This is my first ever opinion about perfume. Why? Well, I really don’t wear it very often. I just can’t see the point of spending loads of money on a scent to make you smell nice. I mean, obviously smelling nice is important, but what’s wrong with soap and deodorant? Especially when perfumes are never cheap. But I have recently re-discovered the joys of Avon, treating myself from each catalogue and building up a wonderful stash of beauty products, face cleansers, make-up and so on. With most brochures, you find you get a free sample of perfume for buying something, so I now have a few of these too. The perfume I shall attempt to review is called Prowl. It is described in the Avon brochure as ‘woody oriental’ and retails for £8, which gets you a 50ml bottle of the stuff. This is one of the cheaper ones available, but let’s face it, the Avon catalogue is full of reasonably priced gifts and treats – and no, I’m not a rep! If you are a fan of Prowl, the range extends to a variety of different products – a perfumed talc (£2.25 for 75g), a roll-on anti-perspirant deodorant (£2.25 for 50ml), a moisturising bath and shower gel (£3 for 200ml), a skin softener (£3 for 150ml), a perfumed body spray (£3 for 75ml) and a revitalising and moisturising cooling gel (£3 for 100ml). The perfume itself comes in a standard bottle, nothing very exciting, see-through with the gold ‘Prowl’ logo on the front and a long slender gold top. The other products have the same logo on them, but are usually in bronze-coloured packaging. They look okay, but there are certainly prettier ones around. So what did I think to my little sample of Prowl then? Well, as samples go, it was quite a generous little bottle, certainly enough for a few evenings out – especially if you go out as rarely as I do ;-) Sniffing the bottle, the scent did indeed seem woody, although I’m not
sure about oriental, although it’s so hard to describe what ‘oriental’ smells like – I mean, who wants a perfume that’s identical to egg fried rice and mushroom chop suey anyway? I dabbed a bit of it on my wrist and rubbed it into both of them. Sniffing madly (as you do!), I decided it was okay, but nothing too wild or fragrant. It seemed quite a gentle, subtle scent, probably something that would be suitable for my eleven year old daughter, who is just getting into this kind of thing. (Well, she knows more about make-up than I do actually!) It doesn’t seem too heavy or too sexy, certainly not something that stinks out the whole house! So overall, it’s nice enough and I will use my free sample, thankyou very much. But would I buy it? No, although I might try the perfumed body spray in the range. So how was my first perfume op? Anything I left out? Constructive criticism welcome in the comments section.
avon's new perfume is called prowl and i think it is just a cheap and tacky rip off the advertising is very corny and the perfume is over powering and smells horrible. it is eight pounds from your avon representitive and the talc , shower gel and body lotion are also available - why you would want the matching set i do not know because it is the worst perfume ever the packaging is also very corny do not buy this !
My mum's an Avon rep so I get first sniff at the new perfumes and lots of free samples, but Prowl isn't my cup of tea. It is advertised as "sultry and seductive - a combination of jasmine and wild geranium - a fragrance for the wild at heart". Well maybe I'm not wild enough, I found it very over powering and a bit sickly, but perfumes are very open to the individual and I have a few freinds who think it is one of the best Avon perfumes they have tried. I prefer my perfumes to be light and have some vanilla in them, which this one dosen't, but the scent has very good staying power and a little lasts all day. I have a feeling though that it will be a brand that will end up in many peoples Christmas stocking. It is one of the cheaper top of the range Avon perfumes, and if you want to try it ask your Avon rep if they have a sample as I'm sure they will have.