Avon Fragrance Guide
Scent is the most powerful trigger for memories. There are some who only wear one signature scent while others have a wardrobe of scents that they choose from based on the occasion or even the outfit or “theme” you are looking to complete at that given moment. With this guide, you will not only learn all about the fragrances you can shop from Avon but also learn how to choose the perfect one for you. Set the mood & show off your personality with whatever fragrance you wear!
Choose the Perfect Fragrance
When it comes to choosing the perfect fragrance, there are two things you need to consider… what is the fragrance family & what type of fragrance is it. Knowing these will help you choose the perfect fragrance that not only will be your desired scent but also, the timeline of the fragrance.
When choosing the perfect fragrance, it’s important to know what notes & ingredients are in it. Fragrance notes from specific ingredients come together to create a unique scent. There are 3 layers of notes within a fragrance- Top, Heart & Base. According to Feeling Sexy Australia (2021), the top note is the scent you will immediately smell once the fragrance touches skin. This typically are light notes & will last about 15 minutes. The heart, aka middle, begins once the top notes fade. These are notes that bring balance between the top notes & base notes, giving you the core of the fragrance. These notes typically last for a few hours before base notes kick in. The base notes are typically warmer & are what last the longest. It’s basically what the fragrance will smell like once it has completely dried down onto the skin.
International perfume expert created the Fragrance Wheel, as shown in image, to help categorize & determine what note families will work best. There are 4 fragrance families (De Vlaming, 2022):
- Amber (aka Oriental): Exotic, sensual scents that will have you feeling sexy with it featuring scent of vanilla, musk or sandalwood.
- Florals: The epitome of femininity with their fruity or fresh blends that feature scents like rose or jasmine.
- Fresh: Known as light, clean scents that often use green notes like “dew covered grass” or citrusy notes like lemongrass, orange, lemon zest or bergamot.
- Woody: Bring warmth & comfort to the scent with notes of sandalwood or drier cedarwood.
Each note family is broken down even more. There are a total of 14 subfamilies. Knowing where each subfamily is on the Fragrance wheel can help you determine what will blend well together. The closer they are to each other, the better it will be.
Knowing the fragrance type is going to help you determine the longevity of the fragrance, how strong the scent will be as well as how complex it will be. There are 5 different types of fragrances (Berohn, 2022):
- Parfum: With highest fragrance concentration of 20%-30%, this is the purest & strongest fragrance. With lower alcohol concentration, these scents can tend to last all day & is the best option for those with sensitive skin. However, due to it’s high fragrance concentration & typically being the most complex, these tend to be the most expensive.
- Eau de Parfum: Most popular type of fragrance due to it’s ability to be versatile & long-wearing (not as long as parfums). With fragrance concentration of 15% to 20%, they are able to offer the complete 3 layered scent, however, the top note tends to fade rather quickly with the heart note being the main scent.
- Eau de Toilette: Another popular type of fragrance with it being more affordable due to it’s less complexity, higher concentration of alcohol & lower fragrance concentration. Because of this, the scent typically lasts 4-6 hours with the top note being the dominant scent.
- Eau de Cologne: With it’s 2% to 5% fragrance concentration, this does not last more than a couple hours. However, these tend to have a very strong top note & can be reapplied. Being the cheapest fragrance, these are typically used for daily use, except for those with sensitive skin due to the high concentration of alcohol.
- Eau Fraiche: The least common fragrance type that is made with water instead of alcohol. With fragrance oil concentration of 1%-3%, these tend to be very soft & lift. These are the best option for those with sensitive skin or are sensitive to strong scents and are even budget friendly!
For over 135 years, fragrances have been the backbone of Avon. Since then, they have created classic scents beloved by many along with unique signature scents with well known international fragrance design homes.
History of Avon Fragrances
Prior to starting Avon, founder, David H. McConnell, was a book salesman that offered perfume samples that he created himself, to hand out with each book purchase. He noticed that his women customers were more interested in the perfume samples then the books he was selling. So in 1886, he made a bold move & stopped selling books to focus on selling perfumes. With so many of his fragrances being from flowers in California, where his partner lived, he decided to name his new company, California Perfume Company.
Continually creating new scents, in 1906, they were first to introduce the world to the first musk perfume. Then by the 1950’s, with the help of being able to try different fragrance samples in the comfort of their own home, the infamous “Ding, Dong Avon is calling!” commercial was launched.
One of Avon’s most popular & best selling sensual scent, Imari, was then introduced in 1985. It’s a blossoming “fragrance to fire the imagination” with musk, incense & spice. In 1987, Avon launched even more well known fragrance scents that are still around today- Timeless & Candid.
In 1973, one of Avon’s best selling perfumes even to this day, Sweet Honesty, was launched. It’s a classic blend of floral, honey, citrus and vanilla- sweetness & happiness blended perfectly together!
Throughout the 90’s & 2000’s, Avon partnered up with celebrities like Derek Jeter, Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Fergie, Sofia Vergara & many more to create new limited edition scents that were beloved by customers.
Avon continues to create different scents & formulas, that have men & women feel confident, beautiful & sexy.
Avon Fragrance Finder
Discover which scents work for you based on your fragrance family & note preferences. Make sure to choose the right fragrance type to fit how potent & how long you’d like the fragrance to be.
Avon Prima Eau de Parfum: An elegant embodiment of strength and grace. Warm and dreamy notes twirl together effortlessly to create a delicate, feminine and quietly powerful parfum
Candid Cologne: Open yourself up to an outspoken blend of the unexpected, filled with tropical flowers and exotic woods.
Far Away Eau de Parfum: Drift away with the O.G. with it’s blend of warm spices that transports you to the exotic and beyond.
Far Away Gold Eau de Parfum: Bask in a golden dream of intoxicating far-off lands with the warm and exotic notes
Far Away Intense Eau de Parfum: In honor of the Far Away collection, enjoy a *NEW* longer lasting, intense variation with it’s potent precious ingredients that will get you transported to the exotic and beyond with this intense blend of freesia, jasmine absolute and enticing amber.
Imari Eau de Toilette: Let your passion bloom with an exotic scent that is the epitome of timeless seduction. A heady floral bouquet enhanced with sparkling, clean Aldehydes rests on a bed of woods and mysterious sensuality.
Imari Seduction Eau de Toilette: A hypnotic scent of luscious plum and purple orchid with tantalizing hints of warm vanilla, amber and musk. Give in to temptation with a warm and indulgent scent that forms a powerful expression of seduction.
LYRD Artisan Cherry Vetiver Eau de Parfum: A captivating gender-neutral scent with it’s sweet cherry blends & smooth Haitian vetiver for a warm and enticing scent. Also check out my full product review by clicking here.
Prima Noir Eau de Parfum: Perfectly poised, yet mysteriously intriguing. Inspired by the strength and alluring mystique of a prima ballerina with a bold enigmatic edge. This nighttime scent is a daring expression of warm, indulgent notes.
Rare Gold Eau de Parfum: Treasure the radiance of pure gold as you pamper yourself in the warm and indulgent notes
Rare Gold Intense Eau de Parfum: In honor of the Rare collection, enjoy a *NEW* longer lasting, intense variation with it’s potent precious ingredients will have you luxuriate in the radiance of this potent and alluring fragrance, which envelops you in the warmth of pure gold with opulent notes of mandarin zest, ylang-ylang and golden amber.
Rare Platinum Intense Eau de Parfum: In honor of the Rare collection, enjoy a *NEW* longer lasting, intense variation with it’s potent precious ingredients, this will be your new prized possession. The most coveted ingredients meld in this rich, potent fragrance, as notes of iris, warm ambrette and smooth vetiver immerse you in dreamy luxury.
Belif The Garden Eau de Parfum: Energize your senses with an invigorating fragrance that takes you on a stroll into a garden, where belif unearthed the energy of nature. Sparkling citrus and dewy spring blossoms are wrapped in white musk for an unforgettable scent with a bright, fresh feeling.
Far Away Infinity Eau de Parfum: A sweet and luminous escape, filled with infinite possibilities.
Far Away Infinity Intense Eau de Parfum: In honor of the Far Away collection, enjoy a *NEW* longer lasting, intense variation with it’s potent precious ingredients of radiant bergamot, jasmine sambac and sensual sandalwood takes you wherever you desire.
Ginza Stefany In My Arms Eau de Parfum: Be apart of a love story of forbidden passion set under a sunlit gardenia tree in Ginza, Tokyo, with notes of black currant and delicate peach fill the air, as they profess their undying love for one another.
Ginza Stefany Wish You Were Here Eau de Parfum: Be apart of a love story of forbidden passion back in time at a quiet, dewy meadow at dawn where fragrant notes of sweet hawthorn berry, ripe pear and sensuous patchouli filled the air, recreating the moment when they declared their love for one another for the first time.
Haiku Sacred Intense Eau de Parfum: In honor of the Far Away collection, enjoy a *NEW* longer lasting, intense variation with it’s potent precious ingredients of freshness and warmth, discover a divine blend of uplifting tangerine, rose de mai and earthy driftwood, balancing the beauty of nature.
Live Out Loud Eau de Parfum: The best parfum for women who seek a fresh burst of brilliant scent. Express yourself with this free-spirited blend, designed to empower you to live life on your terms.
Avon Classics Dreamlife Cologne: Live your dream with Avon’s latest addition to their fragrance classics collection! A magical blend perfect for every fantasy. A soft floral cologne.
Ginza Stefany Always Beside You Eau de Parfum: Be apart of a love story of forbidden on a warm summer day long ago with it’s intoxicating notes of orange leaf, tuberose and earthy musk fill the air as they share a loving embrace
LYRD Bouquet de Freesia Eau de Parfum: Layers redefined with a world of authentic fragrances expertly crafted by master perfumers with multi-faceted ingredients that come together, inspired by the beauty found in everyday life by captivating your senses’ unexpectedly with mix of sweet freesia, tulip, and warm amber. This romantic floral fragrance surprises and delights.
LYRD Honeysuckle Blossom Eau de Parfum: Layers redefined with a world of authentic fragrances expertly crafted by master perfumers with multi-faceted ingredients that come together, inspired by the beauty found in everyday life for a bright floral that lets you shine with sparkling notes of delicate apple blossom, lively honeysuckle nectar and radiant vanilla orchid.
LYRD Peony Rose Eau de Parfum: Layers redefined with a world of authentic fragrances expertly crafted by master perfumers with multi-faceted ingredients that come together, inspired by the beauty found in everyday life with a fresh composition of watery florals that captures the essence of lush, glistening blooms in the morning light with sparkling notes of pink currant, peony petals and sheer musk, this feminine fragrance is fresh and luxurious.
Odyssey Cologne: A classic fragrance that holds eternal beauty & sends the senses on a journey of rich dreams as you get wrapped in the warm embrace
Rare Pearls Eau de Parfum: Features a luminous blend of exquisite florals that reveals a bouquet of warm and dreamy notes.
Rare Pearls Intense Eau de Parfum: In honor of the Rare collection, enjoy a *NEW* longer lasting, intense variation with it’s potent precious ingredients with luminous blend of shimmering magnolia, white pepper and creamy rosewood it takes elegance and romance to new heights.
Sweet Honesty Cologne: Live your dream with Avon’s latest addition to their fragrance classics collection! A warm, dreamy fragrance that encapsulates a sweet and innocent moment.
Timeless Cologne: Live your dream with Avon’s latest addition to their fragrance classics collection! A mystifying combination that lingers elegantly. An enduring classic, it leaves a lasting impression of warm and exotic notes.
Today Eau de Parfum: Your beautiful love story begins with you. Every spritz of this fresh, clean scent awakens your heart.
Topaz Cologne: Live your dream with Avon’s latest addition to their fragrance classics collection! An exquisite expression of the multifaceted jewel for which it was named—with notes of jasmine, rose and sheer musk.
Alpha Eau de Toilette: A confident blend that’s fresh and aromatic, fitting for the leader of the pack.
Avon Exploration Eau de Toilette: Set sail for adventure with the fresh and clean blend.
Avon Prime Eau de Toilette: This iconic men’s fragrance is powerful, bold, masculine and absolutely irresistible with the fresh and clean notes creating the full package
Black Suede Eau de Toilette: A smooth fragrance of warm, woody notes highlighted by a leather accord.
Blue Escape Eau de Toilette: Desire runs deep with the fresh and clean fragrance
Mesmerize Cologne: Reveal your mysterious side with this captivating men’s fragrance that features a hypnotic blend of warm and intoxicating notes.
Perceive Cologne: Let your senses be your guide with this fresh and clean men’s fragrance.
Wild Country Cologne: Capture your untamed spirit with a rugged blend of fresh and aromatic notes. Reign in your confident style, then let it loose with this crowd-favorite men’s fragrance
LYRD Artisan Cannabis Oud Eau de Parfum: Feel the vastness of nature and connect to the Earth with this hypnotic scent. Contains .01% of CBD. Does not contain THC.
LYRD Sparkling Neroli Eau de Parfum: Layers redefined. A world of authentic fragrances expertly crafted by master perfumers with multi-faceted ingredients that come together, inspired by the beauty found in everyday life. Explore a world of floral delights with this fresh, vibrant fragrance featuring notes of sparkling neroli, uplifting bergamot and warm musk.
Fresh (Green Floral)
belif The Woods Eau de Parfum: A burst of lemon zest and dewy bamboo, intensified with fresh-picked pear blossom and water lily, is wrapped in the sophisticated warmth of amber and musk for a fresh, revived feeling.
Free O2 Cologne: Awaken your spirit with a weightless sense of freedom. Featuring notes of white peach tea, airy honeysuckle and soothing milky musks, this refreshing and lightweight fragrance provides a breath of fresh air.
Haiku Eau de Parfum: The calming and clean notes of Haiku Eau de Parfum bloom in harmony to create a fresh floral that evokes the serenity of a Japanese garden.
Haiku Intense Eau de Parfum: In honor of the Haiku collection, enjoy a *NEW* longer lasting, intense variation with it’s potent precious ingredients. Create a sense of harmony and elegance with tranquil clean notes. An airy floral evoking the serenity of a beautiful garden oasis, blooming with Japanese yuzu, delicate muguet and blonde woods.
Haiku Kyoto Flower Eau de Parfum: The fresh and clean fragrance of a tranquil garden of pure bliss.
Haiku Kyoto Flower Intense Eau de Parfum: In honor of the Haiku collection, enjoy a *NEW* longer lasting, intense variation with it’s potent precious ingredients. Delight in an elegant bouquet of violet leaf, white peony and soft cotton musk and surrender your senses to a serene garden of pure bliss.
Haiku Reflection Eau de Parfum: The fresh and clean fragrance that takes you to a cool and balanced moment of mindfulness.
Far Away Beyond Intense Eau de Parfum: Celebrate the nomadic spirit with this potent blend of alluring jasmine, fresh orange blossom and warm tonka bean.
Imari Amor Eau de Parfum: The ultimate expression of love, wraps you in a seductive blend of rich black currant, precious orris and warm musk. Embrace the passion.
LYRD Artisan Santal Musk Eau de Parfum: Layers redefined. A world of authentic fragrances expertly crafted by master perfumers with multi-faceted ingredients that come together, inspired by the beauty found in everyday life. Indian sandalwood mixes with magnetic white musk for a unique, exotic scent.
LYRD Oud Rose Eau de Parfum: Layers redefined. A world of authentic fragrances expertly crafted by master perfumers with multi-faceted ingredients that come together, inspired by the beauty found in everyday life. Treat your senses to an intoxicating dance of seductive Oud and alluring rose.
Mesmerize Platinum Ultimate Eau de Toilette: Our most beguiling and hypnotic fragrance collection, Mesmerize, just got even more alluring! Explore your sophisticated yet seductive side with distinctive and bold notes and precious ingredients for a luxe feel that lasts with it’s magnetic and intoxicating alluring blend of crisp pear, violet and warm amber that will have you be drawn in.
Night Magic Cologne: Live your dream with Avon’s latest addition to their fragrance classics collection! Sizzling with a sultry blend of warm and exotic notes in an enigmatic mix to heat up the night.
Black Suede Ultimate Eau de Toilette: Effortlessly cool, unreservedly charming and brimming with confidence. Take your cool factor to the next level with distinctive and bold notes and precious ingredients for a luxe feel that lasts with a dynamic blend of lemon, rich lavender and tonka bean.
Mesmerize Black Eau de Toilette: Tap into your magnetic charm with this fierce cologne featuring an irresistible fusion of warm and intoxicating notes.
Mesmerize Ultimate Eau de Toilette: Our most beguiling and hypnotic fragrance collection just got even more alluring! Explore your sophisticated yet seductive side with distinctive and bold notes and precious ingredients for a luxe feel that lasts. Bold and confident. Feel the hypnotic power of the magnetic blend of black pepper, zesty pomelo and sensuous patchouli.
Studio 1886 Legendary Eau de Parfum: Inspired by Avon’s 134-year heritage, the Studio 1886 Collection offers the finest bold and unforgettable ingredients for a heroic fragrance experience. The perfect balance of confidence and discovery. Vibrant lemon eases into crisp lavender for a fresh faceted opening. Notes of patchouli and salted amber provide complexity and depth, revealing exquisite ingredients for a memorable fragrance experience.
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