I’m quite a big fan of Avon Haiku Perfume so when I heard about the new Avon Haiku Kyoto Flower Fragrance I leaped at the chance to buy it.
The original fragrance is a slightly spicy oriental floral that’s very unique and gorgeous. I know, you might be on the verge of curling your nose up at an Avon fragrance if you’re a perfume snob! I understand! But honestly if a snobby perfume connoisseur is bound to love something about Haiku!
So with much excitement I gave Avon Haiku Kyoto Flower Fragrance a try and…
It sadly didn’t recapture the magic of the original fragrance for me 🙁 This is a soft, flirty little floral with a dominate white peony note that’s wrapped in a soft cotton-y dry down. It’s clean, fresh, and I imagine some people will love it however, those who loved the spicy oriental element might be in for a shock because this is a considerably different fragrance.
I give them props for recreating the fragrance into something completely new and different. Too many brands (ahem Marc Jacobs) introduce new versions of a fragrance that smells almost identical to the original release and this can prove disappointing for someone expecting something new for their money!
But there’s also elements of disappointment when you place the original fragrance on such a high pedestal and expect its predecessor to be just as wonderful if not better.
I prefer spicy fragrances or sweet and fruity ones and Avon Haiku Kyoto Flower is more about being a soft, delicate floral fragrance with clean notes that I’m not fond of. For those that like subtle florals this will prove a lovely fragrance and ideal for Summer as it isn’t overpowering but it still has excellent throw and linger.
For those expecting the same or greater than the original Avon Haiku Fragrance, well, there’s a lot of room for disappointment.
This is available now at Avon.