“ Brand: Avon / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for women „
As my friend is an Avon representative, I often get free trials over several weeks of the different perfumes that Avon sell. In this case, was given half of her tester bottle to keep, which I was very pleased with. Some I've found to be very pleasant, others I've hated, but at least I get to try them for free for a good amount of time before I have to decide whether I want to buy them (which I often do).
One of the perfumes I tried for a few weeks several months ago was the Jet Femme fragrance, which also comes in a male version (I didn't try that). The perfume is usually £12 for 50ml, but sometimes there are special offers which can make this perfume as low as £6 or £7 which is very good value I think.
The Jet Femme bottle is attractive, particularly compared to some of the Avon bottles and consists of a square clear glass bottle and pale gold beading running in squares around the front of the bottle. It does look more classy than most other Avon bottles and might be aimed at a slightly more mature market as opposed to a teenage/20's type crowd. I do really like the bottle, and at least it doesn't remind me of things it shouldn't! (see my Aromadisiac review!)
When I first sprayed the perfume I found it hard, as with most Avon scents, to pick out the individual notes, but I could smell quite an exotic flowery aroma that was quite nice, and maybe some jasmine in there as well. After a few minutes I could smell some fruitier citrus coming through as well as something that I think was pear. It was pretty nice, I must admit - a bit jumbled but nice enough, particularly for the low price.
After a while on the skin the scent becomes less citrussy and flowery, and gains a warmer, slightly spiced woody scent, which I really liked.
As with most Avon perfumes, it didn't last an age on my skin, only managing 3 hours before I couldn't smell it at all, so you'd need to reapply this often to keep smelling nice all day. I'd say Jet Femme is more of a daywear perfume than the evening, I don't think it's strong enough to last a night out, but it's still a decent enough buy, which I why after a thorough testing I decided to buy myself some as something to splash on when I'm in a rush. I'd give it just under 4 stars!
This Perfume came out quite a while ago in Avon. There is the female and male version of this, and I thought the full paged ad in Avon made it look quite expensive looking but not really in a designer scent way. It didn't look cheap and for the younger wearer which I think quite a few Avon Perfumes can look like.
This is available in the Perfume and matching Body Spray. I got the Perfume when it was on a special offer and think I paid £7 for it. It is part of an Avon promotion at the moment where you can choose 2 Perfumes and Aftershaves for £12 and get a free Watch. I think the 50ml bottle normally costs £12 on the normal price, so a good enough buy.
The box for this doesn't look that special. A square-ish box which is a sort of funny light green kind of colour. I think it is trying to look a bit Indian kind of on the box and the bottle with the sort of gold beading effect. The bottle looks like the Dooyoo picture and it is nice enough. Looks that bit fancier, but the square shape of the bottle isn't that easy to hold when spraying.
So Avon describes the scent as a Burst of Exotic Fruits and Florals wrapped in Sensuous Amber Woods. Sounds nice enough. Sounds Fruity, Sweet but with a musky heavier scent mixed through. This makes a nice enough scent but is that bit different to other Perfumes i've smelt. Nice enough, but not my favourite kind of scent. It's hard to detect the individual notes in here but I would say it is a mix of White Florals, sort of Pear notes but also more sweet Citrus scents and perhaps a Jasmine Amber scent. It is nice once warmed onto your skin and settled down that bit.
Worth a try and especially when on a good offer. I used my bottle up but haven't bought another, but I have used the Body Spray which is nice enough.
Avon describes this fragrance as "a burst of exotic fruits and florals wrapped in sensuous amber woods". I ordered it because the sample on the catalogue page smelled fruity and warm, but I found that the perfume itself wasn't quite the same.
The exotic fruits are in evidence, although I can't pick out which fruits exactly are present. I'm not sure I can detect any florals, but they could be there. Most disappointing was the apparent absence of the "sensuous amber woods", as this unusual element was what initially attracted me to this fragrance. This woodiness is perhaps lurking as an undertone, but it is overwhelmed by the fruits, which have quite a strong pointy smell, if you know what I mean! This effect is most noticeable when the fragrance is first applied, and the sharpness of the fruity top notes made me sneeze.
The sharpness does fade a little while after application, which allows hints of the promised florals and amber woods to emerge slightly, but the acidic fruitiness remains a little too strong for my liking. The fragrance does last well, so at £12 for 50ml (and often on special offer), it is fairly good value for money. The bottle is a bit tacky-looking - reminiscent of a cheap fragrance from the 80s.
Overall, I don't dislike this fragrance, but I won't be "jetting" off to buy it again.