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Avon Scentini Citrus Chill
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Avon Scentini Citrus Chill
Date: 31/12/12, updated on 24/06/13 (83 review reads)
Advantages: Inexpensive light summery tropical fragrance
Disadvantages: Initial over-powering scent and oily greasy residue after application on skin and bottle!
The Eau de toilette comes in a sturdy little box that is a gorgeous bright orange. The cute 4" bottle within has no labeling. A very innovative method has been used to separate the fluids components so that half of the fluid shows an oily tangerine orange, the above portion, and clear fluid below. Holding the fragrance towards the light shows the top section to be very oily.
The fragrance has a lift off top and a spray nozzle. The glass bottle has six droplet indentations within the reverse side of the glass container that furnishes the perfume with yet another creative design. The front playfully displays the word 'Sentini' as a raised section within the glass. The bottle holds 30ml of the scent's contents. Avon launched the Scentini range of these 'summer cocktails fragrance collection in 2011' for women.
~~My Usage Experience ~ 'Just Chill'!~~
When I browsed through my Avon brochure, this fragrance caught my eye. I loved the presentation of the perfume with its fun warm toned bottle. At the time, I was searching for a lovely summery perfume that would incorporate some of the aromas I adore. I liked the idea of an Eau de toilette for the summer as the lower percentage of perfume concentrates makes for a much lighter scent; although it doesn't linger as long as true perfume. Upon receiving this little scent I couldn't wait to try it out on my skin. I find that the more suitable way of applying eau de toilette is by putting it on frugally on the wrist and at the back of my neck and knees after I have showered.
Although I was aware beforehand that the perfume contained predominantly citrus notes I wasn't aware just how strong this would be on initial application. The spritz is fairly powerful, at around 6" of spray, so applying up close can make the skin feel a burst of the mist although thankfully, fine mist! The primary administration of only one brief spurt is so over powering. The scent is just far to over whelming. The citrus bouquet is almost head aching to take in. I am very glad to say that this in time settles to a far more appealing aroma. It isn't the citrus odour that is the problem, simply the strength of the acidity of the scent smothers the senses!
As I mentioned, after a while, the strength of the aroma settles and I can then begin to smell the fruity tones of orange, mandarin, and amber. This is such a fresh and pleasant combination that I can hardly believe it had given off such a horrid strong synthetic smell initially! After a little while of wearing the scent, I hardly notice it. It is only when I hold my wrist to my nose that I get a most wonderful balm of fruity, tropical and sweet floral tones of musk, amber, apple blossom along with mandarin. It is so easy to pick out the warm incense of these alluring balmy notes. As this is a simple eau de toilette, I didn't expect it to have longevity, with only about five to eight percent of perfume essence; it is designed for briefer time on the skin; ideal for summer afternoons to feel fresh and cool.
Applying the actual product isn't a problem; it is the residual that seems to accumulate with each use! A greasy oily after effect happens with each application; on the skin as well as the bottle; eau de toilettes still contain a percentage of fragrant oils, even although much lower than actual perfume. Therefore, I am not surprised by the oily feel on my skin, and thankfully, as these contain alcohol, the scented water dries fairly quickly on my skin. I mentioned that I generally only use the eau de toilette on the back of my neck, knees and wrist. This is because the oil content, although small and even after allowing time to dry can mark and stain clothing. As I take caution concerning the application of the scent, this as yet, hasn't produced problem. But the greasy oily residual that builds up on the bottle after applying the fragrance is a real bug bear! If I forget to pop wet wipes in my bag to clean the bottle and my hands afterwards, I am left with oily sticky hands that feel a little sore through the harsher components within the product but also the bottle is left to accrue more oil on the next use!
~~Would I Recommend? ~ 'Take A Chill Pill'...or EDT!~~
Yes I would recommend this product to those that love predominately citrus fruity aromatic fragrances. This eau de toilette is perfect for the summer season as a lighter fragrance than perfume. It is excellent when applied after a shower or bath. Although I am not thrilled by the initial over powering tones of the scent, it soon settles to a most pleasant bouquet. The oily components are frustrating but can easily be dealt with.
As mentioned above, as a word of caution, beware not to allow this oily substance to come into contact with clothing or other fabrics. Carry wipes around if you intend applying the aromatic water when out. Applying the spritz is best done in a well-ventilated area.
This Eau de toilette is still available online through sites such as EBay at very reasonable prices of £1 plus!
Summary: An attractive fragrance that gives a light aromatic scent to the skin
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