Avon • Chic In Black • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Chic in Black just recently became available again on Avon's website. I heard so many good reviews about this perfume--it's sophisticated, smells like a pricier brand, it's a classic scent, etc. Sounded good enough to me.
I ordered a bottle for $12.99 and it came today. I was SO excited to try it, but with one spritz I was THOROUGHLY disappointed. In reality, this is just another cheap Avon perfume...it's totally gross, not at all sophisticated, and it's surely not like any perfume I've purchased before. I do own and really enjoy other sophisticated and classic scents in a variety of price levels, ranging from Chanel perfume to inexpensive body spritzes, but Chic in Black just smells like cheap musky florals...it sort of reminds me of bad potpourri.
Anyway, I am going to give mine to my husband's grandma...I think she will enjoy it more than I do. This is not for anyone younger than 60 I would say. (I am 30-yrs-old)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I love this scent its one of my favorites. It smells sophisticated and its not a smell I smell too often which I like. It has pretty good staying power on me. Its a good buy I got it for 10 bucks off Amazon
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I happen to like many Avon scents. I don't mind some "wood" on a dry down. This says floral with "blonde woods". I got straight wood out of it. Smelled just like freshly sharpened pencil. I could not get any floral. Giving it a 2 because it did have good staying power (had a hard time washing it off). If you are into woody scents you would probably like. Not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
At first I was hesitant to buy this thinking that with name it would be a heavy, strong scent, glad I decided to buy it, it has a classy, sophisticated smell that is very nice and not too strong
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I kinda really like this! It is a classy scent, reminding me also of Samsara! A nice light fruity-floral. Slightly musky.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This scent so reminds me of Un Air de Samsara, a summery fresh citrusy (and discontinued) version of Samsara. Mint and jasmine are what I am getting from this bargain-priced floriental. This is very unlike most Avon fragrances, which always seem to smell too sweet and aldehydic for me. It is an EDP but doesn't last as long as I'd hoped, but it's still better than some. I wish I could get it in some other versions, such as shower gel or lotion. Nicely done, Avon! Keep it in the fridge in the summer for a wonderfully cool spritz.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is my favorite scent. It's warm, complex, elegant, and feminine. Avon perfumes are uneven, to say the least, but this one is as good as any high-end perfume.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought this perfume on a whim, and am I ever glad I did! To me, the scent is reminiscent of soft, elegant sophistication. Like something you might wear to a cocktail party or to meet your boyfriend's parents, but the best thing about it is how NOT stuffy it is. It's not an old-lady perfume at all, nor is it too heavy or obnoxious. It's soft and subtle and I'd feel comfortable wearing it to school or on a date or really anywhere, not just somewhere formal. The versatility of this fragrance is amazing, which makes up for it's poor lasting power. Like all Avon fragrances I have tried, this perfume required touchups throughout the day, but it's so lovely that I haven't the heart to give it less than 5 lippies :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Smells like oriental floral, kinda nice to wear to a church, or when hanging out with those age 50 and up, but it is not for me. I gave it to my mother, It is strong. And pretty to smell a little but not exciting enough.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was really underwhelmed by this perfume. It didn't seem to have anything distinctive, just kind of a generic perfumey smell. Not very long lasting either. Not something I'd buy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I agree with the reviewer below, it is not the same as Little Black Dress. Little Black Dress had more 'flavor'. Furthermore, Chic in Black is not as rich as Sensous. I love Sensous. This is ok, Chic in White is MUCH better with the addition of a citrus note. I was disappointed.
Update:Well, this has grown on me. It is has its own distinct, soft feminine smell. I like it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Silver, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I purchased Avon's Chic in Black on eBay for a low price. I had read the positive reviews on MakeupAlley before hand and was enthused that it may be a recreation of the defunct Avon's Little Black Dress, which I liked very much.
Well, I'm not that impressed with Chic in Black. It's not the same, or even close, to the late Little Black Dress.
Chic in Black smells like it's made from the same 'stew' as Estee Lauder's Sensuous (which I know is a very popular scent, but I don't care for it). If you like Sensuous, you'll like Chic in Black. I wore this 3 days in a row to make sure if I could grow to like it,... I cannot. I don't hate Chic in Black, but it's not a scent I'd reach for. I'll be giving it away to a friend.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this scent. I'm pretty sure that it's Avon's Little Black Dress that was discontinued years ago but they brought it back out and and have remarketed it as Chic in Black. Either way..it's a really soft and subtle perfume. It's not sickenly sweet and it doesn't smell like flowers or a strong oriental. It's just a very lovely and classy fragrance.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
love this scent very sophisticated and ladylike. My mom got me hooked on this scent. I wear it everyday and my boyfriend loves it. he describles it as sexy and that some sweet sugary purfumes like all of paris hiltons perfums smell like whores lol.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
What a great fragrance, even for Avon. I've tried a lot of their scents and I find that most of them either smell just blah or they smell alike. The good ones always get discontinued (I still adore Dreamlife, thank god for eBay). I saw that this one was compared to their d/c Little Black Dress which I always heard good things about. So I decided to order it. It's only $12.99 on sale plus the skin softener is on sale for $1.99. I just got it in today and had to rush for my review. I love this stuff! It smell elegant without being overpowering or to "old lady". Although I'm not exactly sure what "old lady" smells like but I see that term often enough on here. The first spray is a little sharp but quickly fades within 10 minutes and leaves a lovely slightly spicy floral scent behind. So far, good staying power too. I love the bottle, it looks very sophisticated yet simple.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Wow, this is beautiful and sophisticated. I cant believe that this is avon. Very very lady like without being cloyish. Reminds me of Victoria Secrets Heavenly mixed coco mademasielle. One squirt is all you need!!!