Product Type: Avon fragrances
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Avon Perceive Eau de Parfum
Member Name: emmad5689
Avon Perceive Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Smells nice, great price, nice bottle
Disadvantages: Staying power could be better
I tend to like the majority of Avons perfumes so I am always interested when there is a scented page to see if you like another, I bought this perfume by rubbing one of these pages and deciding I quite liked it.
The perfume is available from Avon obviously with it being one of their products, it comes in a 50ml bottle which normally costs about £11 although I would suggest waiting for it to come on an offer as the perfumes often do. You can also buy a shower gel, body spray and a body lotion in the fragrance so that you can layer your fragrance and it should last longer.
The perfume came packaged in a cardboard box in pale blue hues and wasn't sealed so was very easy to open. Inside you found a very strange shaped bottle, to me it looks like a right angel base at one side and a sort of lop sided diamond shape to the other with very straight edges of differing heights. I find the bottle quite interesting to look at and much nicer than a boring perfume bottle.
According to Avon this perfume has "Essences of gardenia, plum, vanilla orchid and sandalwood laced with hi-tech pheromones. Perceive helps trigger positive emotions, increasing feelings of well being, confidence and lifting your spirits. Woody, Floral"
I find the perfume has a nice fruity smell but not too fruity as then it becomes too sweet for me to wear, I also feel it reminds me of the old Boots White Musk toiletries that were around when I was a teenager and there is certainly a musky quality to this perfume. I like the smell of this perfume and when it settles it is a very light perfume for everyday wear.
The bottle is a pump top like the majority of perfume bottles and after the intial pumping need to get the bottle started the pump works well and gives a good spritz with each spray.
The perfume is nice and gentle as my eldest daughter is at the stage of if I put on perfume she wants to have some on too however she does sometimes suffer with eczema and sensitive skin but she is able to have a squirt of this perfume on and it is nice and gentle for her and doesn't cause any reactions.
The one issue which lets this perfume down is the same issue that I find with the majority of Avon perfumes and that is the staying power. The fragrance of this perfume stays for about 2 hours and then starts to lighten and lighten until gone and I find this takes about 4 hours on my skin, I think this is quite poor really and on days I choose to wear this perfume I tend to pop the bottle in my handbag for reapplication as it is needed a few times through the day.
I probably won't buy this perfume again simply because of the staying power, I tend to find on my skin I have to have more expensive perfumes for them to have staying power and I think by the time you take into account you are using about 3 times the amount of this perfume to achieve the smell throughout the day I might as well buy a better branded perfume and use less.
Summary: Shame about the staying power
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