ImariImpromptu 1985Eau de Cologne

Version from 1985
Imari (1985) / Impromptu (Eau de Cologne) by Avon
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Imari (1985) is a perfume by Avon for women and was released in 1985. The scent is woody-floral. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Galbanum
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrris root, Lily of the valley, Tuberose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

6.6 | 21 Ratings

Longevity

6.0 | 14 Ratings

Sillage

6.7 | 15 Ratings

Bottle

5.0 | 23 Ratings
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8
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Sorceress

213 Reviews
Sorceress
Sorceress
Helpful Review    3  
Imari-Sulty, Elegant, Seductive
After a few seconds of the aldehyde blitz, the oriental spices announce themselves. There is a slight resiny bitterness mixed with a hint of bergamot, reminiscent of a cup of China Black tea. Sandalwood and cedar give appreciative woody notes along with musky vanilla in the dry down.
With the vintage, you must wait for Imari to work its magic. After a bit, Imari rewards you with an incense-like aroma that surrounds you. There's a reason it's been around for over twenty years.
If you can get an older bottle, do so, there is a difference. Regardless, this is a strong, sultry perfume that comes back at you when you least expect it. Imari can be soft when worn at the pulse points. It can be elegant. An Avon perfume that has stood the test of time. It is seductive and more of a night perfume. Best used in the cooler weather. Lasts a few hours and sillage is good.
Imari is not one to sprayed without thought unless you want your perfume to introduce you. Wear it sparingly for a beautiful effect.
Imari is not a mind-blowing knock your socks off scent by any means. It's a good scent to wear to the office, around other people in the colder weather, or if you'd like a lighter dose of an incense perfume.
Vintage Imari opens with resiny notes that embrace musky tones. Mild woods envelope and bring it together. The beautiful saving grace of Imari happens about four hours later. It gets stronger on your skin and turns into a heavier incense. You'll be surprised, especially if you spray it on a piece of clothing. In Imari's case, the beginning is not like the ending at all.
My review is for two vintages, one dated 1992 and the other dated 1995. For a very inexpensive Avon offering that one can purchase for a few bucks, this is a good choice.
5
Scent
5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Helpful Review    2  
Classic 80's by Avon
I'm not surprised that Imari is a scent from the 80's. Scents back then were intended to be intense, lasting and rich.

The powdery aldehydes are dominant from the very beginning. However, they are not sharp since the spices and resinous, bitter galbanum balance out the chemical-like quality that aldehydes sometimes portray.

I can't say that Imari is particularly unique seeming that there was a huge trend for aldehydes during the 70's and 80's, therefore there are many fragrances that smell similar. However, there is something truly likable about Imari.

It is true that this fragrance is likely to appeal to the more mature woman, although it must be said that as a young woman in my early 20's, this fragrance could be worn easily by anyone of any age, including myself.

Imari isn't very sweet or flowery, to my nose it is mostly musky, clean, warm and powdery. It is one scent that really should be applied in small quantities, seeming that I made a mistake when I first wore it, of spraying way too much and smelling like a harsh overdose of talcum powder.

Unfortunately the lasting power wasn't very impressive for me, lasting no longer than 3 hours, which was a huge disappointment. I only wish that Avon produced more fragrances that last as well as smell good.
8
Scent
5
Longevity
10
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
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Imari
Imari is it Ambiguous or Androgymous? everyone has there own interpretation of what the mind preceives of what a scent should be, She is neither Girlish nor Womanly, Imari avoids the sweet naivete of candy notes and airy florals She is a deep and worldy Woman who takes no nonsense nor sugar-coateed Sentiment from no one.

The Scent of Imari opens with the note of Aldehydes dry and musty like dust on old leatherbound book forgotten from age then dries with Irises gives off A metallic smell like freshly carved ivory Piano Keys newly played while the thinly covered dust float slavishly in tune to the music under the beams from a Venetian blinds in the Early Morning light,

Imari dries Warm and Spicy due to the presence of Incense descreert enough not to overpower yet definde to make it's presence known, The incense note is also a thinly Disguised metaphore of Dimly lit
street filled with rustic stores of exotic antiques and old Opium Dens
and a Pagoda that silently hides between the house of vices incense burns quietly thoughout the night with the scent of sandalwood add to the nocturnal side of Imari.

The Note of Musk starts the Finishing of Imari very prominate it seemed to drown out the other notes ie
Vanilla amber and ceder But the Sandalwood holds it's own and adds a fiery woodish twist to Imari The Musk IMHO is my favotite note It has a Mannish quality and make the scent a bit Androgymous almost masculine if you left out the Tuberose A Man can wear can wear this, So what is the question Is it Ambigious or Androgymous My Answer whould Be mostly Androgymous it's Blurs the line of Feminine and Masculine,

My Final verdict This is not a scent for young Girls it's a scent for a confident Independent woman who knows what she wants out of life and aware of her Sexuality and know how to use it.
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
Anup

18 Reviews
Anup
Anup
Helpful Review    1  
Not a huge fan, but i must appreciate it
I'm sure we can all agree that this particular fragrance has Chypre Dna in it's bones. An odd release for Avon considering the year was 1985. At that point in time i was under the impression that perfume houses had moved more towards Florientals and Chypre/Oriental hybrids. Regardless of it's pedigree, this scent continues to turn heads, for better or for worse.

Imari starts with a sticky herbal paired with an extremely old fashioned aldehyde. The type of opening found in fragrances of the 60's and 70's. I think the opening, being the most prominent part of the whole fragrance, is what confuses me the most about this fragrance. There is also a shrouded sort of woody fruit smell, that is very strange because it also comes off quite whimsical.

To those who are fairly new to perfumes this scent is going to smell of old woman and with that in mind if you're new to scent, stay away from this. With slightly more experienced noses, this will be appreciated and understood for what it is. An awesome Chypre Floriental/thing that needs to be in every perfume-enthusiasts collection eventually.

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