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The Little Black One of Avon
Some of you may remember the Avon TV commercial. "Ding dong... your Avon calling." What treasures she had in her little case. Lipsticks, make-up, creams, nail polish and, of course, perfumes. You were allowed to test the assortment in your own home in peace and quiet, in order to buy as much as possible afterwards.
The time of door-to-door business is long gone and the nice Avon consultant has long since taken her well-earned retirement. But Avon can now also be purchased online, and that's where I like to strike again and again, probably for nostalgic reasons. That's how Far Away Glamour ended up with me - as a by-catch to an order to save the shipping costs. I have not regretted this spontaneous purchase, quite the contrary
FAG starts off with a good portion of pepper, which is quickly joined by orange blossom. Surprisingly, the fragrance does not drift off in the direction of sweetness, because currant and grapefruit seem to keep the O-flower in check, even though it clearly dominates the fragrance.
I can't even make out the iris and vanilla. I smell neither powder nor vanilla, but only orange blossom, but with a green/tangy background. FAG is clearly dominated by orange blossom, in a positive way, and this for several hours. Little by little Patchouli with earthy, beguiling, gentle sweetness joins in and takes over more and more the place of the O-flower until it has completely disappeared.
I am more than satisfied with the shelf life of at least 8 to 10 hours. The basic patchouli note lasts much longer, however, because I can still clearly perceive it after more than 12 hours, even if only skin near
Eden was mentioned here as the fragrance twin, but I cannot subscribe to that, because FAG is clearly dominated by the O flower, which does not stand out in Eden. In Cacharel, they have opted for a dense bouquet of flowers where the individual components are so complexly interwoven that I can't smell any individual flowers, and the green is also much denser. FAG is much simpler knitted and the ingredients are not so diverse, but less can also be more.
FAG is a nice all-rounder for the very small budget, provided you are not at war with the O-flower. The black flacon, however, tempts you on a completely wrong track, because the fragrance is not dark/mystical or glamorous.