Not really being a fan of wearing perfume, since i have eczema they can cause me to itch, i was disappointed when a family member bought me this as a christmas gift. I had heard a friend mention 'Secret Fantasy' perfume before and she said that it was a great perfume and i should give it a go.
I decided to spray it on my clothes the first time, as there would be less risk of it causing itching. First of all, it smells amazing! It reminds me of something fruity but not overwhelmingly so. It is the type of perfume that i noticeable at times, but not constantly so that everyone can smell you coming a mile away!
By putting it on my clothes, it didm't causing me to have a reaction or anything, so i was very happy with this. I began to wear it everyday before it finally started to bring out a reaction. Im not saying this is a negative, as this won't be the same for everyone, but it was the worst reaction id had from perfumed products before.
also, after a while the smell started to become too much, i could smell it everywhere i turned.
'Discover your innermost hopes and dreams. Secret Fantasy, unlock the magic.'
Avon Secret Fantasy Eau de Toilette, 50 mls.
69.2% ethanol, is flammable and made in Poland.
Comes in a purple box with an 'S' swirl in deep pink. Has a sparkling keyhole image on the front of the box.
Box has a white card liner. The inside of the box is purple with white keyhole images.
The bottle is round bulbous with a narrow neck. Made form rose pink glass. The name is on the fornt of the bottle.
Has a silver spray top - no cap but has a silver metal horse shoe shaped piece of metal to clip aroudn the neck to stop the stray being depressed. This piece of metal has a chain attached and ends in a small metal key.
Comes with a detachable cast iron key shaped charm on a 2cm stainless steel chain.
Full price is £11 but currently on sale for £7.
This perfume was launched in 2010 and was followed by:
Secret Fantasy Star in 2011 - Top notes are mandarin orange and plu; middle notes are jasmine and peony; the base note is sandalwood.
Secret Fantasy Kiss in 2012 - Top notes are blackberry, green apple and mango; middle notes are rose petals, magnolia and violet; base notes are sandalwood, amber and moss.
The fragrantina website state that 'Secret Fantasy is a sweet blend of innocent red fruits, pineapple, feminine jasmine, lilac, velvety white musk, amber and warm sandalwood'.
This perfume was launched in 2010 by Avon but I have only not got around to trying it.
To be honest I was not really attracted to it at all - I don't know if it was the shape of the bottle or the way it was marketed in the catalogues but I had the feeling that it was not really for me.
Anyway I decided to take the plunge and order a bottle. The bottle design and packaging in my mind are quite young and cheap looking. There is no cap at all over the stray but a funny metal 'neck' thing you wedge under the spray to stop it being activated. It also has a key charm but this is attached and not good for much of anything.
The glass is not see through at all but a solid deep rose pink colour.
The description of this perfume calls it 'sweet' - and it is - very sweet and girly. I could not really detect any single notes to this perfume and it did not seem to have much depth, just one smell form when it was sprayed on.
It is not overpoweringly strong but to be fair it does last for 3-4 hours. It is sweet and sort of immature and not really one I would say would be a favourite. However it is ok to just use as a spritz in the daytime - reasonably nice when being worn - but definitely nothing special and not worth the full price of £11.
Not much better than a body spray in my opinion.
Might make a cute gift for a young girl when on offer.
===Would I Recommend?===
Avons secret Fantasy strikes me as being a poor mans version of Britney Spears perfume. It has been one of Avons popular scents for a few years now, and they have now added another two perfumes to the fantasy range-secret fantasy star and secret fantasy kiss. Secret Fantasy is advertised as being 'sweet, innocent and warm', Secret Fantasy Star is 'glitzy, sexy and glam' and Secret Fantasy Kiss is 'flirty, fun and fabulous'.
On the rare occasion that Secret Fantasy has been full priced, it retails for £11 per 50ml bottle. On average though, for the past year it has been retailing at about 5 or £6 per bottle. It is also quite often available in a purse spray-£5 for 15ml.
Secret Fantasy is presented in a cerise/fuchsia coloured bottle, with white italic writing on the front, a large white 'S' and two pink flowery patterns to the side of the 'S'. It comes in a small bottle, which is flat on the bottom, but quite round on the top. Attached to the silver spray part of the bottle, is a detachable 2cm stainless steel chain with a key on. Each perfume from the Fantasy range has a different charm on it. The presentation box is a purple colour if I remember correctly.
Secret Fantasy perfume has a really overly sweet smell to it. It is extremely fruity and floral. Its notes are red fruits, jasmine, velvety white musk and sandalwood. To me it smells like blackcurrant, strawberry and raspberry with a hint of sandalwood and white musk. I don't think this is a good combination, as the musk comes through too strongly at times.
I think that this fragrance is far too young for my liking. It would be more suited to a teenager. I'm a big fan of Britney Spears fantasy perfume, this perfume smells relatively similar, but it quite a lot heavier than Britneys. It smells okay to begin with, but the scent soon disappears. When I've used this fragrance in normal temperatures, it has lasted about an hour and a half before I have had to re-apply it. It certainly wouldn't be suitable if it was hot outside. Secret Fantasy is not supplied with a lid either-you are supposed to tighten the charm around the rim of the bottle to prevent it from spraying when not in use. I also think the style of the bottle looks really cheap and tacky, it feels as though it could smash at any moment-and the lack of staying power doesn't do it any favours either.
~*~*~ Avon Secret Fantasy ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
Secret Fantasy is the first scent in the Secret Fantasy range that Avon introduced. I think it was released at the end of 2010 and that is when I first bought it. I bought it simply because it was on an introductory offer.
~ The Bottle ~
The bottle is coloured in a nice cerise colour, it's quite a basic shaped bottle, similar to an upside down pear with the top cut off! The shoulders of the bottle are nicely rounded and upon these sits a silver spritzer. Around the neck is a small removable cuff that holds a cute little key shaped cast iron charm on a 2cm stainless steel chain.
On the front of the bottle you will see the name of the scent - Secret Fantasy in white writing, with pink hints. The bottle has a nice shine to it but is quite plain in comparison to the other perfumes I own. It is nice enough though.
~ The Scent ~
I quite like the sweet scent of this, it opens with a tart berryness that quickly softens down to a softer powdery scent. It's a girly femine scent that I would say is more suited to the younger market.
The notes in this fragrance are ~
Top Notes ~ Pinapple, Red Berries.
Middle Notes ~ Jasmine, Lilac.
Base Notes ~ Musk, Sandalwood, Amber.
~ The Price & Availibility ~
Being an Avon product you can buy it from a local rep or online at www.avonshop.co.uk. The usual price is £11 but it is currently on offer for £6. The price is for a 50ml bottle. They have also introduced a 15ml purse spray.
I have checked online and have found there are many bottles available on www.ebay.co.uk at various prices.
~ Overall ~
Avon describe this as ' Sweet. Innocent. Warm ' which is quite right. I do find it has a nice sweetness about it and like I have already said I would say this is more aimed at the younger market and would make an ideal gift for teenage girls.
I tend to use it more as a body spray if I am honest and just tend to grab it and spritz it on. I haven't re-purchased this as I feel it's a little expensive as I use it as a body spray rather than just a squirt or two. And I also don't find the scent is very long lasting, within two hours it is barely noticeable.
It's a nice scent but not one I will be buying again in a hurry as there are much nicer scents available.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Avon offer a huge range of cosmetic products via the internet or through one of their reps. They also have a varied range of fragrances for men and women including celebrity endorsed fragrances.
Avon offer two fragrances in the Secret Fantasy collection - the original Secret Fantasy and Secret Fantasy Star. Today I will be discussing the original.
Secret Fantasy is presented in Eau de toilette format with no matching body products available to layer the scent. Avon describe Secret Fantasy as :
'A sweet blend of innocent red fruits and feminine jasmine, with an intense heart of velvety white musk and warm sandalwood.'
The bottle holding the Secret Fantasy scent is pretty simplistic in design. It is curvy and bright pink in colour. The bottle has 'Secret Fantasy' printed on the front and comes with a little chain which has a key charm on it. This can be placed around the neck of the bottle or removed if you want to use it for some other purpose. The bottle is presented in a purple box when it arrives from Avon.
~Price and Availability~
A 50ml bottle can be purchased from the Avon website www.avonshop.co.uk or from your local rep. It retails at £11.00 but is currently on offer at just £4.99 on the website.
Whilst my heart lies with more expensive fragrances such as Chanel and Gucci, I like to keep my collection varied with some cheap and cheerful fragrances. Recently, I was browsing the Avon book and spotted Secret Fantasy reduced to just £5.00. I liked the description of this fragrance so I ordered a bottle from my rep.
I find the bottle design to be rather cheap and tacky. The little charm is pretty though and secures neatly around the neck of the bottle and stops the fragrance from spraying out in my bag. There is no other lid. The fragrance sprays evenly from the bottle and I would recommend only spraying a small amount at a time as it is quite sharp and has a strong alcohol type opening.
Secret Fantasy EDT is quite a young yet feminine scent. It is a little basic but works fine for using as a quick scent refresher during the day. It is light enough for Summer use. It is no where near as special as premium fragrances in terms of appeal but I do like it. The opening accord is vibrant and ultimately a blend of sweet, mouthwatering fruits. Whilst Avon have not specified which 'red fruits' are blended together, I can definitely detect raspberry as the prominent scent - it is sharp without being too harsh. The sweetness makes me think of blackcurrant though I am aware this is not a red fruit - it just smells like this to me!
The vibrancy of the top notes disappear far too quickly and only a hint of delicate sweetness remains on the skin as the heart starts to seep through. Unlike the evident nature of the top notes, the heart is somewhat mild and very light against my skin. There is nothing particularly special about the heart combo - it is subtle, feminine and understated. The jasmine lacks its usual depth and is very relaxed rather than sensual. All I can grasp from the heart is a subtle jasmine with a tinge of powdery sweetness.
After 2-3hours, Secret Fantasy dries down to reveal a delicate base note which sits very close to the skin. Despite being noted as 'warm sandalwood', I wouldn't say the warmth of this fragrance note really shines through. All I can detect is a creamy, woody aroma laced with some musk. Nothing special - nothing different from other fragrances.
Secret Fantasy EDT is a lovely enough scent but it lacks strength and staying power as it is gone from my skin after 3-4hours. The overall scent reminds me of the combination of the 'Frosted Swirls' fragrances that Avon offered at Christmas time. This would make a nice gift for a teenager or young person in my opinion. I have went through my bottle really quickly as I constantly need to top up the scent. It is ok for a fiver but I wouldn't pay full price as it is nothing special in terms of fragrance and staying power.
Thanks for reading :)
This Perfume has been out in Avon for perhaps around a year. Not exactly sure how long, but it seems like it's been about this lenght of time. I would say that this scent is more aimed at the Teenage market - of which I am not, but I like the Perfumes from Avon and tend to wear them for everyday use so I usually try them when they first come out as they are usually on a special offer.
This comes in a 50ml bottle and the right price of this is £11. I think when I first bought this I got it for about £5, and just now in the current Avon book this is on an offer for £6.50 which is a pretty average offer for this in the book.
You can buy Avon products from an Avon rep if you have 1 in your area, or online through the Avon site. I have seen a lot of Avon products for sale on e-bay as well.
This comes in quite a colourful box and bottle. The box is a nice purple colour and the bottle has a nice shape to it and is a medium pink colour. The spray part is a shiny silver colour and this has a large white S on the front with the Secret Fantasy writing below the S. There is a little Silver coloured charm that hangs down the front of the bottle and this makes the bottle look a bit fancier. I wouldn't say that this looks expensive, but it looks fun and girly looking.
The scent of this is nice enough. According to Avon this is "A sweet blend of innocent red fruits and feminine Jasmine with an intense Heart of Velvety White Musk." All sounds alright. I would say the main scent in here is the Red Fruits and although I don't know what these fruits are they smell quite Berry like so I would say perhaps a sparkling Raspberry scent. There is a hint of the White Musk part which is nice and adds that little bit depth.
I wouldn't say that this lasts all that long which is a shame. I spray this in the morning and spray a good few squirts, but a couple of hours later I can hardly smell this. So to have to keep reapplying this at the normal price seems a bit expensive. I find that other scents that are priced the same lasts that bit longer than this.
This is a nice subtle and fruity scent and I do buy and use this now and again. It will never be a favourite of mine though.
About 6 months ago a friend of mine decided to have a go at selling Avon products in her spare time. To show my support, I offered to have a look through her catalogue and place an order to help get her new venture underway. Being the lover of perfume that I am I couldn't wait to try out all the special 'smelly' pages in the Avon catalogue. This is when i discovered Avon's Secret Fantasy Eau de Toilette and its light fruity scent really appealled to me. This normally retails at around £12 a bottle for 50ml but on this occasion it was on offer at £6. Half of it's usual price. In addition to this, Avon were also offering a small percentage discount on orders over £50. What more reason did I need to buy?
The following week my order arrived and I couldn't wait to have a proper 'smell' of my new fragrance which arrived in a very girly pink patterned box and packaging. The bottle is also very girly and is a hot pink colour which looks stylish in a 'young funky' way rather that 'elegantly feminine'. Attached to the bottle is a key on a metal chain. This I found odd at first but when I realised it represented the name'Secret Fantasy' and the penny dropped! My only grumble about this bottle is that it has no lid and to me this makes it look incomplete somehow. Instead there is a turn fastening at the top of the bottle which is very unusual and I think, slightly pointless.
Now for the important bit, the fragrance. Initially, I had had a few reservations about this perfume, considering I only paid £6 and was worried that it may smell 'cheap'. I have also had some perfumes from Avon before and to me they had always smelt quite musky. However, it had been a long while since I bought anything from Avon and I was hopeful that there perfumes may have become more contemperary in order to suit a younger generation of customers.
After spraying the scent on my wrist once or twice I was over powered by the fruitiness of this fragrance. However I couldn't pick out what the fruits were as they all seemed to blend together at once so i had to cheat and check out the list on the packaging. The box states that Avon Secret Fantasy is made up of Red fruits and pineapple. I find the term 'Red Fruits' to be slightly vague but the scent certainly has a slightly tangy berry feel about it which also gives the fragrance a fresh summery feel. I was very surprised that this contains pineapple as it is the last thing that I would have guessed as I cannot detect it at all! This may be that my nose is not as sensitive as I thought, or perhaps it has just been overpowered by all the berries!
The middle notes of this perfume are very subtle. Jasmine and lilac which can be smelt more after the perfume has settled on your wrist for a while. Again I would have never been able to pick them out specifically but I can certainly detect the floral tones, which are fresh and not too heavy.
The base notes are sandlewood and white musk which gives the perfume a warmer feel and luckily for me the musk is not heavy or overpowering at all. This I was glad of as heavy musk perfumes are inclined to give me a headache. Not what you need before the start of a night out.
So how about it's staying power? Unfortunately this fragrance doesn't last long and after about two hours the initial fruitiness of the fragrance has disappeared. After a further two hours, I couldn't smell this at all. I found this very disappointed as I like my perfume to stay noticable all day long. This may be reflected by the price, after all if Avon can sell this for £6 a bottle the ingredients can't be that expensive! Or maybe it is also because this is an Eau de Toilette rather than a perfume which I find can often lose their scent quicker and can be a lot more subtle than a regular 'perfume'.
I would recommend this to a younger person who is looking for a daytime perfume that is not too heavy. It is light, fruity and summery and definately a bargain price. Personally, I wouldn't buy this again simply because of how quickly the scent disappears. I think I would be reapplying this so often that my cheap bottle of perfume would end up becoming false economy!!
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SECRET FANTASY is pure berry on first application - the different notes all mingle together to be 100% sure of what they're meant to be. Raspberry and redcurrant maybe? Whilst I can't outright distinguish the pineapple, I can tell there is a sweet-but-tangy note that is a bit separate from the berries.
The floral notes in SECRET FANTASY are all mild, creamy and a bit watery; yet still easier to pick apart in comparison to the fruit notes. The jasmine is the key note and is the first to emerge from the lingering fruit notes. I'm sure that there is peony or rose in here too, because of the creamy powdery undercurrent to the fragrance. I like the scent of lilacs, so I was disappointed by how mild and blink-and-you'll-miss-it it is on me here.
After a few short hours everything fades away into the usual Avon perfume base; a vanilla tinged, woody base. A little bit of jasmine seeps down into the base, making the most out of the creamy sandalwood, but everything still seems quite flat after the loud notes in the opening.
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Red fruits, pineapple, jasmine, lilac, velvety white musk, amber and warm sandalwood.
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The red toned pink bottle reminds me slightly of Agent Provocateur perfumes [is it meant to? The fragrance itself doesn't] and it has a silver-toned key shaped charm around the neck of the bottle.
SECRET FANTASY is only sold in a 50ml bottle.
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It's an Avon mass market release and it's a EDT concentration, so no prises for guessing that the lasting power isn't anything to shout about; it's got four hours maximum on me.
I think that this is best suited to use for day wear - both casual wear and for work. Some people may think that it's too sweet for work, but I think the delicate florals break up the sweetness enough so that it doesn't seem too young. I don't wear SECRET FANTASY in the evenings; It's too mild and doesn't last long enough for my tastes.
I first received my bottle in winter and I wasn't overwhelmed. Don't get me wrong; I liked it, but the EDT concentration doesn't work with my body chemistry; I can't smell any of the floral notes in colder weather and after an hour I struggle to smell anything at all. So yeah, this is limited to the spring/summer months for me.
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I don't want to start repeating myself, but this is another OK, but not memorable or special fragrance. Like other Avon releases it is a safe gift choice; it suits all ages and even if you don't love it, you'll be very unlikely to find something that you actively dislike in here as everything is mild and watery.
In other words it's another stereotypical Avon release; jasmine, berries, vanilla and sandalwood. This isn't a detailed review because there just that much to say about SECRET FANTASY; what you see is what you get, so to speak.
If you like fruity/florals [such as most other Avon fragrances, Katy Perry Purr, Ralph Lauren Ralph, Paris Hilton for Women, J.Lo Miami and L.A. Glow, the Ed Hardy for Women and Hearts And Daggers, Sarah Jessica Parker SJP NYC] then you should try this as it'd make a cheaper alternative.
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15ml - £11
I recently bought myself a bottle of this perfume from Avon - I am a fairly new customer it was my first order. The Avon book always has "rub and sniff" test areas on some of the pages for certain fragrances/fragranced products, but the Secret Fantasy perfume didn't have one so it was pure luck whether I'd be happy with it or not. As I'm someone who prefers fruity/floral scents, I chose it based on the description (and the fact it was on offer for £5 at the time!).
The fragrance is described as - "A sweet blend of innocent red fruits and feminine jasmine, with an intense heart of velvety white musk and warm sandalwood". It's certainly very sweet (but not overpowering), and has an initial hit of fruitiness - mainly blackcurrant - which then softens with the woody/musk heart. It's the perfect mix of sweet yet sophisticated, it's not at all sickly or too "young".
Previously I have only ever had designer fragrances, and was a bit dubious about how good Avon would be in comparison. How "cheap" it might smell and how long the scent would linger on the skin. I need not have worried though - it's more than exceeded my expectations! When my local rep came to deliver my order I could smell the perfume though the bag before I'd even opened it. The fragrance lasts a good while too, and I can still smell it on my clothing/coat for a day or two afterwards. It's not quite as long lasting as my more expensive perfumes, but perfectly good enough - and hey, it's about a quarter of the price!! I can spritz myself all day long if I wish without feeling guilty about wasting it as it's so affordable! Also my husband loves the smell - he noticed it straight away. Being a bit of a typical man who never notices anything, really is testament to the fact this is a noticeably lovely perfume. I've also has many comments from other people asking "what perfume are you wearing, it's gorgeous?!", and they are always surprised when I say it's "only" Avon.
The bottle is pretty - it's a hot pink shimmery colour, and comes packaged in a purple box with a swirly keyhole design. It doesn't come with a lid, but instead has a clip to prevent it being accidentally sprayed. Attached to the clip is a little metal chain and key, to coincide with the "secret" theme. I would have preferred an additional lid however, as I think the bottle looks a bit incomplete without one. I actually asked my rep if the lid was missing and she informed me it didn't come with one. Also the perfume only comes in a 50ml bottle - it would be fab if they did a larger sized one!
I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase, and from now on will be trying all the Avon perfumes - why waste money on the designer stuff when this is just as good?! I highly recommend all fruity fragrance lovers out there to give Secret Fantasy a try.