Monday, 10 December 2012

Avon Tomorrow Eau de Parfum (review)

Avon Tomorrow Eau de Parfum
When it comes to fragrances many people can be snobbish about which perfume house a scent comes from. Avon is hardly the most glamorous name in beauty, and their scents are most certainly cheap, but to dismiss their entire range is silly. Avon has many (many!) years of fragrance experience under their belts and have many (many!) millions of dollars at their disposal to create some really rather alluring scents. Tomorrow is one of them.

This is one of three scents that was created under the Avon Prestige brand, and Salma Hayek was drafted in to add some glamour and 'prestigiousness' to proceedings. This was a blatant push by Avon to make inroads into the greater profit-margin 'premium' market and was the precursor to designer collaborations such as those with Christian Lacroix and Hervé Léger. The first of Avon Prestige's so-called 'love trilogy' was Today, which came out at the end of 2004. Tomorrow and Always debuted in 2005; the latter has since been discontinued and replaced with Forever.

Tomorrow is a woody oriental eau de parfum, but it's not as strong as most EDPs, which isn't a surprise considering the price. Lasting power on my oily skin is adequate. The top notes are golden raspberry, pepper, patchouli and peach skin (not the whole peach, Avon?), the heart is made up of Indian jasmine, African violet and orange blossom notes with a base of sandalwood, sunset amber, musk and rosewood.

Golden Raspberries © 2009 Jonathan Cardy
I find the scent to be pretty creamy, particularly the base, but it's freshened up by spicier and more vibrant top and middle notes, leaving a warm but still clean-feeling impression upon the user. The pepper never really fades, but it's not overpowering and works well with the hearty amber. I get a sense of Mediterranean sunshine thanks to the orange blossom and peaches, while the jasmine and violet (which are quite subtle here, to be honest) add a hint of luxury.

I wear this scent everywhere; it's so wearable it doesn't really scream “date night!” like some more sensual scents do, instead it's suitable for work or drinks or just a bit of shopping. Inoffensive is the word. Now, for some this might be a bad thing, but I like to think of it as a positive trait. You don't always want to wear a statement fragrance, sometimes it's nice just to smell lovely without evocative memories reappearing whenever a strong perfume stimulates your olfactory system.

The liquid's a translucent bronze-like colour kept in a rather rotund container. The bottle shapes and perfume colours differ between the 'trilogy' fragrances, but the curvaceous, jewel-like (but plastic) lids are the same. They're a step-up in quality over the standard Avon range.

At £14.00 it's hard to argue against Tomorrow when it's such a wearable fragrance. I doubt you'll connect with it the way you might with something bolder but I very much doubt anyone could possibly take offence with it. The question is: is that what you want from a perfume?



YES!
NO!
Very well priced
Lasting power is merely average
Nicely designed, chunky bottle
A bit generic
Warm but fresh scent is cheering



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Brand: Avon

Website: www.avonshop.co.uk

Size: 50 ml
Price: £14.00 (£28.00/100 ml)

Manufactured: Poland

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Aqua (Water), Benzophenone-3, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tris (Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, CI 14700, CI 47005, CI 17200, CI 60730, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Farnesol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene


2 comments:

  1. I've a lot of Avon parfumes! Some of them are quite good, but they do not last for a long time

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  2. Yes, I agree, I think because they're made to a price they use less aroma compound/essential oil. But because they're affordable I think that's a fair compromise!

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