“ Brand: Avon / Type: Room & Linen Spray / Category: Home Fragrance „
I always try all the new products from Avon as I do liek their things and the prices are often pretty good as well. This scent came out quite some time ago and didn't seem to last all that long in the main book. It hasn't popped up in the sale books all that much and I bought this one not long before it seemed to be discontinued in the book. I picked this up for a bargain 99p, but with being Avon the products are on offer every other book basically anyway so often you don't have to pay full price for a product which is great for me.
This comes in a 125ml bottle and the right price is £4 which I think is a bit too much for essentialyl an air freshener. This is safe to spray on fabrics (as the name suggests) but I have never purposly sprayed this onto a fabric but I spray this over the couch, bed etc. This is a pump action bottle and a few squirts of this will scent alright. I can use anywhere between 3-7 squirts of these sprays and this gives a good enough fragrance in my view.
The scent of this is alright. This smells rich enough and the Rose does stand out but isn't too floral smelling. I think it smells quite musky as well. I can't say that I can smell the Peach all that much but there does seem to be a fruity tang to this which breaks up the slightly richer scent from the Rose. The scent lingers well as well.
I have used the matching Shower Gel from this range and find it to be ok. It was never a favourite scent of mine and since I still have about a third of this bottle left and I bought it months and months ago will indicate how much I do use this scent as I do go for others before this one.
An ok scent but just not 1 that I am that into and there is definitely nicer smelling scent than this one from the Naturals range.
* 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 "Refreshing Red Rose & Peach 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 Red Rose & Peach spray was one that I was looking forward to trying out, particularly as I adore the scent of peach and anything fruit-based is sure to be a hit with me.
* 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. In the case of the Red Rose & Peach spray, there is an attractive label on the front of the bottle that is predominately red in colour, showing a beautiful red rose in full bloom. To the bottom of this image is a much smaller picture of a peach that has been cut open. The way that the product has been presented immediately made me think that the main scent in the spray would be the red rose, with an accent of peach contained within.
This turned out to be the exact opposite however, and I find that the peach is the strongest of the two scents. This is not a negative for me however, as I love fruit-scented products as I mentioned earlier. The scent of red rose is certainly apparent when the product is first sprayed, but it subsides very quickly, and the sweet scent of peach that was initially on the outskirts of the floral rose scent comes to the forefront of the overall scent, overtakes it, and carries through until the scent has settled in the room.
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.
I have found that using the Red Rose & Peach Room & Linen Spray has become something of a daily occurrence lately, so much so that I am fast running out of the product. I find that the peachy-scented fragrance really gives my home a light, summery 'lift' without becoming overbearing or at all 'heady' which would definitely deter me from using the product too much. Instead, I find the scent is perfectly suited to this time of year, having a sort of uplifting feeling to it that I really like.
I tend to use the spray 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.
The one down side I have found with the Red Rose & Peach Room & Linen Spray is that the effect does not last long enough for my liking. After half an hour or so of spraying, I can barely detect the rich and fruity peach scent, which is somewhat disappointing. I have found that alternative sprays from the same range have fared better in terms of their scents' longevity, so I found the results from this version were disappointing by comparison.
In saying that however, I would repurchase the spray again in the future as I liked the scent so much and thought it performed well when used in my home, giving the room a refreshing feel that was without the sickly, slightly 'chemical' feel that aerosol air fresheners often seem to contain.
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 Red Rose & Peach 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. 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.
I would highly recommend giving the Red Rose & Peach spray a try out if you are a fan of fruit scented room sprays. For the price I paid, I have been suitably impressed with the product and would definitely buy it again in the future.
Whenever Avon put a really good offer on I find that I just have to buy some lets face it nearly everything in the Avon books can be used by any female and I think that's what happens when you have been a rep in the past. When Avon released it's range of linen sprays they were selling them at 4 for £5 so not one to miss the deal I bought 4 in different fragrances. Considering I have just looked them up on the internet and they are £4 each I actually think I got a really good deal and wouldn't be buying them at this price.
The linen sprays come in numerous different fragrances, strawberry and guava, violet and lychee, red rose and peach, black cherry and nutmeg and lavendar and chamomile. The plastic bottle hold 125ml of product and is a clear bottle with clear liquid inside and a push spray on the top which is covered by a little plastic lid. This bottle has a picture on the front of a red rose very close up and a cut peach underneath it, they class this as refreshing. The rear of the bottle gives the instructions spray 2-3 times to the centre of the room away from your face (can't imagine spraying it at my face) there are also the ingredients, Avons address and the 12 month shelf life sign.
The spray itself comes out of the bottle like a mist and it dispenses well and quite a distance with each spray, I personally spray my furniture with this rather than just into the middle of the room although I did check this on a small patch of the sofa and find that it makes the furniture and room smell quite fresh for a couple of days certainly longer than an air freshener would. When you first spray this product you can smell the alcohol in it at first but then it settles to a nice flowery smell but also sweet like peach.
I personally like most of these linen sprays and think it's nice to walk in the house and smell them but as usual I wouldn't pay full price for it and wouldn't order it from Avons website unless I wanted a lot as the postage at £3.50 would make it a very expensive product. I think in general most Avon products are overpriced until they come up on an offer.
I'm not a regular Avon customer, as I'm not a particularly 'girly' girl and don't tend to many cosmetics or make up items. I have recently become almost addicted to their range of room and linen sprays, though, as I do like my home to smell clean and inviting and find the Avon Naturals selection to be an economical option when on offer.
I have tried five different fragrances so far in the Avon Naturals range (and there are still a few varieties that I've yet to try!) This 'Red Rose & Peach' version is my latest purchase and cost me just £1.50 from the clearance catalogue that came through my door a few weeks ago.
Like all of the sprays, the packaging is fairly basic coming in a simple transparent pump action plastic bottle. I found this particular bottle to look particularly cheap as the label wasn't even aligned properly, making it difficult to read the information printed on it. I appreciate that this doesn't really affect the performance of the spray itself but I would prefer the bottles to look as though they have been printed properly as it doesn't give you much faith in the quality of the product inside! Aside from that, the bottle itself is a fairly functional design and I find that it releases the contents easily and evenly in the form of a fine mist, without any issues.
I purchased this particular fragrance not only because it was available on offer but because I liked the sound of the combination of a rose-based fragrance and a peach scent. Rose isn't a scent that I would normally go for but I do like fruity perfumes as I find them to be really fresh and uplifting and I imagined that the floral scent would complement a delicate peach smell well, helping to balance out the two fragrances. Unfortunately, this scent didn't meet my expectations fully as I find the rose to completely overwhelm any subtle peach tones, to the extent that I couldn't really identify any peach scent at all. The rose fragrance itself is quite an artificial, slightly chemical scent and has quite a distinctive alcoholic overtone reminding me a little of cheap red wine! This is perhaps not surprising as the first ingredient listed on the bottle is actually alcohol based but the other fragrances have the same ingredient mix and I haven't noticed this with any of the other varieties.
Sadly, this particular fragrance is not to my personal taste but it does fulfil its basic function and fills the immediate area with a distinctive aroma. Like its stablemates, I find the effects as a room spray die down very quickly because the mist is very fine and disperses quickly, which is quite a positive in this instance! I have also used this on cushions and curtains where I found the fragrance to be far longer lasting and, in fact, was noticeable for well over a week.
Out of the five varieties I've tried so far, sadly, this Red Rose & Peach version is my least favourite and it isn't a scent that I'd consider buying again, regardless of the price. I'd recommend trying to get hold of a sample from your Avon supplier, if possible, to check whether this scent suits you better as it does offer considerable longevity as a linen spray and is currently available cheaply.
~Reasons for Buying~
I have tried almost all the room and linen sprays from Avon and whenever one runs out instead of buying the same again I always decide to try out a different flavour for a change. One flavour I wasn't so bothered about choosing however was the Red Rose & Peach flavour. I'm not really into the smell of roses so I had never really fancied buying this one, and don't think I would have ever got the chance to even have a sniff of it if it wasn't for one of my customers ordering it, deciding they didn't want it and then giving it to me to send back to avon. But instead of sending it back I decided I might as well keep it and have it for myself, as sending things back can be a bit of hassle. So I paid the customer their money back and this is how I came about having the spray.
The spray is from the naturals range, and is one of the many flavours that the range has to offer. The bottle contains 125ml. It is clear with a press down lid and has a picture of red roses on the front of it.
The bottle design is quite nice although probably nothing special. It is well presented in the brochure though and the advertising is pretty.
As I said I'm not really into the smell of roses and this room and linen spray hasn't really changed my opinion of that. I do like the smell of peach but I can't really make this out amidst the smell of roses so to be honest I'm not really that keen on the fragrance. As the fragrance is the most important factor of a product like this unfortunately this isn't something I would buy again. This is only down to personal preference though, so if you do like the smell of roses then you'll probably love this.
This can be sprayed into a room as an air freshener, or it can be sprayed onto clothes or other linens to freshen them up a bit. It doesn't stain fabric.
The normal price for this room and linen spray is £3.75, but I have seen this on offer a lot and the price it was when my customer returned it to me was about £1.90.
Basically I would only recommend this to people who like the smell of roses. If you do then you're sure to like this spray. It is a great spray and I like it otherwise, unfortunately though I wouldn't buy this myself.
I have recently tried out the Avon Naturals red rose and peach room and linen spray and this is my review.
There was a few items in the Avon Naturals range that I wanted to try out and this rose scented room spray was one of them.
The normal price for the spray is £3.75 which I think is quite expensive as the bottle is quite small in size. I paid 99 pence for the spray as it was part of an offer where some of the items were offered for this price.
The bottle is attractive looking and it is clear plastic. There is a removable cap at the top of the bottle which can be removed and underneath is a pump spray so you can spray the rose scented room spray easily.
The liquid is also clear coloured and the bottle is 125 ml in size. There is a nice looking picture on the label which has a pretty red rose on it and this gives me the feeling that the spray will have a nice pretty feminine scent. The packaging is very nice and I think it would be a nice spray to give as part of a gift.
The scent of the spray is very noticeable as soon as it has been sprayed. The flowery rose smell is very fragrant and is quite strong. I think the flowery scent in the spray is quite sweet smelling although I quite like this and I didn't think it was too much.
The item's scent is called 'red rose and peach' and I could smell the peach in the scent which smelled a bit sickly and sweet. I personally thought that the scent of the spray would have been better if it was just a rose scented spray, which was a floral and pretty scent. I didn't think there was any place for the smell of peach in the product and would preferred it overall if it was just a rose scented spray. I also think this would have made it a bit less of a sickly smell.
Because the smell is quite strong I thought that only a couple of squirts was enough to get a nice fragrance in the room so it means that this spray will last a long period of time. Perhaps the £3.75 that this spray usually costs is ok then if the bottle will last for a while.
The item is called a room & linen spray although I only sprayed it in my room I didn't try spraying it on any clothes or linen as I do not really like smells on my clothes.
Even though I didn't really like the peach smell in the spray, overall I thought it was very nice and I would buy it again. At this time of year I think it is nice to have a summary, fresh smelling spray to use around the house and this will do nicely.
You can buy the room and linen spray from your local Avon rep and the usual price is £3.75. You can also order it online from the Avon website. There is a whole range of Avon naturals products available and there are quite often good offers on in this range too.
As far as Avon is concerned I'm a fan of all their products. .Well nearly all of their products.
One of the things I've been consistently let down with is their Room & Fabric sprays which are part of the Naturals range. As if trying one or two different fragrances wasn't enough I feel obliged to try any new sprays which are new to the range to see if they have improved, which up until now never have!
So when this newest fragrance hit the brochures recently at the enticing introductory offer of 99p it wasn't a shock to find myself ordering it. I must admit though that it sounded delicious being Red Rose & Peach so I was sold instantly.
The reasoning behind it so I tell myself is I'm trying it 'out of curiosity' but
really I have a spending problem!
So price and packaging blah de blah~
The spray comes housed in a clear, plastic cylindrical shaped bottle which is identical to all the others in the Naturals range. It has a picture of a large red rose on the front and a very small peach underneath..poor peach it's almost invisible!
The plastic lid adorned on top of the bottle protects the nozzle which is also made of clear plastic in keeping with rest of the design.
This spray comes in one size which is a 125ml bottle and the normal retail price is the rather unfortunate £3.50 which is a tad expensive for what it actually is.
Anyway onto the product, did it work any better than the others?
Having removed the lid I aimed the nozzle sensibly away from my eyes and proceeded to spray 2 to 3 times into the centre of the room, as directed on the back of the bottle.
The spray is clear and has the consistency of water. Because of this it comes out the nozzle and 'lands' instead of hanging in the air..so far it's on a par with it's predecessors!
I sprayed this in each room and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the scent certainly did linger despite my reservations so this was a plus.
I sprayed it lightly onto my bedding in the morning and found that by bedtime that night the fabric had retained the scent. It also didn't stain the fabric at all which was another plus, however I would do a test patch first in an inconspicuous place to be on the safe side.
I take it back classing all the Natural sprays as being the same. This is different in a good way - a very good way in fact.
The scent is predominantly rose with just the tiniest hint of peach, which is probably why the rose on the front of the bottle is far bigger and mightier than the tiny peach. This isn't all bad though as the rose smells wonderful and almost like fresh petals whilst the peach in the background compliments it perfectly.
As a room freshener this can do no wrong. Once spritzed a few times the scent does linger and a beautiful one at that. As a fabric freshener it is certainly very nice if used on bedding but I'm more likely to use this mainly as an air freshener.
Would I recommend this?~
Having been disillusioned in the past by similar products from Avon I was expecting this to be the same. I really cannot fault it though as it does exactly what it says whilst leaving a lovely fragrance around your home.
The only thing it loses points on is the price - at 99p it's a real bargain and because only a small amount is needed each time it does last quite a while. The normal price of £3.50 is too high for a product of this nature as it really is not worth anywhere near that even though I've been praising it highly.
I'd be willing to pay £1.99 when not on offer but certainly not £3.50.
Luckily as with most Avon products they are regularly on deals such as 99p or 3 for £5 so if you've not tried this then look out for it.
Available through your local Avon Rep, or order online at www.avon.co.uk
Because of the RRP I'm deducting one star but it's certainly worth the other four stars.