Perfume, Reviews - September 24th, 2010
Last time Avon came out with a celebrity perfume that I reviewed, it was Reese Witherspoon’s In Bloom, a fragrance I quite liked. Their newest celebrity perfume is Outspoken by Fergie. Is it another win?
Fergie, if you don’t know, is a singer with The Black Eyed Peas. When I was a kid, she was the cute blond kid on a TV show called Kids Incorporated. Avon seems to be trying really hard in recent years to reach out to a younger audience, so Fergie fits perfectly for that goal.
The bottle is really pretty. It’s dark blue glass with a clear crystal-looking cap. The name is printed on the bottle, which I don’t prefer, but it’s a pretty font so I’ll get over it.
The fragrance notes are frozen black currant, starfruit, wild saffron, tuberose, jasmine, passionflower, ebony, leather, and vetiver. I get the black currant, the tuberose and jasmine, and some musky base notes, but I wouldn’t call them leather or vetiver (especially not when compared to the vetiver in Tuca Tuca). However, this is not to say that I don’t like Outspoken. It reminds me of Ananya, a perfume oil I wore my senior year of high school. The fruit isn’t too overwhelmingly sweet, and the whole thing is lots of fun. I think this will appeal to women in their 20′s for sure, but isn’t too “young” for a mature woman either.
I think Avon is definitely doing some excellent work with their perfumes lately, creating accessible and wearable fragrances, and Outspoken fits right in. I recommend it.