Product Type: Avon fragrances
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Plum, Plum and more Plum!
Avon Scentini Plum Twist Eau de Toilette
Member Name: pink_glitter
Avon Scentini Plum Twist Eau de Toilette
Advantages: light, fruity, reasonable price
Disadvantages: staying power is awful
Avon's Scentini Plum Twist is one of three Scentini fragrances I own. All three were given to me as gifts. Plum Twist was the second one that I received and I was really pleased as I had already got my eye on it.
The perfume comes packaged in a purple box with a sort of jagged graphic design on the front. The bottle of the perfume is identical to the other two I own, the only difference being the colour of the cap and spray nozzle, which are purple to match the liquid inside. The liquid has a two tone effect being clear on the bottom, with a purple layer on top. I love the little bottles of this perfume, they're quite small at just 30ml and they look very dinky and sweet and the two tone effect makes them stand out.
To use this perfume you have to shake the bottle to mix the two layers. This creates a pale purple liquid which looks quite bubbly in the bottle. Unfortunately one thing I have found with these perfumes is that given the oil and water type layered effect, I do find they feel slightly greasy on the skin which is a little unusual and not something I'm a fan of.
I love the scent of plum, so really this fragrance was always going to be a hit with me! The perfume is incredibly fruity, even from the first spray and the plum comes across very strongly. I think when this is first sprayed it has a hint of apple to it, or certainly it has a fragrance which reminds me of sweet red apples, although this disappears after just a few minutes of wearing it. The top notes of this fragrance are apparently cranberry, grapefruit and pomegranate. I think I can perhaps understand cranberry, but personally I don't think it has much of a grapefruit or pomegranate scent to it.
The middle notes of this perfume are said to be plum, rose and water notes. As I have already mentioned I feel that the plum scent is prominent from the moment the perfume is sprayed. I do think now that I am aware of it, I can smell a hint of rose in this scent. That said, it is in no way a floral scent, I think you probably wouldn't notice the rose unless you were looking for it as I was.
Base notes of this scent are said to be praline and cinnamon. Again, I can't detect either of these! It may just be my nose, but to me this scent stays fruity from beginning to end.
On the whole I think this is a lovely fragrance. It is fruity, light, uplifting and cheerful, if it's possible for a scent to be cheerful! I think it is definitely suited to the younger woman - the packaging especially seems to confirm that - yet I don't feel too old for it and I'm in my late twenties. As it is a light fragrance, I think it is suited more to daytime wear than for night time and its fruity nature makes it more suited to the warmer months.
Although I really like this fragrance, unfortunately there is a downside to it, which is its staying power. I'm not sure if it's something to do with the oiliness of the liquid, but this is one fragrance that doesn't seem to stick around for long. I'd say maximum wear is only around three hours before I need to spray it again. Whilst the small bottle makes it ideal for putting in my handbag, I would really prefer something that sticks around as it's simply less hassle.
Scentini Plum Twist costs £4.99 for a 30ml bottle which is fairly good value for money. It is currently not showing on the Avon website, although I know it was on there quite recently and I don't believe it's been discontinued. You can pick up a brand new bottle for the same price (£4.99) on eBay from various sellers.
On the whole, I do like this and I think that despite the poor staying power, I would still recommend it as it really is a lovely fragrance and one I anticipate I will use a lot next summer.
Summary: Lovely, shame about the poor staying power
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