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Avon Far Away Perfume is available in at least 4 types :
Far Away Bella
Far Away Gold
Far Away Exotic
I will be reviewing Far Away Original.
Price and Availability:
This product is still available on the AVON website and I am sure it will be for a while, as when I was checking the current price in order to write this I noticed it is advertised as AVON's No 1 selling perfume so I doubt it will be going anywhere anytime soon.
It is usually £13 for 50ml but it is currently on offer at £8 which is a bargain. Bottle:
I don't have the original bottle anymore but it was an oval/circular shape, frosted glass which a curved indent running along it. It has an oriental style black tassel around the neck (which broke off pretty soon after purchasing) and a black and purple circular plastic lid. When I ran out last time they had a travel size 30ml one on offer so I bought that ans it is just a plain square shape around 1.5cm in width with a sticker on the front stating that is is 'Far Away'. I think this is more of a space saving deign, not really trying to look pretty.
I am going to completely contradict my last review now because this is 100% an evening scent but it is also one of my all time favourite perfumes, it just has such a sexy smell I love it, and it is one of only a handful of perfumes that I have ever bought more than once.
The Scents are:
Top Notes: Ylang Ylang, Orange, Coconut, Peach
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Violet, Gardenia, Freesia
Base Notes: Vanilla, Sandalwood, Musk, Amber
And I know I said I don't like musk but there is so much going on you can't really smell that much musk.
Strength and Longevity
This is a very strong perfume and you only need a little on so that it's not to overpowering. The scent will last all day and I have often had people ask what I was wearing hours and hours after putting it on. This perfume is one of the ones I get asked about the most as well, which makes sense as if it is AVONS number one best seller it is obviously a very pleasing scent.
Overall I can't fault this perfume and if you can pick it up on offer it's also a bargain, I will definitely buy again when this bottle runs out.
This review will also be on my ciao account under shellyjaneo
As my sister has started to do Avon, she got a free sample with this with one of the orders and I really liked the smell in it, the month after it was on special offer at just £6.50 for a 50ml bottle, normal price is £15 which either way I still think is pretty cheap. So I decided to buy myself a bottle.
The box is pretty plain just purple with a few patterns on, then in orange writing the words far away exotic printed on the front of the box. Then it has small writing on the back of the box, which to be honest is too small and I can not really see what it says, so you can not read this if you have bad eyesight.
On opening the box you are presented with a pretty looking bottle that is clear in colour and you can see the perfume, which is good to see what you have left. Then on the base of the lid you have a purple tassle which hangs just below the lid. The lid is a nice orange and purple colour and is really easy to take off.
The smell of the perfume is a sweet and fruity smell, I find it a really nice smell, it is strong but not too over powering and after it has settled down its even better. It is an unusual smell, one I have never smelt before normally you get perfumes that are similar but this is one of kind, but not in a bad way, I love the smell of this. The perfume also lasts all night after just a couple of squirts, so I would really recommend this as it is cheap and is very nice.
No shame to say, I love Avon and as a result have accrued far too many products of theirs already. One product I do have and will always continue to buy over and over again is the "Far Away" Eau de parfum from their brochures. The scent is absolutely timeless and beautiful and for me it never gets old!
I actually have this in a travel sized bottle, as I like it for an everyday scent and so I prefer having a bottle to go with me when I am out and about and can fit in my handbag. The bottle I have came in a little glass bottle with a square, clear glass lid and you are able to see the yellow/brown perfume inside.
The fragrance itself is really fruity and light and smells warm and soft with notes of orange, freesia, peach, jasmine and rose. These combine to give a quite a sweet and passionate smelling perfume which whittle down to more vibrant notes of sandalwood, coconut and vanilla which are my more favourable scents and and are not overbearing but just the right vivacity to smell gorgeous and draw attention from those surrounding me!
Upon application, I usually spray about 2/3 squirts and waft through, then do a spray no a wrist, rub together and dab my neck for full effect. Even as an eau de parfum, this is a lot weaker than other perfumes on the market (maybe why its reasonably cheaper) and so I use more than I usually would like to. As lovely as it is, the staying power is not all there and within a few hours I have to re-apply all this all over again! It sucks because I really love it, but it's not the best perfume for a night out as it seems to evaporate in minutes within heat and I just smell bland. Bleurgh!
Overall I really like this perfume and it is always in my handbag for the occasional moment when out and about and I need spicing up a bit! It's not an overpowering, in your face kind of scent, but one which is really warm and sensual and has elements of soft sweet fruits. It's a burst of fragrance which can be worn in any season - spring, summer, autumn winter, and I think it will appeal to women of all ages as it is not restrictive to the mature or the young. I think I paid about £3 for the travel sized bottle that I carry and I think the 50ml bottle costs about £12 but is often on a buy one get one free deal in the brochure with other perfumes from Avon. I'd definitely recommend it, and think it will make a lovely last minute gift this Christmas!
===Why I Buy This===
This original Far Away fragrance was launched in 1994.
Because I was not so keen on Far Away I never bothered to try the next three versions - Dreams, Paradise or Fantasy.
However I had been given a sample of their new Far Away Exotic fragrance and really took to it and so bought the full sized version.
After enjoying Far Away Exotic I decided to revisit the original Far Away which has stood the test of time and has now been on sale for 18 years.
'Avon's No.1 Fragrance.' Avon state 'Escape the norm and get lost in a tantalising blend of exotic blooms and sandalwood.Oriental'.
Fragrantica.com states that it 'is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women. Far Away was launched in 1994. The fragrance features orange, amber, sandalwood, gardenia, coconut, musk, violet, freesia, vanilla, osmanthus, peach, jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose'.
This fragrance comes in a 50 ml bottle.
All Far Away fragrances come in the same style bottle.
Eau de parfum.
Comes in a cream box with a black border around the base. The front has a round logo of black and purple with a sort of ying and yang pattern There is also the image as if a black tassel was hanging down the front.
The bottle is round from the front but narrow if looked at sideways. The glass is slightly frosted and has a wavy line across the centre.
The cap is in the shape of a ball and divided into two colours by a wavy dividing line - the top section being very deep fushia and the bottom part being black.
Another trade mark of Far Away perfumes is the tassel around the neck of the bottle - this one is black.
Made in Poland and contains 70.7% ethanol alcohol. Flammable.
===Additional Far Away Items===
Roll on deodorant
Bath & shower gel
Full price is £13 for 50 mls - but is often on special offer.
As I said before Far Away original was never a favourite of mine, but our tastes do change so I decided to try this again as it had been very popular with lots of people I knew over the years.
The bottle and box do not seem to have changed at all over the years.
The fragrance is quite strong and is just as I remember it. It is both spicy and exotic and also has a sort of powdery quality. I am pleasantly surprised by how much I like this now - it stays for a good few hours and once the initial smell settles down after being applied it stays as a good strong fragrance but is not overpowering - but do not apply too much or it would be!
While not being too heavy in my opinion I would not really want to be wearing this on hot summer days as it is more on the heavy rather than light side - but for autumn, winter and spring it is fine. It is a warm sort of fragrance which is very long lasting. It smells warm and spicy, but not in a sickly way.
Reading the list of ingredients I cannot actually pick out any one ingredient from the aroma - but it is the sort of fragrance that once you have tried it you will be able to pick it out quite easily.
Avon does have a full money-back guarantee so you can try it with confidence or ask your representative for a sample to try.
4 Stars. A nice fragrance that does not smell 'cheap' even though inexpensive to buy - but not my all time favourite.
===Would I Recommend?===
Two years ago I was getting ready for my holiday to Shanghai and decided I wanted some new perfume. The general idea was to get a cheap one and so if I ended up leaving things behind I would not be leaving a very expensive item. It was part of an offer of buy one Avon perfume and get another one cheaply so it probably cost about £6 for a 50ml bottle. Considering the length of the journey, Far Away seemed like a good one to choose.
It is a lot more flowery and fruity than the FCUK products I normally use and it was hard to say what the main smell is. There is clearly vanilla and apparently the others are amber, sandalwood and jasmine - I was a bit surprised at that as I always considered sandalwood a product for men's toiletries.
The bottle is a pretty oval sort of shape and while it is not that big it is not really suitable to go in a small evening bag so it may be an idea to get the body spray if you want to take it on a night out. A friend who wears it considers it as a night time fragrance but I was happy to wear it throughout the day. It lasted well and did not feel too strong for the daytime.
The bottle is very attractive and I think it makes it look like a much more expensive product than it is. The little black tassle adds to the effect and blends well with the frosted bottle.
When I read a full list of all the contents there is a lot more than I had first heard as there is peach, violet, coconut and rose although there is no real smell of any of those. I have to admit I do not know what ylang ylang or osmanthus smell like so can't comment on the contribution they make.
I found that there was no need to use a lot of the perfume as a bit on my wrists, neck and one little spray on the top I was wearing lasted all day.
I have bought the same perfume since and still use it on a regular basis. It has a fairly basic package - white with a picture of the bottle on it, but really it does not need fancy packaging to make it a god buy.
I bought this perfume after I had smelt it on my sister and really liked the smell, I used to be an Avon representative and know that near enough every product goes on some sort of offer over the space of 3 or 4 brochures so I never buy an Avon product as full price.
The perfume is from Avon obviously although you do often find people selling Avon products on Ebay, the perfume is usually £13 for a 50ml bottle although I think I paid £8 which is much better value.
The bottle is sort of squashed sphere shape and has detailing like waves across the bottle, the top of the bottle is a sphere and pushes on and off and then there is a little thin piece of thin rope style material with a little tassel on the end. The only colour to the bottle is the lid which is purple and black which stand nicely against each other.
The bottle of perfume comes in a cardboard box also very simple, cream in colour with the name and the description of the product and then the little bit of black and purple on it too. Avon describe the perfume as "Escape the norm and get lost in a tantalising blend of exotic blooms and sandalwood.Oriental"
I find this perfume quite a light floral scent but with a little spice scent to it too, I like the perfume for daytime wear however I carry a handbag sized one with me too when I am wearing it as it doesn't last more than a couple of hours which I find is the case with most Avon perfumes. I find that the scent of the perfume as it is wearing off smells like the full sugar cream soda in the really cheap brands as it tends to go into a really sweet smell when it's wearing off.
I really like this perfume and at the price I paid it is great value however I wish Avon would find a way of giving all their perfumes more staying power but I suppose this is reflected in the price really.
==Avon Far Away Perfume==
I have been an Avon customer now for a good number of years on and off and through all my different purchases I always find myself making sure I have a bottle of this Avon Far Away Perfume on the go. It is one of those perfumes which has been around for so long but because of its popularity Avon seem reluctant to discontinue it, thank goodness.
The perfume from Avon isn't always great and I have had a few dodgy ones that don't smell that nice or don't last that long throughout the day. However this Far Away from Avon does smell nice and it does last very well on the skin and clothes all throughout the day.
The price per bottle is also another good thing about the perfume as it is £13 for a good sized 50 ml bottle of the fragrance and this compared to other fragrances which Boots stock is a very good price indeed. More often than not Avon will have some sort of special offer on either where the price per bottle is less or you are able to pick up extra products at a slight few pennies more when things are bought together and this is always worth cashing in on when its available.
The design of the bottle is okay as well as it is easy to use and always stands nicely on my dresser whilst never having been knocked over very easily. The design of the cloudy glass bottles allows you to see how much of the product is left inside and the only thing I would say I wasn't too keen on was the dark urine colour of the perfume inside the bottle and this could be a little lighter to look a little more appealing. However the black and dark pink bottle top is a nice touch as is the black tassel that hangs around the neck of the bottle.
The spray pump action of the bottle that I have is always really good at giving out a large dose of the perfume with each spray and because the perfume scent itself is really quite strong I tend not to use more than two sprays around my neck area at any one time. Of course when going out for an evening I probably put on twice this for a more dramatic and on the whole stronger smell.
The smell of the perfume is the main draw to this perfume and I must say that in all the years I have been buying it Avon haven't changed the scent at all and they haven't really needed to either. I haven't even gotten too bored of the aroma and although I do mix the scent up with all the other bottles of fragrance that I have this one is still one of my all time favourites.
The strong yet sweet smell of this deeply seductive and very grown up smelling scent is really very appealing and the orange aromas are one of the first scents that you can easily pick out and this give s it the sweetness and zestiness that make up the top notes. The slightly deeper key notes are peach, rose, jasmine and freesia which still add to the sweetness but begin to give it a floral and fresh scent which is soon replaced by the long lasting and far deeper base notes which include sandle wood and warm amber which gives it an all over richness while the strong vanilla scent is that aspect of the perfume which I feel lasts the longest and can still be smelt at the end of a long day with only the one application of the perfume in the morning.
I was really surprised by the longevity of this perfume when I tried it all those years ago and I must say that this aspect of the perfume still hasn't changed either and with the two squirts that I tend to give it in the morning surprisingly still seem noticeable at the end of a working day and long into the evening. A little of the perfume certainly goes a long way which means a couple of squirts do the job well and a 50 ml bottle of the perfume really will last a good few months and even longer if you mix it up with using other perfumes in the mean time like I do.
All in all I really can't praise this perfume enough. It has a strong smell which is sweet and very appealing to me so a bottle lasts a very long time making the already fairly cheap price of the whole bottle very affordable and well worth getting. I think the only people that might not like this are those who are not too keen on sweet vanilla scents. On the whole though I find this is a perfume that really can be used day or night, summer or winter and by a variety of different age groups without seeming out of place. For all these reasons I feel a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation is well deserved.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I have to say I am a complete creature of habit, knowing what I like and sticking to them, this applies to a great many things in my life, with my perfumes being one of them, yes, occasionally my Mum will buy me a newer scent, but I always eventually gravitated back to my old trusted and tested scents, with the one subject of this review being my second favourite!
The perfume in question is - "Avon - far away".
Now of all the beautiful bottles out there, which are sometimes better than the small of the perfume admittedly, this perfumes bottle is exceedingly old fashioned, with the bottle being frosted and round, with a round top and a tassel round the neck, this gives it a quite geriatric oriental look, though am not sure if that was what they were going for!
The scent of this however is the drawing point for me, being incredible sweet but distinctive too.
On the official Avon website, this is described as a mixture of exotic blooms, sandalwood with a really oriental feel, to me this stuff smells like a cross between spice and cream soda!
Once the top notes have calmed down a little, there is still a real sweetness about the scent, less cream soda-ish and more floral, but really seems to suit my skin chemistry, still being as appealing as when first sprayed.
There are also notes of jasmine, freesia, peach and rose, making this a delectable blend of florals and fruity notes, making this not too over powering, just incredibly feminine.
Longevity wise this doesn't last as long as a more expensive perfume would, but due to it's less inflated price (at present £13.00, and get any other perfume for £2.00, www.avon.co.uk), I have no problem having an extra spritz during the day, with this being my daily work perfume, knowing it won't break the bank if I use the bottle a little quicker than the norm.
This is a lovely eau de parfum that doesn't last as long as other scents on my skin, but is my favourite non going out scent, recommended!
Thanks for reading x
As with many perfumes from Avon, you cannot smell or test them out before actually buying them, unless the Avon brochure has a scented page, as they sometimes do. If ordering the perfumes from the Avon shop website then there is no way of testing it out on there, and so you would have to go by the description of the perfume to try and guess whether it would be a scent for you or not.
I personally would never buy a perfume from Avon if I didn't know already what the scent was like, as I'm always afraid I might not like the perfume. However, on this occasion I was getting a handbag size of the 'Far Away' perfume for free, when ordering other certain items, and so I bought it this way.
This bottle is 30ml which usually costs £7.50. I would not usually class 30ml as being a handbag sized bottle but as the standard size that Avon usually sell is 50ml for £13 then to them I guess it is!
It stated in the brochure that this is a blend of exotic blooms and sandalwood, and is oriental. I am not usually a fan of oriental perfumes and so I wasn't expecting much, but as Avon's perfumes aren't usually as strong as big branded perfumes I thought this might be an exception, and it would do for work. I like to wear my least expensive perfumes for work and keep the more expensive ones for special occasions!
When the perfume arrived, I tried it out straight away and squirted it once on my wrist. Straight away I did not like it and this is not my kind of scent at all. It reminded me of a floral perfume that would be aimed at older women, and not young women like me. I think it definitely has a more mature appeal and I personally prefer my fragrances to be more girly and vibrant.
It is slightly exotic and oriental but I would say it is more of a really deep and heavy floral scent overall, which I do not like. In my opinion, the most oriental thing about this fragrance is the design of the bottle. Whilst the bottle is nothing fancy, the purple top and little black sash around it does give it an oriental appeal.
On the plus side, it does seem to have good staying power, which is something I want when wearing a perfume. It is just a shame that I don't like this one as it wears well.
I have never used this perfume since and so I still have the full bottle, which I will probably give away to someone who does actually like it. As I said previously I wasn't expecting much from this perfume by the description in the brochure, and as it was free, I wasn't hugely disappointed.
For those of you that do like this perfume or this kind of scent and I would think if you do like a deep floral fragrance you may like this a lot more than I do, then the perfumes are currently on offer on the Avon website and in the brochure at buy one and get another for £2. This can be any other fragrance, and doesn't have to be two of the same one.
I have been using Avon products since my friends daughter started as an Avon rep and I have found a lot of really great things as well as some not as good as they are supposed to be.
The Faraway range I use a lot for every day use that way I get to save the expensive perfume given to me for Birthdays , Christmas etc for special occasions I find that FarAway has many followers many is the time I have been asked is that " Faraway " you are wearing it is easily recognisable. I also use the other items in the range, body cream,body spray and talc they all come in handy sizes for taking on holiday no great big cumbersome bottles and jars .
I realise peoples tastes vary but if you are looking for a nice everyday fragrance then this one is well worth trying and I hope you agree with me how nice it is..If you have not got an Avon rep near you then try on line
not only do they ring the bell as in " Avon Calling" they deliver by post as well.
When i first smelled this Avon perfume on the pages of one of their brochures i thought it was absoloutely gorgeous and being on special offer at half price i was quick to snap up a bottle. It's one of the fragrances that Avon has been selling the longest and it smells as old as it is!
My first perception of it was that it smelled 'Blooming' and Oriental and seemed as though it would be a scent that would really last on me. But when i actually got the perfume itself and put it on me, i thought it had an overwhelming similarity to a Granny's perfume, it made me feel so old wearing it! It does last on you for a lot longer than some of Avon's other perfumes, but it isn't a smell i really wanted on me for a long time! It is an Avon classic and if you like an older type of scent then this one might be the one for you, but being a young girl that likes a more modern scent, this one wasn't for me. It does have a nice oriental looking bottle which is quite pretty though.
You can get a 100ml bottle for £7 so it is very reasonably priced mind.
This is the first review I've done of a product that I've actually purchased after recommendations from Dooyoo members! Far Away is Avon's number 1 perfume and has consistently good reviews! Being someone who knows very little about fragrances, I was happy to give it a go and I've definitely not been let down! Since my last attempt at writing a perfume review I thought I would try and improve this one by reading up on perfumes in general and learning some perfume terms such as 'notes'!. Anyway, I bought Far Away and I've been using it for about two weeks now so I feel I am ready to impart my wisdom...!
Avon and the website
Avon is a well known brand which according to their website 'is the leading direct seller of beauty and related products, reaching women in over 120 countries'. I remember my mum using Avon products when I was younger and she still raves about them now. The 'Avon Lady' would come round and mum always ended up buying face creams and make up and occasionally would buy something for myself and my sister. During their 50 years the company has grown and grown and they now also sell products via the website. I found Avon's website really easy to use and loved that there were tonnes of offers including make up for under £1 and stocking fillers for under £1! Bargain!
Reese Witherspoon is the face of Avon which I think has made the brand appeal to a younger audience and through their adverts they are reaching a wider market. Reese has just launched her first perfume 'In Bloom' through Avon, which she describes as 'very sensual, very romantic and alluring'. Avon have also branched out to lingerie and jewellery which I didn't know until I visited the website. I will be back there soon to buy Christmas presents, especially with all the offers they have on there!
Far Away was developed in 1994 and is still going strong. It is a sweet and feminine fragrance which I've had tonnes of compliments on since I bought it. According to the website the perfume is a 'tantalising blend of exotic blooms and sandalwood'.
On spraying the perfume I can immediately smell orange which I feel is the overpowering scent. According to other reviews I've read, these are the 'top notes'. I always find these are so important when trying a fragrance for the first time as it often the first spray which can persuade one to make the purchase. Far Away makes a great impression despite the fact that the notes are very strong. However it is a floral fragrance with notes of freesia, peach, jasmine and rose and this is what I feel makes up the centre of the perfume once the top notes have subsided. The scent is very warm with amber and sandalwood and when it dries and settles on the skin, the base notes of vanilla and coconut are evident and this what I smell for the next few hours.
Does it last?
Considering the first notes are so strong I would expect this to last most of the day. However I found that even with a decent number of squirts (I'm not sure what the proper word for this is!) it has normally faded away significantly by lunch time. Nothing a few more squirts can't fix but at the rate I'm going, the chances are the bottle will be finished by Christmas! This is an eau de parfum which I think should be more powerful and last longer than the eau de toilettes I have used. Nope - I have just checked and the ever-reliable Wikipedia tells me that this varies between perfume houses and that some eau de toilettes can be stronger than the parfums! Oh well, that's something to know for the next perfume review I do, although I don't plan on buying any more soon!
The perfume can be layered with other Far Away products available from Avon to make the fragrance last. There is a shower gel, body cream and body spray which are all good value (£1.75 on the website at the moment!).
The bottle is one of the nicest I've seen for a perfume. It's a translucent circular bottle with a black and pink lid and a cute little black tassle fastened round the neck. It gives the impression of a feminine but very classy scent which captures the perfume perfectly. The perfume is a nice pinky peachy colour which adds to this effect and is much nicer than the horrible yellow colour I've seen in other perfumes. The packaging is very similar - it's a small cream box with a black thick line along the bottom along with an image of the perfume lid and tassle. Again, a classy design with fancy writing which almost gives an oriental feel. I have to say that my one complaint was that the perfume box did not come sealed in plastic and had become a bit battered en route to my door. I wouldn't normally be bothered but I bought two and one was a gift for my sister!
So I knew already from reviews that this perfume retails at £12 which is already an absolute bargain. What I didn't know was that they have a deal at the moment which offers two items from a large selection for £12. I was able to get two 50ml Far Away perfumes for £12 which I think is a great deal. I actually visited the website again today before I submitted this review and was gutted to see that the offers are now even better! You can now get the perfume for £6 and a gift set including the 50ml perfume, 50ml body cream and 50ml show gel for only £8.
Would I recommend?
Avon is committed to supporting causes that matter to women - breast cancer and domestic violence. I personally find this an added bonus to what I consider an excellent perfume. For me the things that matter most are the scent, the price and durability. While it doesn't last as long as I would like, the fragrance itself and the excellent value for money would make me buy this again. I would recommend it to anyone because at that price (£6 at the moment!) it wouldn't be the end of the world if it wasn't for you. 4/5 but very close to a 5!
Far Away is an Eau de Parfum by Avon, which I was able to use for a couple of weeks as my friend works as an Avon representative and lets me use fragrance for a good amount of time before I have to decide whether to buy or not. In this case, despite giving Far Away lots of chances over a few weeks, I decided not to bother! Despite wearing this perfume on numerous ocassions in the hope that it would grow on me, it just didn't...
A 50ml bottle of Avon Far Away usually costs £12 from an Avon rep / catalogue or the Avon website, but if you keep an eye out for deals at Avon, or on sites like eBay you can get a 50ml bottle for half that price.
The Far Away bottle is spherical in shape with a flattened bit on the bottle so it can stand upright.The lid of the glass bottle is a bright pink and black sphere, and the main feature of the bottle is a black tassle that hangs from the lid. The bottle doesn't make me love the perfume, but equally it doesn't make me not like it - to my tastes it's just an average looking perfume bottle that Avon have tried to make look exotic, but it's the scent that counts anyway isn't it?
Sold as a blend of exotic blooms and sandalwood, this fragrance to me has an odd slightly fruity smell which at first is overpowered by a more alcoholic, chemical smell before it quickly fades and lets the fruit and flowers breathe a bit more. I can't pick out any individual scents of this fragrance, it's a strange mix of florals and fruit, it's quite sweet and rich, but isn't overly nice. It's a low priced scent and to be honest, it smells like it.
To me it doesn't smell exotic or tantalising as Avon suggests, for my tastes it's a below average jumble of a fragrance, that never delivers what it promises. I gave this perfume several chances, wearing it a lot whilst at home over the course of a few weeks, but when it came to making a decision whether to buy it, I wasn't convinced it could grow on me any more, and I still wasn't keen.
With the Far Away Eau de Parfum, Avon have produced yet another perfume which doesn't last very long, which considering it's an EDP and not an Eau de Toilette is disappointing. Eau de parfums usually last a lot longer and are more concentrated but that's not obvious with Far Away. I was lucky if this lasted for more than an hour on my skin, it just seemed to vanish really quickly and I was left with no fragrance at all, which was quite rubbish.
Even if I did really like the scent of Far Away, which I don't, the staying power on my skin was laughable. Avon perfumes don't usually last all day on the skin, usually around 2-4 hours, but barely scraping past 1 hours worth of scent is a bit pathetic. I could not be bothered to reapply my fragrance every hour throughout the day, so I won't be bothering my friend to buy a bottle of this from her in future! I'd give it 1.5 stars if I could as it's not completely awful, but I'm still not very keen.
Far Away, 50 ml - £12 (although you can usually pick it up cheaper, I bought it for £6).
Far Away is the first perfume that I have tried from Avon. Being a 'mature' student, I have had to search for cheaper alternatives to my usual brands of 'non-essential' items. Saying this, I am reluctant to call perfume 'non-essential' as it is something that I have used on a daily basis for many years and struggle to contemplate life without it.
Far Away is described as 'a tantalising blend of exotic blooms and sandalwood.' It is an EDP (Eau De Parfum), which generally means that it is of a higher concentrate than an EDT. I don't know too much about perfume, but my belief is that the EDP is a more powerful perfume, and will last longer.
Unfortunately this is not the case with Far Away. Maybe Avon perfumes are naturally weaker than the more expensive brands, but there is an obvious lack in staying power with Far Away. As it is quite a cheap perfume, I tend to spray a lot more freely than I would with other brands, but this doesn't help it last any longer.
Far Away comes in a chunky round bottle with a hot pink and black lid and a little black tassel that I think is designed to give it an 'exotic' look. I am not too impressed with the design and it isn't the prettiest of bottles, but I don't really care about that as long as the scent is great.
The perfume is described as an exotic scent; personally, I don't consider it to be exotic and any way, shape or form. It has a rich, fruity smell; and although the smell is quite pleasant, there is a clear chemical or artificial air to it. This doesn't completely turn you off the smell; it just makes it appear quite cheap (I guess you really do get what you pay for!). I have been complimented on the perfume, but only the once. The compliment was also from the woman who sold it to me, so I don't know how seriously to take that one, lol!
The artificial smell doesn't linger though, and is only apparent for the first few minutes. He rest of the perfume lasts a little longer, although only a little. I would say that the sell is clearly apparent for 15 or so minutes, it then fades and can no longer be smelt after around 45 minutes.
This is not a huge issue for me as it is what I expected from such a cheap perfume; the cheap price just means that I am able to keep spraying throughout the day without having to worry about the cost of it.
I am not completely happy with my purchase of Far Away, although I am not particularly disappointed with it either. It is a product that failed to make any lasting impression on me, I will therefore not bother to buy it again. It is a pretty average perfume, and in my opinion is only worth the £6 I paid for it, I would have been pretty disappointed if I'd have bought it at full price.
After reading some other reviews on Far Away, I've realised that a lot of people quite like the smell of Far Away. I would therefore advise you to try it if you are interested, but do not pay full price for it, wait until you can get it cheaper like I did.
Avon have a wide range of fragrances and I have tried a good number of them over the years. The Far Away Eau de Parfum is a scent that I used to buy from my Avon lady along with the matching talc, body spray and lotion for a really nice layered effect that I could top up when I needed to.
Far Away was the first of a series of scents with the same theme but it remains the most popular of those that followed it in their similar looking bottles with different coloured themes. I recall that when I first discovered Far Away it was on one of those scratch and sniff pages that Avon produce to give customers a little taster of how a fragrance smells. I found the fragrance to be interesting and new at the time and liked it.
The Far Away bottle is very distinctive with its rounded shape and wave pattern along the side. It comes as a frosted looking bottle and has a simple to use spray top applicator that spritzes the scent on easily. The bottle lid follows the circular or spherical theme and blends a purple pink tone with a plain black tone to make up the plastic top.
The look is completed with a silky black tassle which meant to give an exotic yet classy touch. I feel the bottle with its black tassle trim looks a little dated now as do the matching body products. When I was really into wearing this scent it cost £9.99 a bottle but could sometimes be bought on an offer for a little less at £7.99. I feel that value for money is reasonably good as prices have remained steady.
I would describe Far Away as an exotic blend that strives to be sexy and different and at the time when it first came out was highly favoured. The oriental mix comprises a sandalwood base that gives strength and longevity to the fragrance. I used to find that I could spray this on early in the day and then allow it to soften and mellow on my skin over time, then if I needed to top up my scent I was able to use the matching body spray to freshen up, thus keeping the actual EDP for use the next day.
The elegant top notes in Far Away include jasmine for a heady floral scent and sweet freesia. During the course of the day the fragrance changes as you wear it and orange and peach come to the fore backed up by warm sandalwood. I feel that the scent did smell like and exotic oriental mix when I wore it and although it was a powerful scent when first on my skin, it did soften over time and was enjoyable to wear.
I feel that for a 50ml bottle of long lasting well made fragrance that has an interesting and seductive scent £9.99 is a really good price. I used to wear this regularly and really liked it, but more recently I have found that it does not appeal to me quite as much as it once did in spite of its long lasting abilities.
To rate the fragrance I feel that I need to take into account everything mentioned here and as I am not as keen to wear Far Away as I once was I do feel it ought to get a lower rating than the scents that I am enjoying wearing now. Over all this is a pleasant oriental scent that is good for evening and daytime wear and I feel it ought to get 3 stars.
Let it transport you to a place within yourself and your own imagination / This modern oriental blends jasmine, freesia, orange flower, and peach /