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===Why I Got This=== I was able to buy this from Avon in their Clearance section a while ago at a very reasonable price so decided to try it as, although now discontinued by Avon, it was a new one for me. ===The Brand=== Avon is a direct selling cosmetic's company originating in the USA. These days you can purchase via their website or the traditional method of using their door to door representatives. ===The Product=== Launched in 2010 by Avon and now discontinued. The box states - 'Escape with the wind...sunny citrus and refreshing apple sparkle through this airy transporting blend of aquatic florals and white linen musk'. Comes in a light blue box with white wisps to represent clouds possibly. The box is lined with white card. Eau de Toilette - 50 mls. Made in Poland. Contains 69.9% ethanol alcohol - flammable. Also contains oxybenzone. Comes in a curved clear glass bottle in a sort of teardrop shape. The perfume is a very pale blue colour and the cap is opaque white plastic. ===Cost=== Now discontinued by Avon but can still be purchased on Ebay for around the £8 mark. I paid about £3 for mine. ===My Opinion=== The box it came in was quite sturdy and the pale blue colour does represent the fact that the perfume is called 'Windscape'. Also the very pale blue colour from the box is reflected in the perfume itself. However the plastic cap feels very cheap and tacky. I would say this is definitely more a summer fragrance and not one you would really want to wear all year round. It has a very ozone type of smell to it - personally I do not detect much citrus, no apple and also no musky undertones. After first being sprayed the perfume soon tones down to being a delicate and gentle sort of ozone smell - not too intrusive at all. It is pleasant enough in its way and does last a good few hours for the price but is not one I would be mad keen on to buy again. To me this perfume does not appear to have any middle or base notes and just continues to smell the same all the time. There is nothing horrible about this perfume and I would say it is inoffensive and slightly refreshing and would suit daytime wear through the summer as it is light enough to not be annoying or sickly. However this is not the sort of perfume you would wish to wear for evenings out. I do not think this is a sort of fragrance that anyone would rave about but would be used when you just wished to use 'something'. Although I sell Avon I do not think I ever sold a bottle of this perfume so possibly it was not popular and that is why Avon has discontinued it. There may be those who really do like the ozone smell and therefore this perfume would suit them. ===Star Rating=== 3 stars - an ok fragrance but I would not bother to buy again. ===Would I Recommend?=== Not really. ===Website=== www.avon-uk.com
When it comes to perfumes, I like to try before I buy - after all, many fragrances are very expensive, and I don't want to end up wasting money . The trouble with this is that the air around most perfume counters is so thick with scent it confuses my senses, and I can never get a good sense of a smell until after leaving the store - by which time I've usually forgotten the name of it . Luckily, Avon have this problem licked with the handy 'rub and sniff' pages inside their catalogues - you rub your wrist on the page, and the scent is transferred to your skin, albeit usually much lighter than it would be if you'd actually spray it . It's a good general guideline to a scent though - and I've discovered many fantastic Avon branded perfumes this way, including 'Windscape'. I really like the simple design of the bottle, a sort of curled triangle in a light blue, with some slight wave shaped raised bits toward the base . It really fits with the name of the scent - bringing to mind a crisp sea breeze on a warm summers day. And a warm summers day is exactly when I think this perfume is best worn . It has to be admitted that on first spray, this has a rather unpleasant strong alcohol scent, and it actually takes a minute before any actual fragrance notes come through, but then a fruitiness comes through - a crisp and crunchy scent of apple, combined with a sharper tang or citrus and something very delicately floral - I'm not entirely sure what the floral scent is, but at a guess I would say elderflower blossom. The fruitiness is quite pleasant, although in my opinion slightly at odds with both the bottle design and the product name. However, the middle notes are perfect - the citrus fades to just the tiniest hint, and the scent of blossoms seems to grow, only this time paired with the unmistakeable scent of the seaside. No, not fish and chips, but a real smell of a crisp salty sea breeze, just delicately underlining the fresh florals. The base note of this perfume is white musk . Now, I'm normally not a big fan of musk scents, at least not on my skin . I find them a little bit wee-smelling, and in general they make me feel a little stinky and not particularly fresh . I also tend to associate musk based scents with older people. However, in this scent it is very unobtrusive, and very well balanced with the other scent notes. The overall feel of this scent is fresh and vibrant, and (apart from the strong alcohol smell on first spraying) it's actually rather a delicate scent . It does last on my skin for around 4 hours, which I think is a rather short length of time. It's very suitable for daytime wear, particularly in summer, thanks to the fresh, almost cool scent, and I think it is probably more suitable for younger people (35 or below) or very casual situations, as despite the fresh and vibrant smell it rather lacks in sophistication and glamour. The price of this can vary - Avon frequently change prices or have offers on. The full price is £8.50, for a 50ml bottle, but I have seen it listed in the brochure for as little as £3.50. If you don't have an Avon rep near you, you can also order online via www.avonshop.co.uk, but I do believe they charge for delivery, so it may be worth waiting until you have a larger order to make. Overall, an inexpensive perfume with a vibrant light and airy scent, suitable for daytime casual wear, but lacking the sophistication (and staying power) to make it into the evening.
Windscape by Avon is just one of a large number of Avon perfumes I've been able to try out over a few weeks thanks to my friend being an Avon representative, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this particular fragrance. In the end I bought myself a bottle as I really liked the fresh, seaside aroma. Windscape comes in a 50ml curvy clear glass bottle, with the light blue perfume inside, which gives a nice airy aquatic look to the perfume and which I find is attractive. At the time I bought my bottle it was being sold for £8 from the Avon catalogue booklet, and for the price, I think this is one of the better Avon perfumes. It's this price all the time I think, so for 50ml, £8 is great value in my opinion. The bottle is clearly wind/wave themed, what with the colour of the perfume and there are also wavey lines on the outside of the bottle which further this impression. The perfume is pump action, and has a frosted opaque lid. When first sprayed, Windscape smells very refreshing and airy. It has a slight tinge of saltiness about it but in a very pleasant way that reminds me of the seaside. I can also smell a slight sharp citrus tang to the fragrance, which works really well in conjunction with the airy, aquatic notes. It's quite a hard fragrance to describe, but I do find it to be nice for the price, light, airy, fresh and to me smells slightly unisex (I'm not sure if it's meant to be, but it's definitely not girly or floral!). There's no risk of overpowering anyone wearing this fragrance, and I tend to use it if I know I'm going to be in close proximity to people, such as in meetings, where strong perfume that everyone can smell is not going to go down well! The scent seems to last for about 2-3 hours on my skin, which for an Avon perfume, which I've noticed to have poor staying power in general, this isn't too bad. It's cheap enough for me not to be annoyed at having to reapply. If it was more expensive I'd resent having to use a lot of squirts, but this is cheap and light enough to splash around without it being a problem. Overall, I can recommend this as a decent, very inoffensive daytime fragrance. It's pleasant and for the price I paid for my bottle, I couldn't go wrong. Windscape is available from Avon reps via the catalogue and the Avon website, although you might also get a bargain on eBay too if you shop around. I have no regrets in buying my bottle.
This Perfume has been out for a few months in Avon. I tried it as I liked the description of it, and although it isn't a scent I would buy and use all the time, it is really nice and I will keep buying the odd bottle of this. This comes in a 50ml bottle and is a great price of £8. This is the right price for it and not an offer price. It can be found for 35 often which is when I usually buy it, or in the current book most of the Perfumes are buy 1 get 1 for £1, so I will get 1 of these, and 1 of another Perfume that I like. The bottle looks ok. It is like the Dooyoo picture. It is a clear bottle where you can see the light blue through the glass. It is wider at the bottom and gets more narrow nearer the top. It has the writing in simple white lettering on the bottle and there is a few swishy white lines on the bottle too, which is probably to symbolise the Waves and the wind. I don't really like the frosted white plastic lid. I think it looks a bit cheap, and although this is a cheap scent, I think a silver coloured lid, or even just a clear white one would have been better. This is a nice light scent. It is a fresh and airy scent. I would say it smells a bit of an aqua scent, which it does but it isn't too strong a scent. I spray a good few squirts of Perfume when I apply it, and this settles to be a nice light airy scent. It doesn't last all day but I wouldn't really expect that from a Perfume at this price. I don't mind to reapply at that price anyway. So this is recommended by me. It is exactly the light kind of scent I like and the price is good. There is an Aftersahve of this which is nice as well, and also a great price. It is 75ml's so even better value for money. Try it and you may be surprised how nice this is.
Avon's description of this fragrance proclaims that: "sunny citrus and a hint of crisp apple sparkle through this airy blend of aquatic florals and white musk." I'm not sure that I've noticed any citrus or apple, but the aquatic and musky notes are very much in evidence, and I would certainly agree that it is airy. As is appropriate to the curvy blue bottle, this fragrance is very reminiscent of the sea. The top notes are watery and almost salty, while the base is a fresh white musk, quite similar to the Ice Musk fragrance from Boots Natural Collection. I imagine that the middle notes are where the citrus and apple are supposed to lie, but I'm afraid I'm oblivious to them! To me, this fragrance is not very strong, but several people have complimented me on it, so it must be more noticeable than I think! The overall impression is of a very fresh, summery fragrance that immediately conjures up images of beaches and sparkling waves. It's probably not strong enough for evening wear, but it is a lovely clean-smelling fragrance that lasts all day, and at £8 for 50ml, is cheaper than most other fragrances from Avon.