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* INFO - WHY DID I BUY? * Many regular readers of my reviews will be aware by now that I work part time as an Avon representative when my poor health allows. This means that I not only have great access to many of the newly launched ranges and products that Avon have to offer, but I also have the opportunity to find some great bargains and deals from many of Avon's ranges. One range that I really quite like is the "Avon Naturals Range" which has a selection of freshly-fragranced shower gels and room sprays amongst their range of body lotions and such like. I do quite like the Room & Linen sprays in the range and have tried out several of them in the past. One such room spray that I had not tried until recently is the "Lemon Blossom & Basil Room & Linen Spray". I had been aware of the spray in amongst the others in the range some time ago but had never got around to trying it myself. I got the opportunity to purchase some of the Avon Room & Linen Sprays at a reduced price recently, when they were on offer in a sale brochure provided from Avon. The Naturals Room & Linen Sprays are usually priced around the £4 mark, which I think is reasonable value but not the best, especially considering the rather neat size of the 125ml bottles. With my recent purchases however, I was able to snap these up for only £1.50 each as they were on sale. The Avon sprays are of course dual purpose in that they can be used to freshen up either a room or your linen. I personally seldom use them to freshen up linen as I don't really feel the need, except perhaps when on holiday if I happen to have one of the sprays with me. In terms of using the spray in the room however, I find the Avon Naturals Room & Linen sprays offer something a little different to other scented sprays that I have used before. Firstly, the scents and aromas of the sprays are usually MUCH nicer than shop-bought air fresheners that can feel quite 'false' and often carry a sort of 'chemical' scent in their tone. The Avon sprays in comparison, feel much lighter and more natural based which is why I prefer them. The Lemon Blossom & Basil spray was one that I was looking forward to trying out, particularly as I adore fruity scented products and I thought the fragrance sounded very appealing. * PRODUCT DETAILS & MY OPINION.. * The bottle is not particularly eye-catching or appealing, I have to admit. Comprising of a clear plastic bottle that has a very slim, thin look to it, there is a pump dispenser on top, to allow you to spray the product easily. On the front of the bottle is an attractive label showing an image of brightly-coloured lemons among some crisp green leaves. I have to confess that I don't feel the product would have 'stood out' to me if I had been scanning a supermarket shelf. The product, when sprayed, instantly gives the room a bit of a 'lift' thanks to the refreshing scent of lemon which is very citrus like in its aroma as you would expect. There is no 'acidity' in the fragrance however, which I think is what I had been expecting, and would have perhaps given the product a slightly harsh feeling. Instead, the aroma of lemon feels wonderfully fruity and surprisingly light. The basil that is in the fragrance is very understated, so much so that I couldn't detect it initially. Eventually, I could detect a slightly 'earthy' feeling to the initial citrus scent that I can only assume is coming from the basil as this is not something I would associate with citrus or lemon scents at all. It never really comes to the forefront of the aroma however, and I felt as though it may as well not have been mentioned in the product's description at all. This is not a huge negative for me, as I really like the light, summery feeling of the product. I would assume that the result would be the same if the product were to be sprayed onto linen, but I cannot clarify this as I have not tried this for myself. What I CAN confirm however, is that any time I have used the Avon Room & Linen sprays on linen or laundry, they have caused nothing in the way of staining or discolouration, which would obviously render the product rather useless. There is a warning on the bottle stating that the sprays should not be applied directly to wooden furniture. I tend to use the spray all around my home, except my bedroom and kitchen, but I particularly like to use it in my bathroom, as I find it does a reasonable job at helping to 'mask' any unpleasant smells that may be lurking around after my cat's litter tray has been cleaned out...! Without going into too much detail, she is a very old girl and it is fair to say that both her bowel and her bladder have seen better days, as have the smells that escape from within. *ahem*. I find that the room spray works fairly well at helping to move such smells along...... and out the open window. The one downside I have found with using the Avon spray is that the lovely aroma does not last very long. This is something I have found with any of the other Avon Room & Linen Sprays that I have tried before, so it is what I had expected to be fair. I do find that the Lemon Blossom & Basil spray performs particularly poorly in terms of longevity, with the spray only lasting for about half an hour or so, after which I can hardly detect its fruity aroma at all. Perhaps I am being a bit unfair here, as the spray is not marketed as being an air freshener or anything, but I did hope that this scents citrus-like aroma would fare well, as such fragrances are usually quite strong, but this is not the case. In saying that, I would definitely repurchase the spray again in the future as I really loved the smell and thought it had a pleasantly light, summery and rather 'uplifting' feel to it that delivered much more than I had been expecting. I usually use one of the Avon sprays to give my rooms a 'lift' if I am having visitors over and the Lemon Blossom spray has been the one I have opted to use recently. Each time I have done so, my visitors have enquired as to which Yankee Candle tart I have been burning that day, and have been quite surprised when I have produced the bottle of Avon spray, smugly informing them that THIS product is the source of the delicious smell they are experiencing. This speaks volumes to me, and I have already re-ordered a second spray as a result. As I touched on earlier, there is a selection of fragranced Room & Linen Sprays available to buy from the Avon Naturals range, some of which are sort of 'discontinued' such as the Lemon Blossom & Basil spray I am reviewing here, but still appear regularly in sale brochures and on the company's website at www.avonshop.co.uk. Similarly, you can ask your local Avon Representative to track down the sprays for you, which he/she should be able to do for you quite easily. I have also seen a selection of the sprays available to buy online at www.ebay.co.uk, for as little as 50 pence plus postage costs. Full marks from me for this beautifully-scented room spray from Avon.
This scent came out in Avon a good few months ago and has been getting phased out for a while since. This can still be picked up in the small sale books that you get in Avon and it seems to be in every other 1 at the moment. This scent was available in this Room Spray, Shower Gel and Body Lotion. I tried all the range as I do like the Naturals range and the offer price when it launched was good - but this can be found on a special offer ever other book like most Avon products. This comes in a 125ml bottle which looks like the picture on here. Just a simple slimline plastic bottle and you can see the clear liquid through the bottle. The label on the front looks alright and it is bright enough with the picture of the Lemon on the front. This is a pump action bottle so you don't waste lots of this spraying it and a few squirts goes a long way with this scent. Even a few sprays of this will give a good enough strengh of the scent. The scent is nice enough and not as Sour a scent as I thought it would be. The Lemon scent smells nice and Zesty and fresh whereas the Basil wasn't quite as Herb like as what I thought it would be. You can still smell both scents from this though. This scent lingers like what the rest of them do in the range and I can still smell this slightly a good few hours later. How do I find this scent? It is an alright scent and better than what I thought this would smell but it is nowhere close to being a favourite in the Naturals range. There is so many mmore nicer scent out in this range and this one didn't seem to last all that long in the main book - but it has lasted longer than other. This sold for £4 on the normal price when it was in the main book but could regularly be picked up for £1.50 and the odd occassion for 99p. Now it is in the sale book these prices are more what you will pay for this. Perhaps worth a try if you like Lemon scented products but i've still got about half my bottle left and I will not be buying another one.
I bought Naturals Lemon Blossom and Basil Room and Linen Spray on recommendation of my mother in law, she is an Avon Representative and had found that most people who bought it through her, said it was really nice. I was a bit sceptical at first, as I am not a fan of lemons in general but I decided I might as well try it and ordered one in. The Scent This spray has a very fresh and zingy yet sweet smell to it, it reminds me of summer and is so much nicer than I had expected. It does not smell completely of lemons, it also has an herbal twang to it as well. It is a great spray to have around the house in the summer as it suits the season perfectly. My Opinion I really like this room spray, it has a lovely, clean, summer smell to it and is very subtle but effective. The scent of this spray is not too overpowering and it does not cover up or get rid of strong cooking smells, it is just good for freshening up a room. I do prefer using sprays like Nuetradol when I need to shift stronger odours though as it is much more effective than this spray. However this spray is lovely and summery, just for a freshen up. I find that the scent of this spray lingers on for a little while, I find myself spraying the room once or twice a day when I am using it, I think that this is quite good as most sprays I have used before don't last as long as this one. Price You can buy Avon Naturals Lemon Blossom and Basil Room Spray 125ml for £4 either through your Avon Representative or online, I think that this is a little expensive for a room spray, but sometimes these be on offer buy one get one free, so it is best to keep an eye out for it. Overall Overall I would definitely recommend this spray, it has a lovely subtle sweet zingy scent to it that isn't to overpowering and reminds me of summer. I really like this spray and will be re-buying it, however I think that I will wait until it goes on special offer again as £4 a bottle is a little expensive in my opinion. Overall I would give this spray 4 out of 5 stars. *also on ciao under lorrainek90
I am not a huge fan of air fresheners in my home. I didn't always feel like this - back in the bad old days when I smoked, I used copious amounts of the stuff to keep my home from smelling completely like an old ashtray. What put me off air fresheners was when I lived for a while in a rented flat in Edinburgh and every Monday the common areas were cleaned by a professional cleaner. This woman was very efficient and friendly but the air freshener she used as a finishing touch was industrial strength and used to give me the most terrible headache after I had inhaled it. I decided that couldn't be good for me so since then I have replaced air fresheners with pot pourri and scented candles in my living room but there are occasions when I have found I need something just to mask over an odour briefly and that's where the Avon Naturals Room & Linen sprays play their part. ~~The Product~~ Part of the Avon Naturals range which includes shower gel and bath foam, the Room & Linen sprays come in a transparent plastic bottle and are operated via a pump as opposed to an aerosol, which limits the amount of product which comes out per spray. Each bottle contains 125 ml of room spray and it can be used safely on fabrics. The only warning Avon provide about the product is to ensure you don't spray it directly on to wooden furniture. The Lemon Blossom & Basil spray features a bright picture of lemons on the front. ~~My Thoughts~~ The first thing to remember about this product is the fact it isn't strictly an air freshener and it certainly doesn't work to deodorise smells altogether. This suits me - no-one smokes in my home and we don't have any pets, so this is purely to give my living room a fresh aroma after I have cleaned or if I am expecting guests. To use the spray you just remove the cap and press the top of the bottle to release the spray into the centre of the room. I tend to use this purely "in the air" so to speak and you can obviously see this in the air as you spray. Avon specifically say to avoid spraying this into your face - why you would want to do that is a mystery but I suppose they have to protect themselves from lawsuits. I find the aroma from this spray to be just right for me. You can detect a delicate citrus scent along with something a little more herbal but it isn't pungently strong. I really like this as I find really strong artificial fragrances in the home can seriously affect how I feel so it's refreshing to have found a room spray which doesn't overpower me. The sweet aroma isn't hugely long lasting however. I would say after about 30 minutes it's mostly vanished with only a slight trace remaining. The spray tends to linger a little longer on fabrics I find. The only criticism I could make of this is the fact it is a bit sweet and as such it perhaps suits a girly house such as mine better than that belonging to a man. I have to say I was surprised at how sweet the scent is as I had expected the basil to temper the lemon a little but clearly I was wrong. Furthermore I am realistic enough to know that this would be of no real use if I wanted to get rid of the smell of wet dog or smoking - it might cover it up briefly but there's no way it will hide it altogether - it's just not strong enough. If, like me, you find some aerosols to be too overpowering, then this is a decent enough alternative. Just so long as you know it won't completely make nasty niffs disappear like more powerful products do, then this is a good buy and I've bought this in the Avon book for just £1.25 a bottle. I'm not sure it's worth much more than that because it's not particularly long lasting but at that price I think it represents very good value for money and it does the job for me.