Another one of Avon's new releases that smells cheap and masculine, - I'm looking at you Far Away Bella and Fergie's Viva. No wonder it's called free...I wouldn't even keep it if it was.
Pur O2 is a sexy, clean musk. A fresh burst of spicy, white tea. A skin smell. Layer these thoughts on top of each other to reveal a fragrance that blends with your own scent unobtrusively, sexually in a distinctly quiet way and you have Pur O2.
Musks smell different, depending on their origin, and depending on the age of the perfume. The musk can be synthetic, it can be from a plant or from an animal. It can be light and unassuming, almost carefree or it can be deep, dark and mysterious, almost church-like in its appearance.
Musks blend with a body's pheromones to create fragrance dynamics that are appreciated in an olfactory sense. For some, this is not the case. Perhaps that's why many can't appreciate musky perfumes. Some heavier, older musks announce your appearance before you enter a room. Or, musks combined with other essential perfume oils, like patchouli or frankincense or myrhh are much heavier.
Pur O2 might be a choice for them. It's a much lighter version of yesteryear's heavier powerhouses. It's a sensual choice without the thickness.
Imagine wearing this scent with a comfortable shirt cuffed J.Crew style over jeans, sitting by the water, barefoot, early morning spring or summer. The grass is blowing in the breezes around you ever so lightly, the sun is muted by cumulus clouds and the air is still cool. Head back, feeling the day, just relaxing. Digging your toes into the earth and feeling as one with the world. This is a feel good fragrance.
The white tea is prominent and it's refreshing, but light enough to be taken over by the musk. Sandalwood keeps this frag grounded constantly, and the vanilla is balanced so well it comes across as a spice bag added to your cup of tea. Bare wisps of floral and none of fruit.
A tall, slim bottle reminding me of a cool drink of water, very appropriate. This is a close to the skin aroma designed to share.
Longevity about four hours.
Top Notes: White Tea, Freesia, Peach.
Middle Notes: Honeysuckle, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Water Lily.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, White Musk, Vanilla.
Went on way too strong, and just stayed green on me. Not a nice scent, too masculine.
Love this scent, even though it's derivative. It's one of those flowery-water scents, and it has honeysuckle, which is one of my all-time favorite scents ever. Perfect for spring and summer. The bottle is really boring but I'm not one of those people who cares about what that looks like, unless it's like, overwhelmingly phallic and I can't leave it out on the dresser.