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Sweet Honesty (1973)
by Avon


Sweet Honesty information

Year of Launch1973
AvailabilityIn Production
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(based on 58 votes)

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About Sweet Honesty

Discontinued for many years, it was relaunced in 2016 in Avon's Classic Collection.

Sweet Honesty fragrance notes

Reviews of Sweet Honesty

My very first scent, which I was given in several differently-shaped Avon decanters: my favorite of which was a white cat with blue glass eyes :) I wore it proudly to late elementary and early junior high.

Can't exactly remember the fragrance so I'll abstain from giving it a positive or negative review, but just couldn't resist adding my memory to this site!
18th October, 2014
I haven't even thought of purchasing this scent since the 70s. I have been perusing this site to read reviews of some recent gifts of scent that I recently received.

I wouldn't wear Sweet Honesty because honestly, I remember it as cloyingly sweet and uninteresting.

But, anyway, I have discovered through this site that I consistenly choose aldhydic fragrances which Sweet Honesty is not. I'm more Chanel No. 5, White Linen and Halston. Well, Halston on days that I want to smell like perfumed pine sol.

I would not recomment Sweet Honesty to a friend nor would I want to be in the proximity to anyone wearing it. I think it literally stinks.
26th December, 2012
Because I was born in 1950, this scent doesn't have childhood associations for me; the little-girl scent of that era was Daisies Don't Tell. And when this one came out in 1973, it was marketed as a hip, different unisex scent for people 15 to 30 or thereabouts. That apparently didn't fly, so in a year or two they reframed it as a fresh, casual scent for women--something to wear with jeans. That was how I wore it then. Later it became the scent I wore and still sometimes wear to Full Moon celebrations (I'm Pagan); it's cool and fresh and not like anything else I own or have tried. What's really interesting, though, is how the perception of this as a little-girl scent developed over time _in complete and apparently pretty determined contrast to Avon's own marketing._ That's actually pretty cool, if you think about it. :)
21st October, 2011

Over 10years ago, my best friend Mindy gave me a bottle
of Sweet honesty. She passed away now from cancer, and every time I ware it I
think of her. It's real hard to find a friend these days who treats you like
family. This perfume makes me feel safe, and happy. To me, it smells like honey,
and brings back childhood memories of baking in the kitchen. I can't take my
blankey every where I go, but I can take my Sweet Honesty. It's like a hug in a
bottle! In a world that's ever changing, and when life isn't so
easy, It's nice to have something to count on.
G. Raquel Vega Avon representative
25th April, 2011
ok every little girl's rites of passage
her first perfume this is it this and
windsong where my first frangrances
This smells Simular to Kenzo Flower
Smells like baby power i don't want to
smell like a baby
03rd November, 2010
Sweet Honesty is my favorite comfort/bedtime scent. Fans of Barbara Bui and Prada Infusion D'Iris may want to give this one a try.

Don't let the affordability fool you. There's a reason this one has been in the Avon stable for so many years. Sweet Honesty is almost like a shower in a bottle. It manages to smells clean, freshy and slightly sexy, without smelling like soap or detergent. It has a touch of "baby powder" scent but is more grown-up and complex, with lemon and fresh flowers on a base of vanilla and musk.

I will take this one over "Clean" any old day. Perfect for any age and any occasion when you just want to smell GOOD.
20th March, 2010

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