Product Type: Avon fragrances
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This is a 'Timeless' fragrance from Avon - been going for 38 years
Avon Timeless Eau de Toilette
Member Name: rolandrat
Avon Timeless Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Inexpensive and popular Avon floral fragrance
===Why I Bought This===
This fragrance has been sold by Avon in the UK for over 38 years so it must be very popular or it would have been discontinued ages ago.
I can remember this fragrance from way back in the 1970s when we could also buy it in funny little pots of cream perfume. Most of the old Avon fragrances have long since disappeared and I believe this is one of the longest running fragrances Avon now sells, if not the oldest.
Avon is a long established direct selling 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.
Avon has 18 different brochures issued throughout the year - or their stock can be viewed online.
Fragrantica.com state - 'Timeless by Avon is a Chypre Floral fragrance for women. Timeless was launched in 1974. Top notes are aldehydes, gardenia, peach, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are iris, patchouli, jasmine, cedar and rose; base notes are tonka bean, amber, opoponax, musk and vanilla'.
50 mls of eau de toilette.
Comes in a tall slim box which is in white with shades of brown and yellowy orange.
Made in Poland and contains 60.2% alcohol denat.
The bottle is very tall, slim, smooth and curvy.
The glass bottle is clear and the perfume itself is a bright ambery gold.
There is one small flat piece on the side of the bottle where a transparent sticker is placed with the name 'TIMELESS'.
The spray bottle has a silver coloured straight sided cap over the spray nozzle.
£9 each or two for £13.
Avon state - 'a classic elegant, unforgettable scent. A forever fragrance of classic florals enriched with luxurious notes of amber and musk'.
This aroma definitely says'Avon' to me as it brings back so many memories of perfume from the 70s, Back then Avon did not have such a wide range of fragrances so we tended to know them all quite well - both because we used them, because we bought them as gifts, or other people bought them for us.
As this fragrance has been going for so long I had not actually used it for many years. I tended to think of it now as being a bit old fashioned and not really one for me any more.
however I am retrying all their fragrances so thought I would give this one a try anyway - though i did not really expect to want to wear it much.
However I was pleasantly surprised with this perfume. The aroma was very much as I remembered it but I actually quite liked it now once again - and did not feel it was old fashioned or more aimed for the older generation.
It certainly has a distinctive aroma which, because I know it so well, is funnily enough harder to describe. It has a reasonably strong smell which lasts for a good few hours. I would say the main notes of this perfume would be floral with a powdery note and probably the musk gives it a deeper quality - but it does not actually smell too musky in my opinion.
Light enough to wear throughout the day and it could even be worn at night-time, though personally I think I would confine it to daytime myself.
The price is quite reasonable but is even better when on offer, often for almost half price.
Worth a try if you have never used it before, and Avon do have a money-back guarantee so you can easily return it if the fragrance is not for you.
5 stars - this has definitely stood the test of time.
===Would I Recommend?===
Summary: Inexpensive, has stood the test of time, floral and feminine
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