Monday, April 13, 2009
AVON-Spotlight Review and Giveaway
Giveaway is US only, will be shipped via ground (may take a little longer) due to the fact that it is perfume! Sorry, that's the Post Office for ya!
I have always worn Avon perfumes. I still have a bottle of Undeniable for Women and I have been missing my Millenia since it ran out last year. Hubby found his favorite cologne... Intrigue and they discontinued it. I guess that is one thing that upsets me-the fact that you find a favorite cologne or perfume, it will hang around a bit, and then it is gone. Only to be sold on Ebay for big bucks later on, lol.
So when I had the opportunity to purchase a couple of these new Spotlight perfumes I figured I'd get one for myself and an extra for a giveaway. The first thing I noticed was the bottle-Avon used to have some awesome decanters back in the day that are now collectibles, so while they aren't using those anymore I liked the look of this bottle. It's classy-and would be perfect on a dresser, in a medicine cabinet, on your dressing table, or wherever you keep your fragrances because it would fit in with any of these surroundings quite well. The bottle has a neat design as well, and that keeps it from looking plain or cheap.
After spraying some of the scent on my wrist and letting it dry a bit, I checked out the scent. My first thought was almost a woodsy scent-that is what stands out more than anything. It does say it has florals and citrus as well, but I really couldn't smell those at all. Just a soft, woodsy scent-pleasant, but not overpowering. Because this is Eau de Toilette spray, the scent lasts a little while-but you may have to refreshen it later in the day, since it is not as strong as pure perfume. I put mine on in the morning around 7, and noticed most of the scent had faded by a little after lunchtime. When I used to wear my Avon scents, I always got the purse sized bottle as well, for a quick freshen up spritz later in the day.
Anyways, at $22.50 (and cheaper when on sale!) it is not a bad deal. The bottle I got for myself I am sending to my sister in law in Guatemala. I kind of got her addicted to Avon perfumes/scents when I was selling Avon years ago-and it is very expensive for her to buy over there. Her birthday is coming up in June, and I know a nice Avon gift package will make her happy. Now to make YOU happy:
I am giving away the second bottle of Avon Spotlight. US only please. Please leave an email in your comment or in your profile so that I can contact you! Giveaway starts today 4/5/09 and ends next week 4/12/09 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be selected via Random.org.
For first REQUIRED entry: tell me your favorite fragrance, and/or where you keep your fragrances in your home. For me, it can be on my dresser, my walk in closet shelves, or even the medicine cabinet or bathroom shelf!
EXTRA ENTRIES (with separate comments for EACH thing you do)
1. Follow my blog. (current followers count too, just tell me!)
2. Follow me on Twitter & tweet about this giveaway, & put link in comment.
3. Tell me your favorite Avon product, past or present.
4. If you blog about this giveaway, it's FIVE extra entries-leave 5 comments.
So, you have a chance for NINE entries if you do everything above. Good luck!