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Ding Dong Avon Calling

It’s been 125 years since Avon first started calling at your door. This beauty brand is still as popular as ever with 6.5 million Avon Representatives around the globe, in over 100 countries.

Celebrating 125 Years of Avon

Five Fun Facts about Avon


Avon was founded back in 1886, by David McConnell, at the time neither women in the USA or the UK had the vote. 


The company was first known as The California Perfume Company. It wasn’t until 1939, that the company’s name was changed to Avon Products Inc. Apparently David was quite a fan of Stratford-upon-Avon.


The first Avon Lady was Mrs P Albee of Winchester, New Hampshire; she was hired by David McConnell in 1886.


The famous ‘ding dong – Avon calling’ slogan was first heard on US television in 1954.


The first product to be launched was the Little Dot Perfume Set, with five floral fragrances: Lily Of The Valley, Violet, Heliotrope, White Rose and Hyacinth.


Vintage Avon TV Adverts

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