“ Brand: Avon / Type: Soap / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
===The front label on my bottle is slightly different to the image above but still the same colours===
Avon Senses is a range of bath and body products and they are constantly bringing out new ones in the line.
The one I am reviewing is Mystique.
'Discover a new world with this mysterious romantic fragrance.'
Sensual with Rose Gardinia, Jasmine, Peach and Vanilla.
300 ml clear plastic bottle with red pump action top - secured with a clear plastic ring to prevent spillage in transit.
Front label has an image of a bridge and the night sky.
Deep rose coloured liquid.
The gel is made in Poland.
Among the ingredients are glycerine, alcohol denat and parfum.
Avon also sell a shower gel in the same fragrance.
£2 full price but often on offer and are now 3 for £5.
The smell of this hand wash is similar to the corresponding shower gel in that it is not very strong at all. It is a pleasant enough smell - more feminine I would say but without one discernible fragrance. I do not really detect the vanilla or any of the other listed aromas but it is slightly sweet and fruity and quite rich.
The hand wash is a lovely transparent deep rose red colour and would compliment your décor. It took me a while to get my pump action working and the pump has to be turned 45 degrees to open it up. The gel then came out easily and only one pump is needed to get enough gel on your hands - the smell is quite delicate and not overpowering. When washing your hands the gel lathers up nicely and rinses off quickly. There is very little residual fragrance left on your hands - but they do not feel dry either, though this is not a conditioning wash it does contain glycerine. You do not feel this when the gel is in use but it must have some benefit.
The bottle does go a long way as only a tiny bit is used at a time.
I am disappointed that none of the Avon hand gels contains any antibacterial properties and I do not find this hand wash any better than cheaper ones bought from supermarkets.
This is a pretty coloured gel and has a nice shaped bottle so maybe that is why you would buy it. It cleans well and rises easily. Not too bad a deal when on special offer but nothing at all special for me.
4 stars - OK as a hand wash but nothing special.
===Would I Recommend?===
Yes, when on offer.
A few months ago I discovered the Avon Senses Liquid Soap range and as I was so pleased with my initial purchase, I placed a further order with my local representative for the remaining fragrances within the range. I have now had the opportunity to use each of the liquid soaps with this review discussing Mistique Sensual.
It was only when I received my delivery of the 300 ml transparent plastic bottle that I realised the fragrance included vanilla, which is a scent I cannot bear. However, as I cannot abide waste, I decided to try out my new purchase in the hope that the vanilla would be delicate with the most prominent scents being that of rose gardenia and jasmine peach.
The appearance of the product differs slightly to the image that I provided to Dooyoo, which I obtained from the Avon website with the label displaying a relaxing night time scene. Whilst the shape of the bottle isn't what I would describe as luxurious, it doesn't look out of place when situated next to the bathroom sink. The hand wash offers a vibrant cerise colour and matches the pump dispensing unit, which fits in perfectly with the rose gardenia scent. One press of the pump provides a sufficient amount of the good consistency liquid soap and when introduced to water it creates a plentiful lather. An issue I have experienced with a few brands of liquid soap is that the pump leaks and/or drips, but I cannot report of any issues with this product.
Despite my initial concerns in relation to the vanilla aroma, I was pleased that the only detectable fragrances were that of the dreamy and romantic rose gardenia and the delicate hint of jasmine peach. Rose fragrances can often be overly floral and somewhat cloying, but Avon has achieved the perfect balance, as the jasmine peach perfectly compliments the delightful rose. The liquid soap is easily rinsed away from my skin without leaving any sticky residue and I favour the fact that its delicate fragrance lingers for a short while after using.
Unfortunately, I suffer with problematic skin on my hands, which becomes extremely dry with my knuckles splitting and subsequently bleeding. Whilst my condition is currently under control, I am always a little wary of new products as I'm afraid that the ingredients could exacerbate my problem. However, I suffered no adverse reaction when using such as dryness or itching. Whilst the dispensing unit reaches to the bottom of the bottle I was unable to remove the last few drops, which is often the case with liquid soaps.
I can highly recommend Mystique and I will now be seeking out the shower gel, as it's such a beautiful floral fragrance without being overpowering. The normal price for this liquid soap is £2, which I feel is a little excessive. However, at the time of writing, you can make a purchase either online or from your local representative for £1.25, which I feel is far more acceptable.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.