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I received Far Away Dreams perfume as a gift earlier this year, but up until now I haven't got around to using it.
It is a perfume by Avon that was released off the back off their classic Far Away perfume, which has been going since 1994.
To be honest, I have never had a bottle of the original Far Away perfume. I have sampled it in the past, but cannot remember what it smelled like.
~ Price and availability ~
Typically of Avon products, when a range is reduced off the back of another perfume, it is only for a limited period of time. It seems that this perfume is no longer available from Avon and they are currently promoting a new Far Away perfume called Far Away Exotic.
The usual price for Far Away Dreams would have been £13, but Avon usually have a perfume offer on, at the minute it is 2 for £13.
Far Away Dreams can still be found on ebay, where it sells for around £6.50.
~ Packaging ~
The perfume comes in a red/ peach coloured box, which fades into an orange/peach colour and then into a light yellow colour. The words 'Far Away Dreams' are at the top of the box with a faded picture of a yingyang with a tassle hanging from it. It is a fairly simply designed box. It is very summery and I like the colour.
~ Bottle ~
Far Away Dreams comes in a similar bottle to the Far Away bottle. It is only available in 50ml bottles. It is a round flattish bottle with a sort of yingyang shape which makes the top half of the bottle stick out a little bit more than the bottom. The bottle is made from a frosted glass. There is a lemon yellow coloured tassle around the neck of the bottle and it has a spherical lid, which is yellow on the bottom and a pearly white colour on the top with a way pattern going right around.
I really like the bottle of the perfume. It is nice and summery and gives the impression that the fragrance will be clean and fresh. I like the lemon coloured tassle, which is a nice touch and the lid adds to the design of the bottle as well.
~ Scent ~
The scent is fresh and summery and it reminds me of holidays, far away holidays, you could say. It is a light fragrance, but I have found it to be long lasting.
The fragrance is described as an oriental floral scent. It offers top notes of pineapple, peach, mango and coconut, heart notes of gardenia and rose and base notes of amber, sandalwood and vanilla.
I think this fragrance has subtle fruity and floral tones, but I think it is best described as crisp, fresh and clean (but not soapy).
I think this perfume would suit younger women in their 20's, 30's and even teenagers as I associate lighter, refreshing fragrances more with a younger age range.
I would say this is more of a daytime scent, rather than one for special occasions.
~ Overall ~
Overall, I have found this perfume to be really light and refreshing with floral and fruity tones. I really love this scent. It is really summery and uplifting.
I find it disappointing that this has been discontinued. I don't rate many of Avon's perfumes as highly as I rate this one and Avon's website shows that this perfume was rated on average 4.5 out of 5 stars by other customers.
==Avon Far Away Dreams Eau De Toilette==
I used to have the Avon booklet all the time and when I was in my teen years I would have an array of the Avon perfumes. My favourite one of all was the Far Away fragrance and not only did I have the Eau De Toiltte but I also had the body spray, talc and shower gel of the same scent.
I recently came across an Avon booklet at work and counldn't help having a flick through at coffee time. It was then that I saw this new fragrance which was a follow on from the original Far Away perfume. I couldn't help but order it.
Compared to the perfumes that I have been buying in Boots, this one has a fairly reasonable price tag on it and for a bottle with 50 ml inside I paid a special offer price of £6. at the time of buying it was half price so even at the normal price of £12 I feel it represents a good purchase for the amount you get.
The design of the bottle is very similar to that of the classic Far Away perfume but the colours of the bottle and lid are different. The old pink and black colours are replaced by a look which is a lot cleaner and pure looking. It is all white and gold and does look like it cost a fair bit more money than I paid for it. On the whole the design of the bottle is a good one and the squirt pump action nozzle works well at delivering an even spray of the product onto the skin.
I wasn't holding out too much hope on the actual smell of the fragrance as I hadn't had many Avon perfumes for a good number of years and seeing as how I had been paying out a lot of money for celebrity fragrances and well known ones from Boots I was sure I would be able to pinpoint this perfume as a cheap smelling one.
However I have to admit that this fragrance from Avon could pass for being a very expensive and top branded perfume. The floral and fruity scents of the top notes really work well for a light and refreshing aroma which make it feel ever so feminine and fresh. The base notes of amber and sandle wood make for a more sensuous and deep after aroma which cling to the skin and make the longevity of each squirt really rather good. The mix of the top and base notes work really well together to create a wonderful perfume that for the price I feel was a complete bargain.
I can't say that the fragrance is able to last the entire day smelling strong on my skin or clothes but it is not far off of that. I give a good five sprays of the perfume and this seems to last most of the working day being noticeable and I would say that the 50 ml bottle has done a good few months already and I haven't really got to half way of the bottle yet. For the price I paid I think this was a brilliant purchase and I think I would even be happy to have paid the full price for the bottle.
All in all it has to be said that this Avon Far Away Dreams is a lovely feminine perfume that has a nice aroma and a good staying power. I would recommend it highly to most people and should think it would be a fragrance that can be worn any time and for an occasion. For those reasons I feel a top score of 5 out of 5 stars is in order.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
many thanks for taking the time to read.
Avon Far Away Dreams is one of the many Avon scents I've been able to give a trial run thanks to my friend being an Avon rep, who lets me test things for a decent amount of time before I decide if I want to buy them or not. After the completely failure of Avon's original Far Away fragrance (in my eyes anyway) I didn't have high hopes for it's special edition version Far Away Dreams.
As with most Avon scents, 50ml of Far Away Dreams is usually sold for £12, although there are also special offers available for this and the few other special editions of Far Away that have been released at different times. You might be able to pick this up for as much as half price if it's on offer in the Avon catalogue from a rep, or on offer on the website.
Staying similar to the original Far Away in terms of bottle design, this time Far Away Dreams is a white spherical glass bottle with a flattened base so it stands up. There is a gold tassle hanging from the round lid of the bottle, instead of a black one which is on the original version. I don't actually like the bottle. I wasn't keen on the original Far Away bottle either but this one is less attractive, and the white solid colour just makes it look cheap. Clear glass would have been much better in my opinion.
Compared to the original Far Away scent, I do actually like Far Away Dreams more. It has a lighter scent and on first spray there is not the overly alcoholic and chemically smell that the original blend had for the first few minutes.
I think Far Away Dreams is aiming for the same oriental smell as with the original, but this time it has the added bonus of a sweeter, more feminine vanilla aroma to the scent, which is an improvement. There is also the tiniest hint of another official note of coconut milk, which adds a softer, milky touch to the fragrance which I appreciated. There are still the slightly exotic floral notes there, but the vanilla and coconut milk lightens them up more.
Although I like Far Away Dreams much more than the original Far Away scent, there are other perfumes, including several Avon ones I would choose ahead of it, for example, if you're wanting an exotic, tropical smelling coconut scented fragrance, try Tahitian Holiday by Avon, as it's much better by far.
This light perfume, like the original Far Away doesn't seem to want to stay on my skin. Far Away Dreams can last a little longer than the original, at 1-2 hours, but after that I am unable to smell the fragrance on my skin at all. I would have to reapply this every few hours throughout the day, which I think is too much for a scent I'm not head over heels about.
Although this is a decent enough perfume, I'm not blown away by it. I know I shouldn't expect much from something this cheap, but some of Avon's cheap perfumes have been great, so I know they can do better. This light perfume is not for me I'm afraid, but others may like it so I recommend testing it out yourselves if possible. I'd give it 2.5 stars if possible but I can't, so it gets the benefit of the doubt and I'll give it 3/5.
This was a limited or special edition in the Far Away family. It pops up now and again and I haven't seen it for a while recently.It's a shame because this one and the Paradise one I probably like more than the original Far Away. They still have the same scent that the original one has, but there is other notes mixed through which makes this smell lighter and nicer for me anyway.
This comes in a 50ml bottle and the right price for this is £12. It was usually on some kind of offer though, mostly £6 or £8, which makes it more enticing to buy.
The box looks alright. It is a white box which looks simple enough. It has the Far Away branding on it with the picture of the tassle and Dreams is written in different lettering, which looks to be a light lighter type writing. The bottle is ok, but it doesn't look that very nice. It isn't that the bottle looks bad, but I think because this is a pure white bottle then it could perhaps look a bit cheap. It's unlike any other Bottle out there as others usualy have clear, frosted, or coloured glass. There is a gold tassle design around the nect of the bottle, so it Jazzes it up a bit. The lid is a simple ball shape.
So how does this smell? This has the Oriental notes mixed through it from the Original Far Away but it has notes of Vanilla and Coconut Milk. This makes it sound sickly and sweet, but there isn't loads of these notes mixed through and it all just smells light, fresh and a little bit creamy smelling. It still smells exotic but more in a Tropical way kind of as well as it being Oriental.
After this settles on your skin it smells nice. It doesn't smell too alcohol-like, which is great. This lasts a good lenght of time too, but I still reapply though the day to freshen up.
A nice light enough and fresh Perfume. Just wished that this was available more often in the book.
Far away is one of those universal perfumes worn by all different age groups. Its been a popular perfume sold by Avon for years now, so it makes sense that it's suitable for every Generation.
I remember smelling it as a little girl, my auntie would spray it before she went out to the pub and her bedroom would smell of it for days. When i was in my early 20s an Avon rep started delivering to our area- so i frantically searched through the brochure and found far away on offer. It was near Christmas time so i was able to get it with the matching talc, body spray and body lotion and bath pouffe for around £10.
The perfume is a really distinctive smell, when i wear it people often ask me what is that lovely smell- and it is usually me because i'm wearing far away! Not many perfumes have that affect on people, most are sold purely on brand or endorsement basis only- far away is like a little hidden gem that beats the majority of the more expensive perfumes hands down!
Avon produces a wide range of perfumes, many becoming sought-after classics. There are some that fall short of the mark and just smell cheap and strongly chemical. It's hard to know what you will end up with when you are buying from Avon as you are relying on the book or website to give a good impression of the product. It costs £12 for a 50ml bottle and is frequently included in the fragrance special offers, so it's worth waiting until you get a good deal.
I already love the original Far Away fragrance and it is one of my favourite perfumes ever. So I was intrigued to try this variant on a classic fragrance. Far Away Dreams has a brief simple description of "A joyful blend of tropical fruits and lush florals unfold to the soft sensuality of amber and sun-warmed sandalwood."
The bottle is based on the original Far Away, with a rounded glass base and curvy design. It is a little more understated with the lid being a pale white and cream combination, and the tassel is a golden shade. I think it looks really cute and classy even though it is a bit on the plain side. The perfume itself is almost colourless and it shows through the bottle clearly which is good for allowing you to see how much you have left.
The smell is absolutely beautiful from the moment you put it on. It's not quite as heavy as Far Away, and I usually spritz two sprays over my body, and then another spray over my wrists which I also rub onto my neck. This gives a full and rounded level of fragrance and it lasts well without fading away completely. I like to re-apply later on in the day but two applications, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon, last through the entire day and keep you smelling sweet!
The exotic floral tones come through first, and it has a sweet smell that reminds me of coconut milk. The scent really is dreamy, and Far Away Dreams is the perfect name for it! As the fragrance settles and develops on your skin, it becomes sweeter and you get a lovely hint of vanilla coming through, before it finally rests on a musky, powdery scent. It is light and luscious, and is exotic in a light, sweet, floral way which is more sensual than sexy. It's beautiful and I haven't used another perfume like it before, it is very unique and recognisable.
The best thing about this perfume is that it's so versatile. It's a great all-rounder and good for any occasion, I would literally wear this anywhere and I use it all the time. It's suitable for daytime and works really well on the warm summer evenings we're having now. This perfume really puts a smile on my face and makes me feel good about myself, I feel more confident when I'm wearing it. I would happily recommend this to any woman, and I believe it would work for every age range from teens to OAPs. A worthy purchase for a gift or as a treat for yourself!
I am becoming more and more impressed with Avon's fragrances, this is grown-up and sophoisticated as well as being flirty, sensual and feminine. It's a really gorgeous combination of top and base notes. Although Far Away Dreams is very different from Far Away, it is just as good in my opinion, and is another fragrance that is shooting to the top of my favourites lost. A really stunning job from Avon and I would not hesitate to purchase other perfumes in their range.
Last Mother's day I decided I would buy my mum a lovely pefume from Avon, and this one is the one that I chose to buy for her.
The reasons I chose this particular perfume are:
*I had tried Far Away, which is a very similar perfume from Avon
*there was a scented page in the brochure and it smelled really gorgeous, like something that both me and my mum would like to wear
It normally costs £12 but at the time it was on offer so only cost me £6, which meant I had a little money left over to buy her some other little gifts. The great thing about giving this to someone as a gift though, is that it actually looks really expensive, so they think you've been really generous and spent loads of money on them when in actual fact you've only really spent a few pounds!
The bottle design is shown in the picture (sometimes dooyoo puts the wrong picture up which is why I'm telling you this one is the same). It is a bit like the Far Away perfume bottle, except perhaps a little more elegant looking, as it is all white and gold and looks very dreamy, in my opinion. I like the little tassle as I think it makes it look very pretty and this isn't a bottle I'd be afraid to have out on my dressing table or to show to my friends.
The smell itself is absolutely gorgeous. You can't always be sure about whether or not to trust the scented pages but in this case I think you can. It is oriental and modern, an uplifting infusion of exotic florals, golden amber and warm woods. It is lightly sweet and feminine.
I would suggest asking your Avon rep for some testers if you are thinking about buying this, as perfumes smell differently on different people's skin; however this is so cheap I don't think myself that I would bother, although its really up to you.
Overall I really recommend this perfume. It was such good value for money and my mum (and me) is really pleased with this and we both wear it all the time! Recommended :)
My friend who is a particular Avon fan, usually gets me some Avon products for my birthday and/or Christmas. This Christmas, I received a little Avon Far Away gift set from her, which included three items, a shower gel, skin softener and also an eau de parfum.
Now, my little bottle of eau de parfum is only 15ml and is an ideal size for my handbag, and in fact, I carry it about in my handbag for those occasions when I want to top up the fragrance I'm wearing or just freshen up.
My little bottle comes in a long bottle with a gold lid and is in the form of a spray. Having already been very impressed with shower gel (although not so much with the skin softener) I was interested to see what this eau de parfum would be like.
This eau de parfum offers the same light and sweet fragrance as the shower gel. It is quite overpowering initially, however it does settle on your skin. This eau de parfum includes oriental blends of 'jasmine, freesia, orange flower and peach' as well as 'spices and vanilla'. I can certainly smell the vanilla in the fragrance and no doubt it is due to the mix of blends making this eau de parfum a sweet fragrance. Some may find it a little sickly sweet, particularly at the beginning, however I really like the fragrance.
One thing that I really like about this eau de parfum, is that it lasts well during the day. I can still smell it on my skin hours after putting it on, and it just goes to show that it doesn't matter if it is an expensive or cheaper perfume, some last and others don't.
Some may say that it reminds them of perfumes that their grandmother wore/wears, and that it probably quite true, but nonetheless, I think it creates a sweet aroma and is a feel good, happy perfume, because it is light.
All in all, I am very happy with this eau de parfum, particularly the fact that it lasts for a good part of the day, compared to many other more expensive perfumes that I have. Although this is only a handbag size bottle of the eau de parfum, I would happily recommend this to anyone looking fora sweet smelling oriental style fragrance that will last on your skin.
I'm a big fan of Avon products, in particular their perfumes as for the prices I think they are mostly on a par with some more expensive designer brands.
One of my favourite daytime perfumes is the hugely successful 'Far Away' - a warm, oriental fragrance that is just lovely. Imagine how excited I got when they decided to do a different fragrance in the Far Away range..I was as giddy as a young child on Christmas morning (small things amuse me)!
The new scent is called 'Far Away Dreams' and the comes in the same trade mark Far Away bottle as the original - a round flat glass bottle with a spray nozzle. The glass is opaque but you can clearly see the colour of the perfume inside which is clear.
The bottle has a circular plastic lid with silver and gold swirls and arond the neck of the bottle is a gold coloured tassle. I think this is to give it a classic 50's feel and although it does look fancy I find it often gets in the way when I'm trying to spray the perfume.
So to the scent..
There's no denying this is literally a 'dreamy' scent. There are fruity notes of peach and mango, and more muskier amber and sandalwood.
Wearing the perfume~
On first applying to my skin I was aware of the fruity peach and mango; particularly the mango stood out for me and was the more domineering of the two with the peach being delicately in the background.
After about ten minutes or so of the scent settling down I noticed the musky smell of sandalwood and that is the note that seems to linger the most.
It's not overpowering but the scent doesn't seem to fade too much and I could still smell the perfume several hours later on my skin so it definitely has staying power.
The perfume is far more delicate and light than the original Far Away and dare I say it's almost superior?
Price and availability~
This is a new scent from Avon so is exclusive to them and can be ordered via an avon representative or online from the avon shop.
I bought this a few weeks ago when it first came out and paid £7 which for a 50ml bottle I think is very good value. The normal rrp is only £10 and for a lovely, light daytime perfume I think that's not too much either.
I like the original Far Away a lot and use it a lot for the daytime but I am very impressed with this. Because of the fruitiness it's more suited to a summer scent, probably ideal for holidays, but for me it's my little bit of summer in a bottle!
5 stars from me
I got a bottle of Avon Far Away Dreams for my birthday from my mam who is an Avon rep. I get Avon perfume pretty much every birthday and every Christmas, so I've had a lot of experience of Avon fragrances, and in general I find them very hit and miss, so I never know quite what to expect.
Far Away is one of Avon's best selling fragrances and has been around for years. I have used the original Far Away myself, but it was many years ago. There have been a number of variations of this fragrance over time, and Far Away Dreams is the latest one.
The fragrance comes in a rounded frosted glass bottle with a round lid and tassel. The main difference between the bottle of Far Away Dreams in comparison to the standard Far Away product, is that the lid and tassel are yellow, whereas they are pink on the original bottle.
Avon's description of this product is 'A joyful dream of sunny peach, tropical mango, and lush florals unfolds to the soft sensuality of amber and creamy sandalwood.'
I do not know what the notes of the fragrance are, but when this perfume is first sprayed, I think initially there is a sort of powdery scent which quickly disperses, to reveal what is unmistakably the sweet, yet incredibly fruity peach scent. It's very much a summery fragrance to me, and whilst being quite a strong fragrance it is not so heavy that it becomes overpowering or sickly.
Once settled on the skin for a while, the perfume develops quite a floral scent to it, again with a powdery softness about it. I think it's at this point the scent starts to take on a bit more of an old-fashioned smell. I'm not necessarily saying that's a bad thing, it's just that the powdery floral is not really as modern as some of the fragrances on the market at the moment, and although I think it still smells quite nice, I can imagine not everyone would like it.
Once it's been on the skin for quite some time, you can start to detect the scent of the sandalwood, which gives a great base to the perfume and smells woody without being too deep or masculine.
In terms of comparing this to the original Far Away, although similar in some respects, I think this one is much lighter and fresher and the juicy peach scent when first sprayed makes it more summery than the original.
One thing I love about this product is that it's a product I can smell when I'm wearing it, and it lasts absolutely hours without any need for re-application.
This costs £12 from Avon although it's currently on offer for a bargain price of £6 - this is for a 50ml bottle. Considering that this is eau de parfum rather than just an eau de toilette, it's great value for money.
I definitely think that this is one of Avon's better fragrances. It's very difficult with Avon fragrances as you often have to rely on scented pages to know what they smell like and I can imagine the powdery, floral heart of this scent wouldn't be everyone's taste, but I was impressed and would buy another bottle when mine runs out.