Rare Gold 1995Eau de Parfum

Rare Gold (Eau de Parfum) by Avon
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Rare Gold (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Avon for women and was released in 1995. The scent is floral-sweet. It is being marketed by Natura Cosméticos.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin orange, Peach, Ylang-ylang
Heart Notes Heart NotesAldehydes, Gardenia, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Orange blossom, Tuberose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Woods, Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

6.9 (48 Ratings)

Longevity

6.7 (29 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (27 Ratings)

Bottle

6.4 (36 Ratings)
Submitted by Irielle666, last update on 24.06.2020.
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review    16  
liquid gold
I am also a little sceptical about "fruit scents"; I may not smell as if I had just fallen into a fruit stand.
Only a few exceptions have therefore made it permanently into my collection:
"Vocalise" by Shiseido with its tart blackcurrant note, "English Pear & Freesia" by Jo Malone - the light yellow table pear I love so much enchants me there, especially when combined with delicate freesias - and finally "Framboise Noire": a mysterious raspberry that takes a dark path and which I like to follow there.

So also the first loose contact with "Rare Gold" was a little bit divided in two:
The view of the scent pyramid showed "Oh, so much fruit!"
And the last time I had contact with fragrances from Avon was in my teens: long, long time ago (and what's more than fifty years ago is hereby lumped together like this.)
On the other hand I got this bottling from Yatagan and he already knows what is good for me and what I like.

Yes, Yatagan really knows! Because I'm enchanted by "rare gold"!
I feel surrounded by liquid gold and pampered to the finest degree.
Ripe, fruity-sweet and juicy peaches (whose rich juice you like to lick off your fingers) are accompanied by generous splashes of bergamot and tangerine (an excellent choice!).
The highlight of this prelude, however, is the marriage of these peaches to my darling, my favourite fragrance, Ylang-Ylang: the liquid gold is born with this! Of course gold must shine; again, generous aldehydes make sure of that - this melange of fragrances is already beginning to glitter.
A romantic, feminine flower arrangement now unfolds its beauty: noble gardenia and magnificent, large-flowered jasmine, plus lily of the valley (Hello, beloved little "stinker"!) and tuberose: it is pure flower luxury!
And the always enchanting orange blossoms also contribute heart warmth.
The base note forms a special icing on the cake: all fragrances unite here to form an impressive climax, before Amber lays a golden, exquisitely woven scent net of beauty over the entire composition.
"Rare Gold" is now a fragrant luxury!
Yatagan writes in his statement that the liquid gold becomes powdery over time.
This is not the case with me: "Rare Gold" remains clear and pure for a few hours until it slowly fades - unchanged in its fragrance.
Just as the bright stars in the night sky slowly give way to the morning, this fragrance retreats quietly and nobly to a touch of happiness.
But now it is also known that I do not develop much body heat and my skin has become quite parchment-like in the meantime (the skin of an old white turtle!).
Therefore I can well imagine that this scent goddess reacts quite differently on a different "skin base". Maybe she loses her glow there, which reminds of polished gold, and becomes a little duller and therefore not quite as present and thus quieter, more reserved in her appearance.
This does not necessarily have to be a stain!

"Rare Gold" makes me a diva for a while, anyway! (Yes, friends: I see your smile!)
And I enjoy it; enjoy it to the fullest!
So I start this Sunday in May with a golden glow and pay homage to this fragrant goddess, whom I almost didn't get to know!
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Oriane

103 Reviews
Oriane
Oriane
Helpful Review    2  
Beautiful White Floral with Sweet Ylang-Ylang
Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Peach, Ylang-Ylang, Bergamot.

Heart Notes: Aldehydes, Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Gardenia, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley.

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Vanilla, Woodsy Notes.

I recently acquired a vintage bottle new in box bottle of Rare Gold, the one with the fan shaped top. Upon first spray, I did not like it very much. It seemed to have the typical Avon DNA that I have never really cared for in the past. However, I persevered and tried it a second, a third, a fourth, and now a fifth time, and each time I wear it, I like it more and more.

The peach note in it is sweet, juicy, and verging on overripeness--the total opposite of the peach note in Mitsouko EdP which is much greener and drier to my nose. The ylang-ylang really compliments the peach and the various white flowers. It smells quite sweet, juicy, creamy, and well, luscious. Might it almost be a tropical? Possibly so.

I do not detect much amber or sandalwood in Rare Gold. I get some sandalwood and vanilla in the deep dry down. I mainly perceive the peach, ylang-ylang, and various white flowers throughout. With four big sprays I get quite decent projection and sillage. Longevity is a very solid 3+ hours on me before it begins to evolve into into a skin scent. If I only use two sprays, I do not get the projection, sillage or longevity I get with four, so I would say Rare Gold is not a fragrance that is very easily over sprayed, but more than four good sprays would probably be a bit too much for most.

Rare Gold smells like a more expensive fragarnce than it is. At this price point, if you like these notes, I think you should try it. It is sweet, feminine, and sexy in an innocent sort of way. Think Mary Ann, not Ginger.

Fragrance: 7.5/10
Longevity: 7/10
Sillage: 8/10 for the first two or three hours then 3/5 for another two or three hours.
Projection: 8/10 for the first two or three hours then 3/5 for another two or three hours.

Rare Gold turns into a skin scent on me in about five hours which is not too shabby. I have some much more expensive parfums (looking at you Chanel) that do not perform this well.
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
AmySourbutts

84 Reviews
AmySourbutts
AmySourbutts
Helpful Review    2  
Still Nice, But Not What It Used to Be
I remember wearing this in the 90's, and the old formulation with the fan-topped bottle is superior to the current one. However, the current formulation is still quite good. The older formula seemed more complex and slightly more animalistic. The sillage was better with the old formula as well.

I still wear this fragrance often, and I agree with what the others have said about notes. I'd describe it as a peachy floral balanced with aldehydes and a weak muskiness. It's not particularly complex, but that adds to it.

It's a good work fragrance because it's not overpowering in any way. I get a lot of compliments on it, but with the current formula, I find I only like this, while I used to love it.
5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
   2  
A fairly straight-forward peachy floral
I'm the kind of person that's always out for a bargain, and occasionally I give Avon a try in hopes that one of their inexpensive fragrances will sweep me off my feet. Rare Gold is nice and indeed very pleasant, however it's not the kind of fragrance that sends me over the moon.

Peach at the best of times, especially when dominant, is often too juicy and sour on my skin. The peach accord in Rare Gold is softened a little by the aldehydes and white florals, which in turn makes it a touch more agreeable on my skin. In fact I rather like its sparkly and crisp opening on me, I found that it showed a lot of promise.

I actually expected Rare Gold to be more powdery than it was, I am quite surprised to find it more of a peachy floral than anything else. It has a somewhat classic feel that I can only assume would appeal to a majority of women. It could be worn either casually or formally.

Unfortunately Rare Gold is a little linear in terms of composition. The drydown smells much the same as the opening, however on my skin it also had an added mustiness that wasn't all that pleasant.

The longevity was average, yet a lot longer lasting than I thought it would be, and the sillage was fairly soft. Looking over the reviews, many people seem to have worn this when it first came out. I wonder, do they still wear it now?
9
Scent
7.5
Longevity
10
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
   1  
Rare Gold
If gold had a smell then Rare Gold fits that persona
pure luxury in a bottle rich and full; notes of Tuberose
Gardenia Orange Blossoms & Succulent Peach caresses your
your skin like a silk of gold Translucent and sensual
on a gold dust painted bed in a dark cavernous room in
some Arabian Nights parable soft amber flames glows adds
the mystery and Sex of this scent; The Drydown deep and
woodsy first opens with burning Sandalwood adds the fire
Musk and Amber brings the Animalistic side to Rare Gold;
Sex in a Bottle to the T.

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