“ Brand: Avon / Spray / Type: Body Spray / Suitable for: Body „
AVON GLOW CHIC PERFUMED BODY SPRAY
I have this perfumed body spray from Avon and I think it smells quite nice. The bottle it comes in is shown in the picture, it is gold with stars on it which I think looks quite nice although probably not very sophisticated.
There is 75ml in the bottle and it lasts you depending how often you want to use it. Everyday use probably means it won't last long.
It was only £1.50 when I bought it which is alright, its not too expensive but it could be cheaper. This is normally £3 though which I think is very expensive for a body spray especially as with these being from the brochure you can't even smell what they're like before you buy them.
The normal price per 100ml = £4.67
The smell is floral, fruity, woody. I quite like it although I have tried nicer fragrances than this one before now.
I would suggest if you want to try this, to ask your Avon rep if they have any samples or scented pages that you could try. They might not have any but its worth asking to see if you like this before you buy it.
I do recommend this, and look out for others in the range. This is one of the older body sprays but there are three new ones out, called Rebel Chic, Viva Chic and Dreamy Chic.
As it says in the Avon brochure, What chic are you?
Amongst my Christmas gifts this year, I was lucky to get 4 new body sprays all from Avon. Somehow I suspect that my sister-in-law's recent new job as an Avon Lady may have something to do with that - I hope so, and it's not my in-laws suggesting that I smell! The first of the sprays I've tried is the Avon Glow Chic.
The spray is packaged in a golden/yellow package with a giant star on it. My first thoughts were that the packaging looked quite cheap and nasty. However, it's grown on me now and I quite like it, as it has a cartoony retro style that reminds me of Wonder Woman! I wouldn't say that it looks particularly 'chic', but it definitely has a fun appeal to teenagers and young women.
The spray itself is easy to use with a light touch nozzle. This is a good feature and makes it easy to use if you are applying it after a shower, perhaps after moisturising where you might still have damp hands.
The body spray doesn't have a lid - instead the nozzle slides round to lock the spray mechanism - handy if you're carrying it in your bag. I think that the lack of lid is a great bonus feature as it saves on plastic that will ultimately end up in landfill. When I think of the number of body sprays I get through each year and the amount of women who do the same, this is a lot of lids that could be avoided, saving on plastic!
Whilst I'm on a bit of an eco-rant, why do body spray manufacturers make the cans so small? My deodorant is about 6 times the size and a single can lasts about a year. But I can easily get through a can of body spray in 2-3 weeks. Why aren't they the same size as deodorant cans? This would save so much on the energy used in the manufacturing process and materials which are not easily recyclable? Avon haven't addressed this issue - the Glow Chic Body Spray is the same, tiny 75ml size as sprays from other brands like Impulse. Anyway, rant over, back to the product...
The smell of the body spray is pleasant. At first spray it has a strong chemical smell which is quite over-powering. However, within about 10 seconds the fragrance calms down and is a more pleasant musky smell with a touch of floral and fruity notes. It's not a sweet fragrance, which I appreciate, but it's not particularly striking either. The Avon website says it smells of freesia, peony and a hint of musk. I can certainly smell the musk and freesia, but I can't detect the peony - it's a shame as peonies are one of my favourite smelling flowers! During the day, the smell lingers, mainly with the musky notes and it's fairly long lasting although it slowly fades by the end of the day. All in all, I wasn't particularly impressed with the scent. I didn't dislike it, but I wouldn't seek it out either.
I tend to use body spray after a shower to ensure that I feel fresh all day and to give me a day time fragrance suitable for the office. In this the Glow Chic succeeded. I felt clean and fresh with a light fragrance which lasted relatively well.
I was given my Glow Chic as a present so it didn't cost me a penny. So how much would I be prepared to pay for it? Well, probably £1 or £1.50 at a push. From looking at the Avon website it is currently on sale at £1.45 a can, so just within my budget. However, the non-sale price is £3.50. That's an outrageous price for a body spray - that's extortion! I would never pay that much for my favourite Charlie Red body spray, let alone this one which is 3 star rating from me. I cannot believe that anyone would pay that much! I'm not sure who Avon are trying to appeal to here - they are a low-mid priced brand and this price doesn't reflect their market appeal.
I've been reasonably impressed with this body spray, in that the fragrance is pleasant (if not particularly striking), the smell lasts quite long and I like the locking lid mechanism and the retro-styling. But the non-sale price is ridiculous. Even the £1.45 sale price is on the slightly expensive side of reasonable, but £3.50 is far too much. So if you're interested, I suggest you buy lots of cans in the sale!
Any regular readers of my reviews will be aware by now that I work part time as an Avon representative, when my poor health allows. This means that I have great access to any new products and ranges that are available from Avon, as well as having access to many of the brilliant offers that are regularly provided by Avon.
Having noticed a new range containing three new body sprays that had been introduced to the range of cosmetics in the Avon brochure recently, I had already tried out one of them - The "Boho Chic" spray, with disastrous results.
I was rather reluctant to try any of the other two sprays, such was my disappointment with the Boho spray, but I did notice that a recent brochure (Campaign 16 in case it is of relevance) was running a promotion where I could buy any of the three sprays for the brilliant little sum of 99 pence. This seemed to me to be a brilliant price, especially as I was reluctant to pay a lot for a spray from this range. I figured that if I only spent 99 pence to try out another spray from the range and it was as disappointing as the Boho Chic spray, then I hadn't lost out on too much.
As I explained, there are three sprays in the new range. These are "Sexy Chic" which is provided in a red/pink can, "Boho Chic" which has green coloured packaging, and is the fragranced spray that I had already sampled, and lastly "Glow Chic" which has been produced in a yellow/gold can. The spray that I decided to buy on this occasion was the 'Glow Chic' fragrance.
When the spray arrived from Avon, I was slightly more impressed with the packaging for the 'Glow Chic' spray than I had been with the 'Boho Chic' spray, which had given me the impression of being a bit cheap and nasty. That said, I was only slightly more impressed and I did feel that the packaging overall had a bit of an immature air to it, as if the product was being aimed at a teenage market perhaps?
I decided not to let the packaging put me off though, and gave the spray a chance. I tend to apply products like this in the morning after applying my deodorant, after I have showered or bathed. I found that the Glow Chic spray was more than sufficient for being used at this time of day, whereas a lot of other sprays - Avon as well as other brands - tend to be too strongly-scented to appeal to me at this time of day.
I think the main reason I found this spray to be suitable so early in the day is that the scent - which is quite strong once it has been first sprayed - does die down a little, and it definitely gets much more subtle once it has been worn for a while.
To be fair though, the fragrance is not overly faint and I have used the spray at night time too, applying it before going on a night out, which I think shows how versatile the product is. This makes a product like this one all the more appealing to me, as I like to pick and choose when I wear a fragranced product, rather than being dictated to about such things!
The scent itself is quite difficult to explain, but I would point out that it is a very feminine scent with the main fragrance being something quite floral! I must confess to not being a fan of floral-type scents, so don't let this put you off if your opinion is the same as mine, because once the initial scent has calmed a little - and dried on my skin - I find that the overall fragrance is much more subtle and pleasant to wear.
The girly little scent can still be detected several hours after I have sprayed it onto my skin, which is a welcome trait in this case as I find a lot of similar products fade after an hour or so. Not only that, but I find that after a good while the floral fragrance has given way to something a bit more musky in terms of scent, and this is just as pleasant to wear as any other brand of body spray that I buy on a regular basis.
It is worth noting too that the body spray causes me no irritation in respect of my sensitive skin or my eczema whereas many similar products do, so I do feel that this is worth noting if your skin is of a more sensitive disposition!
To be honest, I would probably only buy this spray again if it was available at an offer price. The normal price of the product is £3.50, which I think seems horrendously overpriced and personally I wouldn't pay that for any sort of body spray product.
The glow chic spray is really pleasant to use and has a very nice overall fragrance, but I can not honestly say that it is worth the normal brochure price. Good if the product is on offer though, as I think it is worth a cheaper price.
The Glow Chic spray is available to buy from your local Avon representative, or alternatively you can order online at www.avonshop.co.uk.
When it comes to body sprays it's something I use rather alot of. I favour them to perfume really as I seem to spend alot of time at the gym and want to smell fresh and clean (at least when I enter!) but don't want to smell 'overdone' and like I've made too much effort just to go pump iron or I'd get totally ripped by the guys there lol.
So I get through alot of them and when my Avon book popped round for a visit a couple of weeks ago I was stuck for things to buy. I needed nothing at all and then I spotted this for £1.99 a can (on offer) I decided to try it out.
Bright yellow cylinder shaped, tall can with a spray action to the top of it you simply push. It does have a nifty little feature that allows you to 'lock' the spray by slightly twisting the top of it for security too. On the front of the can in lighter yellow and white colours I'm told it is Avon 'Glow Chic' Perfumed Body Spray and there is a large picture of a star on there. Around the back of the can other information includes being told how to use it and warnings are given and in the usual Avon style this information appears to be given over and over in lots of different languages. Size is stated and contact details for Avon are given and all in all it's a nice, sleek, bright looking can!
If this isn't on offer in the book it usually retails at £3.50 a can. To me that's rather expensive against things like Impulse and Charlie which you can pick up at most for a couple of quid a can. So is this worth it's hefty price tag?
Well actually , and I'm surprised I'm saying this actually it is worth the extra money yes! Anyone who regularly reads my Avon reviews will be aware that overall I'm not all that keen. I'm someone who loves to shop and pick my products and I follow my nose and touch when out shopping. I hate ordering stuff and not being able to see or feel it's quality and when it comes to scent I'm really very fussy! Like I say though I ordered for the sake of it but what I got I was actually delighted with (for once!!).
The spray itself goes on a bit damp. Notice though I'm not saying wet. It dries in seconds basically and you can dress immediately after using it, you get no residue on your clothes and no feeling of it on your skin at all.
Scent wise this is really lovely too. It is a well blended concoction of peony and freesia however don't go thinking this is simply a floral body spray because it isn't. Somewhere in there is some fruity notes giving it a sweetness and then you get grounded with a hint of musk. Basically it's just a really nice, none harsh smelling pretty body spray suitable for any age of female wearer and I have really sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate me one bit!
You can use this as it's intended of course, as a body spray. Me though I use it as a perfume too for a lighter touch and I've used it so often! The reason I wear it is because although the fragrance is fresh and light it fragrances my skin for a good 3-4 hours making it suitable for a quick freshen up with and the size stores well in my gym bag or handbag!
Yep £3.50 doesn't seem cheap particularly from Avon but this really is a lovely fragranced product that perks you and lifts your spirits. I really like it and will re-purchase it whenever I can get it on offer and look forward to trying other fragrances in this fabulous range!
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