Pros: Long lasting, nice light & fresh scent, not expensive
Having been an Avon rep for several years, I have had the opportunity to sample and use many of their perfumes. Some I have given away to my daughter, and others have found a permanent spot on my dresser. Many of them are as good as the $50 an ounce high end perfumes I use.
The large bottle is absolutely gorgeous, very oriental looking with a ball knob top and a tassel hanging from the cap. Their purse sized spray is much more simple, as it comes in a 0.5 ounce spray bottle. It's fatter but not much taller than a tube of chapstick, and the bottle is clear showing a pale pink perfume, with a gold colored screw on cap.
Avon likens this fragrance as an exhilarating bouquet of peach and peony petals wrapped in exotic vanilla and amber.
I love amber and vanilla scented perfumes, but they are usually a little heavier than Far Away Paradise is. Far Away Paradise has a soft feminine, almost powdery scent. It's a little bit sweet, and definitely fresh and almost innocent smelling.
As with all my Avon, the scent is long lasting. Some of Avon's perfumes are sold as "Eau de Toilette", which my Mom always referred to as toilet water. What an oxymoron! That term always had me confused. The Far Away Paradise purse spray, however, is a "Eau de Parfum" spray. The real thing. And it is a long lasting perfume, I can put it on in the morning and it's still working at bedtime.
Avon Far Away Paradise is a scent that I use occasionally, generally for going to church or kicking back around the house, it's definitely not an evening perfume in my opinion.
I like to be able to pack a perfume in my purse from time to time, and Avon makes many of their perfumes in these handy 0.5 ounce spray bottles. They will not spill in my purse, and some of them even come with little roller ball tops (like deodorants use).
You can't beat Avon's value! These small purse sized perfumes regularly sell for $10.00, but I have seen them marked at half that price from time to time.
If this sounds like a scent you'd like, ask you Avon Lady for a sample scent so you can see how your body will react to this perfume, as scents often times smell different on each individual. If you don't like it, Avon does have a satisfaction guarantee, and you won't find that in a grocery or drug store!
Why pay $50-$100 an ounce for expensive perfumes when Avon has so many great scents to choose from, at unbeatable prices. Far Away Paradise is a very nice perfume.