure and simple, with another chrome-colored box over top as the cap, so a Bauhaus-era architect must have designed the packaging. This easily falls into the same grouping as expired scents like Calvin Klein's Crave (2002) or Kenneth Cole's original masculine "New York" (2002), and even the more obscure Avon Skin 2 Skin (2003), but this surprisingly beat all them to the punch. It's an ozonic and calonic citrus blast with tangerine and lime up front, but doesn't have the jet fuel burn of the later CK scent nor the sweetness of Kenneth Cole, but instead leads into a subtle spice and woods mix of bamboo, cinnamon, and pepper before finishing on a bed of vetiver, musk, and more woods. The official pyramid is kind of bonkers, with "pink lime" and "sequoia wood" so I'm going to ignore the hype and go with what my nose says is in this. The scent is clean, sweet, airy, a bit gender-neutral, and very effective at being something that would attract both sexes or any gender to it's point of origin. I think this would work equally well on female chemistry as on male, and despite being called "Very Sexy" does have a certain level of structure to it to be suitable outside of romantic wear, with a similarity to opening shimmer of Calvin Klein's Eternity for Men (1989) making it comparably dual-faceted. Understandably, this citrus, herb, and woods style of ozonic wouldn't survive the 2000's except for this early entry. It's soft, sweet, "perfumey" countenance probably has a built-in fan base by now, with men asking the Victoria's Secret shoppers in their house to pick them up some since they can't brave their way into a store to get it themselves. My experience with this is it's very typical early/mid 2000's, just before the heavy gourmands and oud-based stuff took over. Ambroxen-fueled freshness now serves the same customer base as scents like this once did, but I still find this more appealing than them for some reason. Ahhh.. nostalgia.

Overall, if you want to smell like a Y2K career professional that is simultaneously looking for a date while staying composed for the office, this has you written all over it. Since it's still in production, you can venture cautiously into a Victoria's Secret or if you're not quite flanked by rainbows like myself, can order it from the anonymity of the internet and nobody will judge you. Victoria's Secret kept their name on the bottom (like Avon used to) so none of your beer and football bros will know what this is if they see the bottle, but all gender jokes aside, it really is a well-crafted if dated generalist scent. Stuff from the 90's seems to have aged better than this, and the aquatic was still going strong into this decade as well, so I think these were only going to appeal to the trend-conscious of the day, which is why most in this category have been axed. Victoria's Secret made a sequel that was even more squeaky clean than this (now discontinued), and would keep the "Very Sexy" name alive as a line, so there are more than this one out there if you really want to explore. Since it is a sweeter scent, it will undoubtedly not be best for blazing hot summers, and it's too light for the dead of winter, but otherwise you can test it's mettle to see if it really is what women prefer on a guy. All that market research is wasted on me, as I seldom date the opposite sex anyway, but nonetheless I have received compliments, so they must have gotten something right. Keep it secret! Keep it safe!

Decent, pleasant smell that does remind me of my 90's Eternity that used to get me compliments. Not unique but still wearable.

Performance is pretty bad for me. Lasted about 2 hours total and then it was gone. Decent projection in the first hour.

To me, this scent smells like nothing i have ever smelled before. I am only an avid cologne wearer/collector. I know little of note recognition, but i wish i knew more so I could pick up on them in VS to compare to others. Definetly smells unique to me. First few minutes definitely makes me think of "pink". It almost has a uniqueness like Eternity does IMO. Not like a generic you would pick up that smells like 1000 others. You would definitely be able to pick this one out of a bunch of generics. In my opinion.

If anyone could recommend some similar colognes please tell

Very Sexy for him -

One of my all time faves!

"WHAT are you wearing??!!"

"Is your wedding ring on?!"

"Did you smell him?! You HAVE to go smell him!"

These are actual compliments I've gotten from women when wearing this fragrance. I'm not sure what it is exactly. VS for Him does smell very good in my opinion. There is a red chilli pepper note that I think combined with a smoke and sweet note makes for a very attractive scent according to the opposite sex.

I'll be honest, I don't wear this one much for the compliments anymore (although they are always welcome!) This fragrance has followed me for such a long time now and has been there through great times in my life that I wear it more for the memories it brings up. I've worn it from the beginning when Gisselle started doing the ads for it. That face coupled with this fragrance made me think 'This has to smell good to the ladies!' And it did, as I said I've gotten more compliments from it than any other fragrance I've ever owned.

But I digress... the fragrance smells of my younger years, (I was about 21, 22 when it came out) and of watching James Bond movies, and of going out with my wife (then girlfriend) and having fun. It's become a part of me and I cannot possibly do without it in my small collection. In fact, I once heard a rumor that it would be discontinued and I about panicked...such is the effect of VS for Him!

Just like others have stated, this is almost exactly like CK Eternity but I prefer this one to Eternity.

This is a fantastic cologne in my opinion but my women respondents didn't think so.

I do survey's to try and find what women think of men's cologne and this is one of the ones I did. This had the lowest out of all of them at only 20% wanted their significant other to wear it.

My personal experience was different. Last night I was wearing this and I had to physically push away the woman I was hanging off me because she loved the scent so much.

Women find it as a "sweet" scent so it's not as manly but it does smell great. The smell does not last very long so that would be the only downfall of it so you have to reapply a spray or two every 4 hours.

Wear this cologne if your are;
Looking for a neutral smell that is appropriate in any environment
New to wearing cologne
Hanging out with a woman that is more of a "girly" girl

Do not wear this cologne if you;
Work long hours in the hot sun
Are hanging out with a woman that likes "manly" men
Going to be physically active all day

This fragrance smells like a combination of CK Eternity, Davidoff Cool Water, Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce, and Chanel Egoiste Platinum.
Don't get me wrong though
It smells really, really good
I have a buddy who wears Fierce and VS Very Sexy For Him
And they both smell awesome on him
i'm Randal and I approve this review!
Overall rating for Very Sexy For Him: 8/10
(For now, though. Need to test it out more.)

My #1 alltime I have been wearing this scent for over 10years when an ex of mine introduced it to me and haven't looked back. Now I wear different colognes such as classics like acqua di gio and channel allure homme and a few others here and there but never gotten the reaction that I have with Very Sexy. Some people complain about the longevity but I don't seem to have that problem maybe because I don't wear it so everyone can smell me but only in close in counters. Its a cuddle scent because its a fresh and not overpowering smell. I RECOMMEND to any one to try it and see the reaction you get from a simple hug or a whiff from a walk by.

Eternity for Men knock-off. Horrible longevity. Very Sexy for Men by Victoria's Secret is a knock-off of Eternity for Men (as is Séx?al pour Homme). I've compared all three, on skin, side-by-side. Séx?al pour Homme has the best longevity, though it's hardly what I would hope for. Very Sexy has almost no longevity at all; it feels as though it's gone in ten minutes. Eternity for Men falls somewhere between those extremes. Plus Séx?al pour Homme holds a bit more spice and sweet bite in the drydown than either. So, though it's not all that well-known, I rely on Séx?al pour Homme for every day usage. Meanwhile, I keep a bottle of Very Sexy displayed on the vanity for the ladies to admire ... as well as for refreshing Séx?al pour Homme while at home. I leave the lame Coty reformulation of Eternity for Men to gullible shoppers in the mall. And I keep an eBay search on for vintage Eternity for Men juice ... though I am more likely to find a live unicorn for sale first.Pros: Cons: Longevity"

Incredible appeal. Crowd pleaser. Without a doubt, this cologne has been the most complimented, most requested, most effective cologne I've ever had. I wear colognes to appeal to women, to suit preferences of girlfriends, or even just for myself. As far as the scent itself, I just don't get the appeal whatsoever. But I've been in the midst of sex when I suddenly panic because I thought the woman was giving me a hickey. I started to pull away when I realized it was just that she buried her face so deeply and was just intensely taking a whiff of the cologne (and that's happened with more than 1 woman). In addition to those times, it's been common for girlfriends to take a quick, small whiff in public. To give some reference about my experience, I've been around 50 different colognes over the past 20 years. From the cheapos (like Preferred Stock) to the old classics (Polo, Drakkar, Cool Water.), to the standard crowd pleasers like Acqua Di Gio, YSL L'Homme, L'eau D'issey, to the expensive Green Irish Tweed, and my most recent purchase Mugler's Pure Malt. Very Sexy has beaten them all.Pros: Women absolutely love this cologne.Cons: I just don't get it (but it works)

Not a bad scent, I get many compliments on it when I wear it. Just has horrendous longevity. Lasts maybe 3 hours. -AT

The scent is amazing but the longevity is dismal. If this were offered in an EDT it would surely be my signature scent. I now only wear it at night in doors. A thumbs up because of the scent and the price.

Good scent for everyday/night use but terrible longevity. My wife LOVES it though so I keep it around. I carry a mini spray bottle with me because it requires several applications throughout the day.

cool scent similar to other citrus colognes. Only problem is the longevity. It is inexpensive, but needs reapplied several times a day. in hot weather, forget it.

- Smells very similar to CK Eternity in the top and hints of Cool Water in the drydown
- Non-offensive everyday frangrance
- Can be someones signature fragrance to wear all year round but best in the summer

I wear it in the morning before work and if I'm going out in the evening I will lightly spray some more on.

This fragrance is difficult to find in the UK but that's what makes it a bit more unique. I highly recommend trying this one out. In the beginning it might smell generic but the drydown is superb. This is definitely in my top 3 fragrances of all time.

P.S. just as the other reviewers have said the ladies really love this.

I'll echo the consensus of the rest of the reviewers, it's a fabulous scent that draws (lots of) compliments, but I'm pretty sure it's a Eau de Cologne (as opposed to an Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum), so don't expect much when it comes to longevity and silliage.

One scenario that this is great for is going out after work. I think this one walks the fine line of a safe and non-offensive work fragrance, and a sexy and fun going out fragrance.

Lots of times I find myself after a work day, rushing home, getting changed with no time for a shower before a night out. When those days occur, this is my go-to fragrance. I can have a nice scent for the day at work, and with a light reapplication, I'm ready for the night out.

All and all, I'm a huge (HUGE) fan of this one!

I wanted to give this a thumbs up but I found the sillage and longevity really lacking. In very hot weather this disappears on me in minutes which makes me see this working in a cool spring or cooler summer when the bite of the sun is not as strong. I do live in the tropics and this will change my view of this fragrance I must point out. I will try it more next month to see if this changes my perception.

I do like the combination of lime scent mixing with the cinnamon bark. This certainly lives up to the 'sexy feel' of the scent. I wore it one night at home and my wife asked what I was wearing. 'Ooooh, I like' she purred. Great I thought! I wear this now for a quick outing or a romantic night in.

It certainly would be an absolute knockout if it were stronger. But then again that could ruin the fragrance. I wonder if VS were trying to capture an 'essence' of sexy rather than just putting it out there.

This scent confuses me a little. I want to love it but it dies on me quickly. If it stays on you- the women will adore it.

Love the scent! Received it as a gift from my wife and was skeptical at first. I've grown quite fond of it however, and it is her favorite scent. My one regret is that it does not last long.

As mentioned by Alekseyaronov this smells *very* similar to CK Eternity. I agree the dry downs are different but unfortunately, by then, both are barely perceptible on my skin.
Still, a very pleasant, easy to wear scent.

Update Dec 2010 - am now of the opinion that it smells quite dated. Rating now changed to neutral.

A very clean and good smelling scent, I just wish it would last longer and the sillage was better.

This is a wonderfull cologne. Smells like a spicier version of Animale for men and Polo Sport.No doubts about girls loving this stuff because Very Sexy Him is warm, sexy and it smells very good!But I'm not giving thumbs up because this lasts for only 3 or 4 hours. I'd be glad if Victoria's Secret make a "extreme" version of this.

Same as the reviews below, this stuff is surprisingly good, and girls genuinely do love it. I really recommend it.

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