I love perfumes but decided a few years back that I would follow a "no buying toiletries thread until I have used everything up". Its worked quite well and the only additions to my collection in recent years has been gifts. I am at the stage now where I have about 10 mainly avon perfumes that I want to use up or throw away before I can spend the giftcards I have been saving.
I do think that this looks very cheap,especially for a perfume. It makes me think of the nspa body sprays or the ones you get from the natural collection at boots for a couple of quid...From what I can see on line the original rrp was £8-£10 very overpriced for a clear glass bottle. On the plus side the colours used are very summary which fits with the theme of the scent nicely.
When this is first applied I do think that it has quite a warm sweet,fruity scent.
The ingredients for this are listed as exotic kumquat, blood orange, pitahaya, gentle cyclamen, palm leaf, water lily, white musk, amber and teak To me nothing in this sticks out and it maybe only lasts about an hour tops before you cant smell anything at all.Its a shame because the initial smell is quite nice.
I would say if you come across this for a couple of pounds its worth it but any more than that don't bother.It would maybe work better being used to cover bathroom smells- somewhere where you don't need it to last a long time.
A friend of mine does the Avon and I often buy a whole range of items from here. Fragrance wise I have a vast collection, as most women do however I have different fragrance's for different "occasions". At work I tend to use cheaper scents and Avon does a really good collection priced £20 and under. Miami Party falls into this category.
Available from Avon and possibly third party seller on Amazon/EBay at full price the bottle, 50ml only is £10.50 however Avon regularly have offers on and I brought mine for £3.50 which for me was a reasonable price to pay. I ordered it from my friend and it was delivered a week or so later
It comes in quite a flimsy cardboard box. I don't know if its because its quite tall and thin that it makes the box feel flimsy because any other fragrances I've ordered off Avon have come in good boxes but this wasn't great. The box is orange with a purple palm tree and white writing. Its simple but stands out. The bottle is tall and tube like shaped with an orange and purple tint.
On spraying it its quite a strong fruity and floral smell you can almost taste the citrus in it. I does remind me of being on holiday with the sun creams and other summer smells in the air so I guess it would live up to its name of Miami Party. I sprayed 3/4 times like I do with my usual fragrances, it settles well on the skin and doesn't feel sticky however once on the skin it just seems to disappear after about an hour. I have several Avon fragrances and although they are what I would call cheap smells they do tend to last on the skin for a decent amount of time but this doesn't. Next time I used it I must have used about 1/5 of the bottle on my neck and wrists and that didn't help out, it still faded after an hour. The initial smell is fruity and floral but it soon dies out and that is a shame. For me I like floral fruity scents but this was quite overpowering to begin with and if it were to last longer it would smell quite good once settled on the skin but as it doesn't you have the burst of smell then nothing much else after.
I paid £3.50 for this so it wasn't the spend of the century but I expected more from Avon. I think the smell wise its quite nice, a bit to sweet for me but ideal for somebody who likes really strong smells. I wouldn't recommend buying because it simply doesn't last very long on the skin. I brought mine in June and nearly used a whole 50ml in less than 3 months and I don't even wear it that often! It is a real shame because the Avon fragrance collection is one of my favourites price and smell wise but this does not offer good value
I give it 2 stars 1 for smell (when there) is quite pleasant and the other for price because at £3.50 its not going to break the bank. If you did buy it I think it would make a good gift for a teenager.
Miami Party Eau de Toilette, launched in 2012.
Comes in orange and purple box depicting a sunset and palm tree.
'There's nothing like feeling the warmth and energy of the Miami sun to get you in the party mood!'.
Flammable and 70% ethanol.
Bottle contains 50 mls and is made in Poland.
Comes in a straight sided round tall bottle with purple palm tree and sun on front, the spray is covered with a transparent bright orange plastic cap.
The perfume is a light golden colour.
Not currently for sale with Avon but you can get it on Amazon for £8.99 - but do not bother.
Fragrantica.com state - 'With exotic kumquat, blood orange, pitahaya, gentle cyclamen, palm leaf, water lily, white musk, amber and teak to seduce, this refreshing cocktail of floral - fruity notes is ideal for hot summer days'.
This perfume does not look very impressive, coming in a basic cardboard box and the bottle just being tall and clear glass - to me it looks cheap and tacky and that is why I never bothered to try it when it first came out.
However I am working my way through the fragrances that I have not tested out and this one was worth a try.
Very disappointing - even though I was not expecting much.
The write-up makes it sound exotic and to be fair the first smell when it is sprayed is quite sweet and summery and warm - and to describe it as a 'cocktail of floral and fruity notes' is quite correct. However this one, although fairly pleasant when applied, does not have any staying power at all and after about half an hour there is hardly any smell at all - not even comparable to a cheap body spray and definitely not worth buying at all - the smell is just adequate but the staying power non existent.
This is, I think, being phased out I think which is just as well as this is about the poorest Avon perfume I have tried.
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