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This unusual scent from Avon came into my possession as a gift. I'm not much of a fan of Avon scents and I don't really care for people buying me perfume as I am quite particular in what I like. I don't believe that the scent was chosen with me in mind so it was pure luck that I tried Aromadisiac and loved it, in spite of what is a most bizarre composition of individual notes that shouldn't work (this too probably being a stroke of luck).
From the packaging I had the impression that this would be a heavy scent but while it's certainly not light and fresh, neither is it oppressively heavy. The dark red/purple bottle seems to me the perfect colour to represent this scent and if it wasn't for the cheap plastic lid, you'd easily believe that this was a more expensive, higher quality product.
I probably wouldn't have tried this scent had it not been the case that I was able to get a faint whiff without even depressing the pump: the fragrance was slightly sweet and a touch spicy but with an intriguing note of orange blossom thrown in. It was odd, but enticing.
'Aromadisiac' is one of those scents that you'll either love or hate: I can't imagine many people feeling ambivalent about this one, mainly because it doesn't comfortably fall into any obvious scent classification and has elements of floral and oriental fragrances as well as a few masculine characteristics. It really is a mixed bag of seemingly discordant notes but one that works against the odds.
The scent opens with jazzy pink peppercorns and something citrusy - not as strong as orange (it's many miles from Hugo Boss Orange, for example), perhaps tangerine because it is more delicate and veering towards the floral than full on orange. In spite of these quite noisy and vibrant elements of the opening there is, at the same time, a warmth and depth that I wouldn't expect to detect so early on. This, however, is one of characteristics of this scent that I find so memorable and fascinating: 'Aromadisiac' just don't do what you'd expect. There's a back ground of warm sensual amber in evidence long before the base notes would develop in most scents. It's certainly not unwelcome, at least as far as I'm concerned, because I love the fragrance of amber.
With the potency of the amber and the presence of vanilla from the outset you could expect this to be a heavy scent. It's not unlike Thierry Meugler's 'Angel' but while that one seems to me to be cloying and overbearing, 'Aromadisiac' has these light notes that break up the heavier elements and after the burst of delicious pink pepper in the opening, the other notes are constantly present, rather than developing gradually.
There's lovely orange blossom which almost dances with summery freshness and though it's not specifically mentioned by Avon, I pick up dashes of jasmine. The presence of unlisted notes that are definitely distinguishable is the chief characteristic of this hotch potch fragrance. I'm not alone in picking out liquorice and leather, both of which strike me as more masculine elements but overall this is a rather feminine fragrance. On the other hand sandalwood which I usually find quite distinctive is listed among the base notes, but I can't pick it up at all.
Although the florals do add a much needed counterbalance to the vanilla and amber this still strikes me as more of a winter fragrance than one for summer because the base notes appear very quickly remain strong to the end.
As far as longevity goes 'Aromadisiac' knocks spots of some of the more costly competition. Since they are relatively cheap I don't usually moan about having to re-apply those Avon perfumes I do like but 'Aromadisiac' lasts and lasts, possibly too long as it clings to clothes and one application, once in contact with a woollen scarf, will linger all winter.
The projection is poor, however, but since this is a fragrance that seems to divide opinion, that's perhaps not such a bad thing since it stays close to the wearer and isn't likely to offend anyone nearby.
This eau de toilette (and for an Avon edt I can't stress enough how good the staying power is) is more like a true perfume than anything else I have tried from Avon's fragrances. It's certainly more creative and complex. Like the best Avon fragrances it's been discontinued: the company seems to make a habit of doing that with their most interesting scents. Happily it can still be purchased online through the likes of Amazon and E-Bay from as little as £4.99 for a boxed 50ml bottle. It can also be purchased as a body spray or a mini 'rollette' which is good for handbags or to take when travelling.
I'd expected to be re-gifting or charity shop-ing this fragrance so it came as a nice surprise to find that I really liked it. I know it's not for everyone but anyone who is tempted can pick up a bottle without breaking the bank to find out.
===Why I Bought This===
I like browsing through the Avon catalogues and ordering different items to try. I have not tried this perfume before so added it to my list to experiment with.
Avon is a long established direct selling network which used to sell just door-to-door but you can order directly from their website these days if you do not have a local representative handy.
Avon has 18 different brochures issued throughout the year - or their stock can be viewed online.
'Aromadisiac for Her by Avon is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women launched in 2010. The fragrance features jasmine, african orange flower, amber and pink pepper.' (fragrantica.com)
Eau de toilette.
Deep burgundy/wine coloured box.
50 mls, made in Poland.
Contains 69.6% ethanol.
Inside of box also coloured and lined.
Smooth glass bottle in a sort of curved triangular shape, slightly tilting to one side.
The perfume is a deep plum colour but the bottle is also coloured in a graduated fashion - being darkest up near the spray cap.
Full price is £13 or £15 for 2.
The Avon website states - 'Become the ultimate seductress with the heat of pink peppercorn and addictive florals wrapped in a warm amber heart'.
This perfume is obviously a play on the word 'aphrodisiac' and is in the seductive shade of deep red.
The box design and the colouring of the bottle are reasonably attractive and the triangular shape a little unusual.
However the perfume itself is dreadful.
I have seen some good reviews online but their sense of smell must be different to mine.
It is not in the least 'seductive' or even remotely feminine.
In fact it has quite a masculine note to it - but not in a good way. I would be happy to wear certain aftershaves but not this one - as it does not seem to suit either males or females.
It has more of a stink about it than a nice aroma - nothing at all floral or oriental to me and personally I could not wait to have to shower to remove it. Luckily being eau de toilette it did fade reasonably quickly.
Not one I would recommend to anyone and definitely the worst Avon fragrance I have come across to date.
Apart form the fact it is horrible it is also quite expensive at full price.
You do have a money back guarantee with Avon if you want to check out how actually horrid it is!!
===Would I Recommend?===
No - unless you want to stink like skunk.
I saw this in the Avon catalogue a while ago and put off buying it till I'd used my current perfume up.
When I did buy it I was very impressed by the design and colour of the bottle, it's a dark maroon and is in a curved style and looks very stylish next to my other perfumes. It comes in a 50ml bottle with a spray top. It's currently in the Avon catalogue at £13 a bottle, I think that's a very good price for what you get considering you could go to a department store and spend double that for the same amount of perfume.
When I first started using this perfume I was very happy with how long it stayed on, it can last for around four or five hours on some evenings, though usually I reapply after about two and a half hours.
The perfumes I usually use are light and zesty; this does have a hint of orange in but is more oriental and has muskier scents to it as well. It has some strong floral tones and develops quickly. I wear this perfume when I'm going out to a restaurant or the cinema as I think it is a bit overpowering for general everyday use. I think it's a perfect scent if you want to turn heads.
Overall I'd definitely recommend this perfume to anyone who likes oriental smelling perfumes or for someone looking for a scent for nights out and at the price you can't go wrong.
I love perfume especially sweet floral scents. I don't usually go for Avon perfumes as you can't smell them before you buy them. However I was lucky my best mate gave me a bottle of this as she was clearing out her perfume collection. She is perfume and toiletry crazy. I have never seen so many lol.
Dark red glass bottle rather stylish the bottle curves towards the top. Contains 50ml of perfume.
Myself wearing it~
I love sweet smelling perfumes. This is citrus with a hint of floral tones to it, with tones of jasmine water lilies and a hint of orange in there too. A oriental perfume I would discribe it as. I usually wear Diesel perfume Plus Plus however this is beginning to be a favorite of mine to wear as a night time fragrance for a meal out or a drink with family friends. This is a elegant fragrance at a fraction of the price you would pay in a perfume shop that would probably set you back at least £30. or a bove from a perfume counter in a more expensive brand. This is of very high quality for a low price of around £10. a bottle.
Once I wear this the scent lasts for up to three hours before needing to reapply.
I am a fan of Avon products but don't order too much as I generally like to look and smell my products first. But on this one occasion I was drawn to a perfume offers. There were some small sample perfume roll on's for £3.00 each so out of intrigue I ordered Aromadisiac.
When it arrived it was in a small, thin brownish box with "Avon Aromadisiac" down it. The perfume size is only a little bigger than a lipstick.
It has a silver screw on lid and a clear glass base. You can see the perfume through the glass. The perfume itself is a very appealing pink colour but on rolling the bottom the liquid looks and move like it is unnaturally thick for a perfume. This may have something to do with the fact it's a roll on perfume!!
The aroma of the perfume is not offensive at all and does get better once on left on the skin for a few minuets but the smell is quite deep and rich...possibly even a little musky. I would say this is a better suited evening perfume.
Avon claim this perfume to be - "sultry and sexy" I would have to disagree with them. I would say it's more elegant and something my Gran would possibly wear and I don't think she is going for the Sultry and Sexy feel at 89!!
I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this perfume to anyone but each to there own, it may be your ideal fragrance.
I personally wouldn't buy this again but think the roll on sample bottle is a great idea as £3.00 isn't a great loss and the bottle is small and ideal to keep in your handbag or car.
Given my friend is an Avon representative, I'm quite lucky in that I get given samples of their perfumes when she's finished with them, or she lets me trial them out for a week or two before buying them. One of the trial runs I had was with one of their fragrances called Aromadisiac. I have to say, that if I was a normal Avon customer, who couldn't sniff the perfume without buying it (unless they had an Avon party), I wouldn't have picked out this perfume, as I wasn't keen on the name or the look of the bottle, but given I got it to trial for a couple of weeks, I gave it a go.
The perfume comes in a 50ml bottle which costs £12, which is pretty much standard for Avon perfumes. It's available through Avon reps or their website, but can also be bought on sites like eBay.
The bottle is quite unusual, but given the Aromadisiac, aphrodisiac-themed name, I have to admit that the bottle shape just reminds me of a sex aid! Honestly, it's a strange, overly phallic shape to choose for a perfume bottle, and the fact it reminded me of a dark red vibrator didn't help me warm to the fragrance! It does hold well in the hands but...well...ewww! It's not a notion that fades over time either, everytime I picked the damn thing up it just made me think of things it probably shouldn't.
When I first sprayed this on my wrist I was expecting it to be a seductive fragrance with (according to Avon) pink peppercorn aromas, addictive florals and amber. To be honest, all I could smell was a very musky jumble, with maybe a hint of sweet vanilla coming through too. It was very odd, considering this is meant to be a sexy perfume, it doesn't smell remotely appealing at all...maybe Avon got confused and just put pure wolf pheremones in this instead, but to me it just smells like a musty old lady, and that's not attractive.
To give it a fair chance, I tried this perfume out (at home, I wasn't leaving the house smelling of this) many more times over the course of 2 weeks, thinking that I might get used to it, or it might grow on me, but it didn't. Extended use didn't make me like it more, it just made me wonder why I was bothering.
The staying power of the perfume is very short (thankfully). I couldn't smell it on my skin after just 45 minutes, which is rubbish if you do happen to like this perfume, but great for those who don't like it. I'm very glad I didn't actually pay for this as it would have been a complete waste of money. It's just not nice, and not even a couple of weeks of use can make it grow on you.
When my Mum got an Avon catalogue through her door a month or so ago, I popped round to hers and had a little look through with her to see what they had on offer. Me being me I was drawn to the fragrances page. I have never tried any Avon perfumes before so I was a little excited at the fragrances before me! I finally whittled my list down to a couple of perfumes and awaited my order.
One of the perfumes I purchased was the 50ml Aromadisiac. I fell in love with the scent after rubbing my wrist along the page to have a sniff of the scent in the Avon catalogue. I was hoping that the scent would be even better than the light fragrance on the page would have me believe.
This perfume is only available in one size and that is the 50ml size. It costs £12.00 which I think is pretty good and it can only be purchased on Avon or possibly eBay.
When the perfume arrived, it came in a slim, tallish box. The box was a maroon red colour and had "Avon" and "Aromadisiac" embossed lightly down one side. Inside the box was the perfume bottle which is an odd shape. It is sort of a straight bottle but it has a bend in it like the Leaning Tower of Pisa! It is the only way I can think of describing it! It is a maroon red colour, like the box, you can see the liquid which is the perfume inside though you can't see what colour that it. The bottle is fairly thick all the way up. There is nothing fancy or particularly nice about the bottle which is a shame. I like bottles which are nicely shaped but this one is just a bit dull in my opinion. At the very top there is deep maroon lid which is the same size and shape as the rest of the bottle. This covers the spray nozzle.
The Avon website describes the scent of this perfume as "Become the ultimate seductress with the heat of pink peppercorn and addictive florals wrapped in a warm amber heart".The actual catalogue also mentioned vanilla in the scent notes. When I ran my wrist across the fragranced page in my Mum's Avon catalogue I found this really nice scent which was a musky vanilla with a floral background but when spraying the perfume on my wrist it was like a completely different perfume. It was musky but old musky, sort of like when you step into a room that hasn't been opened for a long time. It actually smells horrific on my wrist. I thought maybe it need time to settle on to my skin but the musky smell just grew stronger with the addition of peppercorns. It is awful.I cannot smell any vanilla, nor amber or the "addictive" florals Avon told me I would get with this perfume.
The perfume is supposed to be sultry and sexy but when I put this on my husband asked me if I had been sleeping with mothballs lately! So it is actually a bit of a passion killer rather than kindler! Luckily (though if I liked it this wouldn't be the case) the staying power of this perfume is an hour tops and it just fades away as though it has never been there which was the best part of the perfume if I am honest!
I definately do not recommend this perfume. It smells awful, it is packagaed awful, the perfume bottle is standard and boring. Just a complete waste of £12.
I love fragrance and usually I buy rather expensive ones however I haven't long moved into my new flat and the other day met my new Avon representative who cheerfully introduced herself to me and handed me a little catalogue to peruse.
That evening was wet and windy outside so I snuggled up with the book and a hot chocolate and before I knew it I had placed a humongous order. I do love home shopping though not the bill that comes after!
One of things I ordered because of the scented page was this perfume for myself. I loved the scent and usually it costs £12.00 a bottle but I ordered it when it was on offer for £8.00 so I felt I got a bit of a bargain.
The bottle comes in a brown box with opens to the top of it and on the front and in white writing I am told that it is Aromadisiac 'For Her' Eau De Toilette 'En vaporisateur' On the back of the box other information listed includes ingredients and the size (which in this case is 50ml) and then there is a lot of information given in foreign languages plus contact details for Avon.
The bottle is a sort of triangle in shape and made from chunky clear glass which is none coloured to the base of it and goes to a burgundy colour gradually up to the neck with a matching burgundy plastic lid that simply twists on/off and covers a silver and burgundy push button sprayer. Around the base on the bottle and engraved in is the word Aromadisiac and on the base of the bottle the size is again stated and I'm told what the fragrance is called and contact details for Avon are again listed. Nice, unusual looking bottle this is with a slight dent to the back of it for ease of handling.
The Perfume Itself
This is an incredibly rich and sweet perfume. I'd call it womanly, rich and rather sophisticated and its the sort of fragrance that will get you noticed as it is so fragrant and once more once applied it stays heavily fragrant on the skin for hours.
It sprays out with ease and you really don't want to go overboard with spraying this and it possesses a scent of rich florals however.... which I'm not entirely sure as I can't make it out and it is warmed with pink peppercorns giving that floral fragrance a bit of an omph to it. It is mainly though an amber fragrance and for that reason it is warm and to me it has a candyfloss sort of essence about it.
I do like this interesting multi faceted scent though I do find this a bit too sweet so I can only use a couple of quirts of it per application or I feel a bit nauseous. I think it is best classified as an evening scent and definitely for the more bold and confident wearer. It is classy enough, doesn't have a cheap way with it and is long lasting and I can't knock its quality though just be sure to like really rich and sweet scents before purchasing this!
Only available from Avon.