“ Brand: Avon / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette „
Scentini Nights is a fragrance range released by Avon. The fragrances tend to be very light and fruity and the colourful fragrances and boxes suggest that the range is aimed at teenagers and younger women.
I received Scentini Nights Purple Pulse for Christmas and then not long after the Scentini Nights fragrances were discontinued.
When I found the other 2 Scentini Nights fragrances, Midnight Glow and Emerald Sparkle (the fragrance that I am reviewing here) in the Avon sale brochure for just £3.00 each I decided I'd give them a go.
~ Price and availability ~
The eau de toilette comes in a 30ml bottle and is sometimes available to buy from the Avon sale brochure, which comes with the Avon brochure from your local Avon representative.
It usually costs £8.00, but as it is about to be discontinued the last few sale brochures have had it on sale for just £3.00 along with the other 2 Scentini Nights fragrances, Midnight Glow (a deep blue colour) and Purple Pulse (a deep purple colour in case you couldn't have guessed).
~ Bottle ~
The bottle holds 30ml of this fragrance. The bottle is cute and doesn't look stupidly small at all!
It is a nice shape - widening at the neck and it has bubble shapes in the back of the bottle and the word 'SCENTINI' on the front of the bottle. The lid is green and made of plastic as is the vaporiser button. The perfume itself is 2 different colours.
The bottle is made from clear glass. There is a clear liquid which sits on the bottom of the bottle and a deep green coloured liquid which sits on top of this in the bottle and there is a clear border of where one colour ends and the other begins.
The idea is to shake the bottle to mix the layers together before spraying the fragrance. Avon advise that the fragrance should be shaken before use as it is designed as a cocktail of different fragrant layers.
When shaken, the liquid appears all green and very cloudy, but with time it separates into the two layers again.
If you spray it onto your skin without shaking first it feels very greasy on your skin.
~ Scent ~
It is a very light fruity scent.
The notes are listed as green apples, champagne, guava, jasmine, syringa, sweet pea, vanilla, sandalwood and blonde woods.
It opens with sparkling fruity notes. The green apple note is very evident initially. As the fragrance dies down it has a very green scent to it. I can also detect subtle floral notes, which give a very slight harshness to the scent, but overall I would not describe this scent as harsh and I don't think anyone would find it offensive.
I cannot detect a woody element to the fragrance at all.
The fragrances in the Scentini Nights range have not been very successful and they were available to buy from the Avon brochure for less than a year before being discontinued.
They do not have the greatest longevity and I find that this one has particularly poor staying power. Emerald Sparkle lasts around 4 hours on my skin before fading away and even after an hour it sits very close to my skin and the sillage is very poor.
This fragrance is light, fresh and fruity so I think it is definitely more of a day time scent.
I think it would be best suited to teenagers and younger women as I think more mature women tend to prefer heavier scents.
Although I do like the fresh fruity scent I find the fragrance very subtle on my skin. It is not one of my favourite scents.
~ Conclusion ~
I have found this fragrance quite disappointing. Although the scent is very pleasant, it doesn't blow me away, which I wouldn't expect it to for the price I paid, but the staying power is very poor as well so I don't think this fragrance has a lot going for it.
The price is very reasonable and the bottle design is nice enough.
Because of the poor longevity, I would not recommend this fragrance, although the scent is nice and the bottle is small enough to carry around with you so you can top up.
I don't think I would buy this fragrance again, but I am glad that I tried it out as I have all of the others in the Scentini range.