Product Type: Avon fragrances
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Ice Sheers Luscious Eau de Toilette
Member Name: pink_glitter
Ice Sheers Luscious Eau de Toilette
Date: 15/01/12, updated on 15/01/12 (61 review reads)
Advantages: fragrance is pleasant once chemical tone has worn off
Disadvantages: smells like chemicals when first sprayed, poor staying power
My mother has been buying me Avon perfumes for years, even before she was an Avon rep herself. This means I always have a rather large collection of Avon fragrances and rarely buy them for myself. The Ice Sheers scent in Luscious was an exception to this, as I treated myself to it after reading lots of positive reviews of it online.
Luscious is one of three perfumes in the Ice Sheers range and is predominantly lemon scented. The other two available are Delicious (purple) which smells like blackberry and Refreshing (green) which smells like pear. I actually liked the sound of all three, but I do have a bit of a weakness for lemon scented products, which is why I finally plumped for Luscious over the other two.
The bottle Ice Sheers comes in is very plain and if I'm honest rather disappointing. It looks very cheap (probably because it is!) and is not the most fetching design I've ever seen. It is yellow frosted glass with the ice sheers name printed onto one side and a very cheap looking plastic lid and spray pump.
The official description of the scent is 'This fruity fragrance combines fresh citrus with delicate florals and creamy lemon meringue.' Here's what I thought...
When I first spray this scent, there is an initial burst of alcohol fragrance, which quickly gives way to something that smells a lot like a mix of chemicals. I do notice a hint of lemon in here and the chemical/lemon scent unfortunately makes it smell very much like a cleaning fluid - which I'm sure you can imagine, left me hugely disappointed.
As this fragrance settles on my skin, thankfully the chemical tone to it does fade and I am left with a pleasant yet not particularly sensational lemon fragrance. This lemon tone is very subtle and has a touch of leafy floral to it, with something a little sweeter. It may be my imagination, but I sometimes think it smells a little bit like flapjacks or digestive biscuits lingering there behind the sharp tang of the lemon. This is a pleasant scent, but it's not one that jumps out and says 'wow' - it just strikes me as rather plain and generic. It's also a little weak for my tastes - don't get me wrong I'm not one of those people who likes their fragrance to walk into a room before them, but I do like to be able to smell it on my skin, and this I can't unless I hold my wrist to my nose. Unlike many scents which change and develop on the skin the longer they have been on, I can honestly say I don't really find this and once the initial chemical scent has worn off, the fragrance seems to stay the same until the perfume fades.
Unfortunately the staying power of this scent is particularly poor and one of the main reasons that my bottle has barely been touched. I find three hours is around the maximum I can get out of it, which for me is not particularly useful.
On the occasions I do wear this, I wear it as a daytime scent. It just isn't strong enough, or even special enough for most evening occasions. I also think that due to the light nature of the fragrance, it is more suited to the spring and summer months than autumn and winter.
A 50ml bottle of this fragrance retails at £8.50 from Avon, although I have noticed it is often on special offer. At the moment it is reduced to £4.25 which I feel is nearer to what it's worth. It can be purchased from your Avon rep or online at www.avonshop.co.uk
Overall I have been really disappointed with this fragrance. It's just nothing like I thought it would be in so many respects. The scent is not too bad once it's settled on the skin, but you do need to be prepared for an initial chemical fragrance to the perfume. The staying power is not great either and as such this is not a fragrance I use very often. I know from having read many reviews of it prior to purchase, that some people adore it, but I'm afraid I'm not one of them and so I can't recommend it and nor would I be tempted to purchase a second bottle.
*Also posted on Ciao
**You may or may not have noticed, but like a total idiot I've put this review in the wrong category. I am of course talking about Ice Sheers Luscious, not Ice Sheers Refreshing. I have asked Dooyoo to move it!
Summary: Quite a disappointing scent