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===Why I Bought This===
I am not in the slightest bit into celebrities and so the Courtney Cox connection was of no influence. However as I was able to buy this on sale and as the bottle looked very attractive in the brochure I decided to give it a try.
Avon is a long established direct seling network which used to sell just door-to-door but you can order directly from their website these days if you do not have a local representative handy. You can also buy lots of their products (incluing discontinued items) from Ebay.
Courtney Cox (Monica from the TV 'Friends' series) was chosen as the face of this fragrance which was launched in April 2009. It is now discontinued in the brochures.
The bottle comes in a foiled silver box which has graduated colour down to black at the base to represent spotlights. It is also cellophane wrapped.
The name 'SPOTLIGHT' is also spelt out in white dots to represent lights.
50 mls of eau de toilette.
The box has a lining of black card and the bottle is rectangular. It is decorated is a diamond dimpled pattern all over the glass.
The cap is silver coloured.
Flammable and made in Poland.
The perfume contains 73.8% alcohol denat and also oxybenzone.
Promoted by Avon as being:
'Sparkling, sexy and captivating - created for the star in you. Illuminating citrus and flirtatious florals steal the show, followed by an enchor of creamy vanilla warmth.'
£15 full price.
This product has now been discontinued from the Avon brochures as far as I know but as with most Avon products it can usually be found on Ebay and is often less expensive there as well.
The diamond cut bottle looked very attractive in the ilustration in the catalogue so I was slightly disappointed when it actually arrived.
The packaging is of good quality - a sturdy shiny box which is lined with a black card sleeve. However although the bottle did have its diamond pattern cut into it it was not done very deep and was not quite as eyecatchng as I had hoped. However saying that the bottle is chunky and heavy.
The perfume itself is colourless and the silver pull off cap has a cheap feel to it. I know this might sound irrelevant but to us ladies part of the appeal of a good fragrance is the fact that the bottle feels 'quality'. But I must not judge it too harshly as it is not a top priced product.
Using one or two sprays is enough to give you a good application of the perfume.
This is a pleasant enough perfume. I did not notice citrus especially and would say it was more on the floral side. The Avon literature mentions vanilla but that did not come across as an individual note either - just as well as I am not too keen on it. It was inoffensive and would be suitable for daytime without being overpowering. After the initial strong smell when applied it tones down quite quickly to just gve a hint of a smell without being too strong. So I do not think this is one that people would take an instant dislike to.
Personally this feels to me more like a Spring and Summer fragrance - just clean and fresh - for when you want to have some perfume on but not be too full on.
My conclusion is that I quite like this fragrance, especially as I bought it on offer. However it is not one I would try and track down to buy again, as it has not left a very lasting impression on me.
===Courtney Cox and 'Friends' connection===
For Courtney Cox and 'Freinds' fans there is no reference to her or the show on the packaging - just in case you were thinking of getting it for a fan as a gift.
4 stars - a little expensive at full price.
===Would I Recommend?===
I must admit to liking the Avon products and I look for cheap deals on ebay and other sites I found this on ebay and bidded and won it for £4.99 which I thought was a bargain.
I like perfume and collect perfume bottles and this one isn't really a stunning design but it is nice and looks good on my dressing table, but I didin't buy it for the bottle I bought it as I like the scent.
This has tones of citrus fruits and has a musky undertone to it which lingers on the skin after it has been worn for a few hours, I can smell flowers in it too but mostly a fresh grapefruit and orange comes through with the musky under tone that I can just smell now and again.
The bottle is glass and patterned and see through and it comes boxed and is a 50ml bottle, this will last me a while as I don't use it everyday.
I have lots of different perfumes and like to swap and change depending on my mood and where I'm going out too , if it's a special occassion I will wear an expensive perfume, but this one is nice for everyday wear as it is light and fresh.
I do find though that I have to re-apply it if I want to wear it all day and night as it wears off after about four or five hours, you can just about smell it on your skin and have to apply again if you want to be able to smell it later in the day.
It is quite strong at first application but seems to fade quickly, but then for the price I can't really complain as it's not really any bother having to apply it later in the day.
This fits nicely into my handbag and is there for when I need it.
I would buy it again as I like the scent.
Another of the perfume samples I received from my friend, who is an Avon representative, is a sample of the perfume named Spotlight. The bottle itself is very attractive, and unlike some of the other Avon perfumes I've been given to sample, I did really like the bottle as it's classier and more dignified than some of the others, being designed by actress Courtney Cox, formerly of Friends fame. I suppose it's quite 'Monica'!
Aside from through Avon reps, this can be bought on the avon.co.uk website and availability is good. The bottle is usually £12 for a 50ml bottle, which is good value I think, and quite a cheap price for that amount of perfume.
When the perfume was first sprayed onto my skin, it smelt sweetly (but not too sweetly) citrussy, and I could smell oranges and lemons, which I really liked, as well as a faint smell of freesias. The flowery aspects developed further over the next 10 minutes and other floral scents mixed in to create a rounded floral aroma. The base notes of the scent include Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cashmere and White Vanilla Musk, which I couldn't really indentify other than the fragrance having a sensual, gentle muskiness and slight woodiness to it, but it was still very pleasant and feminine. The freesia scent ws by far the strongest of the bunch throughout the perfumes stay on my skin.
This is never an overpowering perfume, unlike for example, Avon's Outspoken perfume by Fergie. It's light, fresh and airy, and very floral throughout most of the wearing time.
In terms of it's staying power, Spotlight fades right down after an hour or so, and so would need reapplying in the middle of the day to ensure that it lasts til the evening. I usually do this, otherwise I find that by early afternoon I can't smell the perfume on my skin at all. This daytime perfume, for the price is very good, even if you do need to reapply. Something that costs so little isn't going to last all day after all!
I have had this perfume for a while now and have almost used the bottle up, so decided to write a review before I threw the bottle away and forgot about it.
This is called Spotlight by Courtney Cox (formerly of Friends fame) and this is a collaboration with good old Avon who seem to be cashing in on the 'celebrity' fragrances of recent times.
The bottle is actually very attractive and comes in the form of an upright standing rectangular design. This doesn't sound too exciting but what makes it stand out is the diamante pattern which is embossed on the glass all the way round. This simple pattern on the transparent glass gives the impression that this is a more expensive perfume than it actually is.
The availability is exclusive to Avon, so if you are interested in trying this go down the route of either contacting your local Avon Rep and ask for a sample or log onto www.avon.co.uk.
As always Ebay often has these kinds of products at much cheaper prices so it's always worth having a quick browse on there first.
The price is very reasonable costing just £12 for the standard sized 50ml bottle, but as with most Avon products there are regular discounts and I bought this when it was launched costing a mere £6. I've used this fairly frequently since then (several times a week) for about a year so it's an economical buy definitely.
The fragrance itself?
According to the Avon website this was created in cooperation with Jean-Marc Chaillan. I wont lie and say I'm impressed as I have no idea who this is but I am presuming he is big in the world of perfume.
Spotlight opens with Mandarin, Italian Bergamot and the interestingly sounding Luminous Silver.
The heart comprises of Mimosa Blossom, Freesia and Tuberose Absolute making it a very floral based scent.
This is all finished off with Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cashmere and White Vanilla Musk.
I'm not a huge fan of Courtney Cox - though I don't dislike her ( Friends is one of my all time favourite shows ) the reason for buying this perfume - sorry Eau De Toilette - was down to the fact I had a free sample and thought it was quite pleasant. When it was introduced for the first time in the Avon brochure at the reasonable price of £6 I felt it would be perfect as a daytime scent that I could 'throw in my bag.'
The first thing I notice every time when wearing this scent is the floral based notes. The freesia in particular seems to dominate the whole fragrance, which isn't necessarily a bad thing but it does seem to take over and the other notes barely get a look in.
On first spritzing onto my skin there is the initial hit of the mandarin though that soon drowns out with the freesia and mimosa taking over.
I'm not sure what luminous silver is supposed to smell like so I can't comment on it's presence at all I'm afraid.
What I do like about this fragrance is once Spotlight has really 'settled' (about 30 minutes after first spraying) the floral notes seem to morph into a warmer muskier scent altogether and this is where the woodiness of the sandalwood and the sweetness of the vanilla musk start to shine.
I do actually like this a lot as it's a very light and airy fragrance that is ideal for wearing during the daytime. It lingers for a few hours without the need to top up which is quite good for a *cheap* eau de toilette.
I'd say this is aimed at women twenty upwards as it is a more 'grown up' scent that I can't see teenagers relating to, and dare I say it has a sophistication about it and could *almost* be classed as a celebrity fragrance (which I know it's suppose to be but I just can't class Avon scents in that league no matter who they get to front them).
If you are after a grown up fragrance that is cheap (in price!), light and suitable for wearing through the daytime then check this out..
I was given this as a gift for Xmas last year, from my mum, who was at the time working as an avon rep.
I personally never used to bother with Avon for perfume, instead prefering to stick with the tried and tested old favourites.
But when I smelled this, I must say, I was pleasently surprised.
Avon's Spotlight, is designed by actress Courtney Cox, and as far as I'm aware is exclusive to Avon. It is manufactured in Poland, on behalf of Avon.
It comes in a pretty silver box, with light silver spots, and the name to the front of the box. The back of the box, list all the ingredients etc, in the usual variety of languages. The inside of the box, has your usual black cardboard, holding the bottle in place.
The bottle itself, is a pretty, rectangular, clear glass, argyle design, embosed bottle, with a large silver, chunky style rectangular top, stating the perfumes name.
The size is of the is bottle 50ml, but I only ordered a new bottle last weekend, and I tend to use this as my everyday perfume. So you can't really grumble at getting ten months use from it.
It is at the moment retailling, in the latest avon brochure for a modest £10.50, which in my opinion is nothing to turn your nose up at. There is also an accompanying body lotion and shower gel available for around £3 each.
It is a combination of citrus and floral scents, with an undertone of warm vanilla.
Avon markets this perfume as "Sparkling, sexy, and captivating - created for the star in you!"
The sparkling, sexy and captivating, I can definitely agree with...
The perfume in my opionion, is more citrus dominated than anything else, but you can definetly smell the vanilla and floral tones. It is not one of those perfumes that is over-powering when you put it on, but also not one of those that wears of as soon as it hits the skin. It is nice and girly and leaves a very pleasent smell which will linger for the day, which makes it suitable for evening or daytime use.
In fact I put a scarf on yesterday that I hadn't been wearing since maybe late Feburary, and when I did I could still smell the delightful fragrance of this perfume lingering.
Even my fiance, always comments on how nice I smell when I'm wearing this, and he's certainly not one to usually notice these kind of things.
Please note though, that this product is an eau de toilette, and not an eau de parfum.
Allergy Advice: This product contains Oxybenzone.
In conclusion, I find this to be a value for money product, and enjoyable to wear, aswell as long lasting. I would definitely recommend to a friend. For its modest price tag, it is definetly a competetor with all the leading designer brands on the market...
I bought this from Avon a few months ago, i think it cost about £12 at the time and i got some sort of cosmetic free. I don't think much to the packaging and the bottle is pretty basic.
When i first sprayed it i wasn't impressed at all, it smelt very clinical- almost like alcohol hand gel, then once i rubbed it into my skin i started to smell the fragrance. Its quite a musky frangrance, with slight floral undertones- i wouldn't say it was a modern perfume that stands out- never the less it smells lovely.
However it's not really the type of perfume that's going to turn heads, its more a day time perfume- the fragrance is long lasting and a little goes a long way. I found spraying it on, then rubbings my wrists together, then spraying again helped me to acheive a smell that wasn't too over powering- i dont know about everyone else but i find with most perfumes after you spray too much alls you smell is the alcohol in them and your presense can leave people gasping for air!
I had forgot I had a bottle of this Perfume until I was having a bit of a clear out and found this all boxed still in the cellophane wrapper. I think I bought it about 5 months ago, but it just shows that I have so much Perfume that I don't need it all as much as I buy it,
This scent didn't come out all that long ago. It is a Perfume in the Avon book, and I think I am right in saying that this was the first celebrity scent. Although Avon has Ungaro and Christian Lacroix, this is from Courtney Cox and this came before the other Celeb one which is Outspoken by Fergie.
This costs £14 per 50ml bottle. This is the only size that you get. When it came out It was on offer for £12 which is when I got it. I knew roughly what it smelt like as the page it was advertised on was scented so I got a bit sniff at it. You can also get the scent in a Body Spray and Shower Gel.
The box is a rectangular box and is black, but more a dusky gray type black, not a jet black. It just has the lettering simply on it and a few white dots on it. Looks alright, and sort of expensive but not all that much.
The bottle is alright. Again a rectangular shape. The glass is clear and you can see the yellow liquid through the bottle. It has a criss cross design on the bottle with quite deep ridges. The lid is quite simple. Just a rectangular shape with the lettering on it.
So how does this smell? It is a ncie quite fresh scent and mostly smells citrussy. I would say this smells Grapefruit like with perhaps a hint of Lemon and a dash of Orange through it. Can't smell any heavy scents in here, but suppose there is a dash of Musk in here. I would say this is more a daytime scent and it is a nice sort of summertime scent. Not my favourite scent in the world, but a nice change to the Perfumes I normally use.
This lasts a good while as well and although the initial strong scent dies down, the notes that are left behind last all day without reapplying.
Nice if you like citrus Perfume scents.
I ordered this from Avon about three months ago, when it first came out. The reason I ordered it is because as I am an avon rep, when new things come out I am supposed to demonstrate them to the customers.
I have my own demo brochure that is exclusive to reps only, and the prices aren't usually too bad.
This perfume was in it one day and as it wasn't too expensive, around £10 maybe a little less, I decided I might as well give it a go.
The perfume is supposed to be Courtney Cox's own fragrance.
However when you get this delivered in your order, and looking at the bottle, you would have no idea that this has got anything at all to do with Courtney Cox.
It is packaged in a plain silver box which doesn't even has her name on it. Although I do think it looks quite nice, as it is simple and nothing too extraordinary, which is what I like about it.
The bottle itself is shown in the picture provided by dooyoo. Again there is nothing on it that would be associated with Courtney Cox.
The bottle contains 50ml.
The fragrance itself is oriental and floral. It lasts quite a long while on your skin however I'm not personally that keen on the way it smells.
I would advise asking your rep for a tester if you are thinking of buying this, as perfumes smell differently on different people.
I would only rate this 3/5 as there is lots of room for improvement, such as more association with Courtney Cox (it is supposed to be her own perfume after all) and also because I'm personally not too keen on the smell. I do like it, I just don't think it's for me if you get me. So I would recommend it for others to try. It's just a matter of opinion, really.