First, let me start off by saying, I’ve had Avon’s Little Black Dress for at least two months now. For die-hard Avon fans, many are familiar with this fragrance; however, Avon discontinued it a few years ago, decided to slightly modify the formula and re-introduced it around Mother’s Day in Campaign 9 2016. I never had the chance to try the original Little Black Dress so I’ll only give my review on the 2016 version of Little Black Dress.
As Avon describes it, it’s oriental floral with the following description:
A modern classic of sparkling Italian lemon oil and elegant jasmine essence embellished with luxurious sandalwood. The finishing touch that’s perfect for every occasion.
I know I’m not a professional but I can definitely get the hint of Italian blend and jasmine 🙂
As stated before, I purchased the fragrance about two months ago. Occasionally, I’d only wear it while making deliveries to customers or while showcasing it to potential customers; however, to be completely honest, I probably only wore it a handful of times. Disclaimer: I have lots of fragrances so I rotate frequently. BUT even with that disclaimer, I wasn’t in love with the fragrance. It didn’t stink and I apologize for the lack of better words but it was just OK to me. It was nice but it didn’t seem like an absolute must-have. With that being said, I’m a fruity type of gal stuck in her ways. Like the little resistant bug I tend to be, I put it up in the storage never to see the light of day again unless I ran out of other fragrances.
Being that it’s officially summer, I wanted to try something different. I didn’t want the over-the-top fruity fragrance most associate with summer (myself included). Maybe I’m getting older, I don’t know how I could’ve aged so much in two months but I was looking for something different — something that was crisp, clean yet soft and described me — sexy :). Nothing came to mind but “Little Black Dress” so I decided to give it another shot. A true shot if you will. I put it on last Monday and my senses became engulfed by this wonderful aroma of life.
It’s actually perfect for the summer time! I don’t know what I was thinking originally. It’s not too strong, not too soft, yet sexy, sophisticated, classy —chic. It’s a very light fragrance. Even when first applied, it’s not overpowering and once the fragrance dies down, it almost smells like fresh laundry but with an slightly oriental/floral twist. I don’t have to worry about attracting too many mosquitoes due to the fragrance being overly sweet and also don’t have to worry about the whole “is she trying to mask her summer B.O?” I smell CLEAN and classy. It’s as if I’ve stepped out a super luxurious shower/bath and fallen into a bed of softly scented flower petals — jasmine petals. Just today, I applied it at 5 a.m. and it’s still here 7 hours later. I actually can’t stop smelling my wrist.
I’m also not a fan of overly floral scents. To me, they smell like a funeral home or floral shop located conveniently on the side of a funeral home. Little Black Dress is just perfect. There’s no other word to describe it! It’s perfect for the young woman that’s looking to discover and embrace her femininity and sums up the more experienced, confident woman that already knew it was there.
Since becoming more acquainted with the Little Black Dress, I’ve actually worn the perfume everyday. As you can see in the picture, it’s almost halfway full. This is why I’ve decided to share this awesome perfume with you now. wouldn’t endorse anything I personally didn’t like or love. The bottle alone costs $25 but Avon has a special offer:
• Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum Spray – 1.7 fl. oz. a $25 value
• Little Black Dress Shower Gel – 6.7 fl. oz. a $10 value
• Little Black Dress Body Lotion – 6.7 fl. oz. a $10 value
Click here to get your Little Black Dress Collection or complete the form below if you’d like a free sample: