Product Type: Avon household products
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Avon Cranberry and Cinnamon Room Spray
Member Name: supersonic75
Avon Cranberry and Cinnamon Room Spray
Advantages: Smells nice enough
Disadvantages: Expensive if not on offer and where's the cinnamon?
I've been using Avon products for as long as I can remember and whilst sometimes they can be slightly hit or miss, on the whole they 'do the job' and are sometimes that little bit of affordable luxury (depending on the product).
I have run Avon myself in the past and up until about 6 months ago my best friend was a Rep so I had a convenient way of ordering, but since she decided to stop running it I found that there were no other Reps in my area so have not been able to buy anything for a while as there is an online Avon shop but orders placed in this way get charged p&p which isn't always beneficial if only wanting the odd item. A few weeks ago luckily a school mum friend said she was thinking of becoming an Avon Rep if enough people were interested, and having just received my second order from her I will be reviewing one of their room & linen sprays.
My review will now discuss my thoughts on the Avon Naturals Cranberry & Cinnamon Room & Linen Spray..
**Price, packaging & availability**
The majority of people that buy from Avon tend to go via a Rep and have it delivered to them for free, often to their home or work, but products can be bought directly from the company as mentioned above. If interested in purchasing this or any other Avon items then the website is - www.avonshop.co.uk though there is a charge of £3.50 for standard delivery if you don't spend over £20 so it's worth bearing this in mind.
Packaging wise this room & linen spray is identical to all of the other in the collection being in a slimline transparent bottle with a spray nozzle facility. The bottle is made from a sturdy yet squeezable plastic and because of the clearness we can see the product which has both a watery appearance as well as consistency. Apart from an image on the front of mainly cranberries (with a smaller picture of cinnamon sticks underneath which barely get a look in) there is little all else in the way of decoration on these room & linen spray bottles but I quite like the simplicity of the packaging, and the fact I'm able to view the remainder of the contents is always a winner with any product with me.
The bottles holds 125ml of liquid and can often be bought much cheaper than it's usual RRP of £4. I bought this in a '3 for £5' offer but sometimes it can be sold for as little as 99p so it's worth holding off paying full price for.
**My experience of using this product**
I've been buying Avon's room & linen sprays for as long as I can remember and have always had mixed experiences with using them. At one point I found that despite the new fragrance released the scent would linger in the air for all of about 5 minutes before disappearing so I was very reluctant for a long time to 'waste' any money on new additions to the collection.
Recently though I've found the staying power of these glorified air fresheners to have improved significantly and have been buying when I can, including in my last two orders now I'm able to 'access' Avon again. I did buy this 'blindly' though as I hadn't tried it before but I liked how festive it sounded so was eager to spritz it around my home to add to the Christmas ambiance especially now I have my tree and decorations up.
On removing the clear plastic lid which protects the nozzle I was instantly greeted with a sweet fruity blast of cranberries which I have to admit was very appealing. On pressing the nozzle a few times the spray emitted at a fast and furious pace but because the product is a water like consistency it soon fell to the floor despite aiming it quite high towards my ceiling. The initial hit of sweet cranberries does soon fade unfortunately and as for the supposed addition of cinnamon this is extremely subtle to the point of being almost undetectable.
The fragrance itself is very pretty but isn't particularly festive, which is a shame really as I opted for this fragrance for that reason alone. It's a sweet and fruity fragrance that is indeed uplifting and smells very nice but I wouldn't say it's Wintery fragrance as it reminds me of Summer to be honest when I've used it.
The fragrance doesn't hang in the air for long so despite the strong and quite concentrated initial blast of aroma it soon disperses leaving just a hint of delicate fragrance in my home. As I've mentioned before in reviews I live in a small cottage all on one level with only 6 rooms in total so by spritzing the product in one room the scent normally wafts through to the adjoining rooms though I'v found with this product that it tends to linger in just the area that it has been sprayed in.
I do actually quite like this fragrance and am pleased that the cranberry has a sweet hint to it as cranberry can have a tart and slight tang to it sometimes so I'm always half and half on whether I like it or not - as a fragrance, a fruit and to drink - it all depends on the product. This I'm pleased to say is sweet and fruity and reminds me more or raspberries though Im quite disappointed in the lack of cinnamon scent as I really can't detect it at all.
The room and linen spray is nice enough and whilst I bought it on offer I would not buy it at full price as I don't think it justifies it's £4 price tag at all. As a linen spray I've only used it on my bedding and whilst it's noticeable I would say it's actually stronger when used as an air freshener.
I would recommend this if you are a fan of sweet fruity scents to freshen your home but would advise against buying if wanting something festive as it doesn't offer a hint of 'Christmas' fragrance unfortunately.
This is pleasant enough and once spritzed the fragrance lingers in my room(s) for around 20 to 30 minutes so if bought on offer then it's worth the purchase. Because of the usual high RRP and the lack of cinnamon scent I am deducting a star but it still gets a respectable 4 out of 5 from me.
Summary: Fruity scent but not as nice as it could be..