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I used to do a bit of Avon repping in my spare time, so I built up quite the Avon stash. One product that I was keen to try out was the Lavender room and linen spray. As I've expressed in previous reviews I often have trouble sleeping, so I was curious to see if this would help me in any way.
As an Avon Representative you do get some level of discount, this was some time ago now but I believe it to be something like 10%. These room sprays are from the Avon natural's range, which is often included in many offers. 3 items for £5 is one of the most common from what I can remember. These are around £2.50 to buy singularly from the catalogue, so you are saving yourself quite a lot when bought as part of the offer. This is also available from Amazon for £5.49, which I think is a ridiculous inflation, I would not be happy paying this much for such a product.
Camomile and Lavender are regularly used in products to aid sleep and relaxation. These two ingredients are commonly put together for other things such as tea and health aids such as anxiety relief.
The volume of this specific spray is 100ml. It disperses evenly as a fine mist. I find that I need around 3-4 sprays of this per room, so this spray lasts an acceptable amount of time. I only use 2 sprays on my pillow; this ensures my linen is scented sufficiently. I have never had any problems with this staining any of my bedding or items that I have sprayed this on. I must admit I was a bit worried when spraying this on my new Next bed sheets, but everything was clear.
Lavender is not one of my favourite scents; I often find it to be a bit overpowering. However I thought with the Camomile addition it would mix well, making it more of a scent that would appeal to me. I am happy to say that the Lavender was not too intense, alongside the Camomile It develops into a very floral, spring time smell. It's sweet yet natural smelling, not artificial like many I've tried.
As previously mention I tend to use around 3-4 sprays of this per room. The room smells lovely when first sprayed; sadly this smell diffuses and vanishes pretty quickly. I'd say I can only notice the smell for around 10 minutes after.
I believe this works a lot better as a linen spray, as this is sprayed directly onto the material this tends to cling to this, leaving the fragrance more noticeable. I think this had helped me to become more relaxed to some extent. It was not a miracle cure to insomniac, but I did feel very calm when in bed, which eases sleep.
If I haven't worn a piece of clothing for a while, these sprays are the perfect thing to give them a little spruce up. Sitting in the wardrobe for a while can leave your clothes lacking in fragrance but this is a good solution to that.
Overall I think these are quite good, I would only use them as a linen spray though, as I believe they're a lacking in the room department. I don't believe the spray is powerful enough to sufficiently freshen the room completely for any period of time. I would be happy to pay the £2.50 for this again but the prices that Amazon is charging are ludicrous in my opinion.
Our spare room doesn't get used all that much and after it's been closed up for a few days it starts to smell a little stale. Of course opening the doors and windows help but sometimes (thank you, British weather) that's just not practical. As my sister is a manager with the cosmetics company Avon I thought I'd ask her if they had any products that might freshen the room up a little.
After suggesting that I could try cleaning and airing the room properly (thanks, sis!) she gave me a bottle of Avon's Naturals refreshing lavender and chamomile room and linen spray to try. It comes in a 125ml slim, clear plastic bottle with a picture of, unsurprisingly, some lavender and chamomile plants on it. It's a very clean looking packing, obviously designed to emphasise that 'naturalness' of the product. There's a pull-off plastic cap and, beneath that, a spring-powered pump spray. It's all very simple and clear.
You just aim it into the centre of the room and give the nozzle two or three pumps. The liquid in the bottle is sprayed out as a fine mist that disperses quickly. It doesn't 'make rain' like some wetter sprays do.
Being a middle-aged man I guess that I'm not the obvious target consumer for this product but I have to admit that it smells pretty good. I was dubious at first when I saw that it was lavender. That's not one of my favourite smells; I find it a bit sickly. But I was pleased to smell that the lavender is really quite subtle in this, very low down in the mix. The calming aroma of chamomile is much more prevalent with a bizarre hint of sparkling lemonade in there too. It's definitely not too strong, too flowery or too chemically.
The smell lingers for a couple of hours, that's all, but there's no bad smell afterwards so it must be doing a pretty good job at masking other aromas too. I've been using it every day or so for a couple of weeks now and I'm only just over halfway down the bottle, so I guess that it's pretty cost effective unless you go crazy with your spraying finger. It's also supposed to be very good for freshening up bedding and curtains too, though I don't think I'd like this in my nostrils as I drift off to sleep. In fact the only thing that they say to avoid spraying it directly onto is wooden furniture. Apparently it could possibly stain it.
I'm told that this retails at around four pounds but is frequently on offer for less than one fifty. Would I buy it again? Probably not. I'm a bloke and it would never be top of my shopping list. But will I be using it again? Absolutely.
**Introduction and reason for purchase**
I've started buying Avon products again recently as a school mum friend has just become a Rep, but for the past year or so there was no one in my area offering this service and whilst I could easily order online I didn't want to be subject to any P&P charges so have simply gone without buying from the company. I've just been ordering the odd few items here and there as money is tighter than usual at the moment and unless something has been on offer I've avoided the temptation to buy it.
A few weeks ago I spotted this room spray from the Naturals collection whilst perusing a brochure and decided to order it as it was just 99p, whereas the RRP is normally £4. I've been spritzing this around my home on a daily basis and have almost used the contents of the bottle up so I feel I can fairly review this product now and I will now share my thoughts on Avon's Lavender & Chamomile Room & Linen Spray..
**Price, Packaging & Availability**
The room spray is attractively packaged in a slim line cylindrical shaped container, as are all of the room sprays in this collection. Made of sturdy transparent plastic we are able to see the contents of the spray clearly and it has a watery appearance being thin in consistency and clear visually.
The bottle itself has a large sticker around the centre which depicts an image mainly of a spray of lavender with the Naturals logo in bold white font and 'Lavender & Chamomile' in small black letters at the bottom which is hard to see, though the packaging gives away the fragrance but still I think the fragrance title could be clearer to read.
There is a transparent plastic lid covering the nozzle and once this is removed the spray is very easy to activate as a few presses on the nozzle is all it requires to pump the liquid up the thin straw like vessel inside.
Price wise as mentioned this was on offer at just 99p which I don't mind paying at all as it is a quality product that does last for quite a while though I wont pay the RRP of £4 as I don't believe any air freshener is worth that amount of money. Luckily though this product tends to pop up fairly frequently (along with the others in the range) on some kind of an offer and this is when I tend to take advantage and buy a few bottles, sometimes of this fragrance but more often than not I like to mix and match so not to tiresome of my home smelling of the same scent all of the time.
As this is an Avon product it can be picked up by ordering from a Rep which is preferential really as if ordered through the website there is normally a charge for P&P. Alternatively it can also be be picked up from sites such as eBay and amazon where it retails from £3.49, which is quite expensive given the P&P charges that you may incur.
**My experience of using this product**
I've been using these room & linen sprays from Avon for years now, in fact since they were first launched, and up to press have tried every single fragrance in the collection. I have a slight love/ hate relationship with them though as they promise so much but sometimes certain ones fail to deliver and fade far too quickly which for the RRP of £4 is incredibly disappointing.
I've now found which ones I prefer in scent and offer reasonable longevity when sprayed and this Lavender & Chamomile has become a firm favourite and so I try to stock up whenever it is on offer as I really can't justify spending £4 on just one of these bottles as much as I like them not when I can wait and pick up 3 for £5, or whatever offer may be on at the time.
Once the plastic lid is removed and the nozzle is pressed a few times, the spray emits quite rapidly and is in the form of a very fine watery mist. The spray unfortunately doesn't hang in the air for too long so I find aiming it upwards towards the ceiling gives the best results (though be careful that it doesn't then fall into your eyes). I find that two to three spritzes are all that are required per room and as I live in quite an open plan small cottage the scent carries itself into each room quite quickly so for me this is a very economical purchase, when on offer of course.
This lavender & chamomile is a particular favourite as it's strong enough to make it's presence known when sprayed, but is very subtle and offers a fresh lavender aroma for at least an hour after spraying in my home. Although it mentions camomile in the title I've personally only ever been aware of the lavender, but being a fan of lavender scented products anyway this is no great concern to me as it freshens each room with a delicate fragrance.
I would say that on average I use this room spray maybe two to three times per day, more so if I have guests calling or if trying to eradicate household smells from cooking etc. I try to wash my kitchen bin out at least once a week before putting in a new bin bag as I hate that 'bin smell' that often lingers and I've found that one or two spritzes of this lavender spray helps keep it smelling clean fresh for several days and it's noticeable every time the bin is used for a few days after which therefore helps keep my kitchen smelling fresher as well, so it's a multi purpose product (for me anyway).
The only thing that I don't use it very often for is as a fabric freshener spray, mainly through previous experiences with the other scents in the range but also with this one. I've never had a problem with it marking or staining materials but find the scent just doesn't infuse material for loner than a few minutes which renders it quite pointless in my eyes so I don't bother wasting it for this purpose, plus I much prefer to use Febreze on my linen anyway as I find it more effective.
Because this is lavender based I tend to spritz it once or twice around 30 minutes or so before we retire for the evening in my bedroom as it leaves a gentle lavender scent which is very relaxing and helps aide us with sleeping. Myself and my husband often use a drop of lavender oil on our pillows but when we run out we find this room spray to be almost as effective which is another reason I like to have at least one bottle in stock.
I often have my windows open when the weather allows, and when this isn't always possible I do tend to favour scented candles and wax tarts but for a quick fix this is ideal. I sometimes spray this in my living room before we dash out on the school run and on coming back my home smells very fresh, clean and inviting. Lavender can be quite a strong and intrusive scent and it's like marmite in the respect you either love it or hate it but I find this isn't too overpowering and gives just the right degree of fragrance when sprayed.
I would happily recommend this but only when on offer as I think £4 is far too expensive and also because it doesn't infuse fabrics for long and because of this factor I am deducting a star. It gets the thumbs up from me though with everything else as it smells fresh, lingers, doesn't cause any skin irritations if used on bedding etc and fragrances my home perfectly creating a relaxing ambience.
I brought this from my Avon rep whilst it was on offer at £1.10 each, i brought four at the time, all different scents. I was told how good this was from my mum who has had trouble sleeping in the past and since using this it has helped her out so i thought i would give it a try and it didnt let me down.
The product came and i was slightly shocked at how small it is for a room spray however you really only need a little bit of it and it lasts for hours.
The spray really does smell like lavender however you cant smell any chamomile init, even the colour of the spray is purple too.
The 125ml bottle lasts me on average between 3 to 4 weeks so if i buy it at the right time i dont have to but it at full price because it will be on offer again. The top is a pump rather than an aerosol which is better for not only you and your family but for the enviroment too.
I use this every night around an hour before i go to bed. I spray all my bedding even the pilliows nd by the time i get into bed it does make me feel more relaxed, it helps if you spray a little into the air too.
The spray isnt harmful to pets, i use mine on the pet bedding every other day to keep the smell away and my dogs have been perfectly fine. I also use it in the childrens bedrooms too and again they have been fine and the spray doesnt irritate the skin. I dont know if it is because it is in the natural range or of all the products are like that.
i recommend anyone with trouble sleeping to use this because it really does work, and although avon do a sleep range it is a little more expensive than the room and linen sprays and to be honest they do the same thing so save yourself a little money and go for this one. The rooms and linens smell beautiful after this has been sprayed and it lingers in the air and on fabrics for a very long time too.
I bought this from Avon as part of a deal with other items such as shower gel. I paid something like 3 items for £4. It's rrp is £4 but it is currently on offer for 99p on the Avon website. It is very rare that you will ever pay full price for this type of product with Avon! Other scents available are strawberry and guava, juicy watermelon and lemon blossom and basil.
The packaging is lovely, looking exactly like the above picture except a little lighter. The bottle is slim and the picture makes it look very natural. Unlike other room sprays/fresheners which stay strictly under the sink, this does not look out of place on your dressing table.
As the name suggusts, use can be to freshen linen or the room. Initally I was a little taken aback by the smell as it was a little different to just lavender but once you get used to it is lovely and not as strong as lavender on it's own can be. I normally spray it about three times into the air but after the initial smell it is pretty useless doing this as it just does not last and you cannot smell it further.
I also spray it on my pillow and here it lasts much longer, a good few hours. It is not too strong and it did seem to help me fall asleep, although you never can tell with these things.
If you purchase at less than it's rrp then I would reccommend this, as although it is pretty useless as a room spray, it is effective on linen and is a perfect relaxing scent.
Being an Avon rep, my house has become a little over run with these sprays as I tend to buy them as the new smells are released. They don't claim to eliminate or neutralise smells as many on the market do, however they do cover up a bad smell, eg wet dog! I have one in virtually every room, but this one is my favourite as it is light and fresh and not too overpowering. It is quite a relaxing smell, nice to use in the bedroom. I like that they are not aerosols as in my eyes this means they are better for the environment. The transparent plastic container also means that you can see exactly how much is left. As with most things Avon, they are normally on some sort of offer every other campaign or so, meaning that I never pay full price which is £4.00 (3 for £5.00 across these and other prods online at the mo 22/05/11). These are handy for when you have guests coming round and you don't want to burn a candle to get a nice smell, or for when you have burnt dinner!
After a particularly long and stressful day at work I can think of nothing better than coming home and relaxing whilst I drift off into the land of slumber...... Saying that is the easy part but actually stopping is where the hard bit starts.
So, all the self help articles tell me to not watch TV and to read, and if I can't shut off to make lists of things I need to do the next morning: Being the ever obedient reader I tried all of these things and yes, they do work, but still I didn't feel totally relaxed.
The spray comes in a handy pump bottle and seems to last for a good few weeks which, for about £3 I find makes it pretty good value. The lavender and chamomile (Both known for those soothing qualities) smell great together with the only bad side being that I found the smell does go after about 20 minutes and if you aren't careful and get a little over zealous you do end up feeling like you have gone to sleep on a popped water bed.
For aiding relaxation before bed time a great must have for the bed side table!!
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Avon Naturals Room and Linen Spray, in Lavender and Chamomile
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Yes, another review about something from Avon.
This time, my review is about a room and linen spray. The fragrance I bought mine in is lavender and chamomile. I chose to buy this particular fragrance because in the brochure it is advertised as making your bedroom smell very relaxing. Lavender is well known as making you drift off to sleep and since I do find it hard to sleep sometimes I thought this would be helpful to me.
Of course, for those of you who read the Avon brochures, you might know that Avon actually does do a range especially for helping you get to sleep. In this range they do sell a room spray, but although I've never tried the range myself I have heard from people who have used it that the balm wasn't very good and besides this room spray from the Naturals range was the cheaper option out of the two, so I decided to go for this one instead.
This is described in the brochure as 'fabulous fragrance' - but does it live up to this name? I think it does.
The bottle contains 125ml and although this isn't a lot compared to some room sprays you might find on the market, this has lasted me a good few weeks. I use it almost every night before I settle down to sleep, or sometimes in the middle of the day I will spritz a bit of this around the room to freshen it up a bit. I love the smell - it isn't too strong or alcoholic, but is just a lovely light scent of lavender which really does make the room smell gorgeous.
I wouldn't say it makes me drop down fast asleep straight away but it certainly is quite a relaxing, soothing fragrance. I really like it, and would recommend it.
Price and Availability
At only 99p you can't really go wrong, and this is how much I got it for and how much it costs in the current brochure. Although it is normally £3.75, according to the brochure, I have never seen it at full price before without an offer on. I can't see why anyone would pay full price when they could wait a couple of weeks for the next brochure, when it will probably cost less.
If you do want to buy this, you can order from your Avon representative or online at the Avon website.
I would definitely recommend this room spray. Another great thing about it is that it doesn't stain fabrics either, so you can also use it as a linen spray to make your clothes smell fabulous too. It also has bio seed complex in it - whatever that is. It must be something good as they've printed it on the front of the bottle.
Overall, if you see this on offer give it a go. Its definitely a good buy.
I was bought this room spray as part of my Christmas present from My sister.
I have to admit, I am not really into room sprays preferring scented candles or just fresh air so was highly dubious about using it.
However the scent is a lovely light lavender based scent with a hint of chamomile making it lighter and sweeter than just a laveder spray on its own.
It is quite strong when first sprayed yet yields pleasantly into a nice background aroma thats lasts just short of a whole day.
I love lavender anyway but, appreciate its often associated with old ladies, however this spray is fresh and modern and should make light work of those outdated theories.
I find this spray really relaxing and pleasant, especially if just coming in from a hard days work or just before I go to bed.
More suitable for a bedroom or lounge than kitchen or bathroom as it has that relaxing, soothing quality.
Expensive at full price but well worth looking out for it when on offer.
I was very dubious about trying this room and linen spray. I've never been a fan of lavender and have always associated it with older ladies (I'm only 26!).
However a few months ago, Avon were running a promotion and all of the room sprays were just £1. I bought a few sprays to try along with some other bits and bobs, and then decided to throw caution to the wind and get the lavender spray to make my order over £15 and qualify for free delivery!
I tried it in the bedroom before going to sleep and I was truly amazed. It is a really beautiful fragrance- much lighter than traditional lavender-scented products, and it is blended with the chamomile beautifully.
The smell is gorgeous, and very relaxing. I now use this on my pillow before bedtime and I find it very soothing and calming- it really does help me fall alseep.
The full price of this product is £3.50, which I think is a tad expensive. However Avon have many promotions and it is worth waiting to get these on special offer, as at 99p it is great to be able to try out a few different scents at that price.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who does not usually buy lavender fragrances. The scent is so much lighter and more enjoyable than the traditional lavender smell. It is very relaxing and great to use at bedtime.
I needed a new room and linen spray because my fave strawberry one was nearly all gone but I wanted to try a different one anyway because I think I'm getting too used to that one and can't smell the strawberry as strong as I used to.
I like the smell of lavender but it's proper weird in this spray and too sweet and not fresh like proper lavender. When you use it as an air freshener the proper smell of lavender is there a bit more but when I sprayed it on the settee the other day the sweet smell was the only thing there for ages and my mum said it was that sickly that it gave her a headache.
It didn't make me feel like that but it was too sweet for me and it lies dead heavy in the air. Even though it smells so strong I don't think it removes any of the smells in the air very well. My dad smokes and even though he usually smokes outside sometimes he'll have one in front of the TV and usually these room and linen sprays will get rid of the nasty smell but this one didn't and the lavender smell just mixed with the stale smoke smell and was horrible.
This one leaves fabric wetter than the others as well. They all leave it a bit damp but this one left the settee cushions too wet to sit on for ages so my dad wasn't right happy with me when he got back from work and wanted to chill in front of the TV!
Even though lavender is supposed to be a relaxing smell I don't think this one was relaxing because the sickly smell of it put us all in right bad moods for the hour it was still in the air and sods law says this horrible one is the one out of the whole range that lasted longest!
As it was my birthday recently, a friend of mine had thoughtfully got me a gift containing several items from the 'Avon Naturals' range of cosmetics. One of the items was a "room and linen spray", with a Lavender and Camomile fragrance.
I will point out early on in this review that I am not the world's biggest fans of smelly sprays, and probably never will be. I have used several of these 'Room and Linen' sprays from the Avon naturals range in the past and have never been even slightly impressed! (Review available on dooyoo for a banana-scented offering!... bleugh!)
It was with some trepidation therefore, that I opted to try out the spray yesterday! I am a fan of all things lavender however (hence why my lovely friend bought me said spray), although as I look at it now, I am left wondering if perhaps she was trying to drop me a subtle hint? Do the rooms in my house smell and is she politely trying to offer me a way of covering up said smells? :-\ I'm sure that's not the case lol... **crosses fingers**!
Anyway, the room and linen spray is supplied in a clear bottle so you can see the spray quite easily through the packaging. Handy I suppose if you are a fan of this product and want to know when you are running out and need to re-order it from your trusty Avon Rep! That said though, a bottle of this would probably keep you going for a fair amount of time as it is 125ml in size, which I feel is reasonably generous.
The bottle in the picture on the Dooyoo page looks to be lilac-coloured, either that or the liquid within it is lilac-coloured! I think that may be the older style packaging or something because the most recent Avon brochure definitely shows this product as being clear-coloured and it is definitely in a clear bottle.
Like I said at the start of this review, I got this spray as a gift, but as I work as an Avon representative I can tell you that the normal price of this spray is usually £3.50.
It may be worth noting however, that the "Avon Naturals" range of products is one range that tends to be on offer a lot of the time within the Avon brochures so it is definitely worth keeping an eye out for special bargains. One such offer that springs to mind is "Any four products for £5" which was in a recent campaign. A fantastic opportunity to stock up on these products if you are a fan! (I generally am!!) :-D The Avon Naturals range has many different items in the range, such as shampoos, shower gels and body lotions, so there's plenty of choice for individual tastes.
The bottle has a 'pump spray' so that you can quite easily squirt the liquid on your chosen linen or in a room of your choice. The picture on the label is of some lovely lavender plants which compliments the lilac and purple on the label perfectly. The overall first impression of the product is that of one which is of a fairly high quality and I am impressed with the overall look of the bottle and packaging.
On to the whiff of it then... (!)
Ok, so this is the part of the review where I am supposed to describe to you what the spray smells of and if it is pleasant or not. The answer to the latter part of that statement is most definitely NOT. Bleugh! It is a scent that can only be described as 'sickly' and dare I say it, a bit flowery!
Before any of you lovely dooyooers point out politely that Lavender is a flower, I know this already, but can honestly say that the spray is not scented with this scent until the very end, when I can detect a nice enough, albeit subtle whiff of lavender but by then dear dooyooers, the damage is well and truly done.
The first detections of this room spray are flowery, sweet and over-powering. It reminds me of that powdery stuff I used to buy years ago to sprinkle over the cat's litter tray! Eugh!
Rather unfortunately for me, I opted to try this spray out last night after my partner had changed the bedclothes. As the product stated that it was a 'room & linen spray', I opted to spray this over the bedclothes and pillowcases. Oops, big mistake. This meant that of course, the pillows smelt flowery and sickly.
A possible plus point of this product therefore (assuming that you actually LIKE the smell, unlike me) is that it has definite staying-power when sprayed on linens. The smell can still be detected from the pillows and our bed sheets this morning.
The spray is available to buy from www.avonshop.co.uk or directly from your Avon Representative. I'd personally suggest that you give it a miss though! The product smells very cheap and nasty, which surprises me as I think £3.50 is quite a lot to pay for a spray like this.
I would most definitely NOT recommend this product as the smell is just so off-putting and artificial. Sorry Avon, only one star from me!
The comforting fragrance of lavender combined with extract of chamomile, known for its healing and calming properties.