This is a plush, green, woodsy, rose with a wet earth note. Timeless. I spoke with AVON just today and they provided me with these official notes, provided verbatim:
Top: Pear, Aldehydes, Citruses, Spices, Rosewood, & Green Tones
Heart: A Floral Bouquet of Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Rose, & Orris Root
Base: Patchouli, Moss, Cedar, Sandalwood, Musk, & Amber
This review is for a the cologn concentration of Fantasque. When I first put it on my wrists I could barely smell it. However, as it warmed on the skin, the scent unfolded in a way that very much evokes Deneuve (Catherine Deneuve), of which I have a small perfume concentration. But fantasque is a tad, JUST a tad, fruiter. In fact, they smell so similar that if you have been trying to purchase Deneuve and can't seem to spring for the prices that they're charging for it on ebay, this may be a satisfying substitute as it is a beautiful classic chypre full of oakmoss, as well. For an AVON scent, Fantasque (to me) smells of equal quality to the Deneuve and I'm happy I stumbled upon it.
Very feminine, not too flowery perfume that I absolutely adored in the 80s. Shame you can't find it easily anymore. If you love the original Carolina Herrera perfume,then, you'll like this.
Without realising it this was my first designer perfume back in the very early 80s at age 16 when my mother was an Avon agent. This was my signature scent up until I was 17. I always felt grown up wearing it. I am well into my 40's now. I have just discovered it again as a rare vintage bottle was given to me as a birthday present by my sister, and I still love it.
It's not a modern scent. I don't know what the top, middle or basenotes are but when you first spray it, you will think of Chanel 19 or YSL Rive Gauche and then as it drys down, it gets citrusy and creamy. Oakmoss vanilla and rose maybe some of the ingredients. It is sweet and soapy but not sickly and works well with my chemistry
As it is so rare now, I can't wear it everyday, but I do get several compliments whenever I do.
18th May, 2012 (last edited: 29th May, 2012)