Avon is a prolific launcher of fragrances. I don’t think a brochure goes by without a new fragrance and I particularly love the scratch and sniff pages. This week I was given a little sample of a new Avon perfume by my lovely Avon Lady Jill, who I mention frequently. She comes to my door like a fragrance dealer and delivers her packages round the neighbourhood. She no longer brings her adorable Basset Hound Cody, since my Ginger Tom cat Ian saw him off. I digress.
Avon to me, is hit and miss, but that’s just because they cast their nets wide. For instance, Avon Far Away is not my cup of tea but is their Number one best-seller. I smell it everywhere when I’m out and about. However, their latest launch: Perceive Oasis is so good that I plan to stock up in case they discontinue it like they did with Perceive Dew a few years ago.
Perceive Oasis is all about the peony. Peony is one of the most delicate and feminine floral notes in fragrance. It doesn’t have the headiness of jasmine or the creaminess of tuberose- it’s all delicate flowers and ballerinas and fairy wings. Perceive Oasis combines peony with violet leaf and a white musk finish.
It is an uplifting scent, with hints of clean laundry and springtime in it, yet done very simply. It veers towards the ozonic if anything, but that just adds to the clean, clean, clean vibe.
On Fragrantica, some members list this as smelling similar to Chloe, and I would agree with that, although this is lighter and is more peony than rose.
It is currently only £7 a bottle and I have already placed my order. What a lovely surprise this was. Poor Jill will have to use a wheelbarrow to deliver my Avon if they keep this up.
You can buy Avon Perceive Oasis from Avon Shop UK, and prices vary from £7 to £11 depending on that month’s offer. In my book, that makes this a solid gold bargain.