Avon Mesmerize Black for Her is a new release from Avon: one of many new releases, which can be a good thing or a bad thing. On one hand, too many new releases can dilute quality and impact, but on the other hand if you don’t like one, just hang on a bit because another will be along in a minute, a bit like British Weather.
I have tried two Avon new releases in as many months and I don’t think either of them were sufficiently unique or special enough to rave about. I recently reviewed Avon Cherish, which was an acceptable, marketable fruity floral with lots of caramel (you can find my review elsewhere on this blog. The search box is to your right. Strange things happen when I provide a link to my own site on my site!) Avon Mesmerize Black For Her is also fruity floral and also marketable and will probably sell, but I do not find it either unique or exciting.
There are only three notes listed: mandarin, jasmine and sandalwood. It is packaged as a floral oriental but I have to say that what I got was a rather sickly overly fruity scent with too much sandalwood, which was ridiculously synthetic smelling, thus preventing it from being enjoyable. Luckily I only bought the purse spray and not the full bottle. It’s kind of like when you’ve left an orange in a bag and you can smell it through the fabric, only the fabric has been sprayed with some kind of wintry air freshener.
Sorry Avon, I know you still do some good stuff at unbeatable prices but this did not move me.
Avon Mesmerize Black For Her is available from AvonShop UK or from your Avon rep. This week the price is only £7 for a 50ml bottle. My Avon Lady is called Jill and is lovely.