Product Type: Avon fragrances
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Long lasting refreshing floral fragrance and great bottle
Avon Today Her Eau de Parfum
Member Name: rolandrat
Avon Today Her Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Floral and long lasting, good value when on offer.
Disadvantages: Quite strong at first
===Why I Bought This===
I always get Avon catalogues so that is where I tend to purchase most of my make up and perfumes. As Avon regularly has most items on an offer of some sort I can usually pick items up at below their normal price. Also with Avon you can get samples to try out the perfume before you buy - and they have a money back guarantee if you buy anything and then do not like it - so it is a safe place to purchase anything.
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.
'Today is the first fragrance in Avon's trilogy (ie Today, Tomorrow and Forever). The fragrance includes exotic tropical florals including strelitzia and butterfly bush. The composition starts with the refreshing notes of freesia and cactus sap, while the note of white pepper adds some drama to this melody. Exotic flowers smell like honey. Base note includes sandalwood, cedar, velvety musky notes with a splash of rose water. The perfume was launched in 2004. It also won a 2005 FiFi award.'
Today perfume comes in a gold/bronzy colour box with the name written down the front.
It also comes wrapped in cellophane.
50 mls eau de parfum spray.
Contains 70.7% ethanol (alcohol).
Made in Poland.
On the tab it cautions that it is flammable.
The box is lined with cream card.
The bottle is a very heavy square glass bottle, with a thick base.
The base of the bottle measures 2 x 2 inches - with the cap being another 1.5 inches.
It has a gold colour spray button and the cap is transparent plastic in an irregular oval shape.
The cap feels good quality plastic and the perfume itself is a golden colour.
£14 full price. When I bought mine there was a small bottle free with it.
I have had this perfume before but only in smaller bottles. You can smell it before you spray and the first time I used it I put on two squirts. This was a mistake as it is quite strong and for a while it was quite overpowering - so in future only used one spray.
This is quite strong to start with but soon mellows down to an inoffensive fragrance.
It is floral without being too sweet or sicky and I would say it is the sort of perfume that you could wear that is noticable without being overpowering.
It smells expensive and sort of 'classy' and refined.
I often dislike some Avon fragrances as they all tend to smell the same and some smell - dare I say it - cheap.
I am not very good at describing fragrances but would note the freesia that is mentioned as one of the top notes and possibly the sandalwood and rose as the base notes - I would not say it was at all musky myself.
However I do not think people would recognise this as an Avon fragrance and I know some people who use this on a reguar basis. Both the fragrance and the bottle feel good quality and I would be happy to give this as a gift to anyone.
The little bottle versions of these perfumes are also really cute and are just right for your handbag.
The perfume is not so light as to be just for summer or too heavy so as to be only for winter.
I would definitely recommend this perfume, it is long lasting (I can still smell it on myself after 8 hours) and one you could probably safely give as a gift. The packaging and feel of he bottle make a definite cut above other Avon perfumes.
So if you have tried others and been disappointed why not give this one a go, you may actually like it - and if you don't you can always get your money back.
===Would I Recommend?===
Summary: Floral and refreshing fragrance, super quality bottle and packaging