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Avon Naturals Juicy Watermelon Room Spray
Member Name: supersonic75
Avon Naturals Juicy Watermelon Room Spray
Advantages: Smells nice
Disadvantages: Doesn't last at all!
I have ordered products from Avon on and off over the years and it has to be said I find them a bit hit and miss. I've always been quite impressed with their Naturals range however and when they introduced the Room & Linen sprays collection a few years back I was eager to try them out around my home. I've had varying degrees of success with these sprays, finding that the more newer fragrances seem to last longer when sprayed either on my bedding or as an air freshener in my home. When these were on offer just after Christmas in the Avon catalogue I purchased a few of the varieties that I hadn't tried before as the offer price was a reasonable 99p at the time.
This review focuses on my experience of using the 'Juicy Watermelon Room & Linen Spray'..
*~*Price, packaging & availability*~*
Juicy Watermelon comes presented in the same style bottle that all of the Room & Linen sprays come in being a cylindrical design which is completely transparent. The bottle is made from an 'average' (neither thick nor thin) plastic material with a pump spray mechanism via a nozzle perched on directly on top of the bottle. I have only ever seen this available in one size which is a 125 ml bottle but because I tend to find only a few squirts of this are needed per room this size seems to last a reasonable length of time in our home.
As previously mentioned I picked up a few different fragrances when on offer at 99p though the normal RRP for these is a hefty £4 each. I have never bought these room sprays at this price as I do not think they merit this cost at all but I am quite happy to hand over less than £1 as some of the fragrances in the collection do smell divine.
This is an Avon product so can be found either online @www.avon.shop.co.uk, via a local Rep, or can be picked up quite cheaply on Ebay.
*~*My experience of using this*~*
I love my home to smell delicately fragranced and more often than not I will burn a Yankee wax tart, but for a quick freshen up if I have been cooking or if guests are arriving for instance I will give my home a few squirts of an air freshener. I'm not a big fan of air fresheners as such as I find some of them to smell quite artificial so stick to either febreze or these from Avon. I liked the sound of this melon fragranced spray as it sounded fresh and fruity and perfect to spray in my corridor near to my kitchen to cover up any unwanted cooking smells.
To use the spray there is a simple to operate plastic nozzle and after removing the lid which fits neatly on top a few pumps of the nozzle is enough to activate the spray (by pumping it up the straw like vessel inside). I spritzed this in my living room first and worked my way around my home - which is tiny by the way - and by the time I was back to my living room I found the initial scent had faded dramatically which is a real shame as it is a really beautiful aroma when first sprayed. The rich watermelon scent comes across as literally 'juicy' and smells very realistic with a hint of sweetness and luckily not artificial at all which is why I felt very let down that once the initial fragrance had been sprayed it didn't hang in the air very long.
I have had slightly better results however from using this on my bedding and my carpets as a few sprays seem to embed itself into the fabric giving the spray a longer lease of life. I've never had any problems with staining or ruining my bedding/ fabrics with these sprays but I would suggest you test on an inconspicuous area first if worried.
*~*Would I recommend this?*~*
Whilst I do like freshness of the watermelon scent that is used here I just find it's longevity quite disappointing when sprayed and was very glad that I only paid 99p rather than £4 for it. Although I have gotten use out of it by spritzing randomly on my bedding from time to time I did purchase this more as a room fragrance so I find it disappointing that it just doesn't seem to linger. The liquid itself is transparent and resembles water so it may literally just be too heavy to hang in the air for long but really Avon should have thought about this when first designing it.
I would recommend this if bought at 99p for a very quick blast of fruity freshness but if looking for something with a lingering scent then look elsewhere.
Summary: A lovely fragrance just a shame it doesn't last long enough to appreciate it