13 March, 2014

Avon Haiku Kyoto Flower Perfume Review for Thrifty Thursday

Cheap Thrills is a weekly feature, in which an economically-priced beauty product is reviewed. Is there a product that you would like to see mentioned here? Let me know!

Exciting news! Avon has just released another spin-off of Haiku, called Haiku Kyoto Flower. As you may already know, I am a big fan of the original, which I have written a review for here.

Haiku Kyoto Flower is described as being a blend of "a tranquil bouquet of violet leaves and white peony blended with blissful cotton musk."

If you are going to judge this perfume based on how it smells during the first few minutes, you might be disappointed in it, just like I was. However, if you are willing to be patient and give it some time, I think that you are going to end up pleasantly surprised.

Upon first spritz, I can smell something green and cold, most likely to be the violet leaves, blended with a slightly sweet citrus peel scent -- something that smells like a mixture of tangerine and grapefruit peels. After about three minutes, the scent evolves quite a bit and I can smell the peony, with something sweet and rosy, almost like a rose petal jam. Simply gorgeous! For awhile, Haiku Kyoto Flower is a blissful blend of what, to me, is a perfectly balanced perfume made up of the notes I've described above. The soft, cocoon-y cotton musk is present the entire time, but it is there to support the main notes, keeping them vibrant. Call me crazy, but I can smell a faint yet distinct rice sake note in here as well.

This is a beautiful, delicate perfume that smells more expensive than it really is, and is very reminiscent of what you'd experience at a zen spa. However, I do feel that Avon could have done more with this perfume by adding a hint of smoothness and warmth to it; I think that an amber-woods blend at the base would have made Haiku Kyoto Flower even more amazing.

As for the packaging, I have no complaint. It is beautiful and once again, I love the pagoda-themed cap. The perfume is housed in a clear glass bottle this time, with the cap being pink. The name of the perfume is imprinted on the front, while the cherry blossoms are on the back.

Would I purchase this again? Absolutely. It is a very well-made, perfectly blended perfume.

Where to buy: You can either support your local Avon representative by purchasing from him/her, or order the perfume directly online at Avon.

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  1. I'm tempted to buy it just because the bottle looks so pretty.

    1. It smells just as pretty as the bottle looks! :-)

  2. You can get yours 24/7 available @ www.youravon.com/vestes or http://vestes.avonrepresentative.com/

  3. this is so adorable! ahh if only I could find a link online to purchase and have it shipped to England!

    Anita @ AllThingsAnita

  4. What deodorant would you say would give the warm undertones for the fragrance?

    1. Gee, I'm sorry for taking so long to respond to your question! For some reason, I never got the alert for this one. I'd suggest using Avon's "Rare Pearls" deodorant with this; it has a nice, creamy woodsy-musk scent.


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