I recently managed to bag a 10ml purse spray of Avon Far Away Infinity in the last campaign brochure I was given by my lovely, and oft mentioned Avon Lady, Jill.
Avon Far Away is Avon’s best selling fragrance. It’s been around since 1994 and shows no sign of slowing down. Many flankers have been introduced, but the original remains on the bestseller lists. Far Away Infinity, it has to be said, is not very much like Far Away. It is, however, remarkably similar to Paco Rabanne Olympea and several other high street launches of that ilk.
Far Away Infinity contains note-du-jour: Jasmine Sambac. Jasmine Sambac is like a cranked up version of jasmine that smells so heady that it almost borders on the orientail in its richness. If it was a colour it would be heavy gold. Coupled with vanilla, it really packs a punch. There are other notes in Far Away Infinity, but they don’t get much of a look in once the jasmine sambac and the vanilla take over and chuck everyone else out of the party.
That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with this- it’s bang on trend, but don’t expect similarities to Avon Far Away. What you can expect is a very reasonably priced fragrance that is in a similar vein to Paco Rabanne Olympea and Marc Jacobs Decadence, but don’t say it was me who told me. It’s strictly between me, you and the internet. Shh!
You can buy Far Away Infinity from Avon UK. My purse sprays were a bargain 99p each for 10ml but I think that offer’s gone now, so don’t get excited. A 50ml bottle of Far Away Infinity Eau de Parfum is currently only £7.