Christmas Gifts From Avon 2020

Christmas Gifts From Avon 2020

I honestly needed to write a Christmas blog post. I mean, after all, we have a Black Friday Sale going on through the 27th. There shouldn’t be any reason why I haven’t written this earlier. I had noticed more looksies at my Mother’s Day Guide. Which when that day comes around I will need to update. Today, I am in one of the happiest moods. I feel like taking on a lot. Such as, suddenly getting this idea to do a Countdown to Christmas daily event for my Facebook page. I didn’t plan on doing it, it just came to me. Then, I told myself, Ashley, you need to do a Christmas Gift Guide. I will list 10 Items plus mention a few bundles well worth getting and adding to that list.

2020 has been a year for the books. And while online shopping has been around for a long while, sales are sure to surge this year due to the “virus that shall not be named”. Many will still attempt to go shop in person and that’s fine too. I can’t tell anyone not to. Just to emphasize how much shopping is being done online this year, USA Today reported that between the start of November until the end of the year that sales are expected to grow between 3.6-5.2%. It doesn’t sound like a lot but trust me, it is. Major delivery chains like UPS are still hiring. I just hope the men and women delivery packages can keep up.

Avon has something for most anyone. We still have bundles and those ever so cute fragrance bundles that, each year, have a new box look. There’s always cute chapstick with Christmas figures on them and hand lotions with a similar appearance. Now, our main Christmas theme is Paris. But you can make it any way you want. Let’s look at a few items you can buy.

Dream Life Cologne

Now you can have the Eiffel Tower with you this Christmas when you can’t get there as you had planned. This Cologne has Avon celebrating the holidays, Parisian style! Introducing our chic limited-edition collection full of vintage charm and romance.
Live your dream with this magical blend of mimosa flower, ambitious rose, and glowing amber. Comes in a limited edition ‘Eiffel Tower’ spray bottle. 2.5 fl. oz.

NOTES
Top: Mimosa flower
Middle: Soft rose
Bottom: Glowing amber

Fragrance Category
Fresh & Vibrant – Fruity floral scents with exciting, lush and liberating notes.

Oh Là Là Lipstick

Play up your pout with a creamy matte color that keeps lips looking gorgeous and kissable all day. .13 oz. net wt.

BENEFITS
• Creamy matte color
• Keeps lips looking gorgeous and kissable all day

In shades: Cancan, Caberet, Chic, and Frillis. You can also try this out with the Avon “Try It On” feature before you buy.

Pretty Purrfect Bubble Bath – Yvette

Introducing our chic limited-edition collection full of vintage charm and romance. Bubbles and purrs…voilà!

For purrfect pampering, pour 1-2 capfuls into running water and purr with delight. Cat-shaped bottle. Fruity floral scent. 23.6 fl. oz.

Rendez-Vous Gel Shadow & Liner

Introducing our chic limited-edition collection full of vintage charm and romance.
The crème de la crème of color. Add dramatic, bold color and gorgeous sparkle to your eyes with this versatile, buildable gel shadow and liner. Available in three metallic shades .22 oz net wt.

BENEFITS
• Dramatic, bold color and gorgeous sparkle
• Versatile, buildable gel shadow and liner

TO USE
Blend on lid with brush or fingertip to wear as a shadow. To line and define, apply close to lash line with a brush.

Comes in colors: Gilded, Splendeur, and Fascinate. Just as with the lipstick you can try this on with your digital shopping app.

City Of Lights Illuminator

Bring out your inner radiance with this delicate illuminating powder, which provides a lasting glow to the face, neck and décolleté. Complete with a soft puff applicator. .17 oz. net wt.

BENEFITS
• Delicate illuminating powder with a soft puff
• Adds a lasting radiance to the face, neck and décolleté

TO USE
Apply to the heights of cheekbones and any areas of the face and décolleté until the desired level of payoff and reflective finish is achieved.

Comes in colors: Charm, Champagne, and Bonjour

Dazzle Me Makeup Brush Set

Five full-size pro brushes with pouch. Nylon bristles work with all textures. Sparkling gold-colored crystals fill clear handle.

6-piece gift set includes:
• Blender Brush, 7 ½” L
• Blush Brush, 8” L
• Contour Brush, 7 ½” L
• Eyeshadow Blender Brush, 6 ¾” L
• Angled Eye Liner Brush, 6 ½” L
• Pretty cotton drawstring pouch with gold print and pink satin tie

Love in Paris Eye Palette and Violette Veil Holographic Lip Gloss

Fall in love with these 16 multi-dimensional shades of eyeshadow and create an array of unlimited looks. .34 oz. net wt.

BENEFITS
• Richly pigmented formula with shimmery and soft satin finishes
• Create unlimited looks

TO USE
Mix and blend or use individually.

I have this and love it already. I Try to collect each eyeshadow pallette we have each Christmas.

The lipgloss:

Holographic dreams. This opalescent lip gloss reflects the light from every angle to create an iridescent effect. Wear alone or over lip color. .11 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• Opalescent gloss
• Reflects the light from every angle
• Creates an iridescent effect

Skin So Soft Wintersoft Collection

Get soft skin for the season. Infused with babassu oil, shea butter and vitamin E, these nourishing bath and body formulas will make your winter skin look and feel dramatically softer and smoother.

3-piece boxed gift set includes:
• Nourishing Hand Cream
Hands feel soft and moisturized for 24 hours. 3.4 fl. oz.
• Nourishing Body Butter
24-hour moisturization to nourish and soften skin. 6.7 fl. oz.
• Hydrating Body Wash
Creamy lather cleanses and hydrates skin. 11.8 fl. oz.

We also have bundles that you can get that aren’t Parisian themed. Most of it is fragrance related or lotion related. We do have different clothing items like pajamas and slippers. I hope that this list is helpful in shopping for some on your list. While it is mostly feminine, we always have something for the men as well. My dad likes Black Suede and my son likes any of the True Gent products. We also have jewelry for men and women. I hope that you have a fun and safe Thanksgiving and a great Christmas no matter how you plan on celebrating. Make sure to join me on my Facebook as I countdown to Christmas, don’t worry I will do my best to remember all other holidays as I do have readers of different backgrounds.

From top left going from left to right: Avon Care Holiday Hand Cream in Vita Moist (Pink), Silicon Glove (Red), Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing and Repair (Blue), Radiant Moisture (Green); VONIN The Style Skin Care Set for Men (Includes 2 full-size and 2 mini skincare essentials. VONIN The Style Toner, 135ml/ 4.5 fl. oz., VONIN The Style Emulsion, 135ml/ 4.5 fl. oz., VONIN The Style Toner Travel Size, 35ml/ 1.18 fl. oz.
VONIN The Style Emulsion Travel Size, 35ml/ 1.18 fl. oz.); Limited Edition Haiku and Rare Pearls Gift Sets; Avon Sense Apple Glace Body Spray, Shower Gel and Lotion; finally Black Suede and Wild Country Gift Sets.

We have so much more but it would be hard to fit everything on this list. We have decor as well, so check that out. And remember that we have a Black Friday sale going on. Use AVONBLACK20 at check out. If you want we also have two different sets of 7-piece beauty bundles along with free shipping of orders over $40.

Quick History of Perfume + 7 Awesome Avon Fragrance Facts

Quick History of Perfume + 7 Awesome Avon Fragrance Facts

In a video I did on YouTube I quickly mentioned the history of perfume and the first perfume Avon put out as well as a short list of discontinued fragrances. What follows is a transcript of the video plus a list of facts regarding the perfumes of Avon.

I would like to delve a bit into the history of perfume and mention some of Avon’s most well-known perfumes to date. 

Quick History of Perfume

Ancient Perfume bottle. I am not sure of who first posted it. It was on a stock photo page. If you have information on this particular bottle and person I can accredit the ohot to, please let me know.

According to Wikipedia, “The word perfume derives from the Latin perfumare, meaning “to smoke through”. Something you never really think to make sense in how we use perfume today. It began with ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians as well as a few other cultures who further enhanced the process of making perfume. And it is believed to have been started by a woman according to an old tablet found on Mesopotamian tablets. Of course, the process consisted of using parts of flowers and were distilled several times to get the most out of the scents in which they produce. Archaeologists have noncovered many remnants of proof of the use and making of perfume dating back approximately 4000 years or so. A long time to know we, as humans, have been concerned with how we smell. Not to be confused with our more recent history of bathing regularly. The Book of the Chemistry of Perfume and Distillations by an Arab contained more than 100 recipes for perfume. Currently, we have over 8000 different perfumes as of 2015. Suffice to day 100 must have been a lot at one point.

The Renascence saw a boom in the use and make of perfume and of course later in France, about the 14th century, perfume became a huge market in Europe. We certainly can’t say that there is some sort of difference in smell now between western and European cultures after finding this out.

As you may well know even before bathing became a routine, perfume and rose water was used in a copious amount to cover up the smell. It still happens now but not to such an extent. After all, they worried about the water being unhealthy, they didn’t have the same systems we have today to make sure water is clean. As well as they felt that the pores of the skin opened up more and thought they could get sick from it. From my understanding they felt being too clean wasn’t a good thing whereas now, not being as clean isn’t healthy. The thought of contacting a disease was more connected to bathhouses. A very popular form of congregation and other forms of interacting that I won’t mention here.

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With having bathed less often than we do now but still not wanting to stink, perfume was the go-to method of choice. Let’s skip quickly ahead to 1914 when the founder of the then California Perfume Company, now known as Avon, David H. McConnell, began selling perfume after moving to California from the south. In a letter he wrote to his partner, Alexander Henderson, he said, “It is these pomades which we import directly from Grasse for the making of our perfumes, and thus we have the true flower base which makes our floral odors so true to natural flowers and so lasting.” The first perfume they made and sold was Little Dot Perfume. Which got its start in 1886.

California Perfume Company Musk Perfume

Notable Avon Fragrances (My personal Picks)

Then in 1906, they produced a musk perfume which later became Soft Musk. It was in the 1950s that perfume was a much-sold product from the company. It’s where the all famous line of “Avon calling!” became so popular that it has made its way into a film such as Edward Scissorhands. The company had a wide variety of perfumes to sample and buy just as we do now. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular perfumes we have had as a company.

Avon Sweet Honesty $18
Special Offer Alert! Buy Any 2 Avon classic scnets for $19

Sweet Honesty. Which consisted of scents of floral, honey, citrus, and vanilla. It is one of my favorites to this day. I do recall a time they stopped selling it and that was when I bought the deodorant. It came back though and is a staple in our line of products.

Avon Imari $15.99 (Reg $25)

Imari. A musk with incense and spice. Which now has three different sister scents: Seduction and Elixer.

Avon Far and Away $15.99 (Reg $25)

Far Away. Another favorite of mine. Made with scents of Fresia, sheer jasmine, and amber. This fragrance also has sister scents: Far Away Infinity with bergamot, jasmine, sambac, and sandalwood. I love the smell of sandalwood. And Far Away Gold which has scents of ylang-ylang, Indian jasmine, and Madagascar vanilla.

Avon Haiku Original Scent $15.99 (Reg $25.00)

Haiku. Flowers bloom. Trees are green. Birds chirp. It is Spring. Haiku became popular in 2001 and quickly became popular with its scent of Japanese yuzu, Muguet, and blonde woods. Later two other sister perfumes came out: Reflection with water accord, acacia blossom, and amber. And Kyoto Flower that smells of violet leaf, white peony, and soft cotton musk.

Each Rare perfume is currently $15.99 (Reg $25)

The popular perfume line Rare also has amazing scents. Named after precious stones and pearl we have Rare Pearls, Rare Gold, Rare Amethyst, and Rare Diamonds. Each having in common a wood scents but differing in types of flower and with one, white pepper.

Other classic scents are Odyssey, Timeless, Night Magic (a still very popular fragrance), and Prima.

Men’s Fragrances range from $20-$25 currently.

Men’s fragrance isn’t without mention. Men need to smell great as well and some of our most popular fragrances for men are Mesmerize Black with pepper, nutmeg, and tonka bean. Mesmerize original with Bergamot, cardamom, and amber. Black Suede with bergamot and leather mixed with oakmoss. And Wild Country. For the cowboy in your life who smells of lavender, coriander, and sandalwood.

Avon Live Out Loud $25 (Reg $40)
Avon Honey Blossom $20 (Reg $35)
Avon Honey Blossom $20 (Reg $35)
Avon Velvet Rose $35

Among all of our well-known fragrances, we also how new ones out that you may not have heard of. Live out Loud with wild strawberry, mimosa, and vanilla. Also, with it’s accompanying hair fragrance for your hair. Honey Blossom with apple blossom, honey, and vanilla. Peony Rose that is floral and musky. Velvet Rose that is delicious with fig, pomegranate, Bulgarian rose, and velvet. This comes with bath wash and lotion. We had a bath bomb as well.

On the men’s side, we have a very popular fragrance which I bought for the men in my life. And my son called True gent (see collage above). It has laurel leaf, tobacco, and vanilla. Don’t worry he won’t smell like a cigarette.

Upcoming New Fragrance, Amalfi. The scent of Italy. Will be $25 at launch.

We have a new fragrance coming out called Far Away Amalfi. Be whisked away to Italy with scents of Italian Bergamot and Orange Flower, highlighted with Coastal Tuberose. I hope that this one sticks around just as Far Away Aloha did last year that took your senses to the magical destination of Hawaii.

7 Avon Fragrance Facts

  • (1886) The first product produced called the Little Dot Perfume Set included five fragrances: Violet, White Rose, Heliotrope, Lily-of-the-Valley, and Hyacinth
  • (1950) First cream sachet featured in To A Wild Rose fragrance.
  • Avon original fragrances were mixed by our founder himself.
  • The women David recruited to sell his perfumes were selling perfumes roughly 33 years before women had the right to vote nationally.
  • Within the last few years, Avon has produced over 1,500 fragrances internationally.Each global region, such as Asia and the Uk has their own fragrances sold that may not be found in American cataloges.
  • Celebrities who have sold their perfumes through the company: Maria Sharapova, Reese Witherspoon, and most notably Fergie. Fergie’s scent, named Outspoken, sold roughly 55 bottles an hour when it hit the market. I love Fergie!
  • Little Dot Perfume temporarily re-launched to pay homage to the company’s roots for their 125th anniversary (2011).

Many fragrances have either been discontinued or replaced. I have created a page here made especially for a list that you can look through and see if you might be able to get a fragrance that you can no longer find. I know I wish Smile was still available. It was one of my favorites. That and Bond Girl 007.

You can find many fragrances in my online store here. Keep an eye out for our newest fragrance Far Away Amalfi. Take the scents of Italy with you everywhere you go.

What are some of your favorite fragrances by Avon? Past or present? Comment below.