Well, I'm glad to see respect for an affordable brand like Avon shown here! :-) I mentioned the discontinued Avon frag "Moonwind" elsewhere. If anyone reading this has an "in" with Avon, please tell them that I said that they need to bring that one back to us! It was my mother's favorite Avon fragrance, and now that she has departed I wish that I could get some of it, put it on my pillow at night and think of her as I drift off to sleep because I miss her so much! :-(
Of course, Mother's tastes and mine weren't identical. I liked Moonwind, but I also liked "Charisma," which she dismissed as "too sweet." Chanel No. 5 was about the only "sweet-" smelling perfume or cologne that she owned, and I do not believe that she wore it much (owned it because of its iconic status?).
I am moving off-topic now, but this is an opportunity to discuss another reason why some of us like certain fragrances: they remind us of those whom we love. The other scents that I associate with her are Germaine Monteil's Royal Secret, and Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds. I used to buy the tiny little bottles of White Diamonds perfume for her. Royal Secret was an interesting case: she was introduced to it by an aunt in Texas whom I really, REALLY dislike but who, I admit, has good taste in fragrance, clothes etc. There was a version of Royal Secret for Men which was pretty good, but it must not have caught on because it got discontinued.