When you'd had enough of the Avon solid scent sticks, Anais Anais felt like quite a step up into womanhood. Released around 1976, the perfume is still going strong and many women of a certain age will admit to having worn it for decades. Why such staying power? Firstly, Anais Anais is an inexpensive option compared to some scents these days, and second it is a feminine, flowery scent that's not too heavy on the nose. Although many will find it rather sickly if they're used to todays more fresh, unisex scents.