Happy Monday everyone! I hope you enjoyed a fabulous weekend!
Today I bring an offering of wonderful aroma with Avon’s Haiku Sacred Intense Eau de Parfum.
I received a bottle of this in a recent Avon gift, and I was very excited to give it a try. Avon just recently launched their new Intense line of Haiku fragrances, and they all sound very intriguing.
I didn’t know what to expect with this gorgeous purple bottle. I suppose some type of “purple” floral. But, I was quite surprised. The aroma does not smell “purple” in the least. It is a beautiful blend of Rose de Mai (I looked this up, and Rose de Mai is a hybrid rose developed by Dutch breeders sometime between the 17th and 19th century (or earlier), according to Wikipedia. Hm! Learn something new every day!), uplifting tangerine, and earthy driftwood (balancing the beauty of nature, according to Avon).
I have to tell you — I really like it. It does not scream rose perfume or tangerine, but I get those notes + the slight earthiness, but most of all it is very fresh. Not heavy. I have mentioned to you before that I am a former perfumer and my nose is quite sensitive to smell. Aromas affect me in different ways – sometimes very positive, and sometimes not so much, and I sometimes have a more difficult time with florals, so I went in easily. But I must say that I can actually wear this without any upset, and actually, over the past few days I’ve found myself wanting to wear it. It is really pretty, and although the name says Intense, it really is not overpowering. I put on a gentle spray and rub my arms together slightly, and it’s very nice. I wouldn’t spray this all over, then it may become “Intense” :), unless that’s what you desire, then go for it!
You’re not going to believe what this perfume reminds me of. The first time I wore this, the very first thing that I thought of, and I know that you’re probably going to say that I’m silly, this is not a “professional” description, but I am going to say my honest opinion and what it reminds me of — You know that aroma you get when you open one of those fancy fashion magazines and they have a perfume sample inside the pages? You get a waft of beautiful aroma, and think, oh my goodness, that smells good, and I bet it’s very expensive. You know what I mean? That’s what it reminds me of! I feel like a fashion model wearing this. Super Star Jfay! Yay!
So, in my opinion, this one is a keeper. I most likely would not have ever experienced this lovely aroma had it not been for Avon graciously gifting it to me in my Ambassador gift collection. So THANK YOU Avon. I really love it, and will continue to wear this. I’m really surprised. I’m not usually a “rose” fragrance fan, but this is the second Avon product that I really love the aroma of, that has rose as an ingredient. The other is my Black Rose Body Scrub and Cleanser. That has a totally different aroma, and is really really pretty.
I hope you found my review helpful, and you may enjoy learning more about Avon’s Haiku line of perfumes. They encourage you to “Find Your Zen”.
Till next time, stay fabulous and follow your joy!
Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative, USA, Avon Team Leader