I haven’t always had good things to say about Avon fragrance but in the last six months I have increasingly found more to like. I do believe Avon is turning a corner. For one thing, they listened to their customers enough to bring Timeless back. Secondly, they launched Avon Premier Luxe, which is excellent quality and costs around £10. And thirdly, their prices remain very competitive. Now maybe if I can persuade them to bring Odyssey back I would be a very happy blogger indeed. (hey Avon, I know its in your USA brochures– please let us Brits have it too!)
The Little Dress range of perfumes has been strong right from the start. Little Black Dress is one of my favourites, and I even carry a purse spray of Little Red Dress around in my bag. I haven’t tried Little Gold Dress or Little White Dress so I can’t speak for them. However, I recently tried Little Pink Dress and I was impressed.
On a warm day, the lightness of Little Pink Dress was most welcome. It opens with citrus: the only fruit I can’t get enough of in a scent. Then the Peony comes in. Peony is in my view, the prettiest, and dare I say it, the girliest of floral notes. It is an almost guaranteed crowd pleaser for fans of floral scents, and I am very much in the crowd.
The base is supposedly patchouli, but I found it remained Peony-ish, with pleasant little floral wafts emanating from my skin as I moved around during the day. Little Pink Dress has often been compared to Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue and I can see why. Both are light and airy and open with citrussy notes. Longevity was neither great nor terrible, but since this was recently on sale for as little as £7, then I’m not complaining.
The only mystery about Little Pink Dress is why on earth they thought adding caviar was a good plan? But don’t panic, it’s imperceptible. Phew! I didn’t want another Thierry Mugler Womanity situation on my hands. Womanity still remains the only perfume, out of hundreds, that made me physically gag and retch. Caviar in perfume? Not a good plan.
I would say to Avon: don’t try and do what others are doing, just keep doing what you do best. What Avon does best is affordable, pleasant fragrances. They don’t smash up the room, nor are they insipid, but they strike a good balance between the two and make the thrill of a new bottle of perfume an accessible treat. There are still a lot of them that smell similar to one another however, but they seem to be steady sellers so I guess it’s just me.
Avon Little Pink Dress is a delightful and pretty daytime scent and would be ideal for work wear. Innocent and inoffensive, it makes me want to wear a tea dress and paint my toes pearly pink.