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My mum brought this in Avon and she didn't like it so she gave it to me because sometimes we've got totally different tastes in perfume and she thought I might like it.
The bottle is nice but that's about it because the perfume smells horrible and is like a cheap air freshener because it's such a harsh smell that doesn't suit me at all.
To me it smells of pine and is dead floral but there's not individual flower smells but they're all mixed in together and it smells like the Zoflora stuff that you clean the floor with. I'm not an expert in perfume and feel a bit of a weirdo telling you this but I can smell grass and its a bit earthy as well and not very nice at all for me.
It's got one of them smells that is proper strong when you first spray it on but as soon as it starts fading it just disappears dead quick. I couldn't wait for the smell to go and I tried it a few times to see if I would get used to it but I don't like it at all an it reminded me more and more of one of the aftershaves my dad used to wear when he got a sample bottle of some dead posh expensive designer aftershave that cost a fortune but smelt rank.
I'll keep the bottle because it's pretty and looks like an old fashioned basket of flowers and is ceramic and pure white with a silver top. The trouble is it smells proper cheap but isn't because my mum said she paid about £15.00 for it and she has just read what I've typed here and reckons I've got it spot on to what she thought about it as well.
Not long after receiving a present of Avon True Glow Eau de Parfum (the first Avon fragance I had even been given and one which I loved), I was given another one from Avon. This time it was Cynthia Rowley Flower Eau de Parfum.
This Eau de Parfum comes in a 50ml bottle (priced at £14 - although Avon online do not have it on their website) and has been designed by New York fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. She has also designed a smaller eau de toilette product called Petal. This perfume has been on the market since 2008.
I immediately fell in love with the packaging of the perfume. It comes in a lovely white opaque bottle covered in raised dots, and has a silver coloured lid. Hanging around the neck of the bottle is black ribbon with the the name of the perfume on the attached tag. I think the product looks simple and pretty and definitely looks the part, sitting on my dressing table.
The most important part of course is the fragrance itself. Since this perfume is called 'flower', it is quite obviously a flowery scent. In fact, it contains hints of casablanca lily, freesia, cashmere woods, vanilla, musk, velvet woods and sandalwood (most of which I have never even heard of ).
Upon the first spray of this perfume, the fragrance is very strong and the smell of flowers is quite intense, so much so that I wasn't too keen on it at the start. However, if you are patient and give it some time to settle, the fragance becomes much lighter although still musky. Once it calms down, it is a fragrance that reminds me of spring/summer, which is perfect for this time of year, although it does remind me somewhat of an elderly lady's flowery scent, which doens't make it as attractive to the younger generation. In terms of its duration on the skin, I have to say that I really don't think it lasts as long as the True Glow Eau de Parfum, and I haven't had too many comments on it.
On the whole, I would not purchase this eau de parfum out of my pocket, since at £14, I don't feel that you are getting a wonderful long lasting perfume. Yes, once it settles it is nice and light, and I will certainly continue to wear it to work, but not for an evening out. I would much rather put the money into a lasting fragrance, with not such a stron initial scent. A pity, since I love the packaging.
This perfume came out in Avon about 6 months ago. I bought a bottle, but admit none of my other customers have, even though I gave them free samples of it.
First of all the design of the bottle, which I think is pretty nice. It's quite thick glass, but the downfall for me is that it's a white bottle. All the rest of the bottle looks expensive, but I think the white colour makes it look cheap. It also has whote raised bumps over the bottle and this is a bit offputting for me. The lid is a nice shiny silver and around the neck of the bottle there is a black ribbon tied in a bow with a circle tag tied on saying the new "Flower by Cynthia Rowley"
The bottle size is 50ml and the normal price is £14. When it launched you got a make up bag and 2 brushes with it. In the current book if you buy this at £14 you get "petal". which is also by Cynthia, but aimed at young girls, you get Petal for free and that is noramally £10 for 30ml.
So the smell, what does it smell like? Well as the title suggests it very much smells like flowers. It is very strong and overpowering and I am not so keen on it. I don't mind floral perfumes, but they are not my favourite, but this smells like too much not nice smelling flowers. I don't know what flowers went into the making of this, but it smells like a mix of dandelions, lillies and carnations and they don't even smell that fresh.
I've bought once, nearly a full bottle is still in my cupboard and I will not buy again. Some people may like this certainly and maybe you should try, but I don't
My mam always gives me and my sisters Avon stuff for birthdays and Christmases, something which has gotten worse since she took over from my sister as an Avon lady! For my birthday this year, she gave me 'Flower' a perfume by Cynthia Rowley.
The perfume comes in a white ceramic bottle which has lots of little raised spots on one side, a silver ribbon and a cute black ribbon tied around the neck, from which a tag emblazoned with the products name hangs. Although the bottle is quite pretty and unusual, I wasn't too keen on the fact that you can't see how much you have left.
The perfume, not surprisingly given that it's called 'flower' is very floral. When you first spray it, there are very strong floral top notes, which have a slightly musky undertone. I have no idea what flowers it actually contains, as I have been unable to find this information out anywhere. My first impressions where not particularly good - I found this to be very strong and overpowering, and it's over the top floral fragrance was a little old-fashioned for my liking.
Once the middle notes started to come out - although not too different to the top notes to be honest - I did find that the perfume started to smell a bit less heady. It also started to become a bit more spicy and peppery, but still did not smell particularly nice!
Once on my skin for a while, I found that it was still ridiculously powerful - even with one spray, this stuff is strong! It took on a very talcum powdery type floral smell and was still a little bit sickly.
As well as all this, there is some sort of undertone that I can't quite put my finger on, but it's not particularly pleasant.
The perfume retails at £14 from a 50ml bottle and is available from your local Avon rep or www.avonshop.co.uk
As you can probably tell, I was did not like this perfume at all. I thought it smelled a bit 'old ladyish' and was far too strong for my liking. There are lots of younger, fresher floral perfumes about, and I can't actually believe they are manufacturing something like this, as I personally think it's awful!
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