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Avon perfume

The classic scents need a mention here on the DL


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by Anonymousreply 71November 24, 2022 2:30 AM

The whole classic collection reviewed

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by Anonymousreply 1November 21, 2022 4:14 PM

Avon Sweet Honesty (1973)

“Even though we do not always agree, we always say how we feel. And through it all, there’s a beautiful place in the middle where we meet. Where it’s just you and me and SWEET HONESTY”.

Reminds me of getting my period at 13.

by Anonymousreply 2November 21, 2022 4:20 PM

Zany (1981)

“The fun of wearing it is you wearing it for run”.

A light mossy scent with lively orange.

by Anonymousreply 3November 21, 2022 4:25 PM

Foxfire for your inner bitch

by Anonymousreply 4November 21, 2022 4:26 PM

Timeless featuring old bitch Joan Fontaine

by Anonymousreply 5November 21, 2022 4:27 PM

Are there any that don't smell cheap, trashy, Frauey and bargain bin BBW/TJ Maxx/catalogue-calibre? All of them I've smelled so far (dozens) come across like that.

by Anonymousreply 6November 21, 2022 4:42 PM

Is Avon still around?

by Anonymousreply 7November 21, 2022 4:51 PM

Avon Products Inc is the fourth largest global cosmetics business. Their biggest market is Brazil. HQ in London. They are about to close their Suffern NY r&b plant for a move to Brazil. Suffern and Avon have been synonymous since the company’s start over a hundred years ago.

by Anonymousreply 8November 21, 2022 5:06 PM

R&D plant not r&b plant

by Anonymousreply 9November 21, 2022 5:06 PM

Spray sweet honesty on your pussy!!

by Anonymousreply 10November 21, 2022 5:13 PM

Their fragrances mostly copy whatever is hot at the moment—I've never smelled one that didn't remind me of something else. Ex: Timeless was supposed to smell like "brown" perfumes like Tabu, Youth-Dew, and Obsession.

by Anonymousreply 11November 21, 2022 6:04 PM

Have not seen or heard of/from an Avon door-to-door lady in about 25 years. So I was a little kid in school the last time, probably. Have they all been let go? Or is their MLM passe now?

by Anonymousreply 12November 21, 2022 6:07 PM

Pavi Elle, for aspiring jailbait in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

by Anonymousreply 13November 21, 2022 6:13 PM

Odyssey, Charisma, Timeless, Sweet Honesty, Occur, Far Away, Soft Musk, Night Magic, Topaze, and the Rare ____ (Gold, Sapphires, etc) are all great fragrances. Sweet Honesty reminds me a lot of Canoe or Ambush (both of which are almost identical) or another aldehydic floral - Blue Grass by Elizabeth Arden or even the classic Je Reviens by Worth (not the reformulated crap).

Timeless is more alike to the classic Miss Dior - a leathery note chypre - than Tabu, which is a spicy oriental (like Youth Dew).

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by Anonymousreply 14November 21, 2022 6:13 PM

I’m sorry…what is this thread about? Genuine reviews of MLM perfumes or is this avant-garde cunting that is far outside my wheelhouse?

by Anonymousreply 15November 21, 2022 6:14 PM

Do they still make this one?

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by Anonymousreply 16November 21, 2022 6:17 PM

Avon didn't used to operate like an MLM, with uplines and downlines, etc. You could just make extra money on your own time without having to buy a designated amount of inventory, meet a sales quota, or recruit other people. I think they still offer that option but now have an MLM track as well.

by Anonymousreply 17November 21, 2022 6:17 PM

R16 Lanvin hasn't made My Sin since 1988. They still make Arpege.

My Sin was never an Avon.

by Anonymousreply 18November 21, 2022 6:22 PM

My Sin! My favorite!

by Anonymousreply 19November 21, 2022 6:24 PM

No mention of Avon's extensive line of MEN'S fragrances?

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by Anonymousreply 20November 21, 2022 6:27 PM

I remember my grandmother's Hawaiian White Ginger creme sachet. It made my head spin; and not in a good way.

by Anonymousreply 21November 21, 2022 6:28 PM

Avon fragrances get a bad rap (despite the high quality of many of them) because of those ridiculous decanters.

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by Anonymousreply 22November 21, 2022 6:31 PM

R20 the ones I am familiar with (have smelled) are Wild Country, Black Suede, and Mesmerize for Men. Those are all classics and worth looking into.

by Anonymousreply 23November 21, 2022 6:32 PM

My mom died in August and she sold Avon for 40 years. I've already donated a ton of makeup, shower gel, lip balm, hand cream, etc. (not 40 year old.stuff...LOL) and will be sorting Round 3 next week. Lots of old jewelry that may be a "treasure" and "worth something" if I take the time to research it and plan a sale.

One more recent men's fragrance that I think smells really good is called Mesmerize. I kept the soap on a rope version. Who knew they were still making soap on a rope?!

by Anonymousreply 24November 21, 2022 6:35 PM

These fragrances reek of alcohol, cheap scents

by Anonymousreply 25November 21, 2022 6:55 PM

Sweet Honesty was supposed to be similar to Love’s Baby Soft

by Anonymousreply 26November 21, 2022 9:36 PM

More insight into Flyoverstani culture - please keep going!

by Anonymousreply 27November 21, 2022 9:38 PM

I get an Avon soap for my husband's stocking every Christmas. They used to be soap on a rope, which was so retro and fun. This year there is no rope.

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by Anonymousreply 28November 21, 2022 9:44 PM

[quote]These fragrances reek of alcohol, cheap scents

Well, smell you!

by Anonymousreply 29November 21, 2022 11:50 PM

My sister had an upside down ice cream cone that was a perfume thing. She also had ice cream cone lip sticks. My mom would put an Avon soap on a rope in my Christmas stocking for years.

by Anonymousreply 30November 22, 2022 12:06 AM

I have a bottle of Wild Country on my sink surround next to my bottle of Obsession. Wild Country is not a long-lasting scent but it's good for two or three hours. Not that I am a cologne freak. Of course, I never wore either in the years I went to the Mineshaft. Just a dab of Crisco on my wrist.

by Anonymousreply 31November 22, 2022 12:15 AM

[quote]Just a dab of Crisco on my wrist.

Well, you know what they say ...

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by Anonymousreply 32November 22, 2022 12:18 AM

R30 did you slide the soap into your ass?

by Anonymousreply 33November 22, 2022 12:32 AM

I wore Occult during the mid 80s

by Anonymousreply 34November 22, 2022 12:42 AM

Candidiasis was the best Avon scent.

by Anonymousreply 35November 22, 2022 1:05 AM

R18 Thank you. For years I thought it was Avon.

by Anonymousreply 36November 22, 2022 4:24 AM

They have a scent called Velvet that I like

by Anonymousreply 37November 22, 2022 4:42 AM


My mom wore it until it was discontinued.

by Anonymousreply 38November 22, 2022 6:03 AM

Night Clit


by Anonymousreply 39November 22, 2022 2:40 PM

Skin So Soft saved me from being eaten alive by mosquitoes when I was midnight frog gigging.

by Anonymousreply 40November 22, 2022 2:43 PM

Did you rub it into your holes to keep the night critters away?

by Anonymousreply 41November 22, 2022 2:45 PM

Avon Imari….a cheap version of Opium

by Anonymousreply 42November 22, 2022 2:45 PM

Did they actually have perfumes? What I remember from childhood were the "creative" bottles and product containers that were meant to be used afterward. I never remember anyone talking about the actual products. I assumed they were crap.

by Anonymousreply 43November 22, 2022 2:48 PM

R43 you missed out on the cult of Avon scents.

by Anonymousreply 44November 22, 2022 2:49 PM

Foxfuck - the bold new fragrance that is raw and rabid.

by Anonymousreply 45November 22, 2022 2:51 PM

R11 What are brown perfumes?

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by Anonymousreply 46November 22, 2022 2:55 PM

I recall purchasing Cotillion in a bottle shaped like a woman in a hip skirt as a Christmas gift for my grandmother in the 70s. ,I also recall using the tiny sample lipsticks on myself too as a gayling.

by Anonymousreply 47November 22, 2022 3:10 PM

R47, that's adorable.

We need an immediate cavalcade of Avon "art".

This is for you, R47. I call it - Dialing With a Pencil

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by Anonymousreply 48November 22, 2022 3:15 PM

They used to have little solid perfumes in cute compacts. My mother had a friend whose bureau was covered with all the exotic decanters/bottles. She gave me one of the solid perfumes and I was in heaven.

Their lip balms and glosses were really fun. They came in all sorts of creatively shaped containers. Chocolate chip cookie, fried egg, hamburger.

Some of the Ariana Grande perfumes come in creative bottles now.

by Anonymousreply 49November 22, 2022 3:44 PM

I hadn't bought Avon for years until a few years ago, when we realized our new town/new home also came with a whole lot of hungry mosquitoes.

There's a Skin So Soft spray that works on them and it's pretty decent at its job. It's not the prettiest scent ever, but it's better than OFF!

by Anonymousreply 50November 22, 2022 3:51 PM

[quote] I have a bottle of Wild Country on my sink surround next to my bottle of Obsession.

Are you writing us from 1989?

by Anonymousreply 51November 22, 2022 3:52 PM

R51 my grandpa collected or should I say never threw away bottles of cologne he received over decades. He’d have bottles of 30 yr cologne bottles on his dresser that grandma would dust for decades. Never allowing her to throw them out because some distant relative foisted it upon him for a birthday or Christmas one time.

by Anonymousreply 52November 22, 2022 4:00 PM

R11 r46 my understanding is that brown perfume smells shit-like.

by Anonymousreply 53November 22, 2022 4:01 PM

I used to love spraying mahself with Meemaw's bottle of Cotillion!

by Anonymousreply 54November 22, 2022 5:34 PM

My zaniest aunt was partial to Adulterous Whore.

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by Anonymousreply 56November 22, 2022 5:38 PM

R48 how is that adorable?

by Anonymousreply 57November 22, 2022 5:40 PM

Candidiasis - the new intriguing fragrance with soft notes of yeast and fetid crotch odor

by Anonymousreply 58November 22, 2022 5:45 PM

I still have a little Avon jar that was my mom's - god knows how old it is. But it has straight pins it in. It's practical but I think I keep it cause it was my mom's.

OMG I found it I opened it and now I think I lost a sewing needle in my carpet. Great.

Unlike this obsessive I only have the one.

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by Anonymousreply 59November 22, 2022 5:55 PM

Oh no. That link is FORBIDDEN.

Here's another.

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by Anonymousreply 60November 22, 2022 5:59 PM

r50 thanks for mentioning Skin So Soft - that fragrance takes me right back to my childhood and having it sprayed on me to keep the bugs away. A light, nice scent.

My grandma also used and wore Avon products, this thread is taking me down memory lane quite a bit....

by Anonymousreply 61November 22, 2022 6:00 PM

My Aunt used to sell Avon, and my mother always used Topaze (which obviously she bought from her sister.) My aunt gave me Avon skin bracer when I was a kid, and to date, its the only thing I've ever been allergic to. (God knows what was in it!)

by Anonymousreply 62November 22, 2022 6:00 PM


Spray it all over your pussy to keep the bugs away

by Anonymousreply 63November 22, 2022 6:08 PM

r59, do you have one of those magnetic pick up tools? If not take a refrigerator magnet and tie it to a string and go over the area where you might have dropped the pin. Probably want to put some shoes on first.

by Anonymousreply 64November 22, 2022 6:28 PM

R48 the famous cotillion damsel.

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by Anonymousreply 65November 22, 2022 8:12 PM

My Aunt Millie would stink so badly. She used to sell Avon and would marinate in whatever the latest fragrance was.

by Anonymousreply 66November 23, 2022 10:33 PM

Moonwind! Charisma! Imperial Garden! Sweet Honesty! Ariane! Cotillion!

by Anonymousreply 67November 23, 2022 10:52 PM

Avon also bankrolled Deneuve by Catherine Deneuve, now a cult favorite among fragrance collectors.

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by Anonymousreply 68November 23, 2022 11:02 PM

Sweet Honesty is back, baby!

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by Anonymousreply 69November 24, 2022 12:12 AM

If you haven't tried Mesmerize, you're missing out. This is a great fragrance.

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by Anonymousreply 70November 24, 2022 2:10 AM

Bring back Moonwind, Avon!

by Anonymousreply 71November 24, 2022 2:30 AM
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