Here’s a Little Stocking Filler for Weary Shoppers: Avon Scent Essence is a new line of just three scents, each with a theme: there’s Romantic Bouquet, Sparkly Citrus and Vibrant Fruity. I’m a sucker for a nice citrus scent so that’s the one I bought.
The notes are as follows:
Top notes: bergamot, mandarin
Middle notes: Citrus blossom, freesia, grapefruit blossom
Base notes: vetiver, woods and musk
Priced at only four pounds and with simple packaging, the range has few notes and does what it promises. In the case of Sparkly Citrus, it is full of pleasant refreshing lime and a hint of lemon and fades to a subtle floral, still retaining its lightness and never getting heavy. The base notes sound heavier than they are: they become a flatter version of the top notes with a bit more flowery stuff going on (namely freesia), and bit less lime juice. All the stages are good, but the top note is my favourite.
Even though winter invites the spices and woods out of your fragrance wardrobe, if you’ve been Christmas shopping in an overcrowded, over heated mall, there is always, always a place for a zingy citrus. I also can’t help thinking that a citrus is a good bet for a gift recipient even if you don’t know their taste. Everybody needs cooling down at some point at Christmas. Avon Scent Essence Sparkly Citrus fits the bill.
Stockists: Avon fragrances can be bought from your Avon rep or online via Avonshop UK. I can’t find it on the Avon USA site, but I did find lots of great fragrances we UK customers can’t get over here! Sweet Honesty, Odyssey, Imari, Night Magic Evening Musk, Haiku, Marine Musk…. Hey Avon, come back here, I want a word with you!