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When a friend of mine was working as an Avon rep she won a competition for selling a certain amount of gift sets, one of the prizes was a bottle of their True Glow perfume which she passed on to me as she is allergic to most perfumes and tends to rely on body creams and sprays to keep her smelling nice.
I love the bottle, it's much brighter than the photo above and looks more like a designer perfume than something which costs just over a tenner in the Avon book. Well, that's what it used to cost as it has been discontinued now. And for good reason, it's an awful perfume!
True Glow is mainly a citrus perfume, this is balanced out by woody tones and also a subtle floral fragrance. This might sound nice but to me the perfume just feels thrown together with no depth at all, considering it was a best seller (apparently) for quite a few years before it was discontinued I would have thought it would be an all round nicer perfume.
Due to the fact that the bottle has such a rich amber colour, I wasn't surprised that the first spray gave me a delicious zesty orange fragrance. Even now, knowing how much I dislike the perfume, I still think the initial citrus fragrance is gorgeous and always think what a shame it is that it has to develop into such a vile lingering sickly perfume afterwards!
Once the orange notes have died down you will find yourself surrounded by a cloud of woodiness, usually I find woody fragrances to be lovely as they help to bring on more musky tones which can be very sexy. To be fair, initially this is what occurs with True Glow but after a few short minutes the woodiness disappears and is replaced by an overpowering mixture of apple notes and floral tones. Together these give the perfume a slightly oriental fragrance and they would actually be quite nice if they had been blended better, my mum swears she can smell red apple within True Glow when I wear it (which isn't often) but that might just be her thinking she's some kind of Jilly Goulden as I sure as hell can't detect anything as fresh and clean as that! Note: my mum is known for talking out of her backside at times, this could well be one of those times.
I don't deny there is an apple fragrance, but it doesn't give the perfume the freshness that it should and doesn't even manage to make True Glow into a more fruity perfume. I think part of this is due to the fact that throughout the life of the perfume there is a woodiness trying its hardest to come through, once it has disappeared from the fragrance it's as though it is lingering in the background but hasn't quite got the strength to blossom.
I find True Glow extremely sickly, to the point of using only a very small amount on the very odd occasion that I put it on. Not that I do, but just now I gave myself the shortest of sprays to remind myself of the fragrance so I could write an accurate review and already it's clouding around me so strongly that I feel as though I'm inhaling it. Usually if I buy any (cheapish) perfumes and don't like the smell then I will use it as an air freshener so I can use up the offending smell, but keep the bottle for my growing collection. This one is liable to choke any visitors to the point of them not wanting to come again, so I have an almost full bottle of True Glow which I can't find a use for.
To add insult to injury, True Glow has the very best staying power of any Avon perfume I've ever used. Its sickly fragrance will linger around me for hours and unfortunately it has one of those appalling cloudy fragrances, which means people can smell you coming before you've even walked into the room or turned the corner. Yuck!
Discontinued in Avon, but you might find a bottle floating around on Ebay for £10 - £15. Which is a rip off.
I first smelled Avon's True Glow eau de parfum several years ago, and bought a bottle back then. I hadn't used it for a while as I sort of put it in a drawer and forgot about it, but I dug it out recently and discovered I am still a fan of this scent, and have started using it regularly again.
I believe the price of this perfume is still £12 for a 50ml bottle, but Avon has so many offers on all the time, that you might well be able to get yours for not much over half price, which I think for the amount is a good buy, particularly as I like the scent.
The True Glow bottle is quite attractive to my eye, being made of glass shaped like a flame. The curvy bottle is also flame coloured, being a red colour at the bottom and graduating up through orange and a pale yellow colour, with a golden pump action spray top. In my opinion the bottle is nice enough. It's not gorgeous, but it's quite a unique and stylish bottle and some effort has gone into the design at least!
Being an Eau de parfum, True Glow should have more of a kick to it than an eau de toilette, and that's actually the case here, well done Avon! (usually they mess that bit up!). It's got a fair amount of oomph to it, which I like. On first application, it's pretty strong, but dies down after a few minutes and you can really smell the deep, sultry citrus notes, particularly a nice slightly burnt orange note. As the scent goes on, the few floral notes come through, and the scent includes a lotus blossom note to add a lovely hint of femininity to a perfume which is not overly girly. It's a much more grown up scent, it's not all florals and fruit (which I like, but are more for the daytime!), but is instead a more seductive fragrance.
Towards the end of the scent there is a woodiness which is very nice to my nose, a kind of dry note which adds to the citrus notes and creates a warm and welcoming scent.
True Glow is a fairly strong perfume, so I'd recommend it for evening usage, it's a bit powerful and sultry for daytime use in my opinion.
I don't know if Avon has been adding glue to it's perfumes but this one actually stays put for a very good length of time. Wow Avon, wonders never cease! One application in the morning (for testing purposes, it's an evening perfume) and I can still smell the scent, even if it is faint, by the early evening. If you use this for an evening out, you shouldn't need to reapply for the whole evening, it's nice and long lasting thankfully!
This evening eau de parfum is one of Avon's better fragrances, being both a nice smelling scent and long lasting. It might not be for everyone, with it's woody notes and orange scents, but I certainly like it and can recommend it, and I haven't gone off it since the first time I bought some years ago.
Avon: True Glow, Eau De Parfum.
I have got to admit, I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to Avon perfumes, I have a bit of an obsession with good reason, in my opinion avon products are of high quality and well worth the bit extra that you may pay for them!
Avon is a cosmetic company usually selling through a catalogue run by agents or can be bought from online. They sell make-up, perfume and all sorts of cosmetics for male and females, also you may find in some catalogues, underwear, jewelery, handbags and keep fit accessories. Each issue of the catalogue is jam-packed with lots of Avon products and is usually full of brilliant offers and sales which I regularly take full advantage of.
I purchaced True Glow around 3 or 4 years ago from the December issue of the catalogue, the first catalogue that I recieved when I became an agent and the first issue that it was in (if I remember rightly). It cost around 15-20.00 and came with a watch as a free gift when bought.
Originally though, I didn't purchace it because of the free gist, the page that it was on was a tester page and the smell that came from it, I can only describe as "to-die-for!". As soon as I smelt it I knew that I had to have it.
The smell....well...it certainly is strong, but in a good way, not strong that you can't breathe but strong as in long lasting. I wore it one morning for work, and the next morning could still smell it on myself and my bedsheets dispite working all day, cooking strong smelling foods for tea and having a bath!! That is what I call High Quality!!!
The smell is citrusy, mainly orange with woody undertones, it may not be to some peoples preference but I think that it is absolutely divine.
The bottle is stylish and elagant, nothing unique but still lovely looking. It is a tie-dyed effect, starting light gold at the top and fading darker to red at the bottom, it reminds me of a leaf (although I think that it's meant to resemble a flame!?), the shape of the bottle and the shape also makes holding and using it an easy task.
Now Avon sells this perfume for around 12.00 for a 50ml bottle and occasionally half price, well worth the money at either price!
True Glow is still being sold by Avon, so that shows that it must be popular (not that I am surprised) as I have know avon to discontinue a lot of their fragrance (even other top sellers) to make room for the newer up and coming perfumes.
I would recommend this perfume as something elegant and exquisite but think that you have to be partial to fragrances with woody undertones to really appreciate it.
I bought this fragrance for my sister as a birthday present but haven't managed to keep my hands off of it myself!its not really for the faint hearted as the top notes are fairly strong.I must say the top notes remind me of a past favourite moschino 'i love love' fragrance. However once the initial scent has worn off,its the middle and base notes that I absolutely adore about this fragrance.Almost transforming from a rather bittersweet masculine fragrance to much more softer feminine middle and base notes.One very admirable thing I like about this fragrance is how long the scent remains on ones body.Lasting over two days on mine!But the absolute best thing about this fragrance is the very sexy and ladylike bottle in which the fragrance is presented.I'd recommend this highly for anyone wanting to give a good value ,yet expensive looking and fragranced gift or somebody whose out to treat themselves!Really worth the value(and very long lasting)
Avon True Glow Eau de Parfum has been on sale for quite a few years now which is unusual for an Avon perfume. Avon tend to discontinue most of their fragrances on an annual basis, excluding the most popular ones such as Little Black Dress. I am very surprised to find that this perfume is a top seller, and that Avon see fit to continue making it after all these years.
The packaging is very stylish and I think it is what attracts most people to purchasing this perfume in the first place. The brochure claims that this is a floral and woody perfume to reflect your inner beauty. It comes in a 50ml bottle, and it retails for £12 with a regularly recurring offer price of £6 which you should look out for if you wish to try this. Alternatively, ask your Avon representative for a tester vial before you purchase.
Although this looks like it is going to be a really lovely perfume, what with its designer outer packaging and it's elegant coloured glass bottle. Unfortunately I find that this is a very cheap and really quite nasty scent. It is supposed to be both floral and woody, but all I can smell is wood. In fact this perfume is a little bit like wearing a forest, but without the lovely fresh greenery. Sadly, it is a really long-lasting perfume that sticks from here to eternity as well.
I know this looks attractive, and you might be forgiven for thinking something so pretty could not possibly be so vile. But trust me, as someone who has sampled hundreds of perfumes over the years, this really and truly is one of the worst I have ever had the misfortune to smell. I do not recommend it to anybody, as I have no idea who could possibly wish to smell like dead trees.
****Avon: True Glow, Eau de Parfum****
I'm sure most people know who Avon are but for those who don't they are a cosmetics company which you can buy goods from either online or through a rep but not in the shops.
I tend to find Avon perfumes hit or miss. Some of them sound really nice with the ingredients or the scented page smells nice and then the perfume smells nothing like it.
The bottle design is a weird shape which i don't really like that much and it has a horrible orange colour to it.
My first impressions of this is that the perfume has quite a deep smell and it is heavy. Since it isn't that light i would say that it is more of a night time perfume. It has a citrus smell with a woody undertone. Personally i think this would give me a headache if i could smell it all day.
The normal price for this is £12 which considering it is a parfum is good. The scent lasts for ages so you would get away with probably only applying it twice in a day.
Not being a big fan of woody perfumes i cant really say what it is similar to. I would not buy it again because it is too woody for me but i would still recommend it because of how long it lasts and the cheap price. So if you like woody perfumes this perfume should be a must try for you.
This is the first Avon fragrance that I have ever had, so unfortunately I cannot compare it to other Avon products. It was given to me as a Christmas present as part of a set, which included the True Glow shimmer body spray as the true glow body lotion, however this is the only one that I have used as yet.
The fragrance alone is available on the Avon website, half price at £6 for 50ml at the moment, which I consider to be a very good price for the quality of the fragrance.
When I opened the set, I absolutely loved the look of the product. This Eau de Parfum comes in a beautiful transparent bottle, which is in the shape of a candle burning. The colours resemble this - with the bottle having golden/orange/pale yellow tones throughout.
Avon advertises this product as having 'A halo of radiant citrus illuminates the sensuality of lotus blossom caressed by warm woods and golden amber' and there is a lot of truth to this description. The fragrance is light with a citrus/apple scent, although not too flowery, which I prefer.
Since receiving this fragrance I have worn it every day, and many positive comments have been made about it. I have certainly noticed that the scent lingers for at least a couple of hours, but not quite for the duration of the working day, but then I have never owned many that do.
I feel that it is the kind of fragrance that can be worn at any time of the year, although I think it would be particularly nice in the summer season due to the general citrus scent.
As I said, I have never had any Avon products before now, but if other fragrances are like this, I would be very tempted to purchase some for myself.
Everyone in my family gets either Avon perfume or aftershave for each birthday and Christmas without fail, so it's no surprise that my mam got me a bottle of Avon True Glow perfume this year.
I'll be honest, a lot of the Avon perfumes are not to my taste, and I find it irritating that you can't test them before using them - I know they do scented pages, but they don't seem very accurate to me!
When I took this out of the box I wasn't overly keen on the design of the bottle. It comes in a glass bottle that has an orangey tone to it, with the lid being more yellowy, and is an unusual wavy shape. I think the idea is that it looks like a flame.
The bottle is not the worst I have seen from Avon, but personally I prefer something a bit prettier and more feminine, and also I found that because of the unusual shape the lid was quite difficult to remove, which also made this a little impractical.
Avon simply describe this as 'floral and woody.' I wouldn't normally go for a woody scent, as I think woody and I tend to think 'masculine' but I was surprised at how this perfume actually smelled...
When you first spray this perfume, I think the main scent that comes out is actually orange. It has a really nice citrussy scent, with a woody undertone that takes the sharpness away from the citrus.
As it settles on the skin, although the orangeyness is still noticeable, the deeper middle and base notes start to come through, and it's here that they are a bit more woody and also slightly musky, yet still feminine and not too heavy.
Because this is a quite deep scent I would say it is more for evening wear than something I would wear during the day. It reminds me of summer nights actually and I think this would be gorgeous for the summer. The mix of citrus and the more woody tones make it smell quite exotic and although I usually go for a lighter more feminine and sometimes more glamorous sort of a scent, I was surprised that I liked this so much.
The fragrance is an Eau de Parfum, so stronger than an Eau de Toilette, and as such it has more staying power. I find a couple of sprays will last me all night and I don't need to re-apply very often, which hopefully will make this a very cost effective perfume.
On the subject of cost a 50ml bottle of this perfume will cost you just £12 from your Avon rep or www.avonshop.co.uk which I think is excellent value for money.
As I said, many of the Avon perfumes are not to my taste, so I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this one. Although it is a little too heavy for me to wear during the day, I have been wearing it at night, and I'm also using a few of the matching products now as well. I'd definitely recommend giving this a try.