Product Type: Avon fragrances
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Exotic fragrance that Avon has sold for 18 years - Avon's No. 1 fragrance
Avon Far Away Eau de Parfum
Member Name: rolandrat
Avon Far Away Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Long lasting, spicy and exotic aroma.
Disadvantages: The sort of perfume you either love or hate.
===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?===
Summary: Avon's number 1 fragrance - strong, exotic and powdery
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