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Before getting down to the nitty gritty I had to admit that I wasn't expecting much from this perfume because I don't like the original Far Away but I surprised myself as this one is actually quite nice!
My Avon rep gave me 3 mini sample vials of this perfume with my last order, one was taped to the front of the new brochure and the other 2 were in the bag with my order, as soon I saw that it was Far Away I grimmaced, but then I looked a little closer and saw that it was in fact for the new release Far Away Exotic.
I prised off the little black cap and had a sniff and it actually did smell very exotic, the first smells I noticed were a mango/orangey scent which smelt really fresh and welcoming, I dabbed a little on my wrists and had another sniff, I could detect the mango and orange and also a nice hint of coconut coming into play.
Unlike the original which I find too musky this one has a much fruitier exotic scent that I find lighter.
Top notes ~
Mandarin Orange, Mango and spices.
Heart notes ~
Jasmine, Rose and Coconut.
Base notes ~
Musk, Sandalwood, Patchouli and Amber.
Like I have already said the mango and orange are really noticeable, sweet and uplifting, through this I can really smell the coconut and this dies give it the exotic twist, these scents mixed together are so tropical. This blends later to a more flowery scent that is really quite nice.
I only dabbed a little of this on my wrists and could detect it still a few hours later. I have always found Far Away to be a more 'grown' up scent - more suited to older ladies but this one has the fun and flirtiness for the younger generation.
I have placed an order for the full sized bottle and am quite looking forward to receiving it. I think this is a great summery scent.
It is available from Avon and is currently on an introductory offer at the price of £8, the normal rrp is £13.