===Why I Bought This===
This fragrance was brought out in time for Valentine's Day 2012 but I have not got around to trying it out until now.
Avon is a long established direct selling network which used to sell just door-to-door but you can order directly from their website these days if you do not have a local representative handy.
Avon has 18 different brouchures issued throughout the year - or their stock can be viewed online.
'To mark the upcoming Valentine's Day, Avon is launching two new fragrances inspired by love and precious moments that stay in our memory for all times. Two new fragrances of the Infinite Moment duo will offer an ultimately feminine, floral composition for her and a spicy-woody composition for him. Both editions are introduced in 2012.' www.fragrantica.com
Comes in a lilac coloured box.
50 ml eau de toilette spray, flammable.
Alcohol denat 69.6% and made in Poland.
'A touch of sophisticated raspberry leaves embraced with romantic florals and a warm vanilla.'
The box has a white inner card sleeve.
Sturdy glass bottle.
Very pale pink/lilac perfume.
Large pull off transparent plastic cap in a 'T' shape.
Silver colour spray.
£13 but currently £10.
The Avon website calls this 'Sophisticated raspberry leaves embrace feminine florals and warm vanilla, capturing hearts for a lifetime'.
This is in an attractive box and with the inner liner feels more expensive than the normal range of perfumes.
The bottle is heavy and made of thick glass and the clear cap is made of strong good quality plastic.
The perfume is also a delicate feminine colour.
In use after putting on two squirts the smell is very strong and of raspberry and some other undefined notes. the original strong rush of scent soon fades away and the smell afterwards is not at all strong and in less than 2-3 hours is not at al noticeable.
My first impressions when using this was not 'romantic' as Avon were aiming for with the Valentine launch - but more a sort of sophisticated feeling that this is what you would wear with a busines suit - not at all romantic and feminine in my opinion.
However that hardly matters as after an hour or two there is no smell left anyway. It also seems to not have any nuances to the fragrance - and is just one smell from start to finish - and the finish comes all too soon.
Quite expensve for what it is - the aroma would be ok as a perfume if it actually lasted longer but I cannot really recommend this as it fades so quickly on me.
As with all fragrances it is a personal choice so it may be a matter of trying it yourself - either have a sample or just try a bottle - you have a full money-back guarantee with Avon.
2 stars - does not last on me.
===Would I Recommend?===
This Perfume hasn't been out all that long in Avon and I bought this when it first came out - well I waited a book and got this on a good price. I was able to smell this on the scented page in the Avon book as well even though it often doesn't smell all that similar at times. You can buy this from an Avon rep if you have 1 or from the avon website. Often you can find products on ebay as well. I paid £10 for this which is a little bit cheaper than the £13 normal selling price. You also get this scent in a Body spray as well.
The bottle for this is alright. The bottle is quite a thick glass and is quite simple looking. Just a simple bottle and nothing much to it.
I was drawn to this scent as it mentioned about Raspberry and I like Fruity kind of scents. The notes in here are Raspberry Leaves and Vanilla but there is Floral notes in here too but I can't pick out any kind of notes. I think it smells a bit like roses and perhaps Pink Carnation but I can't be sure. Sounded a nice scent.
When I sprayed this I thought the smell was so nice. It was quite strong and I wondered if it was too strong a scent but once this settled down and dried onto my skin. It is a nice scent and I say that the raspberry can be smelt easily and the vanilla adds a bit sweetness to the scent but also adds a bit Musky scent as well.
I thought that this scent would have lasted a bit longer so was disappointed when after a few hours I couldn't really smell this. I know this isn't an expensive Perfume but I just thought it would last longer so was a little disappointed in this.
This is a nice fresh scent and the kind of smell that I go for and yes I will finish this bottle and would buy this again but this won't end up being a favourite of mine.
I am a big fan of perfumes and have quite a large range mainly all of which are from the likes of Yves Rocher, Next, Body Shop and Avon. When I worked full time before I had children I did used to go for the more designer fragrances but these days I'm quite happy with 'cheaper' options as long as they smell nice I don't care about them being designer.
Over the years I've used more or less every single Avon fragrance as I find them 'cheap and cheerful' and fine for everyday wear. Recently Avon has been collaborating more with top designers (Lacroix for instance) and have a more defined 'upper class' range so to speak of fragrances as well as the everyday ones. One such EDT that falls part way between is a relatively new addition to the Avon catalogue and comes in both male and female versions and is entitled 'Infinite Moment'.
It is the female Infinite Moment EDT my review will now focus on.
*~*Price, packaging & availability*~*
As this is an Avon product it is available directly from them either
*Via a local rep
*Requesting a brochure/ ordering online @www.avon.co.uk/shop
*By phoning 0845 6014040
*Checking Ebay is always a good alternative as I often pick up many a bargain from there (brand new) myself so it's worth looking.
This was launched at the same time as the male version at the beginning of January in time to mark Valentine's day. Whilst I actually received this as a gift from my friend who is an Avon Rep slightly before it's official launch (Rep's get to buy and try earlier - one thing I do miss about running Avon myself) it was introduced at £10 on a special offer though it's RRP is around the £13 mark for a 50 ml bottle.
The EDT comes in just one size but as is the norm with most Avon fragrances there are matching toiletries in the form of a perfumed body spray and also a smaller purse sized EDT.
Packaging wise, the EDT comes presented in a simplistic glass bottle which is upright standing. It has a wide frontal appearance with a slim side view and equally wide plastic top which houses the nozzle. The bottle is made from a relatively thick and sturdy looking glass (I say this as it is quite heavy though haven't dropped it so can't comment on whether it actually is sturdy - it simply looks it) and is completely transparent. Appearance wise this looks classy and stylish, yet unobtrusive at the same time and though may not be the most exciting bottle design I've ever seen it's certainly not unappealing and is aesthetically pleasing in it's own way I suppose.
*~*The fragrance itself*~*
Infinite Moment is described as being a floral composition and not one I would necessarily choose myself, though a gift is a gift so I would at least wear it and find out for myself how it came across on my skin.
The EDT is made up of the following notes:
*Feminine Florals (?)
*~*My experience of wearing this*~*
If someone had merely mentioned this new fragrance from Avon I would have probably said it sounded 'nice' but I don't think I would have gone out of my way to try it. As this was given to me I'm hardly going to look a gift horse in the mouth so to speak so decided that if anything it would be ideal to 'throw in my bag' for general daytime wearing.
On removing the plastic lid (which looks like glass so matches the bottle perfectly) there is an instant warm aroma that escapes and the raspberry leaves used here are very noticeable. The silver nozzle encased within is quite large and easy to use and a few presses on said nozzle sees the EDT emit at a reasonable rate in the form of a light mist.
Though the actual bottle is made from a clear glass it has a pink appearance due to the pink hue of the fragrance and this is obviously reflected when spraying it on the skin as it smells 'pink' if that makes sense (due to the obvious use of raspberries).
My first thoughts on wearing this were that initially the raspberry leaves are the domineering notes here and though I have nothing against raspberries I wasn't sure I wanted a perfume that smelled sorely of them and nothing else. The raspberry leaves are deep and fruity and have just the slightest hint of sweetness so it's not the worst smell in the world I suppose.
Once the dry down began on my skin I became aware of a more floral addition and though I can't find any other information as to what 'feminine florals' are to me I can detect something like lily of the valley? I have absolutely no idea if this is true or not it is simply what comes to mind when I wear this.
Infinite Moment finishes off nicely on a pretty but rather predictable vanilla note. I have nothing against vanilla at all and often opt for vanilla based fragrances but I think it would have been more of a 'romantic' scent had it had a more woody finish or something like amber or sandalwood included.
It's not all negative - far from it - it's just it looks like it is going to offer more than it does as the staying power is just not there. On it's plus sides it is very fresh and fruity and the raspberry here does smell real and not artificial.
This is a very pretty fragrance there is no denying that and is ideally suited for wearing during the daytime but I found it initially strong on first applying then it became a very weak scent within around 20 minutes. Although this is probably aimed as wearing on an evening I find it's lack of longevity and weakness doesn't suffice for my perfume needs (I don't want to keep having to reapply all the time) so I have resigned it to being worn simply during the day.
It's a very feminine and pretty scent and the raspberry and vanilla combination does work well though the overall fragrance I was left with is more vanilla orientated than anything else and this makes it slightly disappointing.
I am quite surprised that this isn't more floral given the fact it's promoted as being so, so if wanting to try this on this premise then you will be disappointed. It's a fresh and light fruity fragrance and is ideal for a quick spritz for the school run but wouldn't be something I would reach for to wear on a night out or special occasion.
Nice enough but because of the longevity, or lack of it, it is a bit of a let down unfortunately.