Product Type: Avon fragrances
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Avon Scentini Rose Fizz Eau de Toilette
Member Name: pink_glitter
Avon Scentini Rose Fizz Eau de Toilette
Advantages: scent is absolutely gorgeous - very light and fruity
Disadvantages: staying power very poor, oily feel on the skin
Every birthday and Christmas my mother buys me a perfume from Avon. She usually chooses them herself but this time she asked me to pick my own. I chose the Scentini perfume in Rose Fizz, firstly because there was a scented page and I thought it smelled quite nice and secondly because it was on special offer and I didn't want to seem like I was being cheeky by choosing an expensive one!
==About Rose Fizz==
Rose Fizz is one of three scents in Avon's Scentini range. The other two available are Plum Twist and Citrus Chilli. I quite fancy trying Plum Twist, but I'm definitely not convinced by Citrus Chilli on the name alone and would have to smell it before making my mind up on that one!
The official description of this perfume is 'A splash of watery pineapple and a sprinkling of mango and peach combine with pink rose petals and dewy violet leaves for a sunny, playful scent.'
The perfume comes in a shocking pink coloured box. Inside the perfume is in a very sweet little glass bottle. At just 30ml it does look very dinky compared to the other Avon perfumes I own - nearly all of which are a more generous 50ml size.
I think the main thing you will notice is that the fragrance is in two different layers. There is a sort of oil on water effect and there's a clear liquid on the base of the bottle with pink oil resting on the top. I really like this effect and think it looks very pretty and quite unusual too for a perfume, it's more the sort of thing you would expect from a bath oil.
The lid of the bottle is a cheap looking pink plastic as is the spray button and I do think these detract from the overall look of the perfume.
==My experience of using it==
Before spraying you have to shake the bottle to mix both layers, creating a pink coloured fizz, which is perhaps where Rose Fizz got its name.
When I first spray this, rather than the smell, the first thing I notice is the way it feels on my skin. Not surprisingly, it feels quite oily and I must admit this is one thing I really don't like about it, as it feels more like I have applied light body oil to my skin, than a fragrance. I hate the feel of this on my neck, so now only apply to my wrists, where at least I can rub them together to minimise the feel of the oil.
The smell of the perfume is absolutely stunning. I love it and could breathe it in all day! Avon aren't usually forthcoming with the notes of their perfumes, but I'll try my best to describe how I think it smells...
The initial scent to me is a very sharp rose, perhaps with another floral mixed in. This only seems to last seconds before giving way to the most beautiful fruity/floral mix you could imagine. I do think I can detect the hint of pineapple in there that Avon mention in their description, but it is mixed with a soft rose and a really fruity fragrance. It's possibly peach, but it also reminds me slightly of pear. Perhaps it's both, I'm not sure, but whatever it is, the overall fragrance left on the skin is absolutely divine - summery, uplifting and very much a happy scent to me. Actually talking of happy, if you're a fan of Clinique Happy I would suggest giving this a try, as I definitely think there are similarities between the two.
The longer this has been on the skin the more floral it seems to become. It's as though the fruit notes eventually wear off, leaving behind a deeper, dusky rose fragrance.
The intensity of the fragrance seems quite good while it lasts and I often catch a whiff of it as I'm wearing it, a plus point for me as I often apply a perfume and then find I can't smell it for the rest of the day. The biggest problem with Rose Fizz for me is simply that it doesn't stick around for very long. No matter how liberally I spray it, I find that I can get a maximum of about three hours from this before the scent disappears. This is hugely disappointing and really limits how often I use this otherwise beautiful scent.
When I do wear this, I find that it is more suited to wearing during the day, due to its light, fresh feel. I only ever really apply it if we're going out for a couple of hours, or even sometimes if I'm just in the house. The longevity issue doesn't make it suitable for work or for nights out in my opinion.
==Price and Availability==
A 30ml bottle costs £8 from Avon but it is often on special offer so there's a good chance you will be able to pick it up for less than the RRP. Buy from your local Avon rep or online at www.avonshop.co.uk
I love this scent it's just such a shame that it doesn't last longer. I'd love it if Avon brought out matching products so that I could layer the scent to make it last longer, because it really is a divine fragrance. If you can get it at the reduced price then I would recommend it, but if you need something with decent staying power, then unfortunately this is one product to avoid.
Summary: Smells gorgeous - a real shame it doesn't have better staying power