Have you had any luck with any Avon frags?

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    10/21/13 at 11:04am

    DEMON said:



    It just seems like we MUST be missing something here. They have a massive list and have been at it for several decades. It's almost like there's a stigma attached: like if you're wearing Avon you don't tell anyone what it is if they ask, and just play it off like, "Oh....I can't remember. I have SOOOOOO many fragrances!"

    10/21/13 at 12:07pm

    Shiny Helmut said:



    I've always been fond of Black Suede.  I'm sure it isn't to everyone's taste but I've always liked it: a great fragrance for use after taking a shower on an autumn/winter night.

    10/21/13 at 12:07pm

    Shiny Helmut said:



    I've always been fond of Black Suede.  I'm sure it isn't to everyone's taste but I've always liked it: a great fragrance for use after taking a shower on an autumn/winter night.

    10/21/13 at 12:13pm

    Bigsly said:



    Mesmerize is also quite good, and my guess is that I'd rather wear vintage Avon scents than most modern designers, even ones marketed to women, like Persian Woods or Tomorrow.  However, I don't think you will find any "masterpieces" there.  From my experience, it seems like they never achieved what the vintage greats did (such as Versailles Pour Homme, Joint for Men, Zino, Red for Men, Polo, etc.).

    10/21/13 at 1:03pm

    hednic said:



    Personally never found an Avon fragrance worth owning.

    10/21/13 at 1:57pm

    Gary F said:



    I found them forgettable as well. Same with Mary Kay men's line.

    10/21/13 at 2:00pm

    yteek said:



    Ugh..Avon.

     

    You get what you pay for...

    10/21/13 at 2:35pm

    Bigsly said:



    Quote:
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    Ugh..Avon.

     

    You get what you pay for...


    One major reason I like this scent hobby is because this is not the case at all.  LOL.

    10/21/13 at 2:54pm

    dampier said:



    In the US, Avon has been dying away ever since the concept of the working woman became commonplace in the 80s. Door to door doesn't work when everyone is working. Avon's ongoing financial problems are legion. They now make most their money selling in Latin America and Eastern Europe/Russia.

    Their scents carry the same stigma of the "record club" edition of some album or admitting you buy your latest fashions from QVC. Everyone knows you paid less and some look down on It as if you are an ignorant peasant.

    10/21/13 at 2:58pm

    yteek said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
     


    One major reason I like this scent hobby is because this is not the case at all.  LOL.

    There are exceptions to every rule of course.

     

    Generally speaking,  the premium price tends to coexist with a higher quality product.

     

    Now, is it really worth the price?

     

    That is questionable. 

    10/21/13 at 3:00pm

    Bigtruck260 said:



    Avon...no. My wife picked up a EdC from another company - Beauticontrol called BMan which I really like. Its not a knockoff of anything in my 100+ stash. Seems like the quality is better than most of the MLM fragrances I have ever tried. On my second bottle.

    Before I get flamed...I wear everything from niche to cheap designer. If it smells good, I keep it. If I really enjoy it, I buy another bottle. This one is up there.

    10/21/13 at 3:36pm

    Snaggy1 said:



    If the Avon fragrance "Today, Tomorrow, Always" was released by Creed, Gucci or Mancera, and they would charge you an arm and a leg, it would be bestseller and everybody would like to have it in their collection. But now it's "only" released by Avon, so a lot of people turn their nose up at this great fragrance. Great fragrance for the upcoming colder months.

    10/21/13 at 3:53pm

    Gary F said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Snaggy1 View Post
     

    If the Avon fragrance "Today, Tomorrow, Always" was released by Creed, Gucci or Mancera, and they would charge you an arm and a leg, it would be bestseller and everybody would like to have it in their collection. But now it's "only" released by Avon, so a lot of people turn their nose up at this great fragrance. Great fragrance for the upcoming colder months.

     

    I'll have to sniff that one out - thanks for the tip!

    10/21/13 at 4:10pm

    KingsMen33 said:



    Today Tomorrow Always! Bout it about 2yrs ago, after watching a review on Ytube. Not a bad scent @all. Its non offensive, has a licorice note to it thats not bad imo! I only wore it twice but got about 2 complimants while out running on a fall Saturday morning last year. I think I purchased it from Amazon for about 18 bucks + shipping!

    10/21/13 at 8:09pm

    Bigsly said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dampier View Post

    In the US, Avon has been dying away ever since the concept of the working woman became commonplace in the 80s. Door to door doesn't work when everyone is working. Avon's ongoing financial problems are legion. They now make most their money selling in Latin America and Eastern Europe/Russia.

    Their scents carry the same stigma of the "record club" edition of some album or admitting you buy your latest fashions from QVC. Everyone knows you paid less and some look down on It as if you are an ignorant peasant.

    I did specify vintage Avon, didn't I?   And to be honest, I've never cared about being considered an "ignorant peasant," but that's probably because I have a couple of "advanced degrees" and don't care if someone doesn't agree with my assessment of mass consumer items.  If you think niche prices reflect ingredient quality as much as the facade of "luxury,"