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on 5/11/2009 5:55:00 PM
More reviews by PARA_NOIR
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I find that women will compliment other ladies on fruity and floral scents, while men tend to compliment on strong musk and oriental perfumes. Imari is definitely a fragrance made to entice men (and subequently get you dirty looks from girls)! I think that the girls who come on here and call anything that's not Pink Sugar an ''old lady'' scent are not very confident. Ladies who wear scents like Imari, Opium, Tabu, and others tend to be more secure with themselves and do not feel the need to fit in with the pack in every aspect of their lives, or in this case, smell like the pack. Don't get me wrong, go ahead and wear your Pink Sugar and Light Blue. But I, being age 20, am NOT an old lady and I wear spicy oriental scents. Be happy - more Pink Sugar out there for you, and more Imari for me.Okay, back to the Imari description! It has notes of incense, spice, and a musk base. Men seem to like this - I NEVER get complimented on fruity florals, but Imari draws compliments from co-workers, friends, and complete strangers on me. Spray it LIGHTLY, one or two sprays. Let your body heat and natural scent do all of the work. As far as the price of this... it's so dirt cheap! If they threw this into a bottle labeled ''Serge Lutens Nuit de Incencee'', it would sell for hundreds. But of course, since it is cheap and sold by Avon, too many preconceived notions surround it for it to get a fair chance.
27 out of 27 people found this review helpful.
on 5/1/2009 11:42:00 PM
More reviews by c0ntemplati0n
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Ah Imari.When I ordered a batch of several purse sized perfumes, this was included in it.Now mind you I am fairly neutral on this product.Firstly, it is a VERY strong musk. By musk I mean just that, a woody, deep, mature scent. On my body, it smells hideous, I litterally sprayed it on my wrists, and then spent several minutes scrubbing it off and layering sweeter scents over it to try and neutralize it. However thinking of my mom, who wears things like patchouli oil and sandlewood, I offered it to her and she loves it..And honestly when she walks into a room and she's wearing it I often comment without realizing "hey you smell nice mom" and she says "oh its that perfume you gave me" and I am like "wow, it smells good on you.."So in that I think that if you are a more, natural, woodsy, hippy-ish, mature woman, this would probably be an ok scent for you..but if you like floral, fresh, or well pretty much any scent that isn't deep, woodsy and highly musky, then this is not for you!=]
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 1/11/2009 5:29:00 PM
More reviews by candystripelegs
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
The first scent was not the first I owned, but the first I loved. I was about 13-14 and I distinctly remeber wearing this to my first school dance. I was different than the other girls who wore Love's, CKone, Exclamation, etc. They were dressed in pinks , wore sparkly eye makeup and fruit flavored lipgloss. I wore a green satin dress, dark burgandy lipstick and Imari. this began my love affair with orientals and most warmer/musky scents.Thes days, I wouldn't buy the perfume again only because I wouldn't use it all. The skin softener is nice and you can usually get it on sale for $1.99. Plus, it's not as strong:)
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/30/2008 11:00:00 PM
More reviews by shandrews
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Ya'll know I love most of Avon's stuff, but this never did it for me. It was too heavy in scent and gag-worthy.
on 12/30/2008 4:51:00 PM
More reviews by Princesa7
Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I don't hate this or love it. Its definitely a "winter" scent tho. I do like it but its not my style at all......I got it as a gift and wouldn't buy it personally.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/28/2008 3:59:00 PM
More reviews by tiky232
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
My mom bought me this as a present, so I wouldn't throw it away. I personally don't think its stinks or is bad, but it's something i wouldn't wear. I like it because it makes me nostalgic of the visits to grandma's house. If I ever needed cheering up, I would wear this scent because it makes me feel warm inside :) But other wise I like to wear fresh or fruity scents.
on 10/11/2008 8:53:00 PM
More reviews by BuffyDaLipGlossEater
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
This is probably one of the worst scents that Avon ever released, and boy does this stuff smell to high heaven! To me, this smells like dirty old socks, rubbing alcohol, and wilting flowers left standing in stagnant water. Quite frankly, if you're considering wearing ANYTHING with the word "Imari" on it, I would suggest Imari Seduction, as it is a VAST improvement on the formula! The original -- I'm sorry -- is crap in a bottle.
on 3/28/2008 6:17:00 PM
More reviews by JenJenofAz
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This is on my barf chunk inducing list of awful perfumes ever made! Sweet, rich, thick, incense, musky, skunk like scent. Kinda like that other toxic waste, Tabu. I absolutely reeked in this chemical waste. So does everyone else wearing it. Not at all good. It's got a dirty, funeral like smell. Sweaty like. So nauseating. Do our noses a kindly favor and avoid this stench. Yuck! But, I admit, in their catalogs, it smelled kinda mysterious........UPDATE:Since the soft and light fragrances no longer seem to be working for me, I have tried Candid and seem to like that. I bought the Imari deo and it is light. Now, the fragrance still seems to be a bit too much for me, but the deo, lotion and powder are doable. Not a terrible scent, just too heavy for me. Who knows though? Since I seem to like the incense stuff these days, I may come to like Imari(I did boost its ratings from a one to a 3!).
on 3/18/2008 5:35:00 PM
More reviews by Marie2Dessy
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
I'm glad to know that I'm not the only person that thinks this perfume reminds me of old people. I thought I was the only one and wondered why my mom and aunt like it. They are OG's when it comes to Avon and have stuck by this fragrance since before my time. I personally can't stand it, but to each his (her) own. My advice to those that do like this fragrance, is to be considerate of those that you wear it around. They may be too kind to tell you that you reek.
on 3/3/2008 10:11:00 AM
More reviews by PinkDagger
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
I was an Avon representative for about a year way back in the day, and I bought this for myself to try out. What a terrible, terrible mistake. During the time I was a rep, there was a dreadful old hag of a teacher at my school who stank of this purely strong alcoholic stench with a dash of rotting-something. It wasn't until I bought the Imari deodorant AND perfume (deodorant happened to be on sale) that I found out what on God's green earth that woman was reeking of.I was totally ashamed to use either product (and only did when I was home and KNEW no one could smell me -- or in the perfume's case, never again) because the smell is both overpowering and totally unattractive, in my opinion.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
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