It’s Avon Week!


Ding Dong! Reasonably priced beauty products, fragrance and miscellany calling!

Yes trusty old Avon is still at it and going strong. The Avon modus operandi is almost Draconian in this Digital Age.  A brochure is brought to your door, a form is filled in by hand with a pen, and given to a representative that comes back two or three weeks later with your goods. When High Streets are falling like dominoes, it’s almost miraculous that the Avon lady still stands, with a smile.

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Of course the Digital Age hasn’t completely bypassed our trusty friends at Avon. There’s a website where you can order items and leave reviews, and many people text or email their Avon reps now, although that does not exempt them from the long wait for their goods. In fact the long wait is kind of half the fun. Usually by the time I’ve waited three weeks I’ve completely forgotten what I’ve ordered. It’s like a lovely present chosen by someone who knows your tastes perfectly. Which, in a way, it is.

I’ve mentioned Avon in earlier posts, and I’ve promised you an Avon Week. That week is here, dear readers, and it starts now.



12 thoughts on “It’s Avon Week!”

    1. Happy to have you on board brie! I love how everyone has their own memories and anecdotes of Avon. I always remember the Pretty Peach perfume from when I was a little girl. They should bring some old retro favourites back- they’d be a sell out!

      1. I must tell you that I started wearing mum’s perfume at a very young age (5 or 6 years old). I finally requested my very own perfume bottle..she acquiesced and bought me Avon’s Field Flowers…I think this is why I have a soft spot for Avon as it was such a ubiquitous part of my perfume heritage and childhood.

      2. I agree, I remember my Mum and Grandma ordering from Avon since I was very little. We always had Avon products in the house, from Quick Touch hair conditioner to little soaps at Christmas. Wonderful memories. It’s a real Heritage brand now!

      3. You’re singing my song brie! they used to make fab perfumes but very few stand out now as being memorable. They still do Timeless which smells dreadful to me, but it’s still a seller. I miss Sweet Honesty, Occur, Eau Givree, Odyssey… Do you remember the little daisy brooches with solid scent in them? I loved mine.

      4. yes! yes! I remember the brooches filled with solid perfumes! they also made brooches filled with lipgloss which i adored as a child! I wrote a really funny post on Grey Flannel (worn by 18 year old engenue me) and Sweet Honesty (worn by a middle aged family man) and our mutual confessions in the 1980s in an office in Manhattan!
        So many memories conjured up thinking about Avon colognes….this is fantastic…thank you for doing this!

  1. Dearest Iscent
    I thought I’d never met an Avon Lady, until my mother revealed that my cousin…a mere teen… has become on and now we have one in the family!!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

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