Originally launched in 1992, Rapture by Victorias Secret, has been discontinued, brought back, and discontinued again, so it can be difficult to locate a bottle.
The good news is that there are sellers on amazon and eBay if you just need a fix plus we have found a couple of similar smelling fragrances on the market today.
Perfume Similar to Rapture by Victorias Secret
Fragrantica.com user 1 says
“bit reminiscent of the original Bijan, but perhaps not as complex.”
Fragrantica.com user 2 says
…”smells very much like Guerlain Samsara, even if it doesn’t have the same notes, like sandalwood which is very intense in Samsara. Very similar I find. Maybe it’s the amber, both have it in the notes and both are very ambery.”
“For a similar sexy scent like the rapture perfume, try out Guerlain’s Shalimar, YSL’s Opium…”
Reviewer from makeupalley.com said:
“Ladies, if you were a fan of this perfume and are so sad it was discontinued (like me!) try “CHILD” by Susan Owens. It smells IDENTICAL and has most of the main notes Rapture had!!! Rapture: citrus/vanilla/jasmine/rose/amber/wood notes and Child: citrus/vanilla/jasmine/rose/wood notes!!! (minus the amber and couple other ones) For the most part, the two are nearly indistinguishable!
If you purchase Child (it is EXTREMELY expensive but if you love these notes, a little splurge won’t hurt once in a great while) only dab it lightly on each wrist and behind the knees. Don’t apply near the face or you’ll get a headache. It has powerful sillage (like Rapture had) and even applied with the very lightest touch, you will still smell it; you’ll get wafts of it around you throughout the day, which is heavenly. :)”
What does Rapture by Victorias Secret Smell Like? (The smell, aroma, and fragrance.)
It is described as an Oriental Spicy fragrance for women with top notes of orange blossom and citrus and warm amber base.
Top notes: Orange Blossom and Citruses
Middle notes: Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose and Freesia
Base notes: Amber, Heliotrope, Musk and Vanilla.
When Rapture by Victoria’s Secret was on the market for the second time it sold for around $30.00 -$50.00.
Currently selling on amazon the new relaunch bottle: Rapture 1.7 oz bottle Eau De Cologne. Check Price.
Rapture 1.7 oz bottle Eau De Parfum. Check Price.
Selling at a steep price the original bottle: 1.7oz bottle Eau De Parfum. Check Price.
Original Packaging VS Relaunch Packaging
Originally contained in a gorgeous gold encrusted amber heart shaped bottle.
Now packaged in plain clear perfume bottle. No bells and whistles the 2nd time around.
What do others say about Rapture by Victorias Secret?
“Rapture is a heavy, syrupy, resinous floral. It’s spicy and warm, but it doesn’t feel welcoming; more like challenging. Sometimes sharp scents can feel thin, but not this one. Rapture is sharp, but also hugely bold, in the way of many classic vintage perfumes from the ‘75–’95 era. Erba Pura wishes it could be this good.
It’s unquestionably womanly and unapologetically dominant; a hot-blooded, cool-headed woman. She used to model and she made some good money at it, then got out before she aged out. She wears emerald earrings she bought herself when she turned twenty-five, and she has a better stock portfolio than most of the business men who try to give her beginners’ tips when they find out she’s in the market.
In short: I love this. It is unquestionably dated, far too loud for the modern world.. and it’s wonderful.”
“Of all the Victoria Secret scents, this is my all time favorite. Every time I wear this perfume I get compliments on it. I have actually had people stop me to ask me what I was wearing. I have also found that this is a man stopper. I actually had a man walk into a wall one time and come back and ask what perfume I was wearing. LOL!!!Of all the Victoria Secret scents, this is my all time favorite. Every time I wear this perfume I get compliments on it. I have actually had people stop me to ask me what I was wearing. I have also found that this is a man stopper. I actually had a man walk into a wall one time and come back and ask what perfume I was wearing. LOL!!!”
“Love love love my favorite scent. My husbands favorite scent on me. Warm sweet amber, so sexy and intoxicating. I honestly couldn’t love this more. Just delicious. I need a dupe so I don’t run out of my bottle. I have an original heart shaped bottle, and the bottle fits the scent.”
“I love this perfume. I was so sad that Victoria’s Secret discontinued Rapture. I have a little left and I’m savoring every ounce. I always get compliments when I have it on. Please Victoria’s Secret Rapture Eau De Cologne bring it back! It has a light musky. Bring it back!!!”
“Retired scent. Relaunch. Retired again. I had the heart shaped years ago. I bought this in the Summer and almost sold because it is not a summer scent. I tried it today now December and cold and 100% different as a MUST HAVE for winter. This scent is a warm almost honeyed amber slight rose soooo warm it makes the cold a snug place. So gorgeous as I remembered. Winter decent only. Too heavy for 100 degree temps.”
“Definitely the most intoxicating of the VS scents. Some are ok, most remind me of body spray type scents but Rapture seems from another era. Its very warm and mostly ruled by sandalwood, light citrus and amber but not at all like Revlon Fire & Ice .Not too sweet, but not bitter or sour. If you like scents like Samsara, Opium and Baiser du Dragon you will probably like this. Sorry its discontinued along with my other VS favorite Heavenly. I might try to buy a bottle before it gets ridiculously expensive.”