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Took a chance when buying this as had never smelt it before but it was on special offer. Advertisement in the Avon brochure was visually appealing and so with the reduced price decided to give it a go. I'm glad that I did as it smells lovely. In fact it smells like it should be a much more expensive perfume even when it's at its normal price.
I liked the packaging as that added to the " this could be a much more expensive perfume" appeal. The shape of the bottle itself is appealing as its a nice compact angular shape.
I like to use the perfume as an evening going out perfume as it has that elegant aroma. Was really pleased with its staying power as that can sometimes be a problem with less expensive perfumes, but was not a problem here. A couple of friends commented on the smell and were surprised to hear it was Avon. Will I be buying again- yes definitely
I don't normally buy avon perfumes - I think they are okay but not anything special . However I was buying someone a Christmas gift from avon and this perfume was a freebie! This currently costs £7 but is normally £13.
**Other products **
There are other products in this range including a body cream, roll on deodorant , deodorant spray and a travel size. If you like the range I would suggest getting it in a gift set as it is a better deal.
Quite boring but I don't think the bottle design matters that much. It is see through with the name of the perfume on it and a black/gold lid.
**Product description **
A timeless classic of sparkling honeysuckle, gardenia, jasmine, sandalwood and cashmere musk. Oriental, floral. 50ml
You are hit with quite a woody /musky smell- not something I would normally go for but surprisingly nice. The woody smell goes away and just leaves you with a musky and sandalwood smell.
This lasts a decent amount of time . I don't think this is a good daytime perfume though - the scent is more night time
Overall it was nicer than I expected , it lasted a decent amount of time but its not a favourite scent. I think if I was repurchasing for the scent that I would just go for the deodorant as it is a bit cheaper.I think the rrp is a bit high for me and I can get better perfumes for cheaper.
Avon Little black dress comes in 5 different versions:
Little Gold Dress
Little Pink Dress
Little Red Dress
This review is on the Original Little Black Dress 50ml Price & Availability:
Little Black Dress was launched in 2001 and is still available directly from AVON either through a representative or through their website. It only comes in 50ml bottles and is usually £13 but is currently on offer for £8.
The bottle I have s the same bottle shown on here, it is square in shape but the front and back panels are curved out in the middle so it is wider in the middle than it is at the top and bottom. It is clear quite thick glass and has 'little black dress' written in plain scrips on the front, the lid is two tiered, a waved gold layer with a smaller black flute shape extruding from it. The AVON website shows a different lid which is a lot wider and looks like mixture of clear and black glass, and it is rectangle in shape. I think the new lid suits the bottle better than the old one but I have not seen it in person.
Again this is an evening scent but it is a lot more subtle than other AVON evening scents and I think you could get away with wearing it in the day time especially in the winter as the scent is quite warming.
Top Notes : Cyclamen, Corriander, Ginger, Apricot, Honeysuckle.
Heart Notes: Gardenia, Ylang Ylang, Pink Peony, Jasmine
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Plum, Woody Notes
Overall it is a very good perfume, it is versatile as it can be worn day to night, it is long lasting, strong yet subtle and is an overall pleasant scent.
This review will also be on my ciao account under shellyjano
I'm reviewing my Little Black Dress perfume by Avon.
It was a present from my sister but checking with Avon it costs £13 at the moment.
Please bear in mind I'm not a perfume fan in general so this review will be very basic.
I got some Little Black dress items in a goody bag as a Christmas present and I like the fragrance and have been using the items happily, so one of my sisters thought buying me the matching perfume for my birthday was a good idea.
***USING and MY OPINION***
The perfume comes in a rather square bottle about 4" high ( 6" if you count the nozzle and fancy top) housed in a nice plain black box with the name in a small square. Full marks for a nice plain but classy presentation.
The bottle contains 50ml of perfume.
Now the perfume itself.
On first spraying it I got a very musky and woody hit right away and was a bit taken aback. I had expected it to be lighter, because the body cream and roll-on perfume from the range are more floral on immediate use.
The woody odour did dissipate after a time, but the intense muskiness remained and I found there was only a light tang of floral or fruity undertones. I get a hint of sandalwood (which I like) from it, so that pleased me, but the overall fragrance didn't.
I had hoped this would be nice for day wear ,but I really don't think it is. I think it too heavy and "come get me boys" sexy for day wear . I think our little Holly agrees because when I was wearing it one day she asked " Are you going out?" I said yes, we might pop to Tesco later or take Kizzy to the dog park. "NO" she replied,"I mean OUT to a Club or the pub or something". So she clearly agrees it isn't a trip-to-Tesco day perfume.
Avon describe it as "A timeless, classic combination of sweet fruits, fragranced flowers and rich woods. Oriental, floral."
I disagree. If there is fruit involved it isn't any light sweet fruits that I can detect, but will concede it might involve the more subtle heavy fruits .
Fragranced flowers yes, I get those from it, but the more musky heavy flowers rather than sweet light ones.
Oriental ? Yes, I would say it has musky Oriental notes quite strongly.
Woody ? Again yes. Unfortunately I don't think the woodiness tones in very well with the heavy floral notes and the overall effect is too heavy and intense for my taste.
This isn't a staying perfume either. It fades after a couple of hours. And I mean a couple as in two at most. After that you need to get right up against the sprayed body parts to detect it. So on a night out you'd need to refresh this at some point .
Having said all that I still wear it occasionally(to please sister really) ,but it isn't one I'd choose to buy and I encourage my niece to use it lavishly when she calls daily, just to get it used up.
So, in conclusion this has been a disappointment ,but I'm happy to admit that these things are totally a matter of personal taste . Plus how it smells TO me and ON me will be different to how it smells to or on others of course.
I'd advise you get a sample sprayed on you to gauge your body reaction to it before committing to buy.That sounds obvious, but just don't rely on having used the other items in the range (as I did) or on smelling it on someone else. That someone else might be using it layered with another fragrant body lotion or skin cream.
Would I recommend it. No, I'm afraid I wouldn't. It isn't awful, but it isn't to die for either, nor even quite nice.
I'm trying to be fair regarding stars. I'm removing one for lack of staying power and one, or possibly two, for the fact that it is too heavy for my taste and I don't think the combination of ingredients works in this one.
But many people seem to like it so after wavering between 2 and 3 I'm giving it 3 stars.
Thank you for reading.~~myloh.
WHAT IS IT?
A perfume from Avon.
Little Black Dress is a floral oriental fragrance. It is quite strong and has got a very acid smell when I first spray it on. I think Little Black Dress is very simple and basic because it does not change at all in the time that I am wearing it. It has got a very cheap smell and I do not like it and have not used even half of my bottle because I like to use a perfume that is better quality to this. It lasts for a long time on my skin and that is a pity because every time I have used it I wish I had not and then I can't rid myself of the smell.
I like the bottle because it is very simple. It is square and has got an attractive lid that looks very sophisticated, it is a lot more sophisticated than the perfume and looks very much like a designer bottle.
WHAT I THINK
I do not like Little Black Dress and do not know why people say what a bargain it is because it is a very cheap perfume and smells very cheap as well. I can smell alcohol in the perfume and I do not think that smells very nice, it is not sweet but I think it has got a very sickly fragrance.
I can not tell any notes in Little Black Dress and it just smells very dull and does not change. The flowery smell is very artificial and if you are used to using designer perfumes then I think you will not like this one because it is so basic and cheap smelling.
I will not wear this again and would rather not wear any perfume if Little Black Dress was the only one I had got. I do not know why Avon promote it as a classic fragrance because I think it is horrible and the longer I wear it for the worse it smells.
A bottle of Little Black Dress costs about £12 but it is sometimes on special promotion price for £6 - £8 and I do not think it is even worth that.
1 Dooyoo Star.
Little Black Dress is a perfume by Avon. It was released in 2001 and is very popular which has allowed it to recently release two sister perfumes called Little White Dress and Little Red Dress.
~ Bottle ~
The perfume comes in a square glass bottle with 'little black dress' written in black letters, each word being underneath the previous so that the words form a square shape on the front of the bottle. It is a simple design.
The packaging has recently had a slight redesign, which has seen the font of the letters change. My new bottle is almost full and the lettering has started to scratch off a little. My old bottle literally only has about three squirts left in it and I have been carrying it loose in my handbag for months on end and the lettering is perfect on it so I haven't been overly impressed with this.
The lid of the bottle has also changed. The lid on my old bottle is a cylinder shape which tapers a bit towards the neck of the bottle. It is gold and black coloured and made from plastic.
The lid of my new bottle of Little Black Dress is temporarily missing at the minute, but it is rectangular shaped with a hole right through the middle. It is also made from plastic with a layer of black plastic and then a layer of clear plastic on top of that. When pushed over the spray button it clicks into place, but I find it awkward compared to the old lid, hence the fact that mine is currently missing.
~ Price and availability ~
Little Black Dress perfume sells in the Avon catalogue or on avonshop.co.uk for £13.00 although it is often on offer buy one get one free on Avon's fragrances. I think I got mine when it was offer for just £6.00 so I'd definitely recommend waiting for it to be on offer. The perfume is only available in 50ml bottles. You can purchase what they call a 'purse spray' which is the eau de toilette version for just £2.99 for 30ml, but I think the bottle is a different design again for these 'purse sprays'.
~ Scent ~
It is quite a strong perfume described by Avon as oriental with top notes of cyclamen, coriander, African ginger, jasmine and apricot blossom, middle notes of gardenia, ylang-ylang and pink peony and base notes of sandalwood, Tonka bean, musk and Japanese plum.
To me it smells floral, but there is a woodiness to it that is instantly detectable. I like it, which is why I have two bottles. It is very different to any other perfume I have smelled.
I think this would appeal to both young and older women although it is quite strong so I can't imagine a teenager choosing it.
~ Overall ~
I would definitely buy this fragrance again. It has a unique scent, comes in a nice bottle and it is regularly on offer at a very reasonable price. I don't think it is a special occasions scent. I tend to keep mine in my handbag so that I can freshen up when I'm at work or on the go and have found it very handy. Maybe I should have gone for the purse spray!?
One of the advantages of having a mother in law who does the Avon is that I get a little bit of a discount on their products, however this usually ends up with me buying lots of things I do not need so it is a gift and a curse in some ways. I decided to order in Little Black Dress perfume a few years ago and now it is one of my favourite every day perfumes.
This perfume has a really fresh and clean smell to it. It is very feminine and you can definitely smell a floral tone to it, it also has a woody scent to it and it isn't too strong, though you don't have to apply a lot of it to smell it. I have found that this perfume lingers on quite well throughout the day without needing to re apply it.
The Little Black Dress bottle is very simple, yet sleek, elegant and stylish looking. It is a clear rectangular bottle with a black and gold lid and 'Little Black Dress' printed on it in small print. The liquid in the bottle is a yellowish colour and it is very simple to see how much perfume is left in the bottle.
I think that the bottle looks really nice and also makes this perfume as it looks simple yet really nice and would be suitable to give as a gift to ladies of any age.
Would I Recommend?
I would definitely recommend this perfume, I have been using it for years and I still love it. I use this perfume mainly for daily use, though it is also suitable to wear to a nice occasion. I have found that this perfume is very versatile and love wearing it.
Price and Availability
You can buy a 50ml bottle of this perfume for £13. However it is often put onto offer and I recently bought it as part of a gift set for £12. I think that this is a great offer and it is a good idea to keep an eye out for this Little Black Dress in the Avon book or online.
I think that this is a great perfume to buy for yourself or as a nice little gift to someone else. It looks the part and has a nice bottle and more importantly it smells lovely and isn't too expensive. Overall I would give this perfume 5 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
I'm a firm believer in having 3 bottles of perfume on the go. One is for work, one is for nice evenings, one is for weekends/general evenings. Little Black Dress is my weekend/general evenings perfume. This was a present from my grandma for Christmas. It's available from Avon for, I believe, £12. It looks very classy, it came in a black box, is a clear bottle with a gold coloured squirty top, a a square, clear lid. (Not like the picture above). It does look rather nice, looks more posh than it is and it is elegantly simple.
It's a very light perfume. It's quite floral, but not overpoweringly so! It has a hint of jasmine, which I really like. This was a definite upside as jasmine, in my opinion, is one of the nicest smells. There is a hint of musk, giving it a deeper fragrance. It is supposed to have honeysuckle tones, however, I can't really smell it, but maybe that's just me being a bit useless!
The downside of this perfume is that it doesn't really stay around. It doesn't have the staying power for you to wear to work. You don't need to be heavy handed with the application as it has a nice fragrance after a squirt, however it fades away after a few hours. It's a convenience handbag size if you want to take it out with you, although one of those atomiser things would most definitely come in useful for reapplication if you want it to last.
Overall, I think this is a nice smell. I wouldn't pay the full price for this product because of the lack of staying power. I like my perfumes to last and this most definitely doesn't. If it was on offer, I would purchase it for it's current role of weekend/general evening use because it does smell nice.
===The cap on the current bottle is slightly different to the image above===
===Why I Bought This===
I like browsing through the Avon catalogues and ordering different items to try. This fragrance has been out since 2001 so I am really slow to get around to trying it.
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.
'Little Black Dress by Avon is a Oriental fragrance for women. Little Black Dress was launched in 2001. Top notes are cyclamen, coriander, african ginger, jasmine and apricot blossom; middle notes are gardenia, ylang-ylang and pink peony; base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, musk and japanese plum.' (fragrantica.com)
Eau de parfum.
Comes in black box and wrapped in cellophane.
The box is black but looking closing it has a diamond pattern imprinted in it.
50 mls and made in Poland.
Contains 75% denat alcohol and is flammable.
The box is lined in white card.
The bottle is squarish and made of plain glass.
The oblong shaped cap is half black and half clear plastic - the odd thing is that there is a hole right through it where the spray cap fits.
Full price £13 or 2 for £15.
Avon's website states - 'A timeless, classic combination of sweet fruits, fragranced flowers and rich woods. Oriental, floral'.
This bottle is very plain and sleek and has a minimalist appearance. The perfume itself has a light yellow tinge to it.
The bottle looks very basic and unimpressive - possibly aimed at being minimalistic.
I put two squirts of this on at a time - to begin with it is very strong, powerful and a bit over the top - smelling sort of sharp and fruity.
This is not the sort of perfume I would wear with a black dress or for an evening out. It soon tones down until you are left with what I would describe as a fairly light sort of aroma which is also sharp and possibly floral. It lasts for about 3 hours and by them is just a faint smell on your wrists - admittedly it is reasonably pleasant, but I like having a perfume that I love.
Fresh and sharp and the two words I would use. Not one I am over-keen on but nothing actually wrong with it - just one I would not bother buying again really.
As it has been going for eleven years I am surprised I never bothered to buy it before - but I suppose the plain bottle did nothing to inspire me.
Now I have tried the perfume I am not really impressed - this is just a basic general fragrance that is not particularly long lasting - considering it was eau de parfum. Also expensive at full price for what it is.
Worth a try as you can always return it under Avon's guarantee if you find its not for you.
===Would I Recommend?===
Yes I suppose - but not one I would rave about.
Avon Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum.
Amongst the ever growing collection of perfumes and fragrances in our bathroom is Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum from Avon.
I received my bottle of Little Black Dress as a thank you present for looking after a friends Golden Retriever while she was on holiday a couple of years ago. This was the first bottle of the perfume I had ever had and it certainly wont be the last!
Little Black Dress comes packaged in a simple plain black box with a white square on the front and the name "Little Black Dress" printed in black. While this box is really simple it is also quite eye catching because of its simplicity. The bottle I have is a 50ml one and like the outer box it is a simple yet nice design. The bottle is square and had only the name of the perfume printed on the front. It is made from clear glass and the liquid inside the bottle is a kind of yellowish-gold colour . There is a nice gold and black lid on the bottle with a pump spray nozzle. Personally I quite like the bottle as it is simple without being boring and in a way I think it looks quite elegant and puts an image in my head of getting ready for a nice meal or a formal evening.
How Does It Smell?
When I first used Little Black Dress I remember that I didn't really like it that much as my initial impression was that of flowers... just lots of flowers! When it comes to purchasing perfumes myself I do tend to avoid floral scents, however from the collection I have it is quite obvious a lot of them were gifts as there are quite a few floral ones creeping in. So, my initial impression of Little Black Dress wasn't particularly good, however this soon changed, in fact it was the very same day as I noticed that once the scent had settled it was still floral but with a nice musky yet almost fruity hint to it which took away the initial "flower power" and I realised I quite liked it after all and have since worn it quite regularly.
I tend to wear Little Black Dress for evenings out more than daily as it seems to have a certain appeal which makes it that little bit special and more suited to evenings. When I am having an evening or night out I tend to go out at around 7 or 8pm and I find that if I spray this perfume on my neck and wrists just before I leave the flat the smell will have settled nicely by the time I arrive in town and while it is still prominent it is certainly not overpowering and will last well for the whole evening.
I would describe the scent as being very feminine and elegant and it is reasonably light once the initial "flower power" has settled down.
As this perfume was a gift I don't know how much was paid for it, but a quick search online tells me it is available on Avon's website at £13 for a 50ml bottle and they currently (October 2012) have an offer where you can buy one and choose a second for £2 in their fragrances department.
Would I Recommend?
I would recommend Little Black Dress. I really like wearing this perfume it is light and fresh and feels a little bit special compared to others in my collection and I will be making a future purchase in the not too distant future as my bottle is almost finished.
4 out of 5 from me.
Thanks for reading :)
I was browsing the Avon catalogue when I saw Little Black Dress. They also do two other perfumes in the same range called Little White Dress and Little Red Dress. The name of this perfume attracted me the most because the little black dress is a classic and my go to outfit when I have nothing else I want to wear.
I have the 50ml bottle but I think it also comes in 30ml. My bottle cost me £13 although Avon often do have different offers on the perfumes. I've seen featured for less at certain times. I think it's very good value for money as 50ml will last me a while and I've brought the same amount of perfume in stores before and it's cost me more than £30.
This fragrance comes in a black box with a gold square that has the name of the perfume on, the bottle is square with a spray top and the lid is a rectangle that fits onto the top, it is a clear bottle and there is a block of black that runs along the bottom of the lid. The name of the perfume is written on the bottle. The design is simple which fits in with the little black dress idea; I like this because I can see how much perfume I have left. It's very to the point.
I wear this fragrance often because I love it, I do like to mix and match my fragrances so I don't wear it every day but it would be perfect if you were looking for one that you could.
It's a light and fresh smelling fragrance that reminds me of being on the beach somewhere exotic. It's a fun fragrance.
It has tones of Jasmine and a scent I can't place but reminds me of sand. It's a fresh smell similar to some perfumed shower gels you can buy. It always makes me feel fresh and awake when I put it on. It's not too strong and overpowering so I'd be happy to wear it every day, I usually reapply it after about three hours but it can last longer.
With the 50ml bottle it'll last me a good two months so I'm very happy with the value for money.
Overall I'd recommend as an everyday scent or one for when you're wanting something nice and classic that isn't too overpowering.
In a review about Hugo Boss perfume, I wrote about how I seem to co-ordinate my clothing with my perfume scents. This Avon little black dress perfume I wear with my summery clothes. I prefer to wear this when wearing light colours and bright colours.
I first got this perfume from my Nan as she spotted they were £3 for a 30ml bottle on offer and ordered me one as a treat. I was dubious as I've has Avon perfumes before and always felt choked by them.
This one was wrapped in a lovely black box and when I opened it, I sprayed it first on my wrists. At first the smell was choking me. The scents are so strong and take a minute or two to absorb into the skin and settle down.
When the smell has settled, I sniffed my wrist. WOW! the smell was so musky and floral. The musk is the heavy part of the scent with floral aftertones. It's the perfect mixture of scent that I would want for a summer day. I then sprayed it on my neck and other wrist and my grandparents commented on how lovely it smelt. The aroma lingered for quite some time and I could really smell it on myself for a few hours before I got used to it being there.
I went out a few days later to a BBQ with some friends and knew it was the perfect opportunity to wear my new perfume out. My friends automatically noticed my new perfume and commented on how lovely it smelt.
I would say the smell is on preference for what type of occasion you use it for. I think it's quite a summery day time perfume as it's not as deep and dark as I would want for evening.
You can purchase the perfume online or find a representative near you who work for Avon.
I give it 5/5 stars for being my go to perfume of the day.
Thanks for reading my review.
this is a classic beautiful timeless perfume
by Avon Cosmetics
suitable to wear for a lovely evening out for with that someone special or even beautiful and subtle enough for day wear .
however you wear it i promise it will leave you feeling like a million dollars and very much a beautiful hollywood actress
this perfume is so subtle and not at all overpowering its a beautifully packaged perfume simple and elegant and certainly not loud .
this perfume can be purchased from your avon representative through an avon brochure and normally the price is anywhere between 6 to 13 pounds dependant upon avons offers at the time
this perfume would make a lovely present too .
id certainly recommend this perfume to you .
if your really lucky you can purchase buy one bottle of perfume and get one free or even buy one get one half price
little black dress bottles of perfume are glass containers that are handbag friendly avon do some smaller bottles of little black dress that are easier to carry with you in your handbag for work or even an outing
a perfume for any occassion and with any outfit this is certainly the one to try
One of my biggest sellers in my AVON business is the Little Black Dress EDP. I was curious what all the fuss was about it so purchased an online offer 30ml bottle (being a rep I get A LOT of amazing offers like this) for £2. Yes it cost me £2 for a really nice bottle of perfume. The perfume is sometimes on offer in the brochures for around £6 making it a pretty good buy. The design of the bottle is simple, classic and exactly like the Little Black Dress you'd find in the wardrobe. Its a clear glass bottle with the Little Black Dress title in small font on the front. The instructions of use, ingredients and allergy warnings can be found on the recyclable box packaging.
I really love that this is a light scented perfume. It is perfect for every day use, work, casual outings but doesn't really have much staying power. At the bargain price I paid I can't complain however paying the full price of £13 could warrant some disapointment. I found I didn't need a lot of spritz but the scent sort of went after around three hours of wear and I found myself topping up. However the bottle is quite handbag friendly so if you are taking it to the office it's something you can add to your makeup bag. There are also purse sized 10ml size sprays available for around £2 in the brochure which make the fragrance even more ideal.
The top notes of the perfume are very subtle and a little on the oriental/floral side but don't let this put you off if you don't like floral perfumes. The first scent is that of honeysuckle which I have to admit, for me, is a seductive name and one of my favourite flowers and scents. Its really quite light and airy which is probably why it has a lack of staying power. Like most perfumes I buy and use frequently there is a musk base but again this just helps to carry the scents rather than overpower them. Apricot blossom and ginger are also used to create this perfume however I would not say they are very strong and the scent is not at all fruity.
I have found that using the perfume with the body spray and then 'topping up' throughout the day with the purse sized spray helps to layer the fragrance and gives it a much more potent musk scent but this is not unpleasant. There is a sweetness to the perfume but it is not too sickly sweet and it's not too 'young'. I would recommend this as an everyday perfume as it doesn't quite have the staying power or strength as an evening or special occasion perfume.
Little Black Dress is one of Avon's best selling perfumes and like it's namesake, the classic little black dress of the fashion world, it has a simple suits all elegance. The packaging is simple but classy, it doesn't do anything special, but in the same way, it isn't going to offend anyone either.
Onto the fragrance itself and unsurprisingly, it also is simple and classy. A clear, clean fragrance that has floral, green, and oriental notes. It's not too strong but it lasts well. There is nothing distinctive or unique about it - no intense woodiness, or striking topnotes of tuberose. This sounds as though I am not a fan but really, this couldn't be further from the truth. Where Little Black Dress is nothing special, it is a wonderfully pleasant, wonderfully understated perfume. Perfect for those occasions (such as job interviews) where you want to smell like you have made an effort but don't want to risk offending someone with an overstrong 'Poison' style aroma.
Little Black Dress really is the little black dress of the perfume world and as such everyone needs a bottle of it hiding away in the back of their bathroom cupboard. Similarly, if you are looking to buy perfume as a present (and believe me, if you are planning such a thing, you are a very brave person!) this is an excellent buy as although it really isn't anything unique or special, you really can't go wrong.