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Avon Naturals Juicy Watermelon Room Spray
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Avon Naturals Juicy Watermelon Room Spray
Advantages: Works well - Good value - Easy to use..
Disadvantages: The smell can become overly-sweet & There are nicer scents available..
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 first tried near the beginning of this year was the "Avon Naturals Juicy Watermelon" scented spray, and I believe I paid around £2 for the product at the time of purchase. I had used the spray a couple of times when it was first purchased but I found alternative sprays were more favourable and so put this one to the back of the pile. I have found myself becoming reacquainted with the product again more recently due to coming across it stashed away with a whole host of other Avon products in my spare cupboard. I have been slowly working my way through all of these products to use them up and I do hate waste..!
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. It is worth noting however, that the Avon Naturals range is regularly subject to promotional offers and I don't honestly think I have ever paid more than £2 for one of their room sprays... so it's definitely worth holding off until offers are running or sales are in place. As @ the time of writing (October 2012), the Juicy Watermelon Scent is not available in the current Avon brochure, but I do believe it appears in the Avon sale brochures from time to time. Alternatively, you can purchase the spray online at www.ebay.co.uk, where prices start from only 99 pence plus postage costs at the present time. As always, I recommend that you speak to your local Avon Representative first, as most Reps worth their salt will be able to track down many of Avon's products for you - whether they appear in the recent brochures or not.
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, finding their fresh tones - which usually contain something fruit-based, so ideal for my own tastes - a much nicer alternative to a powerfully floral 'smog curtain' of scent that hangs in the atmosphere for ages.
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. I can't confess to thinking that the product would stand out to me from a shop shelf but it serves its purpose I suppose. In the case of the Juicy Watermelon spray, there is an attractive image on the bottle's label that depicts some delicious looking watermelon chunks. The label is edged in an attractive red shade which adds a little contrasting detail to the otherwise fairly 'bland' looking bottle.
The scent of the Watermelon Room Spray is very sweet, which is what I had expected. I find it to be quite strongly-scented, but this tends to only be the case for a short period following the spray's escape from the bottle. A short time afterwards, the fragrance 'settles' in the air and this is much more suited to my own tastes as I find the scent can be rather strong, verging on over-powering even when it is first sprayed. Certainly, I am more cautious with the amount of times I spray this spray at any one time, which is not the case with other Avon Naturals room sprays that I use on a daily basis, that will see me happily dispensing spray after spray of their fruity fragrance with each use.
These comments sound rather negative, admittedly, but that is not to say that I do not find the spray's fragrance to be very pleasant. I find it is actually quite true to the scent of watermelon, without any notable 'synthetic' trace which is rather off-putting. Instead, the watermelon fragrance is quite refreshing and summery, being lovely and sweet and extremely fruity. The one downside to the scent of watermelon in general is that it is very sweet, and this is true also of the Avon Naturals spray. Whilst this is pleasant, it does deter me from over-using the spray as I find it can become 'heady' and slightly over-powering if it is allowed to build up at all. For this reason as I touched on earlier, I find that one or two sprays of this particular scent is more than ample for my own needs, although this would be down to personal choice of course.
I would assume that the result would be similar if the Watermelon spray 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 in the past, they have caused nothing in the way of staining or discolouration, which would obviously render the product rather useless.
I find the Avon Juicy Watermelon Room Spray is quite versatile, and I tend to use it all around my home, except my bedroom and kitchen. When used in the bathroom, 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, without leaving behind an unpleasant 'smog' that aerosol sprays always seem to leave in their wake.
The spray feels suited to use throughout the year too, which adds to its feeling of versatility, although I do think that the Juicy Watermelon scent is absolutely ideal for use during the cold, wet Autumn days as it has a rather uplifting quality to its fresh, fruity scent that is reminiscent of summertime, to my mind.
In terms of longevity, I find the Juicy Watermelon Room Spray's performance is on a par with that of most of the other Avon room sprays that I have tried out in the past. I find that the scent is easily detectable for a short period after spraying, but this does not seem to be particularly long-lasting, and I find the spray difficult to detect at all a short time afterwards, perhaps 30 minutes or so after the product has been spritzed. This is not particularly impressive, I have to confess, although it is not enough to deter me from repurchasing any of the Avon Naturals Room & Linen sprays again in the future, as I am such a fan of their gorgeous, fruity scents and find they offer good value for money when purchased at a discounted price.
In summary, I would buy the Juicy Watermelon Room & Linen Spray again in the future, but perhaps only if it were available at a bargain price. The scent is pleasant and quite uplifting, but for me personally, it doesn't come close to competing with other scents in the range that are absolutely gorgeous and are my first choice. For the reasons outlined in this review, I feel that an award of four marks out of five is appropriate for the product.
Summary: I would buy it again, but there are other scents that I prefer..