Trailing Arbutus by Avon is a Floral fragrance for women. Trailing Arbutus was launched in 1979. The fragrance features floral notes, powdery notes and rose.
4d4i47 – 2019-09-23:
The vintage scent of Trailing Arbutus was first introduced in 1916 when Avon was known as the California Perfume Company. (Source:CarolinaBlueLady)
Today I am wearing a newly opened 1983 half circle shape .5 oz bottle, gold cap, blue label with shooting star flowers(date is on bottom label).
There was no evaporation at all and I think the cologne is in good condition. To me it is a very light, floral fragrance. It does have that…what I call ….Avon twang…to it, but it is not pronounced. Rose seems the centre note, backed up by other white flowers and a sweet patchouli type basenote.
I like it overall. Staying power not great, but it is not cloying either and doesnt annoy the nose.
gauss1 – 2019-09-23:
I have a very large bottle of this in the back of my collection. I picked it up in a thrift store awhile ago. Its dated 1979 and comes in an attractive collector bottle that looks good on display.
The perfume hasn’t gone off like most vintage Avon. Its very retro in style and one is reminded of the Victorian era. Of course it was Avon’s first mass market perfume. I guess this is Great, great granny perfume. In other words, a true museum piece.
Its powdery-iris, violet and rose with a different floral feel altogether. I searched for the flower trailing arbutus and discovered it was the original “May flower”.
It makes a nice wardrobe spray or add some to your laundry. Vintage Avon collectors might find this interesting.
tashaz – 2019-09-23:
One of Avon’s first fragrances in its founding 1886 era…..
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