Ava Luxe – Shambhala Tibet

Perfume:Shambhala Tibet
Perfumer: Serena Ava Franco
Source: Ava Luxe (currently only doing limited perfumes)
Size: 5 mL EdP

Notes:
Top – Allspice, Galbanum, Citron
Heart – Amber, Myrrh, Siam Benzoin, Tonka, Vanilla, Mysore Sandalwood
Base – Oakmoss, Vetiver Haiti, Indonesian Patchouli

Date: 8/23/07 Weather: 70 degrees, clear and humid. Feeling very stuffy today.

Wearing: Starts woody and smoky. Becomes a bit rubbery/plasticky. In 10 minutes, becomes nice anise and sandalwood scent. Stays this way for the duration of the scent.

Comments: I will need to test this again. Not picking up a lot of subtleties.

Date: 12/19/07 Weather: 45 degrees, clear

Comments: Starts a bit plasticky. Then becomes powdery sandalwood. Pretty much stays that way. A little bit of spice (cinnamon / allspice) makes an appearance on the drydown. Still going strong 6 hours later. It’s OK, but I find there are other incense frags I like better. Office-appropriate.

Date: 2/12/09 Weather: 50 degrees, sunny

Comments: Very dusty, bitter incense. Decided to spray Ava Luxe Turkish Vanilla over this – which cut some of the dustiness and bitterness. Resulted in a decent vanilla-based incense. Was complimented on this combination over 6 hours later from a distance – so these scents have more sillage than I think.

Makeup Alley
Basenotes – Ava Luxe – Spring/Summer thread

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~ by Wendy Wickham on January 10, 2008.

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